Sher Shah Shuri Tomb, Sasaram

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The tomb of Sher Shah Suri is in the Sasaram town of Bihar state, India. The tomb was built in memory of Emperor Sher Shah Suri, a Pathan from Bihar who defeated the Mughal Empire and founded the Suri Empire in northern India. He died in an accidental gunpowder explosion in the fort of Kalinjar on 10th day of Rabi' al-awwal, A.H. 952 or 13 May 1545 AD.ArchitectureHis tomb is an example of Indo-Islamic architecture, it was designed by the architect Aliwal Khan and built between 1540 and 1545, this red sandstone mausoleum (122 ft high), which stands in the middle of an artificial lake, which is nearly square, is known as the second Taj Mahal of India. The tomb stands at the centre of the lake on a square stone plinth with domed kiosks, chhatris at each of its corners, further there are stone banks and stepped moorings on all sides of the plinth, which is connected to the mainland through a wide stone bridge. The main tomb is built on octagonal plan, topped by a dome, 22-metre in span and surrounded ornamental domed kiosks which were once covered in coloured glazed tile work.
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  • Interesting tomb, peaceful surroundings and helpful residents make this a worthwhile day trip from Varanasi. It's an easy walk from the railway station or of course you can take an auto rickshaw. Ther...  more »
  • It is very old and beautiful, located at center of a big pond.It is well maintained. One should visit this place to know the history of 16th Century India.The tomb of Sher Shah Suri is in the Sasaram ...  more »
  • It is very old and beautiful ,located at center of a big pond.It is well maintained. One should visit this place to know the history of 16th Century India. Sher Shah Suri and his members of family are...  more »
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  • the best place in that area... awesome place, but authorities not cleaning the water of pond... that started smelling
  • Though the place was really beautiful and displayed the grandeur of the greatest Muslim ruler that India ever had, but it made me really sad that this place is not been taken care properly. First I was really surprised to see how cunning were the staff of this place, they took money for 5 tickets and gave us only 4 tickets which meant they kept the money for the extra ticket in their pocket. I did not have the time to indulge in any fight so i just moved on. The place is quite beautiful and serene and gives a very pleasant feeling but it would have been quite wonderful if it was maintained properly.Please visit this place if you love indian history and want to see the glory of one of the pride of Bihar Shershah suri.
  • Historical place. This place is very peace. Everyone should visit to feel better. After visiting one would get knowledge about past.
  • Great place nice look In the exam season all studends are visit there Any time visitors are come to show tomb
  • Historaical place.. Silent environment ..enjoyable and peaceful for mind ... Beautiful and greenary area... Awesome

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