On the opposite bank of river,
this 17th century fort is the home of the former Maharaja of Benaras. It
looks most impressive from the river, though the decrepit planking of
the pantoon bridge you cross to reach it is somewhat of a distraction.
During the monsoon access is by ferry. The interesting museum here
contains old silver & brocade palanquins for the ladies of the
court, gold-plated elephant howdahs, an astrological clock, macabre
elephant traps and an armory of swords and old guns.