Fort William Overview

Fort William is named after King Williams and is one of the most popular places to visit in Kolkata. The site was built in 1696, where the builders used bricks and mortar to make this famous fort. Interestingly, the port has a total of 6 gates, namely; WaterGate, Saint Georges, Treasury Gate, Plassey, and Chowringhee.

People who love British architecture will love this place. The gates are an architectural marvel, built by the British. Also, you can get to see the cannons kept on display. These cannons are quite old, and belong to the British. One can easily fall in love with the high roof, wide aisles, and solid structure of this magnificent fort.

Location: Maidan, Fort William, Hastings, Kolkata, West Bengal 700021.

Timing: 10 am to 5 pm everyday.

Best time to visit: Weekdays.

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