Ramnagar Fort, Varanasi

Ramnagar Fort | One of the best places to visit in Varanasi

LocationKila Road, Crossing, Ram Nagar, Varanasi, Varanasi (Map)
Entry Fee & TimingsRamnagar Fort open from 10:00 am to 05:00 pm, No entry fee.
Place TypeForts & Tombs, Monument
Place visit withFamily, Kids, Friends, Married Couples, Unmarried Couples, Parants, Siblings, Youngsters
Best time to visitJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

About Ramnagar Fort

Ramnagar Fort is located in Ramnagar of Varanasi. The fort was built by Kashi Naresh, the king of Varanasi in the 18th century. The fort is a presidential palace for the present king of Varanasi, Anant Narayan Singh. The fort has a beautiful garden, intricately carved pavilions, but only a part of the fort is open for public viewing. There is a huge Durbar Hall and a reception hall. The majestic building is situated on the eastern bank of the river Ganges, just opposite the Tulsi Ghat.

The fort houses the ancient Ved Vyas Temple, and the famous Dakshin Mukhi Hanuman Temple, a museum known as Saraswati Bhavan, and a large astronomical clock. Raja's private residential area is not open to tourists.

Architecture of Ramnagar Fort

Ramnagar Fort is built according to the finest combination of Indian and Islamic architectural styles. It is made of red sandstone with magnificent curved galleries and open courtyards. The fort is built on a high elevated platform and includes many carved balconies, pavilions and spacious courtyards. The fort has two white towers which can be reached by climbing a few steps.

Interesting facts about Ramnagar Fort

  1. The fort has a rare clock, which shows time, day, week, month and astronomical details about the positions of planets, moon and sun.
  2. Ramnagar Fort is famous in the country for the ten-day long Ramlila. People come from far and wide to see the Ravana burning here.
  3. A famous festival called Raj Mangal is also celebrated in the month of Falgun in Ramnagar Fort. Apart from this, there is also a parade of boats, dancing and singing.
  4. The Ramnagar Fort has a temple and a museum within the grounds and the temple is dedicated to Ved Vyasa, who wrote the great Indian epic Mahabharata.
  5. Only some part of the fort is open to the public as the remaining part is the residential area of the Maharaja.
  6. The museum also houses ornamental chairs, religious manuscripts and royal costumes.

How to reach Ramnagar Fort

By Air:- Varanasi Airport is 33 km away from Ramnagar Fort, from here you can book a cab to reach the fort.

By Rail:- The nearest railway station to Ramnagar Fort is Varanasi Junction railway station, which is at a distance of 4 km. From here you can book a rickshaw to reach the palace.

By Bus:- The nearest bus stand to Ramnagar Fort is Tengra More Bus Stop, all the buses stop here, you can also easily reach the fort by bus.

Nearby famous places

  • Bharat Mata Temple 3 minutes away
  • Travel Bureau - Varanasi 22 minutes away
  • Ashul Sharma 32 minutes away
  • Experience Varanasi - Private Guided Tours 2.9 km away
  • Yoga Training Centre 3 km away
  • Travel Care 18 minutes away
  • OM Yoga Ashram Academy 14 minutes away
  • Anjali Music Center & Wooden Toys 14 minutes away
  • Paraslakshmi Exports 1.8 km away
  • See City Destination private Limited 15 minutes away
  • Bala Ji Handicraft 4.3 km away
  • Ganges River 3.2 km away

Ramnagar Fort FAQs:

𝒜. It is located at Kila Road, Crossing, Ram Nagar, Varanasi, Varanasi.

𝒜. Entry fee and timings information of the Ramnagar Fort: Ramnagar Fort open from 10:00 am to 05:00 pm, No entry fee..

𝒜. You should visit Ramnagar Fort during January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December months for best experience.

🛑Note: We don't guarantee for info accuracy.