Mausoleum of Sher Shah

Monument in Bihar

If you’re motoring from Gaya to Varanasi, a detour to this Afghan-style mausoleum at Sasaram is worthwhile. Seemingly floating within a large tank, its beauty lies in an aesthetic use of proportion from its rounded dome down through a ring of chhatris (pavilions or pillar-supported canopies) to its solid pedestal.

Hasan Shah, father of Sher Shah, has his own less spectacular tomb 200m away.