Golghar in Patna Bihar

Must Visit Golghar (Hindi : गोलघर ) in Patna :

Have you ever visited to Patna ? I hope you must have come here if you had a plan to visit Bodhgaya. since it comes on the way. The Golghar is very near by Popular ground “Gandhi Maidan” in Patna. It is in the western side of Maidan. Gholghar is a Hindi word meaning “Round House”. It was a granary built by Captain John Garstin, in year 1786 as there was famine in 1770 that killed near about 10 million people in Bengal and Bihar. The purpose of this Golghar was to store grains for British Army. Now it is the tourist Hub due to its awesome design.This amaing building has capacity to store 140000 tons of grains.
The Golghar is surrounded by stair case with the help of that people reach on the top. The stairs are designed in way as there are stairs in own Home. one can easily takes Bag or any needed things like water bottles during going to top. it was designed for the porters to carry out bags of grains to drop the grains inside from the hole on the top of Golghar.

Golghar patna bihar
Golghar  Patna views with stairs
Must Visit Golghar in Patna

Specifications of Golghar :

Constructed in year : 1770
Capacity to store : 140000 tons of Grains.
Height : 29 m
Foundation : 125 m
Number of steps one can be at the top using spiral stairway : 145
Wall of thickness : 3.6 m

From the top one can see the beauty of entire Patna city. It was one of most tallest building in Patna before some time. now there are many newly constructed apartments in patna.

city patna from the top of golghar patna bihar
Views of Patna City from the Top of Golghar
River Ganga from the top of golghar
River Ganga fom the top of Golghar

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Also see : Other Places in patna to Visit

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