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Ramnagar Fort

#Monument in Varanasi

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.

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Location:
Varanasi
Uttar Pradesh, India
Best time to visit Varanasi: 
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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
-- km
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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

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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