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India officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second most populous country, and the most populous liberal democracy in the world. India is a union of twenty-eight states and seven federally-governed union territories. New Delhi is the capital of India.
 
Burhanpur is a town in Madhya Pradesh state, India. It is the administrative seat of Burhanpur District. It is situated on the north bank of the Tapti River 310 miles northeast of Mumbai.
 
It was founded in 1400 by a Muslim prince of the Farukhi dynasty of Kandesh, whose successors held it for 200 years, when the Faruqi kingdom was annexed to the Mughal empire by Akbar in 1601. It formed the chief seat of the government of the Deccan provinces of the Mughal empire till Shah Jahan removed the capital to Aurangabad in 1635. Burhanpur was plundered in 1685 by the Marathas, and repeated battles were fought in its neighborhood in the struggle between the Marathas and the Mughals for the supremacy of India.
 
Burhanpur was celebrated for its muslins, flowered silks, and brocades, which, according to Jean-Baptiste Tavernier, who visited it in 1668, were exported in great quantities to Persia, Egypt, Turkey, Russia and Poland. The gold and silver wires used in the manufacture of these fabrics are drawn with considerable care and skill and in order to secure the purity of the metals employed for their composition, the wire-drawing under the native rule was done under government inspection. The buildings of Interest in the town are a palace, built by Akbar, called the Lal Kila or the Red Fort, and the Jama Masjid or Great Mosque, built by Ali Khan, one of the Faruqi dynasty, in 1588. A considerable number of Boras, a class of Muslim merchants, reside here. Burhanpur holds an important place among the historical cities of India.
 
The place has many monuments of historic art & architectural  importance like Biwi ki  Masjid, Jami Masjid, Badshahi quila,Tombs of Nasir Khan & Adil Shah, Raja ki Chhatri, Khooni Bhandar. Tourism places in Burhanpur are  Asirgarh, A celebrated hill  fort in the Burhanpur tehsil about 30 miles Raja ki Chhatri is notable monument which is situated on the bank of the Tapti about 4 miles from Burhanpur.

As it is often regarded as among the most beautiful parts of India one of the most visited places amongst the most die-hard travelers the world over.

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