"Golghar was built for the purpose of storing of grains to be used in times of famine. This round building was completed in 1786 though never used. The base of the building is 125 metres in width and the walls are 3.6 metres thick. There are stairs to go on to the top of the building that gives some beautiful views of the city and the river ganga nearby. This huge beehive shaped granary is an icon of patna and was built in 1786, by captain John Garstin for the british army after the famine of 1770. The massive structure is 125 metres wide at the base and gradually tapers up to a height of 29 metres. Its walls are 3.6 metres wide at the base and has two external stairways that spiral upwards around the monument. The top of the dome affords a fine view of the city and the river Ganga flowing nearby.
Views of Patna city from up above - aerials of Patna in Bihar, with the Ganga river plain in the background.
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