Gol Ghar, Patna
Monument

Gol Ghar

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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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