The district of Burhanpur is situated in the state of Madhya Pradesh of central India. The district headquarters is located in the town of Burhanpur. The district came into existence on 2003, by extracting the southern portion of Khandwa District and northern part of the Satpura Range. River Tapti flows from east to west and the sacred River Narmada too flows here. The Satpura pass connects Burhanpur and Khandwa and acts as the connecting medium to northern and southern part of India, and the Asirgarh fortress, the "Key to the Deccan" commands the pass.
Burhanpur and Khaknar are the two development blocks, Khaknagar along with three tehsils, Nepanagar, Burhanpur are part of Indore Division. The town of Shahpur that lays 10 km away from Burhanpur is one of the major and the most developed town of the district. Burhanpur is surrounded by magnificent gates that appear as fort. This place never fails to amuse the guests.
History of Burhanpur
In 1857 the whole country was swayed by The Great Uprising against the British rule during the connection Riots, Tatya Tope burnt the police stations and Govt. Buildings at Khandwa, Piplod and a number of other places prior crossing the region of Nimar, and later he made his way through Khargone and escaped in central India. In The latter part of 18th century the fight for the freedom commenced and affected Burhanpur to a greater extent, the district witnessed the Non-Co-operation movement, the Civil Disobedience movement and Quit India Movement in high spirit, Swami Dayanad too visited Khandwa District. Saraswati from Arya Samaj, the eminent monk & founder of Ramkrishna Mission Swami Vivekanand, Mahatma Gandhi and Lokmanya Tilak, all these prominent personalities joined the fight till the time India acquired its rightful independence on 15th August 1947.
The Young Nationalists of Nimar Region, Haridas Chatterjee, Makhanlal Chaturvedi, Thakur Laxman Singh, and Abdul Quadir Siddique attended the Calcutta Session of Congress in 1917. The district made enormous co-operation in the non-co-operative movement. Numerous inhabitants of the district took part in the Civil Disobedience Movement of 1930. S.M.Agarkar the Editor of Swarajya was arrested and imprisoned. The youths of Khandwa established the Nav Jawan Sabha in 1931.
Tourist places in Burhanpur
Raja Ki Chhatri
Ichchha Devi Temple