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Golghar-The Round House

#Monument in Patna

Golghar or Gol Ghar of Patna is one of the most historical and recognizable monuments of Patna located near the famous Gandhi Maidan of Patna. The beehive shaped structure and the circular steps make this monument unique in the whole country. Golghar is famous for offering the panoramic view of the whole Patna. Gol Ghar, Patna is more than 300 years old and the building has gone through many renovations and restorations.

Golghar offers a picturesque view of the modern city of Green Patna. From the top, you can see the beautiful aroma of the city with huge buildings and number of flyovers. On the other side, you can see the famous Bicoman Bhawan of Patna and the bank of River Ganga. The premises has been now built up into a beautiful garden and playground. The place holds sound and light shows in the evening and adds a special charm to the place. There is also a small lake built in the premises. The open air theater in the campus of Golghar Patna has been newly built for organizing events and shows.

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Bihar, India
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Ticket / Cost / Expenses
Time people usually spend here:
1.5 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
25.6204284°N, 85.1394255°E
Distance from Patna city center to Golghar
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Opening and Closing 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

Read traveller's reviews about Golghar..

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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