Ramnagar Fort

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  • Address: Near Vyas Mandir, Ram Nagar, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India
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  • 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

  • 57.51% of people who visit Varanasi include Ramnagar Fort in their plan

  • 63.16% of people start their Ramnagar Fort visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Ramnagar Fort

Monday, Thursday and Sunday

93.08% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ramnagar Fort

People normally club together Ganges River and Archaeological Museum while planning their visit to Ramnagar Fort.

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Ramnagar Fort, Varanasi Reviews

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  • Beautiful place. Management could have been better. Needs air conditioning. Won't suggest you to go here during summers because of how hot it gets inside. You can easily find snacks around this place, although I couldn't find a place to get a meal near the fort, but maybe we didn't go far enough.

  • Very important historical place But really not managed well. Valuable items in museum are not retained as required. Vintage cars are eating dust... someone should really take care of these items in museum.

  • This fort has very good collection of vehicles and weapons. In vehicle section they have the range from ancient Indian dolies to motor cars such as Ford Mercedes Benz and many others and in the weaponry they display sword knifes piston rifle and many others. But the main drawback of museum in the Fort is they did not maintain all the antique collection properly

  • Best thing about it is the big automatic watch made hundred years ago still working fine shows sun rise sun set nakshatra n lot more.. If u go there must see that, there r lots of guns on display if anyone has interest in them they can go otherwise it's just passable..

  • रामनगर का किला वाराणसी के रामनगर में स्थित है। यह गंगा नदी के पूर्वी तट पर तुलसी घाट के सामने स्थित है। इसका निर्माण १७५० में काशी नरेश बलवन्त सिंह ने कराया था। यह मक्खन के रंग वाले चुनार के बालूपत्थर ने बना है। वर्तमान समय में यह किला अच्छी स्थिति में नहीं है। यह दुर्ग तथा इसका संग्रहालय बनारस के इतिहास का खजाना है। आरम्भ से ही यह दुर्ग काशी नरेश का निवास रहा है।

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