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Maidan

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Address: Just south of B.B.D. Bagh to just north of Alipore | and from the Hooghly River to J. L. Nehru Rd. and the shops of Park St., Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Wonderful wide open space in the middle of the city

The Maidan was originally created to make an open space around Fort William in case of an attack on the city but today it is a wonderful legacy to the inhabitants of Kolkata where... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
ALISON H
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you visit Maidan for 1st time, then you must not avoid horse cart ride. Few of this cart is very old, and you could feel that you are at Kolkata of mid 1800s.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Maidan could be Kolkata's Central, but the place is neglected. It's interesting to watch cricket games there, but why not create some decent installations for the public, plant some nice trees and keep the place clean? Kolkata municipality should seriously take care of this place.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a big open area on one side of Kolkata. There are many places to visit in maidan such as birla planetarium, Victoria memorial hall, shaheed minar etc. People use it for morning walk, playing cricket etc.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Maidan was originally created to make an open space around Fort William in case of an attack on the city but today it is a wonderful legacy to the inhabitants of Kolkata where they can indulge in different activities from dog training to horse racing , but by far the most important activity is playing cricket , from 'proper'... More 

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Thank ALISON H
Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popularly called the lungs of the city, its a huge public park near the center of the city. There are options for several activities like jogging, playing football or taking a ride in a horse-drawn carriage.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The maidan is an extensive expanse of green space. The locals use it for cricket through the day and soccer in the evenings. The roads are wide and uncluttered. There are carriage rides, but the emaciated horses look worse than the drivers. Please don't reduce it anymore.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you want a relax and green place in kolkata that it will be your only destination.here somee big field there you will got a touch of green grass.i like this place to uch.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Maidan is a huge stretch of open ground. Its best used for enjoying the travel by tramways or horse driven carts (a few things from imperial india). Best thing will be just to hang around the area, drink tea and talk with your beloved once.

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Thank joyienjoy
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Used to be a hot spot in Calcutta decades ago but is slowly losing its charm. Its polluted now and mostly littered. The horse carriage rides are getting expensive day by day. However, its a must visit for children, not for couples anymore.

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Ranchi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good activity for children ... The ride takes one around Victoria Memorial and Maidan ... One of the nicest places around Kolkata for old world charm

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