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Address: Ramnagar, Varanasi, India

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Ramshackle museum not easy of access

Not quite easy to get to, this place has lost a lot of tis atmosphere with the building of a huge bridge running just above it. No effort of maintenance and presentation in the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Nantes, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Not quite easy to get to, this place has lost a lot of tis atmosphere with the building of a huge bridge running just above it. No effort of maintenance and presentation in the museum. Worth it only if you have some time to spare.

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Havelock, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Lots to see but covered in dust like they don't care. No proper signage to explain exhibits. A little self respect please, clean the place up!

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The highlight of the outing was the tuk tuk ride across the Ganges on an old but makeshift bridge on caissons with slat wood base sporadically covered by metal squares. Our driver was Houghly who each time he saw us after that day reminded us how good a charioteer he had been for us. The fort has some attractive architecture... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The fort made me a little bit disappointed to be honest. If I have to use one word to describe it, it would be shabby. Its not a huge fort, and different rooms and palaces have been converted as museum galleries. But its not well kept nor well lit. The museum starts with a few classic cars, chariots and howdas,... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We feel sad that such historical place is not given proper attention. Many valuable exhibits lose their significance due to poor maintenance. It is situated on the eastern bank of river Ganga which is called as Vyasa Kasi. When Maharshi Veda Vyasa was expelled from Kasi by Lord Shiva, he stayed here,so it has significance ,mythologically and historically. Many devotees... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Ramnagar Fort is on the other Bank of the river Ganga. As you buy a ticket and enter the highly guarded fort, the path leads you through a collection of vintage cars - Ford, Chevys and more. The best, if you ask me, is the view of the Ganges from the rear side of the Fort.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

If you believe in the saying Old is gold then you wont get disappointed. Once the command centre for Maharaja Benares this fort has not kept with the time and result is a ill maintained place. With so many unique assets this could have been much better. Though not a match with forts of Rajasthan or Delhi this place has... More 

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Washington, DC
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

More of a mansion than a fort, it is quite rundown, and literally falling apart. No photos allowed in the section few folks would want to take them--the weapons collection. Good views of the river, but not really with the trip. 100 rupees to enter.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I have visited several museums in India, this is by far the worst maintained among them. All items are in very shabby state. Normal cleaning, dusting is also not done. Some of the items seems rare but in very bad state. The fort is also in a dilapidated condition. Not worth a visit.

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Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Ramnagar fort is far awa from city and have to cross heavy trafic. Those who have seen forts of Delhi, Agra and Rajasthan can avoid this site according to my opinion. It will be helpful you to see more attraction of Varanasi

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