The Clock Tower was built by the British in India in the early 20th century. Locally it is also referred to as Ghanta Ghar. It was constructed at the site of the old Shambu Darwaza. It is known as the zero mile point and is aptly located at the heart of the city. The elaborate red sandstone structure is typical of the British influence in India. The Clock Tower is often used as a meeting point and is considered to be one of the important landmarks of the city.