Maidan, Kolkata (Calcutta)
Categories: Nature & Parks
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. Using our online itinerary creator, Kolkata (Calcutta) attractions like Maidan can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Relive the British Era in a modern way. To take a Tonga ride around and see the marvels of the city.
The locality surrounding Victoria Memorial comprises of extensive lawns known as 'The Maidan'. You'll get good street food here. It's also one of those places where you'll find people of all ages eith... read more »
It will steal your heart at any time of the day but undoubtedly the best time to be at The Maidan is at twilight. Older folk walking or sitting leisurely around, youngsters and couples lost in their o... read more »
This is why kolkata is said to have a green heart. Cone for a pony ride in the morning or an afternoon stroll in the victoria memorial or take a ride on the gorgeous horse carts that take you around maidan . Better yet gather your friends for a football match and make memories you'll never forget. If the clouds set in you could go on a boatride from princep ghat which some minutes away by a cab.
Thanks to the Indian Army, this patch of greenery has remained intact all these years. Its a beautiful and relaxing place to go sit down or just take a stroll. Avoid in the weekends though and also if you're driving there, be aware that parking is illegal across the entire stretch of the maidan. You will have to park at a distance elsewhere.
Thanx to British Legend for providing such kind of European environment in crowdy Kolkata..
Policemen threw us out from Maidan alleging that I am homosexual, though I am not. 😒 I was just lying there with my friend listening songs and enjoying moonlight.
Kolkata maidan a place for all types of sports and great place for couples too
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