Fort William
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Colin W
Huntingdon, UK36 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Historic Walking Tour of Fort William: Some websites dated 2022 say there is a Historic Walking Tour of Fort William every Sunday. We (family of 5 from the UK) contacted the email address given in those articles in November 2023 for a planned trip in February 2024. We recieved a reply telling us to apply in January 2024. In January 2024 I again contacted the email address for the Walking Tour but this time recieved no reply. I emailed the Tourist Information Office in Kolkata equesting help, but also recieved no reply. Then after we set off for Kolkata/Calcutta we recieved an email from the Walking Tour telling us we need "MI (Military Intelligence) Clearance" to visit the Fort. Its not clear how or if it is possible to get this and far too late for us to try. Very disappointing as our ancestors worked in the old Fort William and were buried in the old Cemetary (now redeveloped). Fortunately we had plenty of other places to visit in Kolkata.
Written 11 February 2024
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pilgrim_gsa
New Delhi, India1,329 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Kolkatta's Hidden Gem
It was a memorable historical visit going for a heritage walk tour in Fort William organised by the Eastern Command that takes you on a guided tour to the permissible areas within the fort .
The walk is brilliantly led by an army man giving description of the historical places within the fort .
Highly recommended ...the walk organised every Sunday
Mr.Kunal Guha who assists in this walk be contacted :98308 81885
Not to be missed for history buffs .
Apart from the British era relics there is Vijay Samarak commemorating Indian Soldiers who died in various wars led by the Eastern Command.
We need to pay respects to our fallen soldiers who never returned home .
Written 2 December 2022
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rayrest
Fenton, UK7,859 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
Great base for the ben nevis mountain range or just a hike or two. Wherever you seem to look there is a mountain. Plenty of attractions to see as well.
Written 6 May 2022
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HappyTraveler
Kolkata (Calcutta), India385 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
This place is not open to tourist, its the eastern command headquarters. Militarized area. only service personal have access.
Written 7 April 2022
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Parwathi H
819 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Fort William is basically the old fort constructed by the British. However now it is the name given to the general area where the Army is stationed. We visited the old fort and found it interesting with many vintage cannons on display.
Written 26 March 2020
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Saurabh Karmakar
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
Travel through history. The fall and rise of Bengal. Lots of historical data stored in one location.
Written 18 February 2020
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Mrudula
128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Fort William is a fort built in Kolkata and this was named after Fort William III, it depicts the early age of British
Written 18 February 2020
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cdrdixit
Mumbai, India29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Managed to drive around the historic Fort, which must have been the pride of yesteryear's, must experience places. The stay in the old colonial style of majestic constructions, wide aisles, high roofs, solid structures and fabulous architecture is undoubtedly beautiful .
Written 31 October 2019
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Smudge McLean
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Visited Fort William today with my husband and dog. High street is awful. None of the cafes are dog friendly. We could only find one pub that was dog friendly. Had decent coffees but their nachos at about £6 were appalling. Very small and everything was out of a tube. Views are lovely but will never visit the town again
Written 23 October 2019
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Gp Capt R K D
Kolkata (Calcutta), India2,073 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
Visited Fort William with my family and relatives.Fort William has a number of remarkable historical sites. The Fort is well maintained by the Army. Apart from numerous guns, cannons there are a number of buildings which have a grand architecture. The Library now was erstwhile St Peter's Church.Kitchener House is a worth while visit. The Museum has a vast collection of medieval and modern war history exhibits.
Written 6 May 2019
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