Ramnagar Fort

Open Time : Open 24 hours

Entry : free

Address : Ramnagar Fort, Varanasi Road, Ram nagar, Ramnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India

Why to visit Ramnagar Fort

Tourists can view the museum and temple at Ramnagar Fort. This museum features opulent open courtyards and carved balconies that showcase Mughal architecture.


  • The Ramnagar Fort was constructed using the ideal fusion of Islamic and Indian architectural elements.
  • With stunning curved halls and open courtyards, it is constructed of red sandstone.
  • The fort has numerous carved balconies, pavilions, and expansive courtyards and is constructed on a high elevated platform.
  • Two white towers in the fort can be accessed by ascending a few stairs.

Why is it famous?

  • Along with a well-known temple devoted to Lord Hanuman, it contains a shrine dedicated to Ved Vyasa, the writer of the Mahabharata.
  • The royal family's collectibles are on display in a museum within the compound.
  • The museum is also well-known for its displays of antique scripts and scriptures, royal costumes, vintage furniture, cars, gold and silver brocaded palanquins, and silver elephant saddles.
  • There is an armoury with swords and vintage weapons from Burma (Myanmar), Japan, and some African nations.
  • There is a unique clock in the fort that displays time, day, week, and month as well as astronomical information about the moon, sun, and positions of the planets. An astronomer who worked in the Varanasi king's court made this clock in the 19th century.
  • Ramnagar Fort is renowned throughout the nation for its ten-day Ramlila celebration. People travel from far and wide to witness the burning of Ravana here.

How to reach?

  • Nearest Railway Station: Varanasi Junction Railway Station (4 kms)
  • Nearest Bus Stand: Tengra Mod Bus Stop, Varanasi

Nearby Attractions: 

  • Bharat Mata Temple (0.1 km)
  • Dashashvamedh Ghat (3.1 km)
  • Manikarnika Ghat (3.2 km)
  • Ganges River (3.2 km)

Nearby Restaurants: 

  • El Parador (0.5 km)
  • Sparrow Cafe (0.2 km)
  • Spicy Tadka (0.3 km)
  • Cafe Bianca (0.2 km)

Ideal duration: 1 hour

Distance from Varanasi: 14 km

Best Time to Visit: October to March, during the festivals of Raj Mangal and Dussehra.

FAQ on Ramnagar Fort

Does Ramnagar Fort provide any places to eat?

Inside the fort, there are no restaurants. There is a lassi (sweet curd drink) business right outside the fort that is well-known among tourists.

How much does a ticket cost to enter Ramnagar Fort?

The fort doesn't charge a fee to enter. The museum's entrance cost is 20 INR for locals and 150 INR for visitors from outside India.

How to reach Ramnagar Fort?

Through the Peepa pool, boats, steamers, or Vishwa Sundary pool, one can get to the Ramnagar Fort. The cost of reaching the fort via pontoon bridge is 200 INR. A boat ride from DasashwamedhGhat would cost approximately 500 INR.

What time of year is ideal for visiting Ramnagar Fort?

October is the ideal month to visit the fort. As part of the Dusshera celebration, a stage presentation commemorating Lord Ram's life will be presented this month. The fort will be bright and beautiful at this time. The royal family tours the fort on an elephant that has been decked during this performance.

What are the nearby attractions close to Ramnagar Fort?

The nearby attractions include: Bharat Mata Temple (0.1 km), Dashashvamedh Ghat (3.1 km), and Manikarnika Ghat (3.2 km).

Special Tip

Be aware that the museum may occasionally seem a little disorganized and neglected. There is no photography permitted within the museum.

By Rebecca Lal

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