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Golghar-The Round House

Golghar in Patna

Being the most historical and recognizable monument of Patna, it has unique beehive shaped structure, the circular steps reaching to the top offers picturesque views.

On a clear day, one can have a beautiful panoramic view of the city. The vast stretches of the River Ganga overlooking Bankipore Girls High School can provide a very good view on one side and city view on the other side.

The sound and light show in the evening add special charm to this place which attracts tourists from al over the globe.

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Bihar, India
Best time to visit Patna: 
Time Needed:
1.5 hours
85.1394255°N, 25.6204284°E
Distance from Patna to Golghar
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Opening Timings:

Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

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Read what travellers has say..

Overall Rating:4.2

  '5' out of 5
"It is special landmark for patna.good for feal the anciant patna."
  '3' out of 5
"The Golghar situated near the Gandhi Maidan in Patna was built by Captain John Garstin, in 1786 as a granary. India faced a severe famine in 1770 that killed 10 million people in Bengal and Bihar. India at that time was a British colony. The then Governor General of India, Warren Hastings ordered the construction of this building to store grains for the British Army (not for the starving Indian people). Now the building serves as a picnic and site seeing spot. This amazing structure has no pillars from inside and is able to hold 140000 tons of grains. The Golghar has a staircase that spirals around the building where people are able to go all the way to the top. The stairs was designed in such a way that porters were able to carry bags of grains and drop it inside from a hole at the top. From the top, one is able to view almost whole of Patna along with theRiver Ganges flowing nearby. "
  '5' out of 5
"Satisfied information about gol ghar patna"
  '5' out of 5
"One can get the best 360° view of patna from the top of the grand old golghar"
  '4' out of 5

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Content of this page was last updated at Oct 14, 2016