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Fort William

Brigade Parade Ground & Race Course, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Green lungs of Kolkata

Can.t really describe the area. you have to scroll to feel the area. its green lung of kolkata... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2018
Biswapothik
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New Delhi, India
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Constructed in 1781, Fort William today is the head quarter of the Indian Army's eastern operation... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2018
roysons
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Brigade Parade Ground & Race Course, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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"red road"
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"old world charm"
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"historical place"
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"headquarters"
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Can.t really describe the area. you have to scroll to feel the area. its green lung of kolkata. You may travel by cycling , by car or by horse drawn cart or by simple walking. Saturday is the racing day. if you get time you...More

Thank Biswapothik
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

Constructed in 1781, Fort William today is the head quarter of the Indian Army's eastern operation wing.

Thank roysons
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Sorry folks. This is now a military facility housing the Eastern Command. So unless you are an Indian Military personal or an invited guest to someone who is here, you can only see the gate and the outside perimeter wall.

Thank Ambarish2012
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

We went to visit after the seeing the review but we were not allowed at the gate , Its no doubt a very good place but it is not a tourist destination .

Thank priyat303
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Visited with friends. Was looking like a palace from outside. We had no permission to see that place from inside.

1  Thank Pallab D
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

After the capture of Old Fort William by Siraj-ud-daulah and battle of Plassey, Robet Clive started construction of the present Fort William in 1758 and it was completed in 1781. It remained the centre of British Power till the capital was transferred to Delhi in...More

3  Thank SatyendraGarg
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

This is not a public attraction at all. The place is a defence establishment and general public are not allowed inside. The place is sprawling and takes up some of the best spots on the Maidan-Red road stretch.

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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Fort William building was looking like palace but it was a very disappointed point that not other persons were allowed to enter inside.

Thank sandeep k
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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

I got a lucky chance to visit fort williams from inside as I was there to meet a military officer our client. Place is serene with natural beauty. Small ponds, military exercise area, large trees, looks like you are in a huge garden. If you...More

1  Thank Ayush K
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

I came across this place name while searching at Google for places to visit at Kolkata. Don't be fooled like me I took an uber to fort William from Victoria memorial but disappointed after reaching the main gate . The security personnel told me that...More

3  Thank 300bibhutin
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Difficult to visit without any contact in the Defence Forces esp. after terrorist threats all over the world.
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