In the latter part of the eighteenth century, Peshwa Baala Ji had made a permanent construction of this ghat. Before the reconstruction and renovation, Tulsi Ghat was a part of the Assi Ghat. In 1941, Tulsi Ghat was reconstructed by Baldev Das Birla. Tulsi Ghat is home to first Aditya, known as Lolark Kund, among twelve Adityas (Dwadash Aditya) in Kashi and, thus, called Lolark Ghat as well. Religiously it is an important Ghat. Tulsi Ghat and its adjoining area is dotted with many famous temples like Lolarkeshwar, Amareshwar, Bholeshwar, Mahishmardini (Swapneshvari), Arkavinayak, Hanuman (two temples of 18th and 20th century), Ram Panchayatan (two temples). It is believed that Hanuman Mandir, accompanied with an ‘akhada’ was founded by Tulsidas ji.
Among the public, Lolark Kund holds great significance. It is believed by the masses that a dip into this well on Bhadra Shukla Shashthi bestows an infertile woman with a child. Leprosy patients get rid of the disease having bathed in it. Ark Vinayak Temple is one of the 56 Vinayak temples described in Kashinkhand. Discourses of Ramcharit Manas are also organized on Tulsi Ghat. Nag Nathaiya Leela is also performed on the ghat on Kartik Shukla Chaturthi, in presence of huge gathering of people from Varanasi and its adjoining region. Five days Dhrupad Music Festival is organized on Tulsi Ghat. Classical and folk singers from across India gather here and charm the avid listener with their melodious stream of music – vocal & instrumental. All religious and cultural programs are organized on Tulsi Ghat under the auspices of Mohan Mandir.