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

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FORT WILLIAM

A wonderful creation of a sharp brain. what a design for the defences in approach. what a design of bulidings till date they standing healthy and cool in such a high temperature... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Siliguri, India
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Siliguri, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A wonderful creation of a sharp brain. what a design for the defences in approach. what a design of bulidings till date they standing healthy and cool in such a high temperature and humidity of Kolkata.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Fort William is very old fort at Kolkata. This is situated near Esplanade of kolkata. Very peacefull area and you can spent two to three hours three.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I had seen Fort William from outside while going to Reserve Bank of India. It is a calm and quiet place with less number of visitors. There were hardly any encroachments by local people in the nearby vicinity and cleanliness was very good.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Its the Fort which was the Capitol of British Raj from Calcutta. It had seen generations of British officials, the administration, military strategies, politics and what not... Everything of Calcutta from 1500s... Its now under the control of Ministry of Defence and is the HQ of Eastern Command and no much areas are accessable. But, FORT WILLIAM has its own... More 

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Kolkata, India
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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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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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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 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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