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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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 January 2017
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Kolkata
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Kolkata
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

good place it is. the famous brigade parade ground is near this place. people with family can have a good time here.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I visited this place with my family.But this place is not allowed for general entry but you can entered with permission.It is located on the eastern banks of Hooghly river.The fort has a irregular octagon like structure.You can see many dummy airships of the army.The fort has six gates.So,I recommend this place only if you visited all the places in... More 

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