Since late 12th century Gola Ghat was used as a ferry point and was known for a number of granaries (gola), from where the name derived. However, after opening the bridge at Raj Ghat in 1887 the site lost its importance. In course of time the ghat became deserted. The Muncipal Corporation, with the support of irrigation department of the government of Uttar Pradesh, has renovated and built this ghat pucca in 1988. At this ghat there is existence of puranic water-front sacred spot, viz. Pishegila Tirtha. This ghat has no cultural and religious importance. Portion of this ghat is used by washermen for cleaning the cloths.
At this ghat, in the upper part there is a temple of Nandishvara. As a mark of respect the local residents with their collective efforts built this temple in the early 19th century. One portion of it was built pucca by Dvarikanath Chakravorty (of Bhavanipur, West Bengal) in 1940; who has also constructed a mansion (A 4/ 13). There are stone steps from the bank to the upper part, and in way to the right side on a platform there is a complex of several small shrines and temples, which also includes a shrine of Bhrigu Keshav (Vishnu). In 1988 the irrigation department of the government of Uttar Pradesh has made this ghat pucca. In the recent past a wrestling site (akhara), named Nanishvara Akhara has also been opened where one can get training of Indian style of wrestling and art of body-making. The ghat area is occupied by basket and pole makers, a professional caste considered low in hierarchy.