Gol Ghar, Patna

Gol Ghar

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Gol Ghar
Average Rating
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13 Ratings & 9 Reviews

About Gol Ghar

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

Experience scale
  • Excellent 3
  • Very Good 0
  • Good 2
  • Average 4
  • Below Average 0
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time:  During Sunset
  • Length of visit:  Below 1hr
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed

9 traveller reviews for Gol Ghar

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Gurdeep Singh

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  • Gurdeep Singh
  • Lives in Pune
  • 2 Reviews
  •  174 readers

"An ancient building with no maintenance"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
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
  •  223 readers

"Not recommendable"

  • 4.00/7
  • 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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  • 15 votes

Narayanan S

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  • Narayanan S
  • Heritage seeker
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 22 Reviews
  •  137 helpful votes
  •  14146 readers

"Built to last"

  • 3.50/7
  • 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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  • 17 votes

Ranjan Sharma

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  • Ranjan Sharma
  • Lives in Patna
  • 8 Reviews
  •  24 helpful votes
  •  918 readers

"Most exciting place"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Mar 13, 2015
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

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  • Sujata Kumari
  • Lives in Patna
  • 5 Reviews
  •  28 helpful votes
  •  579 readers

"Great place to visit"

  • 4.00/7
  • Posted Mar 8, 2015
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

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  • Vikash Kumae
  • Lives in Patna
  • 11 Reviews
  •  41 helpful votes
  •  1116 readers

"Recommended one"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted Jan 27, 2015
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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  • 20 votes

Nitish Kishore

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  • Nitish Kishore
  • Lives in Patna
  • 1 Review
  •  18 helpful votes
  •  597 readers

"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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  • 18 votes

Sandeep Sharma

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  • Sandeep Sharma
  • Lives in Begusarai
  • 1 Review
  •  23 helpful votes
  •  607 readers

"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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  • 23 votes

Kr harsh Bhaskar

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  • Kr harsh Bhaskar
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  22 helpful votes
  •  840 readers

"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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