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Visit Fort Calcutta

Fort Calcutta in Faizabad marks the defeat of king Shuja-ud-Daula in the Battle of Buxar that took place in1764.

Fort Calcutta in Faizabad marks the defeat of king Shuja-ud-Daula in the Battle of Buxar that took place in1764. The fort was built by Shuja-ud-Daula himself and its majestic clay walls give it a unique identity and rich architectural value. The monument is a major tourist attraction of Uttar Pradesh. Those on a tour to Uttar Pradesh, should not skip the sight of this astonishing structure that holds the essence of Nawabi culture till date. The fort attracts tourists from India as well as abroad. It has also remained a preferred sight for historians and photographers, thanks to its Mughal style of architecture supported by domes and minaretes, surrounding landscape and rich narratives.

Touristsvisiting Fort Calcutta should take a note of factors like:

  • The fort is located in the heart of the city and offers plenty of hotels at its viicnity,
  • Faizabad can be reached conveniently from places like Lucknow, Varanasi and Kanpur via state buses and hired taxis,
  • and auto- rickshaws can be hired from anywhere of Faizabad to reach the fort.
A trip to Uttar Pradesh remains incomplete without a historical expedition of Fort Calcutta at

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Quick Info

  • Attractions

    Historical
  • Altitude

    97 m
  • STD Code

    05278
  • Best Season

    October - March
  • State/Code

    /224xxx (vary)
  • LANGUAGES

    Hindi, English and Urdu