Grand Trunk Road - One Of Asia's Oldest & Longest Roads
One of Asia’s oldest and longest roads
Sher Shah Suri, the Pashtun emperor of India, in the 16th century built a major road running across the Gangetic plain. He named the road “Sadak-e-Azam” that served as an administrative link to remote provinces of the vast empire he ruled. Through centuries, this road was renovated by various rulers who reigned India. With expansions, the road now runs across a stretch of 2,500 km from Chittagong in Bangladesh till Kabul in Afghanistan, via Howrah in West Bengal, Delhi, Amritsar and Lahore in Pakistan. Today, we know this road by the name “Grand Trunk Road”. The road was considerably upgraded in the British period between 1833 and 1860.
The historical road