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Rohtasgarh Fort, mighty citadel near Sasaram, Bihar

July 15, 2020 6 comments

Rohtasgarh Fort

Mighty citadel near Sasaram, Bihar

Also see: Sher Shah’s Tomb and other monuments of Sasaram and Sasaram Street Food

Rohtasgarh 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 but also of advancing armies.

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Palace complex Rohtasgarh Fort

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.

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Street Food tour of Sasaram, Non Veg Litti and Chicken Feet Curry

December 25, 2019 5 comments

Street Food tour of Sasaram, Bihar

Non Veg Litti and Chicken Feet Curry

Sasaram once the citadel of Suri dynasty is a historical paradise. The mighty dome of the Mausoleum of Sher Shah still dominates the Sasaram skyline. Several other tombs and historical structures make Sasaram an interesting gateway for history lovers (Also see: Sher Shah’s Tomb and other monumnets of Sasaram)

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A litti shop in Sasaram

A trip to Sasaram can be combined with trips to nearby Rothasgarh Fort and Shergarh Fort along with trips to a couple of nearby water falls. But no trip to Sasaram is complete without its amazing street food.

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Sher Shah’s Tomb and other monuments of Sasaram

December 18, 2019 3 comments

Sher Shah’s Tomb

and other monuments of Sasaram, Bihar

During the siege on Kalijar, in May 1545, a rocket ricochetted back and exploded in the Suri camp. Sher Shah Suri, the king of Hindustan, suffered serious burn injury. In a desperate bid to to save their favourite emperor, the royal physicians applied generous quantities of sandalwood paste and poured volumes of rose water on the wounds to relive the emperor of the intolerable pain.

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Panoramic view of Sher Shah Suri’s Tomb, Sasaram, Bihar

Sadly the burns were so deep rooted, nothing worked and the pain from the severe burn injuries increased hour by hour. Sher Shah held on for a couple of days but final on 13 May it was all over the emperor was no more.

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