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Fort William

Brigade Parade Ground & Race Course, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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This is a historical place and it is situated nearby place called Hastings.it is a defence area... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
Rabnawaz A
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it is most visited historical place in kolkata also in india the address of the place is Maidan... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
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Brigade Parade Ground & Race Course, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

This is a historical place and it is situated nearby place called Hastings.it is a defence area . something is ideal to see there which belongs to the British period.

Thank Rabnawaz A
Reviewed 20 April 2017 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.

Thank Rsaha0121
Reviewed 8 April 2017 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...More

1  Thank ZaahidBharmal
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.

Thank supratikgupta
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.

Thank SuvodipMoitra
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.

3  Thank sudipnandy
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 .

1  Thank pilgrim_gsa
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.

Thank raythealchemist
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.

Thank PBC24
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Difficult to get in ordinarily. Very neat and clean place by Kolkata standards. Surrounded by the Maidan. The river is also there to the west. Just below the 2nd bridge. You get to see a fighter, a tank, etc.

Thank Adhip M
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Sriram G
22 December 2016|
Response from PBC24 | Reviewed this property |
Difficult to visit without any contact in the Defence Forces esp. after terrorist threats all over the world.