Gol Ghar Overview

Ranked 12 of 40 sightseeing in Patna

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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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunset
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Arvind Kumar

Arvind Kumar3.6/5

91 reviews

Beautiful heritage site

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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  • Beautiful heritage site
  • Beautiful heritage site
  • Beautiful heritage site
  • Beautiful heritage site

Vijai Misra

Vijai Misra2.9/5

30 reviews

Human blunder

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.

Abhi Sinha

Abhi Sinha5.0/5

2 reviews

Best temple

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.

Raju Sharma

Raju Sharma3.6/5

1 review

Whole city top view

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.

Brij kishor Singh

Brij kishor Singh5.0/5

11 reviews

Historic place

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.

Sanchit Shankar

Sanchit Shankar5.0/5

5 reviews

The heritage place

"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.

Rohit Kumar

Rohit Kumar4.3/5

7 reviews

Feel good after visiting

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.

Gurdeep Singh

Gurdeep Singh3.6/5

2 reviews

An ancient building with no maintenance

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.

Prashant Kumar

Prashant Kumar2.9/5

2 reviews

Not recommendable

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.

Narayanan S

Narayanan S2.5/5

38 reviews

Built to last

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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Gol Ghar, Patna

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Arvind Kumar

Gol Ghar, Patna
Gol Ghar, Patna

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Arvind Kumar

Gol Ghar, Patna
Gol Ghar, Patna

Photo by

Arvind Kumar

Gol Ghar, Patna
Gol Ghar, Patna

Photo by

Arvind Kumar

Gol Ghar, Patna