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Rana Mahala Ghat, Varanasi

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Rana Mahal Ghat, as the name suggests, was built by a Rajput chieftain, Maharana of Udaipur in 1670. It is situated between Darbhanga Ghat and Chousaiti Ghat and on the southern side of Dashaswamedh Ghat. The ghat is also home to a grandoise palace which showcases the best of Rajput style of architecture. The palace wore out with time but was renovated by Rana Jagat Singh of Udaipur.

The ghat is located at the foot of the brown structure of the royal palace. The main attraction of the ghat is the magnificent shrine built at its top.

The ghat was included in the renovation project called 'Revitalization of Varanasi' initiated by Regional Tourism Department for renovation and reconstruction in 2008-2009. Children and adults flock here in summers to learn swimming. There is a story doing the round that the ghat is haunted by ghosts during night.

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