Apart from temples there is a city on the south eastern side of Varanasi on the opposite bank of Ganges called Ramnagar. Ramnagar is 14 kms from Varanasi and 2 kms from BHU. And in Ramnagar there is a great fort called Ramnagar fort with Vyasa Temple and Museum inside it. One has to cross the temporary bridge made of wood and drums to visit the fort and the city.
It is present opposite Tulsi ghat, the fort offers mesmerizing views with its shadow reflecting on slow flowing Ganga River. Crossing the wooden bridge (pontoon) made up of floating drums on vehicle is no more than an adventure as if you travelling on the crooked pebbled roads of villages on a bullock carts. After crossing the river, climbing up a little bit and move towards left will bring one toward the gate of Ramnagar Fort. Many local handicraft shops are present where stunning artworks are sold for nominal price.