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Kundi Bhandara located in Sultanpura near Burhanpur in Madhya Pradesh

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Kundi Bhandara is located in Sultanpura near Burhanpur in Madhya Pradesh. One has to travel by the Kundi Bhandara Road to reach it. 
Information on Kundi Bhandara located in Sultanpura near Burhanpur in Madhya Pradesh

After visiting Raja Jai Singh ki Chhatri, we headed by rickshaw to Kundi Bhandara. The route details are tagged on Google maps. It is around 14 KM away. Though it is much closer from Burhanpur. 
As we were approaching this place,  the rickshaw driver showed us small wells by the side of the roads. He informed us that there are many such wells around Burhanpur. There are a total of 103 wells. The first one is for Air and the others for water. The depth of these wells ranges from 30 feet to 80 feet.

We saw these unknown tombs on the way to Kundi Bhandara
The Kundi Bhandara aka underground water management and distribution system, was formed when Abdul Rahim Khan-e-Khana in 1615 AD. This system of water distribution was in use in Iran and Iraq. It helped in distributing clean and pure water to the citizens of Burhanpur. 
Kundi Bhandara premises, the lift which goes underground is blue in color in the centre of the photo
Kundi Bhandara is not in use now. But it was used extensively in its hay days. i.e. atleast 3 centuries. 
Information on Kundi Bhandara
There is a small lift that takes one to the bottom of the underground system. But sadly that day it was under maintenance so we couldn't see it from the inside. I was informed by the rickshaw driver that it is dark in there and that one needs a good torch to see it. It is also filled with water. 

Wells located all over Burhanpur
Disappointed that we couldn't see it its functioning, we headed to Dargah-E-Hakimi in Burhanpur.

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