Ramnagar Fort in Varanasi
A fortified structure built in the 18th century this colossal piece of architecture has withstood the test of time and has been witness to many changes in history. Constructed by the erstwhile Maharaja of Banaras, the beautiful Ramnagar Fort was the place of residence of the Royal family of Banaras. Situated on the banks of River Ganga, Ramnagar fort offers a picturesque view of Tulsi Ghat and the river flowing by. Its beauty and architecture is traditional Mughal style and is built with cream sandstones.
Ramnagar fort is one of the major tourist attractions of Varanasi and a part of the fort has been converted into a museum and also has a temple dedicated to Vedvyasa, the author of Mahabharata, a south facing temple of Lord Hanuman, inside the fortification. The museum houses many traditional and royal artefacts, some of which belonged to the Royal family of Banaras. One can witness a good collection of vintage cars, medieval costumes, decorated chairs, elephant saddles, beautifully brocaded palanquins, a huge astronomical clock, various manuscripts, writings, armoury and weaponry of that period, swords, textiles woven with ivory, etc. A part of Ramnagar fort is currently also the residence of the Maharaja of Varanasi but his title is no longer existent.
Come to Varanasi and explore the beauty of this ancient Ramnagar Fort!