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My visit here was extremely peaceful. The steps were recently swept, the boats floated nearby, and the old architecture was beautiful. I recommend just walking from ghat to ghat to get a feeling for each one.
We were taking a stroll along the Ganga ghats from Dashawamedh to Assi Ghat. This ghat is somewhere in the middle, perhaps a little closer to Assi. Nice little quiet ghat with relatively clean water. So we took some time out to relax there a...More
Varanasi has many ghats where people come for many reasons, to sit quietly and meditate, get in or out to boat, pray, bath, wash, walk, ride etc. This ghat is in front of Chet Singh fort. Very imposing architecture. The ghat is much peaceful than...More
First Maharaj of Banaras was Balwant Singh and his illegitimate son was Chet Singh. Chet Singh became Maharaja by bribing the Nawab of Awadh and secured his legacy over Balwant Singh’s nephew Mahip Narayan Singh. Chet Singh’s legacy followed by political squabbles with Governor General...More
I viewed the Chet Singh Ghat in the early morning from a boat. It is an imposing sight. Built in the mid-18th Century, it was the site of a fierce battle between the local Maharaja Chait (or Chet) Singh and the troops of the representative...More