Gol Ghar, Patna

Gol Ghar

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Gol Ghar
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9 Ratings & 6 Reviews

About Gol Ghar

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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.

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What travellers are saying about this Sightseeing

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  • Excellent 3
  • Very Good 0
  • Good 1
  • Average 2
  • Below Average 0
  • Poor 0
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Travellers recommend
  • Best Time:  During Sunset
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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  • Food available for purchase
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  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed

7 traveller reviews for Gol Ghar

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Narayanan S
  • Narayanan S
  • Heritage seeker
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 9 Reviews

"Built to last" new review

  • 3.50/7
  • Posted Today
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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Ranjan Sharma
  • Ranjan Sharma
  • Lives in Patna
  • 7 Reviews

"Most exciting place" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
This is a unique place in Patna. So everyone should visit this place. It was made by Britishers to store food in case of any flood or emergency situation. You can get a great sight seeing. From this place you can see hole of the city. Many people visit this and most exciting thing to this is while going up stairs. If you are going to Patna in your holidays you must to see this place because you can see River Ganga from here.
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Sujata  Kumari
  • Sujata Kumari
  • Lives in Patna
  • 5 Reviews

"Great place to visit" new review

  • 4.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Very old place, located a near Gandhi Maidan. It is a great place to visit with your friends, recommend my friends to visit this place.
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Vikash Kumae
  • Vikash Kumae
  • Lives in Patna
  • 10 Reviews

"Recommended one"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It has a very old place but very attractive place and I also recommend my all friends to must visit in this place at least once. It is round and very big in shape.
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Nitish Kishore
  • Nitish Kishore
  • Lives in Patna
  • 1 Review

"Watching the sunset from this place is an experience on its own"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Sep 14, 2014
Gol Ghar was designed by Britishers for storage of food like rice, and wheat . After British rule ended in India, this became a sightseeing place for people. Gol Ghar is a round house with 266 stairs. On the top, you have to cross these stairs and you can get a view of the entire city. It is the tallest building in Patna. Watching the sunset from this place is an experience on its own.
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Sandeep Sharma
  • Sandeep Sharma
  • Lives in Begusarai
  • 1 Review

"An identity of Bihar"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted Aug 31, 2014
I saw Patna Golghar it is awesome. Itís a very good place to view it's a wonder of Patna you will like this place because it's an amazing palace. You will like to go on top of it. Itís the identity of Bihar I am from Bihar Begusarai when I saw it first time it's like WOW.
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Kr harsh Bhaskar
  • Kr harsh Bhaskar
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews

"One of the great architecture"

  • 4.00/7
  • Posted Jul 28, 2014
It was storehouse for grain of British government in India during their rule. Its is situated next to river Ganga and gives a very nice view of it. There is a entry fee of Rs 5/- per person.
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  • 4 votes

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