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Golghar, Patna

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Architectural Building
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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Reviews
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  • This is the landmark which symbolises Patna. This British era architecture is surrounded by lush green lawns. A good picnic spot with family and friends, also don't miss the laser show conducted in ev...  more »
  • The Golghar,built as a granary, commissioned by Lord Hastings after a famine, to store grains for the British army, now serves as a picnic and sight seeing spot. It is located near the Gandhi Maidan a...  more »
  • Amazing place of the capital of Bihar.. if you climb on its top then you can see the beauty of Patna..really enjoyable experience . Definitely it is a best place for spending time. But it require reno...  more »
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  • 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 ;)
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Better place for hangout & looks attrative at evening time because of laser show... We can see the Amazing & beautiful overview of Patna if we climb at its top position.
  • The top of the Golghar presents a wonderful panoramic view of the city and the Ganga. The beehive-shaped structure was designed by Captain John Garstin of the Bengal Engineers, part of the East India Company's Bengal Army. Construction was completed on 20 July 1786.