The Essential

Founded at the end of the 18C by the Poddar family, Ramgarh was a hub of commercial activity during the 19C. The bazaar street is lined with the façades of numerous havelis which overlook the shops on the ground floor. The cenotaphs with Bengali-style roofs and the chhatri of Ram Gopal Poddar, decorated with frescoes depicting the battle of the Ramayana (19C), also highlight the influence and wealth of the Poddar family.