There is a temple of Lord Shiva on Chet Singh Ghat. The temple was built in 18th century. The devotees keep offering prayer here. Thus, continuous fragrance of incense sticks, earthen oil lamps (‘diyas’), aroma of beautiful flowers and uninterrupted chants of ‘shlokas’, hymns & ‘bhajans’ create a religiously pious ambience on the ghat. Its cultural importance can easily be understood by the fact that Varanasi’s very own seven-day long Budhawa Mangal festival is organized on Chet Singh Ghat. One can have a spiritually rich time over here. It offers stunning views of fort like palace, popularly called Chet Singh Fort, not far away from Harishchandra Ghat. The Chet Singh Fort is made of rich red sandstone. The buildings alongside the ghats on the Ganga need to be explored from architectural point of view. During afternoon Chet Singh Fort offers best view. It’s really mesmerizing to see its facades glow. The architecture of the fort is grand and fantastic. Chet Singh had built this palace cum fort building to prevent the region from invaders and enemies. The appearance of the fort looks quite old with trees and shrubs growing from all the sides. Chet Singh Fort is a pleasant and imposing site to behold while doing a boat ride in the Ganga. Though it’s a pleasant ghat but its river-front is not suitable for bathing due to swift current. So, swimming and bathing is avoided here. Preservation and conservation of the historical heritage of Chet Sing Ghat & Fort is done by the Kashiraj Trust of the Maharaja.
Chet Singh Ghat is located at a distance of about 5 km from Varanasi railway station. It is located exactly in front of Chet Singh Fort. The recommended duration for the tourists to explore the ghat is around 30 minutes. All the ghats are open for public 24X7. There is no entry fee for the ghats.