Chaawani Bazar is located at a distance of 12 kilometers from village Karmiya and 40 kilometers from the Basti city. It served as a market place for the military establishment during the British rule in India in 1850s but became the centre of revolt of the Indians against the British rulers during First War of Indian Independence in 1857 in which General Fort, the commander of the British army, was murdered.
The bazaar has a peepal tree which has become a tourist landmark in the area.
Infuriated by the loss of their commander, the British army brutally killed 250 Indians fighters by hanging them from the peepal tree. Since then, Chaawani Bazar has acquired a historical importance and become a popular tourist destination.