Located on the eastern bank of River Ganga, Ram Nagar Fort is a beautiful place to witness the sunset over the river. It is an 18th-century structure built by Maharaja Balwant Singh and is the ancestral home of Maharaja of Banaras. The fort is built in red sandstone. It houses a temple dedicated to Ved Vyasa, writer of Mahabharata, the great Indian epic. The Fort includes an eccentric museum boasting a royal collection of vintage cars, swords, palanquins, ivory works, an old weaponry section and an extremely unusual astrological clock. It also treasures manuscripts, especially religious writings, along with precious handwritten manuscripts by Goswami Tulsidas. Many books illustrated in the Mughal miniatures style, with beautifully designed covers are also a part of the collection. There are five hundred and thirty-five illustrations expressing Islamic ethos, each having a decorative border with ornate floral designs or cartouches. The Dakshin Mukhi Hanuman Temple also located in it. Inside the giant walls of the Ram Nagar 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. Owing to its rich cultural heritage, the fort has emerged as a prominent shooting destination for numerous Indian film makers. The Fort is popular for its grand extravagant festivity of annual Dussehra festival, when the palace is adorned impressively and comes alive with colour and life.
The Ram Nagar Fort is located 14 KM from Varanasi city centre and 8 KM from Banaras Hindu University on the opposite bank of River Ganga.
Indian - 20,Foreigner - 150
Do not touch the things displayed at the museum without permission.
INR 10 for children.