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Fort William

Brigade Parade Ground & Race Course, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Type: Historic Sites
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- Jun 1, 2014
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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Has great relics of cannons of the british raj view from there wonderful great resturant eating joint inside

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Bangalore, India
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

This is not a tourist destination. Its the headquarters of the Eastern Command of the Indian Army. Unlike the Red Fort in Delhi which is also used by the Army, general entry is not permitted. You can't go in un-escorted. Period. Don't ask why - its a defense establishment. If you are a guest of a defense personnel (army, navy... More

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delhi
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

this is a must visit to have an experience for the military and the old european style buildings,an amazing fort and you get must seee the kitchen house and the guns there,a must vist in kolkata

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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60 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Security is tight here. Don't try to trespass. Itz a heritage site still today and will bring a smell of the British time to it's visitors. Nothing less, nothing more.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Fort William is an Indian Army establishment located on Stand Road by the river Hooghly. Previously general citizens were allowed inside but no one is allowed to get in presently. One can have a look from outside.

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

It's an ongoing army establishment, you can see very little of it. Very little in common with the place of the same name in the Scottish Highlands.

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Doha, Qatar
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Many of the important historical sites in the Maidan such as Fort William are behind the walls of the Military and consequently inaccessible. This is a problem in India. Many tourist sites are closely restricted and often when you can see them photography is not allowed. India des need to be more tourist friendly in this respect.

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Shanghai, China
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We were very disappointed not to be able to visit Fort William, which is what used to be known as "the Black Hole of Calcutta" as it is now a military base & therefore NO Entry & NO photos.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Fort Willam is located near Park Street Crossing. It is Military campus. In 26 th January we lot of Tablo came from this place Gun, Kaman, Military seen devote for our own counntry. So it is very peacefull place. Near Maidan ground also avilable.

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Fort williams ituted near Maidan. Near Read Road & Pak Street crossing middle point is Fort Williams.In 26th January the area is crowded. Lot of people gather near Fort Williams area for thpurpose of celebrae rajatanta Divas. Lot of Tablo we see very wonderfull senario to see th tablo in my pen eye.

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