The Bihar tourism department in an attempt to attract more number of visitors to the state will now develop the Ghats of the city, similar on the lines of Varanasi, to increase tourist flow
Bihar Tourism Department To Give Ghats A New Makeover
The Bihar tourism department in an attempt to attract more number of visitors to the state will now develop the Ghats of the city, similar on the lines of Varanasi, to increase tourist flow. In the initial phase, 4 socio-cultural spots - Collectorate Ghat, Kali Ghat, Mahendru Ghat and Bhadra Ghat have been identified for beautification process.
"The idea is to give the banks an aesthetic makeover so that they can be a huge draw with tourists. Among the attractions, there will be aarti' shows and cultural programmes on the patterns of Varanasi," said Rashmi Verma, principal secretary, Bihar Tourism.
The other development plans include makeover of the famous River Ghat at Sultanganj in Bhagalpur district, set up of a walkway for pedestrians, illumination of heritage buildings along the river, development of inter-ghat spaces by landscaping and constructing gardens. The landscaping will be done along the inter-ghat spaces between Collectorate Ghat and Gaighat, along the 6-km stretch. The proposed walkway, 6 metres wide, would stretch 5.5 km from the Collectorate Ghat to Gaighat.
The Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation (BSTDC) that plays a pivotal role in promoting its state and facilitating travelers has recently completed the construction of a double-storey air-conditioned restaurant at Gandhi Ghat, which is slated to be operational very soon.