With whole day at hand, we decided to explore Ramnagar fort at approx 5-6kms from Assi Ghat. You can take a shared auto from Assi to Lanka and then another shared auto from Lanka to Ramanagar. The private auto costs 120/- INR.There is a museum and a temple in Ramnagar fort. The ticket price is 50/- INR. It is also known as Saraswati Bhawan. There are collections of American vintage cars, bejeweled sedan chairs, ivory work, medieval costumes, gold and silver brocaded royal Palakis. You also get the view of Ganga from the temple of the fort.
Next location was Ramnagar Fort which was on the other bank of Varanasi. This fort has lots of heritage and artifact's. It has a museum containing many medival as well as British period artifact. The view from the fort is also mesmerizing.
- Ramnagar FortBuilt in 17th century by Kashi naresh, this sandstone structure was once home of royals for nearly 400 years. The durbaar of fort is converted into museum where one can witness the swords, the ornaments, antiques, palenquins kept on display.
But that is not all, Ramnagar is more than just a small village, there is an entire town on the interiors and even a popular historic place preserved by the Archaeological survey of India- Ramnagar Fort.
Though the title of ‘Maharaja’ has been abolished long since, the elderly members of royal family are still addressed as the same.