Bharat Kala Bhavan, located inside the BHU campus, is an art and architecture museum. It houses a vast collection of paintings, sculptures and other materials of archeological importance. It was established in the year 1920. Many images here confirm the existence of Krishna cult in Kashi in 15th and 16th century. Bharat Kala Bhavan also has a great collection of miniature paintings from the courts of Mughals and other kingdoms.
Jantar Mantar is an observatory built by Jai Singh, the Maharaja of Jaipur in the year 1737. Jai Singh was a great admirer of science and technology and he was particularly passionate about astronomy. The Man Mahal Observatory at Varanasi was built in line with Delhi, Mathura, Ujjain and Jaipur observatories. It was used to measure the local time, the sun’s declination, altitude, the declination of stars, planets and to determine eclipses. The Man Mahal Observatory at Varanasi has several masonry instruments to record the motion, speed and properties of stars and planets and study astronomy that are accurate and can still be used efficiently today. Fixed ticket amount is payable during entrance
The Ramnagar fort lies about 14 km. from Varanasi and is situated on the opposite bank of Ganga. In ancient times, it was the ancestral home of Maharaja of Kashi. 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. Fixed ticket amount is payable during entrance.
(Trade facilitation Center & Crafts Museum)
Varanasi, the land of Lord Shiva is also the land of so many ancient and exquisite arts. To boost-up the morals of such artists by providing a platform to showcase their art, the TFC is an art museum with distinct galleries like textile, handloom, carpet, wood carving and many more.
Expanding its reach in a parameter of 8 acres, the Trade Facilitation Center here is an addition to its uncountable attractions. The museum is an exuberant display of all the classic art and craft museum and allows its visitors to buy these pieces of arts directly from the artist, taking a bar from all the mediators.
Address: Bada Lalpur, Chandmari, Airhe, Uttar Pradesh 221003