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Fort William

Address: Brigade Parade Ground & Race Course, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Warsaw, Poland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

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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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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236 reviews 236 reviews
135 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

Although I am not a member of the Armed Forces, I have had the opportunity to have breakfast at Fort Institute over the weekends. Earlier about twenty years back I did business with the Army. The changes are distinctly different and for the better. The Army is aware of the heritage it has inherited and taking care of them. The... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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17 helpful votes 17 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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62 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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6 attraction reviews
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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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