Chauki Ghat is located in close proximity to two famous ghats of Varanasi, the Harishchandra Ghat and Kedar Ghat. It was believed to have been built in 1970. As a tourist attraction, it deserves as much attention as the other ghats. Its wide open platforms, iron railings and enormous open space make it an excellent spot for relaxing, hanging out and enjoying the tranquility. As you ascend the steps of the Chauki Ghat, you come across a huge pipal tree. Here, there are a variety of exquisitely carved stone figures of nagas and snakes as well as several relics believed to belong to the Buddhist period. In close proximity to the tree is the highly revered shrine of Rukmangesvara. A little ahead lies another shrine by the name of Naga Kupa. On the occasion of Nag Panchami (a festival in which snakes are worshipped by Hindus), devotees visit these shrines and seek blessings.
Varanasi is home to several tourist attractions, many of which lie in close proximity to Chauki Ghat. Here are some of them which you can check out.