Built by the British in 1758, Fort William in Kolkata stands today as one of the most magnificent European forts in the East. India was under British rule for more than 300 years and the European rulers had left behind a number of buildings, structures and landmarks that inspire locals and travelers today. One of the most important structures is Fort William, which stands proudly on the Eastern banks of Hooghly River.
Designed by Captain John Brohier, the roughly octagon-shaped fort has six principal gates and completely built using bricks and mortar. The six gates are the Chowringhee, Plassey, Calcutta, Water Gate, St. Georges, and Treasury Gate. From above, it resembles a [Read more…]