Islamic architecture has Minar domes, vaults and arches with an
exclusive use of mortar and concrete. The mausoleum of Magdum Shah Daulat
at Maner, 29 kilometers west at Patna reminds of the historic Mughal
buildings at Delhi and Agra. Expressive of the mature artistic taste
of the designer of the mausoleum are its excellent carvings. Its Hindu
symbols are of elephants, bulls and lotuses carved on its walls. The old
Patna collectorate building and the building with dorie and ionic
columns, facing south in the Patna college are survivals of the medieval
structures raised by the Dutch traders at Patna. The buildings at Bankipur
and Padri-ki-Haveli are constructed in the Gothic style of architecture.
The famous granary, Golghar, built in 1786 is something unique.
The Sultan palace on the Gardiner Road, Patna is a twentieth-century representative
of Muslim architecture .