Ramnagar Fort of Varanasi is one of the beautiful forts, situated on the opposite bank of river Ganga in Uttar Pradesh. It is the palace of the former Maharaja of Benaras, Balwant Singh, built in the eighteenth century in red sandstone.
The Ramnagar fort has a temple and a museum within the grounds and the temple is dedicated to Ved Vyasa, who wrote Mahabharata, the great Indian epic. Legends have it that Ved Vyasa stayed here for a brief period.
The Durbar Hall (public audience room) and museum houses an antique collection of palanquins, elephant saddles, arms, costumes, etc. The fort looks most exciting from the Ganga River.
The Ramnagar fort houses a museum displaying the Royal collection which includes vintage Cars, Royal palkies, an armory of swords and old guns, ivory work and antique clocks. The Durga Temple and Chhinnamastika Temple are also Located at Ramnagar. A temple of Dakshin Mukhi Hanuman is there. Inside the giant walls of the Ramnagar fort-palace, there is a big clock. This clock not only displays year, month, week and day but also astronomical facts about the sun, moon and constellation of stars. An interesting array of ornate palanquins, gold-plated howdahs and weapons are some of the artifacts on display in the Ramnagar fort-palace museum.