Fort William, Kolkata

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

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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Things to Know Before Visiting Fort William

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

  • 72.22% of people start their Fort William visit around 4 PM - 5 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Fort William

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

94.31% 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

Fort William, Kolkata Reviews

  • Awesome experience , the grandeur is really good. It's an iconic structure made out marble. Had a real good time , the sorrounding gardens are also good and one can spend sometime over there also. Loved it , during my short stay at Kolkata this was one of the best place that I had visited.

  • One of the most security sensitive place in Kolkata. No mobile network will work here. Only way to transportation is walk or bike. So before going here be prepared to walk more.

  • If u want see some historical then u need to visit here but security system is very hard you can see old jail and museum also. Church is also good.

  • Fort William, Kolkata is an important high secured area. None of the outsiders with due permission and specific reason are allowed here to enter. It's a neat and clean area and everything here is with proper discipline. Salute to the soldiers, Armed Forces, Military Police and all Senior Officers here as they are the ideal hero of our country to keep us safe always. Their sacrifice for the nation demands appreciation far and away.

  • Have been here couple of times the place in itself is a city within city,the overall maintainence is just brilliant you will be amazed to get a walk down the road. Very limited accessibility for civilians but you can get invitations through telegraph vintage rally, it's just amazing to come and be up close with the defence personals, very good over all.

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