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Ramnagar Fort in Varanasi

The Ramnagar fort lies about 14 km. from Varanasi and is situated on the opposite bank of river Ganga. It is the ancestral home of the Maharaja of Banaras. Maharaja Balwant Singh built this fort-palace in the eighteenth century. The fort is built in red sandstone. The Ramnagar fort has a temple and a museum within the grounds and the temple is dedicated to Ved Vyasa, who wrote Mahabharata, the great Indian epic.

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Location:
Varanasi
Uttar Pradesh, India
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Ticket / Cost / Expenses:
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Time people usually spend here:
2 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
25.2702569°N, 83.0249411°E
Distance from Varanasi city center to Ramnagar Fort
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Opening and Closing Timings:

Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Read traveller's reviews about Ramnagar Fort..

Overall Rating:4.1

reviews
  '3' out of 5
"In ramnagar I like three things 1. Lassi from a shop just in front of the ramnagar fort 2. The museum is quite ok. 3. Backside Ganges view, it's really awesome. "
  '5' out of 5
"One of those rare forts constructed by Hindu king bang on the bank of Ganges. This fort made of Chunar stone is favorite haunt of Bengali film makers. Bengali films like Nauka Dubi,Chokherbali, Har Har Byomkesh had been shot here. No doubt a picturesque location."
  '5' out of 5
"Mai gaya naho hi but so nice plase very nice"
  '2' out of 5
"An example of bad management of precious resources. Poorly maintained, no professional staff, no safe water, the wash rooms are horrible, no directions- this is a dilapidated fort. Owners are just trying to make maximum profit with least effort. If you can tolerate the above, will get a glimpse of Raj's life and a beautiful Ganga."
  '4' out of 5
"The fort houses the palace of the rules of kingdom of Banaras. Now the royal family lives in a portion of the fort. Much of it is converted into a museum."

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Content of this page was last updated at Aug 30, 2016