Gol Ghar, Patna

Gol Ghar

Gol Ghar (Monument) snapshot

Rank 12
Ranked 12 of 40,
in Patna
Average Rating
5.6 / 7 1
25 Ratings & 16 Reviews

About Gol Ghar (Monument)

Golghar is a magnificent beehive shaped building, which was established in the year 1786 by Captain John Garstin. Inspired by the stupa architecture, the structure of the building's base is about 125 m in width and the walls are about 3.6 m thick. A picturesque view from the top of the city and of the river Ganga can be viewed after climbing about 145 steps build in a spiral pattern around the infrastructure.

This structure was initially built as a barn or a storehouse and therefore these spiral staircases were specifically designed to aid the labourers carrying the grain bags way up to the top. Another interesting trivia about Golghar is that it has never been able to fill to its optimum capacity. While designing the structure, the doors were constructed to open on the inside and hence in the scenario of being fully filled the doors then would not open.

What travellers are saying about Gol Ghar

Experience scale
  • Excellent 6
  • Very Good 1
  • Good 4
  • Average 5
  • Below Average 0
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time:  During Sunset
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/Storage

16 traveller reviews for Gol Ghar

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Arvind Kumar

  • Tourist
  • Arvind Kumar
  • Lives in Noida
  • 772 photos
  • 19 Reviews
  •  241 helpful votes
  •  1747 readers

"Beautiful heritage site"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 20, 2017
Golghar near Gandhi maidan in Patna is definitely one of the heritage site of India. It has you will have to climb over 200 stairs to reach the top of this building and from the top, whole Patna will be visible. Golghar has a it's own importance and it has been part of text book of Bihar school kids. This beautiful heritage site has been built during British era and Indian independence, it has become a top tourist attractions. People who are planning to visit Patna should definitely include Golghar in their itinerary.
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Vijai Misra

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  • Vijai Misra
  • Lives in Navi Mumbai
  • 14 photos
  • 28 Reviews
  •  11 helpful votes
  •  12355 readers

"Human blunder"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Feb 5, 2016
The place (round storage structure) was built for storage of food grains during British rule when there was the great famine in Bihar. However it could not be used due to a human blunder as it's doors opened inside the structure. Lying unused since then in a state of neglect.
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Abhi Sinha

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  • Abhi Sinha
  • 2 Reviews
  •  253 readers

"Best temple"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 5, 2016
It is the best temple for me. I visit this temple during my birthdays with my family and my family also loves this temple. The guards 24 hours are ready to help any people and cooperate with them. The temple facilities are also good. I love this temple.
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Raju Sharma

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  • Raju Sharma
  • Lives in Bokaro
  • 1 Review
  •  259 readers

"Whole city top view"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Dec 18, 2015
Golghar in Patna, Bihar is a good place to watch the ancient buildings made by Britishers. It was basically a place where grains had stored by British India. When you start climbing it, you feel the excitement due to its large height. When you see the city at the top of Golghar, you feel awestruck.
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Brij kishor Singh

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  • Brij kishor Singh
  • Lives in Durgapur
  • 11 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1139 readers

"Historic place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 7, 2015
It is such a place where you will always want to go. The beautiful scene from the Gol Ghar can attract anyone. From Gol Ghar you can see Ganga on one side and city on the other side.
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Sanchit Shankar

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  • Sanchit Shankar
  • Lives in Patna
  • 5 Reviews
  •  23 helpful votes
  •  5608 readers

"The heritage place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Sep 25, 2015
"Gol Ghar" one of the best place in Patna. It is made up by the British. We can see the Ganga River from the Gol Ghar. But nowadays it's under construction. And government wants to gives the limelight of Gol Ghar. If you visit Patna must visits Gol Ghar.
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Rohit Kumar

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  • Rohit Kumar
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 4 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  2733 readers

"Feel good after visiting"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 14, 2015
I feel good after seeing this type of places so everyone at least once in a time visit this place. This is near to Gandhi Maidan.
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Gurdeep Singh

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  • Gurdeep Singh
  • Lives in Pune
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  519 readers

"An ancient building with no maintenance"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted May 11, 2015
This is an ancient building located near Gandhi Maidan and opposite to some government school. This building is of historical importance but has been left on its own by the state as well as central government as we can't see any maintenance of this building. It has got some cracks but it doesn't matter to anyone.
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Prashant Kumar

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  • Prashant Kumar
  • Lives in Patna
  • 2 Reviews
  •  15 helpful votes
  •  623 readers

"Not recommendable"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Apr 12, 2015
Under construction Golghar not a good place for sightseeing, Govt have to work on it soon and people should also cooperate. Here the main factor is cleanlinesses.
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Narayanan S

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  • Narayanan S
  • Heritage seeker
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 35 Reviews
  •  176 helpful votes
  •  57918 readers

"Built to last"

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted Mar 31, 2015
Beautifully built godown the architect should be complimented - may be in heaven. There is a light, fountain show in the evening it is nice to watch. They were repairing the Golghar when we went and therefore could not see it fully.
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  • 18 votes

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