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

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Military HQ

Fort William is the HQ of Indian Army Eastern Command. It is an old british fort and located in the maidan area. Inside is very well maintained as it is administered by the army... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2017
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Kolkata
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

it is most visited historical place in kolkata also in india the address of the place is Maidan, Fort William, Hastings, Kolkata, it is a tourist attraction place.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it is a working headquarter base of the Indian army. it is situated near the Maidan area and high protected with wall and many defense instruments. Can't visit inside without permission.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As this is a working army base, most people cannot visit this famous site due to the obvious restrictions. It's a shame as the fort plays an important part in the history of Kolkata and it would be good if the army itself set up times regular daily tours which people can pay for. Instead it's down to the individual... More 

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Thank ZaahidBharmal
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

I visited for 2 reasons - meeting one of my friend and the other was to attend a social marriage. On both the occasions, the buildings and its architectures mesmerized me. The cleanliness, the way the army people move around - everything is superb.

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Thank supratikgupta
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is one of the famous place in India. This place popular name in Race Course and brigade parade ground. In the occasion of 15th August & 26th January Parade are here.

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Thank Amit P
Hyderabad, India
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

This is one of the biggest cantonments in Kolkata located right beside the Maidan area. It has a gold course inside. A green location. Entry is not allowed for all.

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Kolkata
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

Fort William is the HQ of Indian Army Eastern Command. It is an old british fort and located in the maidan area. Inside is very well maintained as it is administered by the army. It is strictly off limit for civilians.

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3 Thank sudipnandy
New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 10 December 2016

Being the HQ of the Eastern Command it is forbidden for visitors to visit this place . This is one of the oldest buildings of Kolkata and for nostalgia can only be seen from outside .

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Navi Mumbai, India
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

This is one of the oldest structure that bears sign of Colonial time. still it survives with full glamour. Entry inside is restricted.

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Thank raythealchemist
Kolkata
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

It is not open to public. Only members from the three services are allowed to enter if they have their identity cards with them.

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