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. Using our international travel planner, Varanasi attractions like Ramnagar Fort can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It is still in use by kashi naresh for residing. The fort has good museum which displays the history of kings who ruled varanasi. It is also used for outdoor shooting of the film.  more »
  • This is the home of the family of Maharaja of Benares, dating from the 18th century, and still apparently inhabited by his descendants. The two yards, he's imposing buildings that surround them appear quite, though there are in India holds more interest and impressiveness. The Museum includes a series of halls, the sight of which is very disappointing, full of decay. Difficult for the eye to penetrate beyond the dusty Windows, for who knows how long. Objects which are stored give the impression of being placed without warning, and the conservation status of many is pathetic. A passage beneath the Palace leads to the banks of the Ganges River, in front of the façade of the building, the only part that maintains a certain Majesty, and from which you can climb up in the stands, where you can enjoy views of the river. Not worth the price of admission. A tip instead for the less squeamish. Returning from the Palace towards the bridge towards Benares, before you take it, there is a kiosk he sells the lassi. I am told that it is the best of the city (Benares, not the only Ramnagar); I don't know if that's true, but it's definitely the best I've tasted.
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  • Opened to the public in 10-00. Cost 350 rupees. By the River, with the bridge looks great! In a lot of places to visit, as high-ranking person there. Photo-video inside banned;(
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  • रामनगर भारत के उत्तर प्रदेश राज्य के वाराणसी जिला का एक तहसील है। रामनगर में एक किला है जिसे रामनगर किला कहते हैं और ये यहां के राजा काशी नरेश का आधिकारिक और पैतृक आवास है। काशी नरेश (काशी के महाराजा) वाराणसी शहर के मुख्य सांस्कृतिक संरक्षक एवं सभी धार्मिक क्रिया-कलापों के अभिन्न अंग हैं। रामनगर किला में यहां के राजाओं का एक संग्रहालय भी है। ये राजाओं का १८वीं शताब्दी से आवास है। यहां दशहरा त्यौहार खूब रौनक और तमाशों से भरा होता है। इस अवसर पर रेशमी और ज़री के ब्रोकेड आदि से सुसज्जित भूषा में काशी नरेश की हाथी पर सवारी निकलती है और पीछे-पीछे लंबा जलूस होता है। फिर नरेश एक माह लंबे चलने वाले रामनगर, वाराणसी की रामलीला का उद्घाटन करते हैं। रामलीला में रामचरितमानस के अनुसार भगवान श्रीराम के जीवन की लीला का मंचन होता है। ये मंचन काशी नरेश द्वारा प्रायोजित होता है अर पूरे ३१ दिन तक प्रत्येक शाम को रामनगर में आयोजित होता है। अंतिम दिन इसमें भगवान राम रावण का मर्दन कर युद्ध समाप्त करते हैं और अयोध्या लौटते हैं। महाराजा उदित नारायण सिंह ने रामनगर में इस रामलीला का आरंभ १९वीं शताब्दी के मध्य से किया था।
  • Palace is good. So many things are there to see .Everyone must visit there. 5 star out of 5 .One star less due to dust not clean properly inside the articles . Articles are little dusty .otherwise everything is well managed good collection and nice place.
  • Nice fort with a very good museum. Lots and lots of guns and swords and knives and cars. We were quite impressed. And, from nowhere, it suddenly leads you to a temple and a great view of the Ganga River. Overall, worth a visit if you've been to Varanasi the first time.
  • Its good place to visit with family. But the maintenance of fort is not proper. The place is just near the Ganges river. Its view through ganges is awesome and beautiful.
  • Very old fort with personal belongings of the kings on display. Pilgrims who want to go to Vyasakasi Temple have to buy a ticket for this museum as the temple is inside this museum. Fort and articles in the museum are not exactly well maintained. A little care can make this make interesting. Till then pilgrims to Vyasakasi are forced to see this.

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