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From Varanasi: Private Half-Day Ramnagar Fort Excursion

Activity provider: INDIATOR

From Varanasi: Private Half-Day Ramnagar Fort Excursion

Activity provider: INDIATOR

From US$ 57 per person

Ramnagar Fort is located just outside Varanasi, near the River Ganges. This gargantuan fort was built in 1750 by the king of Benares, a princely state. Discover the history of the fort on this private half-day tour from Varanasi.

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Duration 5 hours
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  • Delve into the fascinating history of Ramnagar Fort
  • Visit the fort's temples, palaces, gardens, and the royal collection
  • Explore the imperial lifestyle of Indian royalty
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After pick-up from your hotel at 8:30 AM you will drive to Ramnagar Fort, located 14 km outside of Varanasi. This beautiful fort is built from Chunar sandstone in Hindu and Mughal styles of architecture. Due to its rich cultural heritage, the fort has been used by numerous filmmakers as a location. A section of the fort is still used by the Benares royal family as their residence, so is not open to tourists. Ramnagar Fort houses numerous interesting buildings, such as Darbar Hall which is used for public audiences. See the temple devoted to the author Vyasa, who wrote the Hindu epic Mahabharat. The fort also has a museum, showcasing a collection of vintage cars, armor, ivory work items, antique clocks, and royal carriages.  The fort also houses a giant clock named Dharam Ghari that was built in 1852. This clock not only displays the year, month, week, and day, but also details about the sun, the moon, and the stars. After exploring the fort, your driver will drop you back at your hotel around 1:00 or 2:00 PM.
  • Entrance fee to Ramnagar Fort
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transfer by private air-conditioned car
  • Bottled water
  • All taxes and service charges
  • Camera fee at the monument

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The lobby of your hotel in Varanasi.

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Not a worthwhile trip for me .....

....... the fort is in poor condition, I would have loved to see rooms, not just showcases with exhibits. The watch is beautiful and interesting. The guide had no real opening hours, only let me pay the entrance fee and got the money back. Far too expensive for this short trip. Because vieeel too early, we still visit the old Durga temple, very nice.

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October 14, 2019

Product ID: 175212