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

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A palatial edifice that dates back to the British Raj, Fort William is built on the eastern bank of the beautiful Hooghly River. It covers an expanse of 70.9 acres. At present... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A palatial edifice that dates back to the British Raj, Fort William is built on the eastern bank of the beautiful Hooghly River. It covers an expanse of 70.9 acres. At present, this fort is owned by the Indian Army and has a capacity of accommodating up to 10,000 army personnel. It also serves as the headquarters of the Eastern... More 

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Howrah, West Bengal, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Fort William ... a British crafted zone is till situated in the heart of the 'City of Joy' Calcutta. Now a days, it's being used by the Eastern Commands ( Indian Army ) . This is a prohibited zone for civilians as it's related to the security of country . But, they arrange many exhibitions and you may enter .... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This place reminded me of my Military days in the Indian Armed Forces many moon ago and I felt very good...Our family has great service record and I loved my visit !

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I Had a awesome experience I got a friend there.It has a perfect hall open ground for marriage function & a lot of good places

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

the English style of making a fort is still present with cannons and archways,the army golf course swimming pool club house auditorium and resturant inside fort william is very good and funtional .One can see the new Vidyasagar sethu from there

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Kolkata
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Britishers set-up this cantonment from where they ruled India over a long period. It is set-up in an underground area, however it is not really underground. All buildings situated therein are of a height of ground level and for the safety of place, it has been surrounded by artificial canal. The entry to the place is only with the permission... More 

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kaustav@ilsnetwork.org
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

You walk through the lush green well kept lawns, through the winding roads inside Fort Williams and 3 feelings will swamp you - one of pride about your armed forces, another is of gratitude - thank God these guys are around to take care of us and the final one is of awe - how are they so efficient in... More 

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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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GHAZIABAD
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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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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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Address: Brigade Parade Ground & Race Course, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Location: Asia  >  India  >  West Bengal  >  Kolkata (Calcutta)

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