Gola-Ghar or Magazine House

The Gola-Ghar (literally Magazine House) dates from the period of the Ahom rulers of Assam. Located in the Sivasagar district, near the famed Talatal Ghar, it was built as a powder and shot storage, and served as the royal armoury. Architecturally it is a Do-Chala rectangular hut shape brick structure. There is also a porch adjoining the Gola-Ghar, which is similar in style but smaller in height and width. The structure is 11.7 metres wide, 22.8 metres long, and 2.15 metres thick. At the front and back of the buildings, circular holes (linked with terracotta pipes) have been built along with multiple square openings for ensuring adequate ventilation and preventing moisture from accumulating. Gola-Ghar is a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), has been rebuilt as a museum gallery for the weapons and arms of the Ahoms. There are total 19 booths in the gallery open to the visitors.

About Gola-Ghar or Magazine House

The Gola-Ghar (literally Magazine House) dates from the period of the Ahom rulers of Assam. Located in the Sivasagar district, near the famed Talatal Ghar, it was built as a powder and shot storage, and served as the royal armoury. Architecturally it is a Do-Chala rectangular hut shape brick structure. There is also a porch adjoining the Gola-Ghar, which is similar in style but smaller in height and width. The structure is 11.7 metres wide, 22.8 metres long, and 2.15 metres thick. At the front and back of the buildings, circular holes (linked with terracotta pipes) have been built along with multiple square openings for ensuring adequate ventilation and preventing moisture from accumulating. Gola-Ghar is a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), has been rebuilt as a museum gallery for the weapons and arms of the Ahoms. There are total 19 booths in the gallery open to the visitors.

Outstanding Universal Value

Gola-Ghar was built as a storehouse for the Ahom army's weapons during the reign of Chakradhwaj Singha (1663-1669AD). A blend of Hindu and Mughal styles of architecture, the structure served as the armoury for the Ahom Kings for several years. Located in the scenic town of Sivasagar, the scenic town known for its cultural significance, Gola-Ghar continues to be a major tourist attraction, especially since its renovation as a museum by the Archaeological Survey of India.

Monument Information

Address

Gola-Ghar, Sivasagar, Assam

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport :Rowriah Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station :Sibsagar
  • Nearest Bus Station : Sivasagar

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : Sunrise
  • Closing Time :Sunset

Weather

  • Monsoon : Average Rainfall: 2197 mm (85.49")

    Summer : Maximum: 38°C Minimum: 25°C

    Winter : Maximum: 23°C Minimum: 10°C

    Recommended Season to Visit : Winter season (October to February)

Facilities available At the Monument

  • Cafeteria
  • Illumination of monument
  • Signages
  • Light and sound show
  • Toilets for Ladies & Gentlemen
  • Drinking water facilities
  • Garbage bins
  • Drainage
  • Visitor circulation path
  • Parking
  • Ticket booth
  • Wheelchair for differently abled
  • Electricity
  • Publication counter
  • Brocheure/guide book

Accommodation near the monument

Contact Details

  • Shri Bikas Das
  • Phone: 91-3772-222453, M-98640-22057
  • E-mail: subcirclesiv.asi@gmail.com

Museums near monument

Ticket Information

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable.
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • The Monument is open for visitors between sunrise and sunset.
  • Visitor shall be required to show photo identity proof in original at the entry to the monument.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.
Non Ticketed
Free Entry
for all visitors.