One Day Trip to SasaramPlanning a trip to Sasaram in one day may will not be enough to enjoy the beauty of the city. However, if chosen wisely it can surely liven upto your expectations and will make your journey enjoyable and memorable. From beautiful monuments to waterfall and riversides it has all to make a day special for curious travelers.
How to Reach Sasaram ?Reaching Sasaram is not a tedious job. In fact it enjoys connectivity from various prime locations of India. The tour needs to be well planned and one can take road, rail and even air network to reach the beautiful city. Sasaram is connected via Grand Trunk Road or National Highway 2. The bus communication of the city with the rest of the nearby cities is excellent. Frequent buses are available for the State Capital Patna. The city has road connections with the National Capital New Delhi and nearest metro city Kolkata as well.
As far as the Indian Railway Network is concerned, Sasaram is again on one of the most special routes of India. It comes under the New Delhi to Howrah Railway Network. Many of the express trains take a stop at the Sasaram Railway Station. There is a separate railway connection to Patna as well from Sasaram. The city is also connected to other nearby important cities like Gaya, Varanasi, Dhanbad through the Indian Railway Network. Even though the city does not have own airport but nearby airports can be accessed to reach to the city. All the airports are within the range of 200 Km from Sasaram and it takes little over 5 hours on average to reach the historical city of Sasaram.
Where to Stay in Sasaram ? After reaching the historic city one has to find a place to stay and take some rest. It is better to have an early breakfast in the hotel itself so that energy does not dump you one the one day trip to Sasaram. Sasaram has many hotels offering the service of accommodation and food. However, it is better to take a hotel near to the main city so that all the facilities can be easily accessed. Few famous hotels in Sasaram are following.
Maurya Royal Hotel & Restaurant
Address: Rouza Rd, Laxkariganj, Sasaram, Bihar 821115
Phone: +91 6184 222 117
Address: Station Road, Near Sasaram Railway Station, Sasaram, Bihar 821115
One day itinerary to SasaramSasaram being one of the tourist centers have many travel agents who can accommodate your one day trip in accordance to your comfort. There are many one day trip organized by the travel agents which are pre decided and generally go along with groups. However, one can take separate car and then visit the city as per their wish. The travel agents of Sasaram fairly organize the trip and cover maximum of the tourist attractions of the city.
Start your day by visiting historical monuments in SasaramThe trip to Sasaram would be incomplete without visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built in the 16th century, it is the tomb of the son of the soil Sher Shah Suri. Sher Shah renowned as one of the finest administrators of India ruled Delhi for 5 year before getting killed in an accident. The tomb is an architectural excellence and depicts Indo-Afghan style of architecture. The Indo-Islamic heritage site is also known as the Second Taj Mahal of India. The tomb also has the grave of the Emperor Sher Shah along with his trusted aids. The tomb is situated inside an artificial lake and is known for its intrinsic beauty and appeal. There cannot be a better start of the trip to Sasaram than this.
Situated within the range of one Km from the Tomb of Sher Shah, Rohtashgarh Fort is another feather in the thrown of Sasaram. It was believed to be built by the ancient King Harish Chandra. The name of the fort was given on the name of his son Rohiteshwa. However, the fort became an integral part of all the dynasties which ruled Sasaram. It was also administered by Sher Shah and later Man Singh ruled as a governor of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa under the regime of Mughal Emperor Akbar. The fort consists of many amazing architectural wonders. Apart from having ancient temples, mosques and also fountains it has the Deewan-E-Aam and Deewan-E-Khas. The 7th century fort is certainly going to thrill you with the ancient historical evidences and its alluring appeal. The dexterity of the fort is certainly going to mesmerize and fantasize anyone who loves history.
Spend your afternoon at famous waterfalls of Sasaram
Visit temples and shrines during evening hoursIt is never enough with Sasaram. If you have fanaticized enough with the historical structures and monuments then turn towards mythological and ancient temples of India. Maa Tara Chandi Temple is one of the most ancient and famous temples of India. One of the “Maha Shakti Peeth”, Maa Tara Chandi Temple is the temple of Durga. It is believed that the ‘Netra’ or ‘Eye’ of Maa Sati fall her during her self-immolation. Sitting on the hilltop, Maa Tara Chandi Temple also has beautiful natural attraction apart from having divine and pure environment. ChandanSaheed is the mosque or tomb situated near to the Maa Tara Chandi Temple. The tomb was believed to be built by the Mughal Emperor Jahangir and it serves as one of the most interesting places in Sasaram. Ashokan inscription is also found atop of Chandan Saheed and clearly suggests the existence of the civilization during the Mauryan times.
Gupta Mahadev Temple is another temple which is believed to be very old and also mythologically very important. It is situated on the Kaimur Hills of Sasaram. The temple is situated inside an ancient cave. It is believed that Bhasmasura was killed by Lord Vishnu while he chased Lord Shiva to experiment his blessings. The ancient cave is a limestone cave and also excites the nature lover for its beauty and appeal. However, alongside Gupta Mahadev or Maheshwar Temple, there are many other temples such as Paravati Temple also present at the hill. Other ancient caves of limestone can be seen at the hills which are religious and also beautiful creation of the Nature.
Even though spending little time to explore the attractions of Sasaram and concluding the trip in one day might become difficult but the attractions would thrill in short span of time as well. The city has all the required attractions and appeal for a perfect tourist spot and one would love to visit the city again after the one day trip conclusion. However, before leaving the city one must try the famous and delicious litti chokha of Sasaram. The trip would be an unsatisfactory one if the local cuisine of Sasaram is not tasted. There are many others ready made and fast food available in Sasaram and tourist can enjoy the delicacies along with the trip.