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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  • 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 »
  • We hired a car from Bodhgaya To Varanasi (around 5 hrs driving distance) and Sher Shah Suri Tomb is midway between the journey, around 2 hours away from Bodhgaya. The entry ticket for foreigner is INR...  more »
  • If you come to Sasaram you must see this ancient tomb built by and for a king. It is a short walk but you must go inside and see where king and family were buried.  more »
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  • Historical place. This place is very peace. Everyone should visit to feel better. After visiting one would get knowledge about past.
  • It's a historical tomb of shershah suri.. This is very beautiful place. I love this place so much.
  • It is very nice art and hard work of past workers that make us attract everyday to its peaceful and beautiful architect with open fields ..
  • The best ruler in the history of subcontinent which ruled only for five year but performed more than the period of five year.......Love U Sher Sha..... May U rest in peace...
  • 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 buried here. It is a place of interest for professional photographers.

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