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Golghar, Patna

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#4 of 14 in Historic Sites in Patna
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. For Golghar and beyond, use our Patna online route planner to get the most from your Patna vacation.
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  • A most unusual structure considering its date of construction. Being restored during our visit with scaffolding on one side. Went inside early one morning and surprised considering its thick walls how...  more »
  • When ever u search Patna images Golghar image will come first. But it's always under renovation. Dono when the renovation gets over  more »
  • This is a very large spherical monument used as a storeroom during British rule in India. But now it is poorly maintained.  more »
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  • It could have been a big tourist attraction. But unfortunately there is general lack of interest with the authorities to understand the problems. Nevertheless it is a good place for a clear view of magnificent Ganges that flows nearby. This place needs an urgent makeover to attract tourists.
  • One of the historical architectural monument in Patna. Beautiful big Park, children park, open air theatre, and in the evening laser show fasility also available. One of the best place in Patna for family, frainds check out.
  • One of the iconic structures of Patna. Under construction most of the time but still worthy for a visit. Nice big garden nd laser show in the evening ; one can also get a great overview of patna from the top*. *if u can climb all those stairs ;)
  • Its cool place now. From the top point, we can have better sight all around but it itself need to be cleand.
  • Once it was great to spend time here with family and friends but today no so great even no one is allowed to use the stairs and be on the top of this dome to enjoy the view of the city

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