Tourists can board two hybrid electric catamaran boats from two jetties at Guptar Ghat and Naya Ghat.
Two jetties on the river Saryu will be operational before the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya opens to pilgrims in January of next year in order to enhance tourism in the temple town.
Tourists visiting the town will use these jetties for amusement.
A jetty is a building that extends into the sea from land and is used by ships to dock so that passengers can board and disembark. Additionally, it is utilized for loading and unloading freight.
The two jetties will be accessible from Guptar Ghat and Naya Ghat, respectively, from where two tourist-serving hybrid electric catamaran boats will depart.
After Varanasi, Ayodhya would be the second city in the state where jetties are built to draw river tourism.
According to the divisional commissioner of Ayodhya, Gaurav Dayal, two boats will get there by the end of this year’s December.
Sanjay Bandopadhyay, the head of the Indian Inland Waterways Authority, recently traveled to Ayodhya to talk with the local government about the project.
Dayal claims that dredging in the shallow areas of the river Saryu has also been planned. Near ghats, sedimentation has developed over time.
The Saryu River is a popular destination for river tourism, according to the Ayodhya government.
The 15-kilometer trip between Guptar Ghat and Naya Ghat will be beautiful.
“After the Ram Mandir opens to devotees in January of next year, it is anticipated that Ayodhya’s tourist footfall would climb significantly. An added attraction in Ayodhya for guests who plan to remain in the temple town for two or three days would be the cruise on the Saryu River, according to an official of the Ayodhya government.
Currently, Ram Mandir in Ayodhya receives daily visits from an average of 15,000 worshipers. When holidays are present, this number increases significantly.
‘Ayodhya Haat’ in Chaudhary Charan Singh ghat has also been given the go-ahead by the Ayodhya administration as a visitor attraction.
Source- Hindustan times