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“The Raj experience”
Review of Fort William

Fort William
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

This is not a tourist destination. Its the headquarters of the Eastern Command of the Indian Army.

Unlike the Red Fort in Delhi which is also used by the Army, general entry is not permitted. You can't go in un-escorted. Period. Don't ask why - its a defense establishment.

If you are a guest of a defense personnel (army, navy or air force) you can accompany the personnel info Fort William. Not all areas are super-secret and there are several officers who live inside the complex. But even inside, its best to be with the army personnel and not wander around aimlessly.

Once inside, the full splendor of the British Raj is revealed. You are no longer in the world of civilians but in the regiment of the Raj. Raj-era buildings and customs transport you to another era.

This is a must do if you know an Army officer. If not, you are out of luck :)

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Reviewed 17 December 2013

this is a must visit to have an experience for the military and the old european style buildings,an amazing fort and you get must seee the kitchen house and the guns there,a must vist in kolkata

2  Thank ankurgautamDelhi
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

Security is tight here. Don't try to trespass. Itz a heritage site still today and will bring a smell of the British time to it's visitors. Nothing less, nothing more.

1  Thank seeemoumita
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

Fort William is an Indian Army establishment located on Stand Road by the river Hooghly. Previously general citizens were allowed inside but no one is allowed to get in presently. One can have a look from outside.

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Reviewed 10 October 2013

It's an ongoing army establishment, you can see very little of it. Very little in common with the place of the same name in the Scottish Highlands.

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