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Ramnagar Fort

Ramnagar, Varanasi, India
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Ranked #29 of 54 Attractions in Varanasi
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Palace turned into museum..nice collections of chariots, cars, guns, paintings and othe accessories but really very poorly maintained. Dust on each item. Monkeys everywhere. Yes, its a must visit place of varanasi but it seriously needs maintenance.

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Some 5-6km from manin varanasi. This fort is converted into king's muesuem A fee of Rs.20 for Indian Photography is not allaowed inside the muesuem fort This fort muesuem could be a world class, if maintained properly, dust-dust everywhere, tobacco peak here & there, so disappointed. Behind the fort there is a Vyas temple overlooking ganga which is fantastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

A trip to Varanasi will be absolutely incomplete if you miss to viisit this Palace. It speaks about the ancient royal heritage of Varanasi and the grandeur of the kings who use to live here. the best part of this palace is all the thing which were used by the ancient maharajas are intact. Starting from their carriage to their... More 

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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

see the dirty , filthy, dusty, poorly categorized collection of the Benares royal collection. They still live there and I cant imagine they aren't a bit embarrassed my mounds of garbage and filth around palace area especially on water front. Worth a visit if you are in the area

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

All the museum articles looks too dusty and seems like they have not touched by anyone. Even the outside of fort looks poorly maintained. view near the temple inside fort is awesome

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Ramnager Fort was built by Kashi Naresh Raja Balwant Singh. The fort is now open for the public and there is museum in the fort that displays old pistols, swords, rifle, palanquins. The collection is really good. The entry fees is 20 Rs. You can also see Vintage American cars dated back to 1920's. There is one room in which... More 

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Varanasi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

museum here is very good although it is in pathetic condition but once in there, you will get chance to see hand made pistols (made in Benaras), very long rifles ( about a 6ft long) and yeah some Rolls Royce too :p if possible then go there by the bamboo drum bridge

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Kodaikanal, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Ramnagar Fort attracts tourists from all over, which is situated on the opposite bank of river Ganges. Constructed in 18th century by Maharaja Balwant Singh, it is the ancestral home of the Maharaja of Banaras. The fort is built with red sandstone and houses a temple and a museum within the premises The temple is dedicated to Ved Vyasa, the... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The Ramnagar Fort in Ramnagar, Varanasi is located near the Ganges River on its eastern bank, opposite to the Tulsi Ghat. It is about 14 kms from Varanasi and 2 around kms from the Benares Hindu University by pontoon.bridge. The structure with cream colour sandstone is in typical Mughal style of architecture with carved balconies, open courtyards, and pavilions. The... More 

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Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A decent rickshaw ride from the city (across the river), we decided to visit this fort when we had a free morning in Varanasi. Its a bit ramshackle and run down, with little revolutionary objects to excite. There is a car collection and an interesting clock, but photos weren't allowed. Unless you have nothing to do I wouldn't bother.

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