"The Ramnagar fort lies about 14 km. from Varanasi and is situated on the opposite bank of Ganga. It is the ancestral home of the Maharaja of Banaras. Maharaja Balwant Singh built this fort-palace in the 18th century."
The fort is built in red sandstone and has a temple and a museum within the grounds and the temple is dedicated to Ved Vyasa, who wrote Mahabharata, the great Indian epic. The Ramnagar fort museum displays a Royal collection which includes vintage Cars, palanquins, swords and old guns, ivory work and antique clocks.The Durga Temple, Chhinnamastika Temple and a temple of Dakshin Mukhi Hanuman are also located in it. The palace is decorated majestically and it vibrates with colour and life, during Dussehra festival.