Bihar

1. Sher Shah’s Tomb and other monuments of Sasaram:

Sher Shah Tomb 9Today the towering mausoleum still dominates the Sasram skyline.The tomb, with a gigantic dome, is housed at the centre of a pond. But the Sher Shah’s Tomb is not the only historical structure in Sasaram, next to Sher Shah’s Tomb is his father Hasan Shah’s Tomb. A few hundred meters away is the incomplete tomb of Sher Shah’s son Islam Shah. Sasaram also houses the remains of the Tomb of Alawal Khan, the architect of Sher Shah and Hasan Shah’s Tomb  Read more…

2. Street fodd of Sasaram, non – veg litti and chicken feet curry:

Sasaram Food 6No trip to Bihar is complete without the taste of the humble Litti. It can well be considered as the state dish of Bihar and is also extremely popular in Jharkhand and eastern Uttar Pradesh. Litti is made of wheat and stuffed with sattu, mixed with herbs and spices, and shaped into a ball. It is then roasted over cow dung cakes and topped with a lot of desi ghee. It is general served with mashed boiled potato or with roasted egg plant (brinjal) along with a dash of coriander mint chutney. But their are several variations and litti is often served with non veg items like chicken and even fish. Read more…

3. Rohtasgarh Fort, mighty citadel near Sasaram:

Rothasgarh Fort 2Rohtasgarh or Rohtas Fort is a mighty citadel on the banks of River Son. The fort located on a plateau of height of about 1500 feet and provides an bird eye view not only of the surrounding. It was startigically built to keep an eye on advancing armies. The fort is located on an outlying spur of Kaimur Hills and has a circumference of 45 km. It stretches 6.5 km on east – west direction and the distance in north – south is about 8 km. The fort is presently located in the Rohtas District of Bihar and is 100 km from Sasaram and 76 km from Dehri On Son. Read more…

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