How to travel from Varanasi?
• One can go by road. The distance by road is around 17 kms or about 60 minutes from the hearts of the city like Godowlia, Luxa, etc.
• One can also go by boat also from various Ghats of Varanasi which takes 45 to 60 minutes as well.
• From the famous Banaras Hindu University gate in Lanka (Varanasi), Ramnagar is 2 kms approx. by road but it is connected through pontoon bridge, which is not functional in rainy season. During rains if you take this route, you will have to take ferry or boats.
Places to visit-
The ghat on Ganga is a must see location.
Then there is the famous fort known as Ramnagar Kila (Ramnagar Fort) situated on the banks of Ganga. The erstwhile Kashi Naresh (King of Benares) resides here in this Fort. In fact this has been the residence of various Kasi Naresh who is believed to be the human incarnation of Lord Shankara for more than 200 years.
There is a museum inside the Fort building which is known as the Saraswati Bhawan. The museum was the place which used to be the Durbar Hall of the kings. The museum is famous for its rare and beautiful collections and artefacts including royal costumes, princely furniture, ivory work, Palkis designed with gold and silver on some parts of these, a very good range of armory, vintage cars etc. A visit to the museum is really worth.
Majority of the local residents of Ramnagar and even Varanasi still call him Kashi Naresh and have high regard for him. Even today they believe that he is the human incarnation of Lord Shankara. He is still the patron and guardian of all religious celebrations held in the town.