Patna's most remarkable monument dates from British era. This huge grain storage house known as Golghar, the "round house" - now a symbol of the city, was built in 1786 by John Garstin at the behest of the administrator, Warren Hastings, in the hope of avoiding a repitition of the terrible famine of 1770. Constructed with stone slabs, the base of the structure is 125m wide, with 3.6-metre-thick walls. Sightseers now clamber up for views of the mighty river and the town.