At a distance of 2 km from Haridwar Junction Railway Station, Gau Ghat is situated on the southern part of the Subhash Ghat.
Gau Ghat is one of the sacred sites along the River Ganges in Haridwar. This ghat got its name from those who come here to pardon the sin of killing cows. The sin of killing a cow is considered equal to the sin of killing a Brahmin. In addition the ghat is also visited by those who want to offer solace to the demised family members. The ashes of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi were immersed in this Ghat.
This Ghat is less crowded as compared to other Ghats in Haridwar. This place observes the celebration of various festivals.