Burhanpur is a historical town based on the banks of the Tapti River in Madhya Pradesh. The most interesting piece of trivia would be that Mumtaz Begum, the reason why the Taj Mahal was built, died in Burhanpur while giving birth to her fourteenth child. The city was also known as the entry point into south India as a result of its strategically poised position.
The Queen who immortalized love was buried here, waiting for the completion of her famed tomb in Agra. Burhanpur is also blessed with an amazing water supply system that was developed during the Mughal rule. Burhanpur also served as the capital of the mighty Mughal Kingdom and is a city that is famous for its fascinating heritage.
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Burhanpur was a prominent city under the Rashtrakuta Dynasty from the 753 to 982 AD. Later, in 1388, the Faruqi dynasty took over the region. Malik Nasir Khan, the Sultan of Khandesh renamed the city after a famous Sufi saint, Burhan-ud-Din and the area became the capital of the Khandesh Sultanate.
In 1601, Akbar of the Mughal Empire annexed the city and the Mughals ruled over the place for a very long time. It was also the favourite destination of Emperor Shah Jahan, who has contributed many structures to the area. Later, in 1705, Santaji Ghorpade, the chief general of the Maratha Empire under Chhatrapati Rajaram attacked Burhanpur and again in 1720, Peshwa Bajirao attacked and took over the city but they lost it in 1761 in the Third Battle of Panipat.
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