Fort William

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  • Address: Maidan, Fort William, Hastings, Kolkata, West Bengal 700021, India
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Architecture , Fort

Fort William - Review

Fort William is a brilliant example of the British’s military acumen. Now an Indian military base, Fort William is out of bounds for visitors. However, no one can stop you from gawking at this fantastic piece of architecture from the maidan that surrounds the fort. If you do know someone in the army or the navy, you might just be privy to an escorted tour of this imposing edifice.

Fort William Information

  • Photography is not allowed.

How To reach Fort William by Public Transport

  • Bus no C-7, S-3A, S-3B to stop Princep Ghat.

Restaurants Near Fort William

  • KFC
  • Fire and Ice
  • Teej

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  • Fort William Address: Maidan, Fort William, Hastings, Kolkata, West Bengal 700021, India
  • Fort William Timing: 24-hrs
  • Fort William Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Fort William(preferred time): 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Fort William: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Fort William

  • 95% of people who visit Kolkata include Fort William in their plan

  • 58.28% of people start their Fort William visit around 5 PM - 6 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Fort William

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

94.5% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fort William

People normally club together Taj Bengal Hotel and Indian Museum while planning their visit to Fort William.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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  • Fort William has one of the open places to organisize ceremonies like wedding. The space is huge. Also it is inside an army campus which has its benefit and non benefits. Benefit is security and neatness, it's well maintained. But , it's security is really tight. Your guests have to arrive with the invitation cards and people have to be standing at main gate to receive the guests while the place is inside the campus. But, the ground is very perfect.

  • Good protected place. Place for Army. Having a good canteen facilities and a big restaurant. Army command. This is the HQ of Eastern Command.

  • Fort William,... The fort built in 1696 by the British East India Company Located near Victoria Memorial, Brigade Parade Ground and Race Course is quite attractive for all tourists. Though entry inside the Fort is prohibited but for tourists still outside view satisfies to a great extent. It is named after King William. Three of its sides faced the River Ganga while the remaining five had a beautiful maidan full of greenery in front of it.

  • Only a few fortunate gets to enter and it is an opportunity of a life time. It gave us goosebumps to find myself amidst glory as well as history. Jai Hind!!

  • Fort William is one of the most historical place in Kolkata. It is highly restricted area. Normal people can't allowed.

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