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Ram Nagar Fort Varanasi



Ram Nagar Fort is popular all over India for its grand and extravagant festivity of annual Dussehra. The architecture of this fort is a fine combination of Islamic and Indian style .The fort was built by Maharaja Balwant singh in eighteenth Century. The fort lies about 14 kms from Varanasi. This fort is magnificently built in red sandstone positioned on the opposite bank of the holy river Ganges along which Varanasi thrives. This Fort is ranked high among the Monuments in Varanasi. The most important structure inside the Fort is “Durbar Hall” or the famous Hall of public audience. This fort is well maintained the reason could be the Kashi Royal Scion still resides in this palace. This residential part is not open for the casual tourists.

The fort also houses a museum displaying some of the Royal treasures. This includes the splendid items that belong to the Royalty. The collection includes vintage cars, armory of swords and old guns,Royal palkies, antique clocks ,ivory work , palanquins, furniture and costumes . Inside the huge walls of the Fort, visitors will find a big clock. This clock displays year month, week and day. Besides this the clock is also used to understand the astronomical facts about the moon, sun and the constellation of stars.. During the Dussehra festival the whole city transforms into a one big stage where the epic Ramayana’s different acts are staged. This festival also boasts of a 'Jhanki Yatra' that includes a variety of antique displays. So if you are planning a trip to varnasi do not miss a visit to Ram Nagar Fort to get fascinated by the beauty of this magnificent structure and the antique items of royalty on display
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