Varanasi. The attraction of the Ghats of Kashi is all over the world. People from all over the world come here to see the lightness of Kashi and the life of the ghats situated on the banks of the Ganges, to see their life and to feel the Ganges. The world’s oldest and most vibrant city, Kashi, is now going to be settled in a tent city. Tent City will be situated on the sand right in front of the historical ghats of Kashi, from Navratri to Shivratri. From this tent city on the banks of the Ganges, you will be able to see the beautiful crescent-shaped 84 ghats. Tent City will also have facilities for tourists to organize seminars and conferences for food, traditional entertainment, spirituality and corporate world. The aura of the tent city will be worth seeing in the moonlit night. Staying on the banks of the Ganges instead of the hotel and getting up in the morning to see the beautiful aura of the Ghat with the darshan of Mother Ganga will also be included as a new experience. Kashi’s tent city will be developed on the lines of Gujarat’s Run of Kutch and Jaisalmer’s Sand Dunes. The Varanasi Development Authority has issued an expression of interest for this, the last date of which has been kept as 15 May 2022.
After the rejuvenation of Kashi, the number of tourists is increasing continuously in Varanasi to see its changing form. In such a situation, the Yogi government is bringing a proposal to build a tent city on the banks of the Ganges to provide better facilities to the tourists. Isha Duhan, vice-chairman of the Varanasi Development Authority, said that the city of tents will be set up in about 500 hectares in the Katesar area of Ramnagar on the sand in front of Assi Ghat on the other side of the Ganges. Which can be increased as per the need. There will be a confluence of religion, spirituality and culture. Tent city will have every facility which is there in any tourist place. Here along with typical Banarasi food and drink, you will also be able to enjoy traditional cultural programs in the open air. Along with this, tourists will also be able to enjoy water adventure sports (Jet Ski, Banana Boat Parasailing, Camel and Horse Riding, Fishing).
The atmosphere will be like home in the tent
Staying in the Tent City, tourists will find a home-like atmosphere in the tent amidst the tumult of Nirmal and Aviral Ganga. There will be a quiet place for yoga, meditation, library, art gallery. Tent city will also be seen in the package tour of tourists. Domestic and foreign tourists will also have their favorite dishes available. Along with Subah-e-Banaras, there will be aarti of Mother Ganga in the morning and evening on the banks of the Ganges. Tourists will also be able to carve the shape of their experience on the sand of mind by the divine knowledge received from Kashi, the city of salvation. There will be a jetty from where you will be able to board a cruise and barge for a walk in the Ganges. Tent city will start around Navratri and will continue till around Shivratri. During the flood in the Ganges, the tents will be removed due to the water coming on the sand.
Plan to stop tourists for 7 days
Isha Duhan, vice-chairman of the Development Authority, said that according to the data, due to the influx of tourists in the peak season, the rooms in the hotel are reduced. In which this plan will prove to be helpful. The government wants the tourists coming to Kashi to stay here for at least 7 days. The temples here which connect with religion and spirituality, while Sarnath, the shrine of Buddha, explains the philosophy of life. So they will be made to experience all the juices of Banaras in the tents. Earlier the governments had not made any concrete plan regarding the tourism industry in Banaras. Earlier, the order of NGT was coming in the way of any kind of event in the sand across the Ganges due to the tortoise century, but after the turtle century was shifted due to the efforts of the BJP government, this problem has also been resolved and the sand spread across the Ganges has become a source of tourism. Preparations for setting up a new center have started.
Business is also encouraged from Tent City
This city of tents will have world famous Varanasi Sarees, Banarasi Brocade, Wooden Toys, Pink Meenakari Stone Carving as well as GI Products and One District One Products. Basic facilities have developed rapidly in Kashi, the capital of religion. Due to the connectivity of the country with the world by water, land and sky, business activities are increasing rapidly here. Tent City will be just 4 Km from NH-19, Ramnagar Fort 1 Km, Varanasi Railway Station 10 Km, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Railway Station 13 and Varanasi Airport 33 Km.
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 05, 2022, 07:59 IST