The mausoleum can be reached by a narrow causeway passing over the lake
The mausoleum is one of the finest buildings of medieval India, blending both Hindu and Islamic elements of architecture. It stands in the middle of an artificial tank, the main tomb being on a raised basement (both these features are prominent in Hindu temples). In one of the upper verandahs, there are massive brackets of Hindu design supporting a railing. The dome itself is surrounding by emblems of Buddhist and Hindu inspiration.
The mausoleum can be reached by a narrow causeway passing over the lake. A flight of steps leads from the water’s edge to the basement and then to the plinth about 15 meters in height. The main tomb stands on an octagonal basement, enclosed by a lofty verandah on all sides. The upper terrace is surmounted by a fortified parapet which has a single door on the eastern side. At each corner of the parapet, there is an octagonal dome with arched doorways.
From the water level, the mausoleum soars to a height of 150 ft and the great dome itself is 72 ft in span, surpassing that of the Taj at Agra by 13 ft.
Another important monument is Sasaram is the tomb of Hasan Khan Sur, Sher Shah’s father. On the western side of the tomb, there is an old mosque with a spacious prayer Hall. To the south is madrasa or tomb.