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Fort William

Address: Brigade Parade Ground & Race Course, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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English first
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169 reviews 169 reviews
29 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Wow what a clean and a maintained place. i had some one known to me from the Army so i could managed to go over here. This place is really nice in the morning and during sunset as because of its open land, it gets really hot in afternoon. Gurudwara, Canteen, Parks, Monuments etc can be seen over here. Photography... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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105 reviews 105 reviews
33 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Since the Eastern India Army command is housed here so entry is restricted,of course but if you can manage to get somebody who is in the forces/defense then you will be able to access parts of this enchanting area.Inside 'Fort' is a mini township where officers & soldiers stay in addition a few Temple's, a Gurudwara, a Church,etc is housed.Needless... More 

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Rajkot, India
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Fort William. The Maidan stretches from as far north as the Raj Bhavan building in Esplanade and as far south as the National Library on Belvedere Rd. in Alipore. The wide field stretches from the Hoogly River on the west to the Victoria Memorial on the east. It is a historical and cultural center of Kolkata as well as a... More 

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West Bengal, India
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

it is the most beutiful fort in india,here see the all type of art and verius type of fort and maximum persone is visit at this location.also it was build by british india

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kolkata
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141 reviews 141 reviews
40 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This is an army base camp build by britishers. Just imagine Kolkata was capital in British rule , so fort was build as per the capital standards.

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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Since I read about Fort William in my school I was fascinated with it and always wanted to visit but my father never that the opportunity to get posting in Kolkatta. (my father served in Indian Army) But after 23 years when I finally got the opportunity to visit it I was never disappointed and every thing is as I... More 

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

One of the oldest military camp. The internal architecture is really good. Roads and everything inside campus is clean and well maintained. Everyone follow the internal traffic and other rules (remember, it is an army camp) . You can't visit to this place if you are not an army personal or their family member (they should also have a valid... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Not much to see, just walls. I don't like the neighborhood, kinda 3rd world, lol. We've been there on rental scooter.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The fort holds military environment. The elegance and dignity are felt at place. Army exhibitions are for civilians to see and information for aspirants who want to join in.

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Ahmedabad, India
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261 reviews 261 reviews
144 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Amazing place.... I was lucky enough to have a tour of fort Williams due to an army friend. Very strategically made.... Lot of thinking was taken into account while choosing this location it's seems. It is currently under Army....

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