Maidan, Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Explore Maidan, a district famous for its vast, lush parkland. The family-friendly green environment attracts many tourists throughout the year because of an abundance of historical and cultural landmarks. The area hosts cricket, soccer, and hockey games, as well as military parades. Visit the nearby 18th-century fort, or the landmark memorial full of galleries and historical memorabilia. A stroll around the cemetery reveals the final resting place of British settlers. With so much to see and do here, plan your visit in advance to make the most of your time. Plan your visit to Maidan and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Kolkata (Calcutta) day trip planning tool .
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  • This place is close to the park street area which is full of hotels, clubs, restaurants, shopping &offices. So it is a nice place to enjoy a morning walk or some casual sports. Huge place and on one e...  more »
  • This wide expanse of land must be the biggest stretch of greenery in any metro city of India. Early morning joggers, cricket and football clubs all around and the passing trans along the Maidan add a ...  more »
  • You can reach easily here by metro. It is the commercial street of Kolkata. There is one lush green ground here and so the name. There are even shopping plazas like metro plaza where you get product o...  more »
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  • The great Maidan presents a most refreshing appearance to the eye, the heavy night dew, even in the hot season, keeping the grass green. Many of the fine trees with which it was once studded were blown down in the cyclone of 1864. But they have not been allowed to remain without successors, and the handsome avenues across the Maidan still constitute the chief glory of Calcutta. Dotting the wide expanse are a number of fine tanks, from which the inhabitants were content in former days to obtain their water-supply
  • The place is huge, one of the historical places of Old Calcutta. You will find horses and humans alike. Doesn't have an imperial garden to look at. It's nice place to sit and let the breeze in. Lot of lovebirds in site, is a bit dirty too. But it's a nice place to walk around with family and friends.
  • Its a good place for recreational activities and picnic with family. Mornings are generally filled with people playing different sports and morning walkers. This place is really good to visit during overcast conditions. Would not recommend to go here on sunny days. Street food is also available during evening time. And activities like horse riding,balloon shooting and children rides are also available.
  • Maidan is a wonderful place where you will find the meaning of City of Joy with its true colours. It's a nice place not only for sports, but also for leisure, jogging and photography as well. The nature will bless you here with fresh air and oxygen with unbiased beauty and charm.
  • Provides soothing effect for your eyes with vast green field. Located at the heart of the City of Joy. One can breathe freely here. Ideal place for time pass for the lovers, friends and family with kids. One can enjoy street food, horse riding, balloon shooting and pocket friendly shopping. The musical fountain attracts viewer in the evening. Avoid going there in the sunny days and during hot summer. In the early morning, the place is occupied by Morning Walkers and Sports persons. The afternoon and the evening are the best time to enjoy the beauty of the place. One can enjoy the celestial beauty of nature, if sits there for sometime during a rainy day. A must visit for everyone visiting Kolkata.
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