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Golghar, Patna

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Climb a giant beehive to get a panoramic view at Golghar, a huge granary built by the British in 1786 to combat effects of the famine caused by Company Rule in Benghal. This modernist 29 m (95 ft) tall structures has a diameter of 125 m (410 ft). It was built in the tradition of stupas without any pillars and using a 3.6 m (11.8 ft) wide wall of thickness at its base. Capable of holding 140,000 tons of grain, the building has a staircase which spirals around it making it possible to climb at the top. Plan to visit Golghar during your Patna vacation using our convenient Patna vacation generator.
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  • Golghar, literally meaning ROUND HOUSE was created to function as a granary and stands adjacent to the Gandhi Maidan of Patna. After the devastating famine of 1770, which took lives of 10 million peop...  more »
  • It was used to store grain. One can enjoy climbing the stairs and the view from top. One can see river Ganga from here  more »
  • This old historic place is under repair, and cannot be accessed, so do not go there until it is finished.  more »
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  • A huge dome shaped construction made by British for grain storage. It has two way stairs to climb up from one side and come down from another. Once on top, you get a panoramic view of Patna and river Ganges.
  • Iconic structure of Patna. An architectural mistake - was originally planned as warehouse after great Bengal Famine. Due to structural fault it was discarded. Beautification of compound has been completed a few years back. Minor repairs to Main structure has also been done. Looks awesome. Nice view from TOP. One needs strong legs to climb over 200 steps in one go.
  • A beautiful historical place. Now renovated by Bihar government. Good place for education and picnic for children
  • Ticket very good need to improve securty neat and clean green area. evening time is best time to visit Golghar.
  • Good place...Specially for children and now a days laser show is also started so, this attract children....It's a historical place.... Structure is too good..