Sher Shah Shuri Tomb, Sasaram

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 »
  • Its nice historical place. The architecture of this tomb is amazing its shows the engineering of the Sher Shah time. The beauty of this place is not explain in the words ✌✌✌
  • Being a historical place is a natural draw. It's the final resting place of Sher Shah Suri, his wives and commander in chief. The tomb is surrounded by a lake, making it a cooler place even in summer. Connectivity is the most difficult part. Unless you really wish to see it, it takes a lot of doing.
  • 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
  • 1) This is the place where namely Sher Shah Suri was opposed the Moghul Empire and formed his own Rajyam. 2) Politically it is that place which was the birth place ex vice president of India Mr Jagjeevan ram's and ex Indian Loksabha speaker Meerakumari (Daughter of Jagjeevanram) political conistuency. 3) As per the history the son of Great Raja Mr SATYA HARCHANDRAS's son Mr Lohitasa Ruled this place. (Sasaram is the capital of Rohtas district which was named after "LOHITASA").

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