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Which of the following districts is known as City of Handlooms?
1. Agar Malwa
2. Shajapur
3. Alirajpur
4. Burhanpur

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : Burhanpur

The correct answer is Burhanpur.

  • The Burhanpur district is known as the City of Handlooms. The First Thermal Power Plant was opened in the Burhanpur district ,namely Chandani Thermal Power Plant.
  • The tomb of Mumtaz situated in the Burhanpur district of Madhya Pradesh. She was the beloved wife of 5th Mughal Emperor Shahjahan.
  • In the 16th century, the Mughal Emperor built the Ahukhana (Tomb of Mumtaz) as a sprawling garden cum deer park. It had a small palace where the body of his wife Mumtaz was laid to rest for about six months.
  • Shah Jahan had shifted his base from Delhi due to the attacks from his enemies. He settled down at the Shahi Quila that was close to the Tapti River in Burhanpur district sometime in late 1620.
  • The famous Nepannagar paper mill is in the Burhanpur district.

  • The Asirgarh Fort is located in the Burhanpur district of Madhya Pradesh state. It is known as the Gateway of South-India.
  • The chieftain of this fort is Asharam. In this fort, there is an idol and temple of Goddess Ashadevi.
  • There is a temple inside the fort known as Gupteshwar Mahadev Mandir, that is dedicated to the Hindu deity Lord Shiva.
  • Asirgarh Fort is built in Mughal architecture is a remarkably decorative and symmetrical amalgam of Turkish,  Indian, and Persian architecture.
  • During the Mughal Era, this fort was known as the "key to the Deccan", it was considered that the Deccan started here while the empire from Asirgarh to Delhi was considered Hindustan.

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