An ancient city dotted with imposing old monuments, Sasaram engages you with fascinating tales of soulful devotion and valiant rulers from its past. The refreshing and scenic natural surroundings only add to its charm
Believed to have existed from the time of the Ramayana, the city is jointly named after King Sahasrarjuna and the Sage Parshurama. Located in the Rohtas district of Bihar, historians trace its presence to as early as the 7th century AD. The city, however, gained prominence during the reign of the Afghan ruler Sher Shah Suri and continued to excel under the Mughal Empire. The beautiful concoction of diverse cultural influences makes Sasaram a city of irresistible charms to any traveler.The many reminders of its glorious past make Sasaram an interesting destination for history enthusiasts. The tomb of Sher Shah Suri is among the iconic historical structures in the city, known for its Indo-Islamic architectural style. Built in the 16th century, it stands in the middle of a small lake. The tomb of Hasan Khan Suri is yet another architectural marvel in the city. The Rohtasgarh Fort, built by Raja Harish Chandra is a must-visit for viewing its magnificent ancient structure.Sasaram is a place of religious importance for Hindus as well as Muslims. The Gupteshwar Temple, located within a limestone cave is a popular shrine of Lord Shiva. The Chaurasan Temple and the Maa Tara Chandi Temple are other important religious sites. The Tomb of Chandan Shaheed, an ancient mosque built during the Mughal era is known for its aesthetic appeal. The various religious festivals are also great ways of experiencing the city’s vibrant culture. The Karma festival, Tilauthu Mela, and Chhath Puja are celebrated with enthusiasm in Sasaram.Nature lovers can enjoy the scenic waterfalls of Manjhar Kund and Dhua Kund. Indrapuri dam and the Tutrahi waterfalls are also worth visiting for their natural beauty.Traveling within Sasaram is easy as there are a number of transport services available. Auto-rickshaws are the most commonly used means of local transport. The shared-auto system makes it an affordable way of traveling in within the city. Cycle-rickshaws and hand-pulled rickshaws are convenient for traveling over shorter distances.Traveling alone in the city can be unsafe for women travelers as several unpleasant incidents have been reported in the past.Guard your luggage carefully when using public transport as thefts are common
Sasaram is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Gaya at a distance of 97kms.
Airports: Gaya Airport
There is no regular trains to Sasaram from other major cities of the country. The nearest Railway station is at Mughalsarai which is located at a distance of 97kms.
Railway Station(s): Mughal Sarai Jn