A good way off of 14 km from Varanasi Junction, Ramnagar Fort is a middle-age fortification situated on the banks of River Ganges in Ramnagar space of Varanasi. The stronghold is situated on the eastern right bank of the Ganges River, only opposite the Varanasi Ghats. By the as of late finished Ramnagar span, it is 14 kilometres from Varanasi and 2 kilometres from the Benares Hindu University. Ramnagar Fort is one of the well-known strongholds in Uttar Pradesh and among the best places to visit in Varanasi.
History of Fort
Ramnagar Fort was built by Maharaja Balwant Singh in the eighteenth century CE. This was the regal home of Raja of Banaras, otherwise called Kashi Naresh. The stronghold addresses run-of-the-mill Mughal style of engineering with cut galleries, open yards, and pleasant structures. Worked with smooth shaded Chunar sandstone, the post houses a sanctuary, an exhibition hall and the ruler’s private complex. The sanctuary is devoted to Ved Vyasa, the creator of the Indian epic the Mahabharata. According to the legends, it is accepted that Ved Vyasa dwelled inside the fort for a brief period.
Structure of Fort
The fortress actually holds its appeal and draws in vacationers en masse. One can in any case observe the ornamented swords, photos of tiger shoots and visits by the King and Queen of Belgium can be seen enlivened on the divider. The corridor of the public crowd, famously known as ‘Durbar Hall’, is changed over into a historical center at this point. The exhibition hall is renowned for its uncommon assortment of old American vehicles, ivory works, middle-aged outfits, and a tremendous cosmic clock. Ramnagar Fort likewise houses the Durga Temple, the sanctuary of Dakshin Mukhi Hanuman and Chhinnamastika Temple.
Open for public
Just a piece of the construction is open for the public as its remainder is the home of Kashi Naresh and his family. The fort shows up exceptionally dynamic and brilliant when enhanced during the one-drawn-out Ram Lila celebration where various scenes of Ramayana are authorized. The celebration additionally incorporates a parade of different antique showcases of Royal belongings. The imperial family’s very own possessions are in plain view at a gallery inside the complex. Classical compositions and sacred texts, vintage furniture, cars, regal ensembles, gold and silver brocaded carts, and silver elephant saddles are among the presentations. There’s ordnance with swords and antiquated guns from Burma (Myanmar), Japan, and a couple of African countries, just as a special galactic clock that shows the month, week, day, hour, and other cosmic realities about the planets, moon, and sun’s positions. The clock was made in the nineteenth century at the Varanasi court of a ruler.