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Golghar, Patna

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#4 of 15 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. Plan to visit Golghar during your Patna vacation using our convenient Patna vacation generator.
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  • August 17, 2017
    U can watch best sunset from here. It is amazing to be on the top. it is highest among all structures so can watch whole city from the top.  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    Very nice,quite and peaceful environment in and around Golghar. It is situated near gandhi maidan. It has also a big garden. Overall it was a nice experience.  more »
  • July 20, 2017
    best environment near golghar, parks and playing jhoola available their for students.too good.but due to construction golghar entry not allowed.  more »
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  • July 12, 2017
    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.
  • June 28, 2017
    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.
  • June 7, 2017
    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 ;)
  • June 20, 2017
    Its cool place now. From the top point, we can have better sight all around but it itself need to be cleand.
  • June 13, 2017
    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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