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Bihar , East India, Fort, History, Temple

  • Author: Traveller
  • Date Posted: Apr 3, 2014
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  • Address: Sasaram

Sasaram is in Bihar state. This place is famous for quarry industry and stone chips production. It is the birth place of Sher shah Suri who is an Afghan King. Tourists can see the tomb of Sher Shah Suri’s tomb. This town is one of the oldest towns in India. This is also the birth place of Jhansi Ki Rani. She played an important role in fighting against Britishers.


During 16th century Sher Shah Suri developed this place as trading hub. First Grad Trunk Road was built by Sher Shah Suri. This is from Kabul to Bengal which connects Sasaram. He was a very good administrator. His administration and taxation policies are followed by the Britishers also.


What to see in Sasaram:

Tomb of Sher Shah Suri: This is best attraction in the town. Sher Shah Suri’s tomb was made up of red sand stone. Around the tomb artificial lake was arranged. Tomb was constructed in three different styles. They are British, Mughal and Indian architectural style. Archaeological survey of India is maintaining this tomb. This place can be visited in all the seasons.

Rock Cut Caves and Ashokan inscriptions: on the walls of the caves Brahmani script can be seen. Other name of Rock cut caves is Chirag Dan.

Maa Tara Chandi Temple: This temple is one of the attractions in Sasaram. It is located on the hill. Goddess Tara Chandi worshipped in this temple.

Tomb of Hassan Khan Suri: Hassan Khan Suri is the father of Sher Shah Suri. His tomb is 500 meters away from the tomb of Sher Shah Suri.

Other attractions: Other attractions in Sasaram are Samrat Ashok Pillar, Mahadev Temple, Bhaluni Dam, Manjhar Kund, Dhua Kund, Parvati Temple, Kaimur hills.


What to see around Sasaram:

Rohtasgarh Fort: This is the fort of Sher Shah Suri. From the fort there are 84 passages to the hill via 14 gates. After some time Sher Shah Suri closed 10 gates. Fort is one of the strongest and oldest forts. This fort is located 67 Kms away from Sasaram.

Sarnath: In this place Lord Buddha has given his first sermon. Other name of this village is Isipatana. Original Sangha was formed in this place. Sarnath is located 14 Kms away from Sasaram.

Varanasi: This is religious destination to the Hindus. Lord Shiva worshipped here. Other names of this place are Banaras and Kashi. On the banks of river Ganga this place is located. 128 Kms away from Sasaram.


Getting to Sasaram: This place is well connected with bus facility. From all the cities like Ranchi, Gaya, Mirzapur, Allahabad, and Luck now, Patna, Varanasi bus facility is available. Rail facility is available only to New Delhi and Kolkata. Nearest Airport is located at Gaya. This is 135 Kms away from Sasaram.


Getting around Sasaram: Horse cart, Private Buses and Local Buses are available to reach the places around Sasaram. Preferring Horse Cart is different experience to the tourists.


Best time to visit Sasaram: Tourists can plan to visit this place between October to March.


Where to stay in Sasaram: In the Sasaram town very limited sources are available. 20 Kms away from Sasaram there is a place called Dehri. Several budgeted hotels are available in this place. Only one luxury hotel available in Sasaram is Hotel Maurya Royal.


Where to eat in Sasaram: There are only limited restaurants in this place but both vegetarian and non vegetarian food is available. There type of cuisines is ready to the customers. These Cuisines are Chinese, Mughal and North Indian.

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