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Address: Ramnagar, Varanasi, India

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A marvelous fort on the banks of the Ganga

A marvelous fort, needs some help in upkeep, the museum has got some of the priceless collections but there is great need in maintenance. The cars and buggies are marvelous, sad... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Greater Noida, India
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Greater Noida, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A marvelous fort, needs some help in upkeep, the museum has got some of the priceless collections but there is great need in maintenance. The cars and buggies are marvelous, sad to see dust gathering on them.

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Durgapur, India
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

It takes about 40 to 45 minutes to reach this place from the ghats of Varanasi. The motr boat takes Rs1500 for a round trip. The boat ride to the fort is lovely but the fort itself was a disappointment. The approach to the fort is bad. We had to get off the boat near a very dusty area and... More 

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Bangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The Ramnagar fort is 30 mts drive from the city, located on Banks of Ganga. There is a museum of the Old Ruler kings. mostly the Armoury & some artifacts are exhibited.The buildings and Exhibits require renovation & Cleaning. Some of them are in bad state. Painful fact is that many people have spit on the walls near the Exhibits.More... More 

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Nantes, France
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190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
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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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
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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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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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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129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
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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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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