If you have not been to India and just packing your things to visit the beautiful city of Kolkata, you may wonder what a “ghat” means. According to the online Merriam-Webster dictionary, a ghat is “a broad flight of steps that is situated on an Indian riverbank and that provides access to the water especially for bathing”. India considers a river a holy place, and so it is common to see a ghat in many corners of the country. One of the most well-known of these flight of stairs is the Outram Ghat in Kolkata.
Kolkata is located in the state of West Bengal. In Bengali-speaking regions in India such as Kolkata, any flight of stairs that lead down to [Read more…]