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Ramnagar Fort


The Ramnagar fort lies about 14 km. from Varanasi and is situated on the opposite bank of river Ganga. It is the ancestral home of the Maharaja of Banaras. Maharaja Balwant Singh built this fort-palace in the eighteenth century. The fort is built in red sandstone. The Ramnagar fort has a temple and a museum within the grounds and the temple is dedicated to Ved Vyasa, who wroteRamnagar Fort Mahabharata, the great Indian epic. Legends have it that Ved Vyasa stayed here for a brief period. The Ramnagar fort houses a museum displaying the Royal collection which includes vintage Cars, Royal palkies, an armory of swords and old guns, ivory work and antique clocks. The Durga Temple and Chhinnamastika Temple are also Located at Ramnagar. A temple of Dakshin Mukhi Hanuman is there. Inside the giant walls of the Ramnagar fort-palace, there is a big clock. This clock not only displays year, month, week and day but also astronomical facts about the sun, moon and constellation of stars. An interesting array of ornate palanquins, gold-plated howdahs and weapons are some of the artifacts on display in the Ramnagar fort-palace museum. For a 17th century fort, this one is seriously well-preserved, probably because the king -- the former king -- still resides here. While you cannot see the Maharaja of Benares, the fort museum has put on display palanquins, elephant howdahs made of silver and gold, brocades, a replica of the royal bed and old weapons. Located across the river on the Ram Nagar road which leads east from the BHU, the fort comes into its own during the annual Dussera festival.The fort at Ramnagar houses a museum displaying the Royal collection which includes old silver and brocade palanquins for the use of the ladies of the court, elephant howdahs made of silver brocades, a replica of the royal bed and an armoury of swords and guns. Vintage cars, royal palkies, an armoury of swords and old guns, ivory work and antique clocks. The 17th century Ramnagar Fort was the home of the Maharaja of Banaras. The Durga Temple and Chhinnamastika Temple are also located at Ramnagar.











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