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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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  • Sher sah suri tomb made by king sher Sah suri for bury of his self body after death .After death of ser Sah buried in his own made building (makabra) .  more »
  • This an old mausoleum made for the great ruler Sher Shah Suri , yes the same who got the GT road constructed in India, he was a progressive ruler. Well the mausoleum is Huge and is made in between the...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • A nice and clean place with historical significance. Paid parking available by government. Entry closes at 5:30 PM. Among one of the best historical places of this size. Though wall murals are almost gone from every place except few. Worth a visit.
  • Great heritage. Maintained properly. Tourist spot
  • This very highly recommend historical place in bihar also very easy acessible area from any transportation
  • One of the best historical place to be visit... Built by the famous mughal emperor Shershah suri..... In luv with this place..... 😊
  • Historical and Enjoying place. If u want to spend some good time then go there.