Varanasi’s Namo Ghat With 3 Folded Hand Sculptures Emerge As Top Tourist Attraction

by Sanjana Shenoy
Varanasi’s Namo Ghat With 3 Folded Hand Sculptures Emerge As Top Tourist Attraction

Varanasi’s 85th ghat will be a spellbinding one after the 34-crore project gets completed. The renovated  ‘Khidkiya ghat’ is also known as ‘Namo Ghat’ thanks to the three large sculptures of folded hands. Don’t be surprised if Namo ghat will be the top tourist attraction in Varanasi in the coming years. Here’s what’s in store for you at Namo ghat.

Namo Ghat: Perfect Blend Of Traditional Ethos & Modernity

According to a Hindustan Times report, Prime Minister Narendra Modi may soon inaugurate the Khidkiya ghat aka Namo ghat after it completes its renovation. The 85th ghat in Varanasi will have the perfect blend of traditional ethos and modernity. This ghat is equipped with state-of-the-art amenities. An official revealed to Hindustan Times that Namo Ghat will have paintings on walls depicting Kashi’s rich heritage, a cafeteria, and large sculptures of folded hands in ‘namaste’, welcoming visitors to the ghat. This has become the identity of Khidkiya ghat so much so, that it’s popularly called Namo ghat.

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Picture Credits: Amar Ujala

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Top-Notch Amenities At Namo Ghat

Chief general manager of Varanasi Smart City, Dr D Vasudevan revealed to Hindustan Times that Namo ghat will be developed in a massive area of 21,000 square meters. This project will be in line with PM Modi’s ‘Make in India’ and ‘Vocal for Local’ initiatives. Tourists can get participate in the famous Ganga aarti, enjoy water activities, and spend time at the open theatre and library. There’s also a food court serving Banarasi cuisine. Namo ghat is specially-abled friendly and a ramp ensures that the elderly and specially-abled can roam around hassle-free.