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  Chet Singh Ghat
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Chet Singh Ghat is located south of Dasashvamedha Ghat. This ghat is easily recognized by the beautiful red fort, Shivala, atop the stairs. Originally known as Khirki Ghat, it is now divided into 4 parts: Chet Singh, Niranjani, Nirrvani and Shivala. The ghat also has 3 Shiva temples.

The fort was once the palace of the Maharajas and is where Chet Singh fought a fierce battle with British troops and was imprisoned by them. He escaped by climbing down to the river and swimming away.

The Ganga's current is very strong here so most people avoid bathing here.

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  • Updated Sep 1, 2013
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