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Ramnagar Fort, Varanasi

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Observe an enormous and varied collection of antiques and artifacts from the past at Ramnagar Fort. Built at the end of the 18th century, the fort is still inhabited by the Maharaja of Varanasi, and so remains closed to the public. You can visit the onsite museum, however: housed in the fort's public audience hall, it contains a plethora of items such as vintage American cars, elephant saddles carved from silver, and a vast antique armory with items from Africa, Burma, and Japan. Put Ramnagar Fort into our Varanasi trip itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Varanasi.
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  • The Ramnagar fort, located on the eastern bank of river Ganges,is a sandstone structure made in Mughal architecture. Though quite impressive from outside, the museum inside is in a state of disrepair ...  more »
  • It had been a wonderful experience to be shown this grand old fort by Roshan Shukla our hired Autorikshaw owner.  more »
  • This is an old nice fort situated a bit far from Varanasi Cantonment area. After paying Rs.20/- each as entry fee, we entered the main building (museum). The authority have maintained a specific gestu...  more »
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  • If you call a heritage building for this wouldn't be wrong. So peaceful and have a charm of the feeling many centuries old place. Actually is the palace of King of Varanasi's some part is changed into a rare museum. Where the rare ammunition of the old times and lifestyle things of kings are shown. A place must to visit if you are in Varanasi.
  • Very nice place to go with family.. The museum has a lot of items but the cars or vehicles are the best thing but the people here don't care about that and all the vehicles are very dirty and might ruin if not kept under maintenance.. Overall a nice place to hangout with family
  • I have been to this fort a couple of times. The best part about this fort is that it is away from the hustle and bustle of the city. You need to reserve a car to get here easily, otherwise it's gonna take you more than a couple of hours to be in the vicinity. Talking about the fort, this fort is big, not as huge as the Jaisalmer fort that I have reviewed, but big of course. Covering the entire fort will take you a couple of hours. The entire fort is a museum now and all rooms are filled with daggers and swords and arrow and metal vests that medieval men wore. Back then they didn't allowed to take pics. I'm not aware of the current scenario. But we did managed to pull out some snaps. Here are few of those below.
  • A nice place to visit with family and friends. The best part of the fort is when you go through the inside tunnel of the fort (made by the queen who lived there) and when you come out of the other side, you'll witness the best view of the fort with the Ganges flowing in front of you.
  • A small fort but is an exemplary display of beautiful architecture mixing detailed works of art to simplicity. Has a museum too. Is located on the banks of river Ganga and hence a lovely view of the city of Varanasi on the opposite banks.

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