Located across the Ganga River from Tulsi Ghat, it was built out of sandstone in AD 1750 on the orders of Raja Balwant Singh, the king of Banaras at the time. He and his descendants have lived in that fort for centuries now. In 1971, the position of an official king was abolished by the government, but still, Pelu Bhiru Singh is commonly referred to as the Maharaja of Varanasi. Even though it was built by Hindu kings, it is a testament to the diversity of the region that it was built in the Mughal architectural style. It houses Veda Vyasa Temple, the king’s living quarters, and a museum dedicated to regional history making it among the popular places to visit in Varanasi.

  • Timings: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: ₹ 20
  • Best for: It is among the best Banaras places to visit for architecture buffs.
  • Time required: 3-4 hours
  • Tip: No photography is allowed inside the museum.
  • Nearby Attractions: Panchganga Ghat, Nepali Temple, Scindia Ghat, Yoga Training Centre, Dasaswamedh Ghat, Ganesh Mandir Ghat, Beni Mahadev Temple
  • Nearby Restaurants: Aum Cafe, Aadha-Aadha Cafe, Bowl of Compassion, Tusker Bar, Ashish Cafe, Sushi Cafe & Continental Restaurant, Baba Lassi
  • Places to Stay: Hotels near Ramnagar Fort
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