Sher Shah Suri Tomb, Sasaram Overview

The Sher Shah Suri Tomb in the Sasaram area of Bihar is considered one of the most impressive tombs in India. It is known as the second “Taj Mahal of India'' and is a sprawling mausoleum dedicated to the late emperor Sher Shah Suri.

The construction of the mausoleum was completed between the years 1540 and 1545 and the entire structure has been beautifully preserved to date. It is a beautiful specimen of the Indo-Islamic style of architecture that is made with red stone with intricate carvings on its façade. The tomb is 122 feet in height and consists of beautiful domes, arches, pillars, minarets, chhatris and much more.

Monday to Sunday (6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)

JP Nagar, Laxkariganj, Sasaram, Bihar 821115

Historical Facts: 
The Sher Shah Suri Tomb is one of the best examples of the Indo-Islamic style of architecture that was popularized by the Mughals. The tomb was built in honour of Emperor Sher Shah Suri and houses his tomb in its chambers.

The Sher Shah Suri Tomb in Sarasaram was built as a mausoleum for Sher Shah Suri. It is one of the best examples of intricate Indo-Islamic architecture and is often compared to the majestic Taj Mahal. The mausoleum is defined by its intricate inlay work on its outer walls and inner chambers. You can also witness the grandeur of the arches, the corridors, domes, minarets and laced windows. The entire structure is made with red stone, which makes it even more majestic in its appearance.

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