Varanasi, on National Waterways No 1 (Ganga) is very strategically located. It is very well connected through road, rail, air and waterways. The city itself is a hub for Indian and foreign tourists being an ancient place and well known religious and cultural centre. With its hinterland of eastern and central India, it has large commercial activity and therefore provides huge opportunity of growth in the inland waterways transport sector for goods and passengers as well in most economic and environment friendly manner.
Apart from the importance of Varanasi as tourist, religious and cultural centre, the city is close to other well known places of tourist interest like Saarnath, Allahabad (Sangam), Chunar, Chitrakoot, Gaya, Patna and Khajuraho. There is a continuous flow of tourists in Varanasi throughout the year. In addition to the religious and cultural places in the city, there is a need to provide some leisure quality life on the bank of Ganga.
The Co. proposes to develop a Floating Hotel on the banks of Ganga, facing east. This will be a big attraction for the foreign as well as Indian tourists. This will have all amenities of a 5 Star Hotel with an accommodation of 32-36 people. This will have a sprawling Deck for restaurant and leisure. The land required for this project will be about 2000 sq mts mainly for the parking and ground services. We are already in discussion for tie-up with Finland advisers for the project.