Ramnagar Fort

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: Near Vyas Mandir, Ram Nagar, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 20 INR
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Historical Site, Memorial, Family And Kids, Fort

Ramnagar Fort - Review

The Ram Nagar Fort bears brilliant testimony of a civilisation that disappeared. The Moghul Empire. The building was constructed with creamy coloured chunar sandstone. It was built in typical Mughal style of architecture, with engraved balconies, open court yards and rotundas. The fort was built on high ground and is located near the Ganges River on its eastern bank. Kashi Naresh Raja Balwant Singh built it in 1750 and housed a Veda Vyasa Temple, and a residential complex. It also has a museum and a Dakshin Mukhi temple of Hanuman facing the south. The current king, Anant Narayan Singh is the Maharaja of Varanasi though the royal title has been abolished in 1971.

The Ramleela fair started since the 18th century. It’s a month long festival depicting the life of Rama, ending up in ten day battle between Rama and Ravana. This is the story of the epic Ramayana. Ram Nagar got its name from this. Flanked by two white towers, the fort is a residential area of the King of Kashi. A small portion is open for the public, yet its historical look inspires filmmakers to use it for shooting.

The museum is known as the Vidya Mandir or Sarasvati Bhavan Museum and there is the Durbar Hall as well. Together they are a mirror image of courts back in primeval time. The museum houses a variety of Royal collection of old guns and traditional cars. It has an old armoury, swords, old armoured matchlocks and ornate hookahs. The walls are adorned with portraits of Maharajas, and a palki can be found as well. There are daggers, bejewelled sedan chairs, and silver elephant saddles carved in silver. Religious writings, old documents and antique pieces attracts historians to this museum.

In the month of October, Ramleela is celebrated annually and this attracts a large crowd. People celebrate the festival Dussehra by burning an effigy of the demon king Ravana. The celebration starts with King of Kashi coming to the fair on an ornamented elephant. He comes with his family to witness the victory of good over evil.

Ramnagar Fort Information

  • Boats operate a shuttle service across the river.
  • The fort is pretty dilapidated.
  • There are monkeys everywhere, so be careful.
  • Photography is not allowed inside the museum fort.
  • The Vyas temple behind the fort is very nice. 

Ramnagar Fort Ticket Prices

  • For Foreigner: INR150

Restaurants Near Ramnagar Fort

  • Shiv Prasad Lassi Bhandar: Indian
  • The place Ngo Outlet cafe: Indian, Cafe, Contemporary
  • Blue Lassi: Indian
  • Cozy Corner Restaurant CCR: Chinese, Indian, Vegetarian, Soups

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TripHobo Highlights for Ramnagar Fort

  • Ramnagar Fort Address: Near Vyas Mandir, Ram Nagar, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India
  • Ramnagar Fort Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Ramnagar Fort Price: 20 INR
  • Best time to visit Ramnagar Fort(preferred time): 11:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Ramnagar Fort: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Ramnagar Fort

  • 95% of people who visit Varanasi include Ramnagar Fort in their plan

  • 41.6% of people start their Ramnagar Fort visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Ramnagar Fort

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

90.87% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ramnagar Fort

People normally club together Banaras Hindu University and Archaeological Museum while planning their visit to Ramnagar Fort.

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Ramnagar Fort, Varanasi Reviews

  • Great Fort of Indian Empires.. Majestic Sunset Point but Bad Maintenance of the valuable properties.. U can literally experience here the culture of Maharajas! their Guns and weapons, Royal- Vintage Cars and Facilities, The Buildings, Clocks and several other Items. But as I Said Poor Maintenance are slowly ruining this place! Must be kept with proper maintenance!

  • Ramnagar fort situated at bank of ganga river is attractive place. Lots of national and international visitors come here to visit this museum. The perfect time to visit this museum in October to February. I visited this place 21 jun 2018 , it was a very hot day.

  • One of the gems of the epic of Indian History. Great Collection of Royal Clothes, Armoury, War Weapons, Guns and Rifles, Beautiful Swords ans sabers, Old Photographs and letters, One of its kind Astrology Clock, Antique Cars and other Vehicles, Scenic Ganga view and great walk around the fort. But maintenance of everything is pathetic. Even normal dusting of these antique gems are not done properly on complaining they don't respond properly. No personnel is eligible enough to tell you about the artifacts. Even most of the things are 'label-less'. I wonder what the people do with Rs. 50 they charge the Indian tourists...

  • The fort gives a perfect example of royal architecture.Situated on the bank of Ganges that adds beauty to it.But the authority which is taking care of museum are doing their worst.Goods are of utmost importance are covered with dirt and dust.But they charge more than enough for visiting it. Don't know what they do with all the money.

  • A good and ancient place for visiting. You have found a quiet place and it is clean. If you interested a new place and know and see more about old places this is one of them.

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