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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  • In addition to a museum with Photo ban on the left just inside the entrance, there were some major construction works and in those where a small University housed and it lived people in many of the buildings. I can not recommend this as a major attraction in Varanasi!
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  • Very modest and in poor maintenance building, far away from the city centre. Is located on the Bank of Ganges and was built in the late 1700s. Inside this modest building a museum with a collection of old cars, but so run down and covered in dust from not arouse the interest that they should for their rarity, as well as the palanquins or carriages. Some collections of weapons from different backgrounds, as well as swords and daggers. The fort is used to shoot scenes of the movies. Sin would be a nice place, interesting if only it was more polished and removed from its state of disrepair.
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  • This is a great historical place near Varanasi. You can hire a local auto and get into here. It is a huge fort of king of Varanasi. This is a must visit place in Varanasi if you love history, architec...  more »
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  • Great place for outing. Its a fort as well as a museum where you can come and take a dive in the history. There are cars,carts,guns,rifles,swords,daggers,and other royal artifacts. Its an attraction for both the locals and tourists . So if you are on a tour to Varanasi then you must visit this place.It has a nominal fee of ₹10 for a ticket to the museum area and the place is open till 6 p.m. in the evening. Although the place is great tourist attraction but it is usually not crowded. So you can easily and peacefully wander here. Also you savour your eyes by seeing the beauty of nature near the river bank which is located just behind the fort.
  • It is a good historical site in this region. One can see old armory and other things were used before 20th century by the Kings and it's people. Calendar embedded wall clock and old antiques can be good thing to watch. It has a temple in the back side with great view of Ganges river.
  • I had visited this place once and I loved so much. Photography is prohibited in fort areas but on the top of the fort u can take pictures of Ganga river. This creates a beautiful scenery of Ganga river. The most interesting thing I had found there was weapons and dresses of the king. I had enjoyed that place so much and the cost of ticket is also low. I wished to visit there once again.
  • It is a place worth visiting. U get to see various types of guns,pistols, swords and all sorts of war weapons used by the kings of Benaras. Even the dresses worn and the vehicles used by the royal family have been preserved. And, of course, the antiques. It is a must visit place for people who are into history :)
  • Loved it. A pretty collection of antique weaponry, clothing, various instruments and artifacts. Although the architecture is great, it is very poorly maintained (similar to rest of Varanasi!!). Overall a good outing.

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