Places to Visit in SasaramThere is famous saying that Sasaram is the ‘West of Eastern India’ due to the numerous age old structures. However, the ancient structures are the one part of the glorious city. The city is religiously important as well as sound as sound from historical point of view. A popular tourist destination Sasaram is the birth place of Sher Shah Suri and kingdom of Hasan Khan Suri and Raja Harish Chandra. The civilization of Sasaram is undoubtedly very old. The mentions of Sasaram City can be found in mythological manuscripts and other books. It is said that King Sasastrabahu was the king of Sasaram who was later killed by the great Parshuram. The legend says that the name of the city has been named after Sasastrabahu and Parshuram. Sasaram has one of the ‘Maha Shaktipeeth’ and one ‘World Heritage Site’. It has ancient caves, mythological famous temples, popular mosques and ancient scripts. The city has many places to visit and many things to offer.
Tomb of Sher Shah Suri
Tomb of Sher Shah SuriThe World Heritage site, Tomb of Sher Shah Suri is the biggest attraction of the city. Built in the 16th century the site is beautifully designed and also has one of the most beautiful structures ever made in India. The tomb is made inside a square lake. The grave of the great ruler and son of SasaramSher Shah Suri lies at the tomb. The Indo-Islamic architecture depicts the perfect Afghan Style Structure in India. The beautiful tomb is often regarded as the “Second TajMahal” of India by the tourists for it’s intrinsic and eternal beauty.
Tomb of Hasan Khan SuriThe Father of Sher Shah Suri and jaigirdar of Sasaram, Hasan Khan Suri has been buried at the Tomb of Hasan Khan Suri. Another establishment of Indo-Islamic style architecture, the tomb is a glorious structure of Afghan style monuments in India. The tomb is beautifully created and also depicts the excellence of architecture of that time. Regarded as one of the most beautiful tombs of India, The Tomb of Hasan Khan Suri has sometimes lost its charms because of the Tomb of Sher Shah Suri.
Rohtashgarh FortBelieved to be built by the legendary Hindu King Raja Harish Chandra, Rohtashgarh Fort is one of the ancient Indian Fort of India. Built by the Indian style, Rohtashgarh Fort was named after Rohitashwa. The dexterity and the architecture of the fort has Hindu Indian style. However, later the fort was overtaken by Sher Shah Suri and Islamic influence was introduced into the fort. However the temples of Rohtashgarh Fort are still intact and represent the glorious Indian History. The history of the Fort does not end there. Rohtasgarh Fort has been engaged with the history of Sasaram till the very end before India went into the hands of British. The Fort has acted as the centre for Sher Shah Suri during his pick time. It has been the centre for Man Singh as well, who was the Governor of Bengal, Bihar and Oddisha during the reign of Mughal Emperor Akbar. From time to time in history, Rohtasgarh Fort has stood strong with the history of Sasaram.Apart from it there is Tomb of Malik Wishal Khan which is also very popular among the tourist.
Chaurasan TempleFamous for being one of the most ancient temples in India, Chaurasan Temple is believed to have built by the legendary King Harish Chandra. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is famous for its dexterity and ancient deity. The devotees from around the country reach the temple in order to worship. The temple is situated adjacent to the Rohtashgarh Fort.
Gupteshwar TempleGupteshwar Temple is another ancient, divine and fascinating place to visit in Sasaram. The old sacred cave is not only famous for being one of the temples and worshipping places of Lord Shiva but also for a popular Limestone Cave. The cave is a temple but also has an importance of being a popular picnic and tourist spot. The cave temple is also famous for the Mythological stories of Bhasmasur. It is said that deadly AsuraBhasmasura was tactfully killed by Lord Vishnu when he tried to experiment the blessing of Lord Shiva, on Lord Shiva.
Chandan Shaheed HillThis place is more of historical importance than religious values. However, the fusion of many religion and cultures can be observed at this place. The place has ancient scripts of Ashoka, the Maryan Emperor. The script has mostly the values and teachings of Buddhism. It also has Hindu influence that it got in subsequent time. However, it became a perfect blend in the Mughal reign when Emperor Jahangir made a mosque here. One would be fascinated to see the place.
Maa Tara Chandi Temple
Maa Tara Chandi Temple is one of famous temples of India. One of the ‘MahaShakthipeeth’, Maa Tara Chandi Temple is situated on a hill top in an amazing and divine ambience. It is famous for being one of the most important temples of Shakti or Goddess Durga. It is considered that the ‘Netra’ or ‘Eye’ of Sati Devi fallen here. The amazing picturesque around the temple also attract the tourist and the devotees. There is a famous saying that with out coming to the temple Maa Tara Chandi, the wishes cannot become true. The Maa Tara Chandi Temple is of same regard to that of Mata Vaishno Devi Temple in Jammu. It has been said that even Gautam Buddha came to this temple and MaaChandi gave him blessing when she appeared as a kid in front of him.
Maa Tara Chandi Temple
Maa Tara Chandi Temple
ManjurKud and Dhua KundBoth are equally enticing and beautiful waterfalls. The waterfalls are situated near the Sasaram city. Known for its natural appeal, both the water falls have remained the attractions of the tourists. The waterfalls are medium in size and also havegreat aquatic life support. Often ignored, Sasaram is one of the places in India which can offer variety of tastes to the tourist. The place is full of history along with beautiful natural places and religious and sacred places.
How to Reach Sasaram ?Sasaram is one of the most well connected cities in India. The city falls on important links on both Road and Railway networks. Even though there is no specific airport, but Sasaram can be reached from nearby airports. Sasaram has the main bus stop for the Interstate Bus services. The city lies on the Grand Trunk Road or National Highway 2. The buses are available from nearby cities and State Capital Patna, and nearest metro city Kolkata. Sasaram comes on the Railway Network of New Delhi to Kolkata. Many major trains give a stop at the Sasaram Railway Stations. Considering the importance of the place as tourist spot many more trains would be made available for Sasaram in near future. The nearest Airports of Kolkata (NetajiSubhash Chandra Bose International Airport), Patna Airport (LokNayakJayaprakash Narayan International Airport, Patna), Varanasi Airport (LalBahadurSashtri Airport, Varanasi) and Gaya Airport can be accessed to reach the beautiful and historical city of Sasaram.
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