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Address: Brigade Parade Ground & Race Course, Kolkata (Calcutta), India

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The fort at Kolkata

The existing location is not the original one, which was about 2 kms further north where the present GPO exists. Presently it serves as the Eastern zone command headquarter of the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Kolkata, India
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Kolkata, India
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The existing location is not the original one, which was about 2 kms further north where the present GPO exists. Presently it serves as the Eastern zone command headquarter of the Indian Army. For the obvious security purposes general public is not allowed to enter here.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Fort William in Kolkata is the army area still displaying BritishRaj artwork, sculpture and ambience. Very well maintained and the surrounding Red Road and Victoria Memorial and green lushing fields add to its value. Dont forget to do a horse ride or chariot ride with or without kids.

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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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38 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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8 attraction reviews
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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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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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40 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 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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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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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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
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10 helpful votes 10 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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