High Season : Oct - Mar
31 - 42℃
Low Season : Apr - Sep
11 - 18℃
Nearest Airport -GAY
Nearest Train Stations -SSM
Believed to have existed since the time of the Ramayana, the city was named after King Sahasrajuna and the holy Parshurama. Historians are in the Rohtas district of Bihar and date back to the 7th century AD. However, the city gained a prominent position during the rule of the Afghan ruler Sher Shah Suri and continued to function well under the rule of the Mughal Empire. Sasaram was also once called Shah Serai (meaning "the place of the king") because it was the birthplace of the king of Afghanistan, Sher Shah Suri, and he ruled over Delhi, most of northern India.
Facts & Culture
Sasaram is an ancient city dotted with majestic ancient monuments. The fresh and beautiful natural setting adds to its charm. Many memories of its glorious past make Sasaram an interesting destination for history buffs. Sher Shah Suri's Tomb is one of the iconic historical buildings in the city and is famous for its Indian Islamic architectural style. Built-in the 16th century, it is located in the middle of a small lake. Hasan Khan Suri's Tomb is another architectural marvel of the city. Rohtasgarh Fort, built by Raja Harish Chandra, is a must-see place to visit its magnificent old buildings.
Sasaram is an important religious site for Hindus and Muslims. The Gupteshwar Temple, located in a limestone cave, is a popular shrine for Lord Shiva. The tomb of Chandan Shaheed is an ancient mosque built in the Mughal era, famous for its aesthetic charm. Various religious festivals are also a great way to experience the vibrant culture of this city. Karma, Tilauthu Mela, and Chhath Puja festivals were celebrated enthusiastically in Sasarsam.
Nature lovers can enjoy the picturesque Manjhar Kund and Dhua Kund waterfalls. Indrapuri Dam and Tutrahi Waterfall are also worth visiting for their natural beauty.