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About Ramnagar Fort

About 14 kilometers from the heart of Varanasi city, the Ramnagar Fort is located on the other side of the river bank on the Ganges. The fort used to be the ancestral home of the Maharaja of Banaras, which was constructed by Maharaja Balwant Singh in the eighteenth century. Made of red sandstone, the Ramnagar Fort also houses a temple and a museum. The temple dedicated to Ved Vyasa is said to be the place, where the sage who wrote the Indian epic Mahabharata, spent some days of his life. Among other tourist attractions in Ramnagar are the Durga Temple, Chhinnamastika Temple, and Dakshin Mukhi Hanuman. The museum inside the fort has a collection of Royal vintage on display including cars, palkies or palanquins, an armory of swords, guns and more, antique clocks and exhibits reflecting fine ivory work. One of the fascinating exhibits among the ones on display is the clock which shows not only time, date and year but also certain astronomical facts. Lack of maintenance is resulting the fort to crumble but even today, the site offers an excellent sunset view on the river Gange.

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  • Best Time to Visit Anytime
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Entry Fee Adult: INR15 Child: INR10
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera

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