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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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  • Been in early morning this place is somthing different morning people do yoga, jog and tomb is surrounding by water. Construction of makbara is magic.  more »
  • Not many know about this grand mausoleum of Sher Shah Suri. I was taken to it by a local friend of mine who did say that I will get awestruck by what I will see once I step in front of it. I did! The ...  more »
  • People call it second TajMahal of India. A place not known to many but it holds glorious history of Indian art and Monument. It is older than Tajmahal and holds the same principle. If you ever come to...  more »
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  • 1looks good 2 old technology have been used 3 a huge pond around the tomb And many more
  • I have heard a lot about its architectural beauty. Unfortunately I was driving through Sasaram but I couldn't visited the tomb. Hope I would see it in future.
  • Fantastic place to visit in Sasaram bihar. Sher Shah tomb is situated in a center of a huge lack, there is only one way to inter in this tomb. If you want to know how a child without royal back ground can be imperor fairly, visit this place...
  • Good place to see past history as our GT Road once called Sher Shah Suri marg
  • It is tomb of great sher shah suri who made grand trank road first and defeated humayun. Love it awesome situated btw a large pond.