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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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The lungs of Calcutta

A welcome open space in this busy City. Unfortunately some rather nasty tower blocks like the 42 have been allowed to go up...

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Carolyn N
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Godalming, United Kingdom
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Godalming, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A welcome open space in this busy City. Unfortunately some rather nasty tower blocks like the 42 have been allowed to go up...

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Thank Carolyn N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is very open place. Nearest mettro station is 'Maidan'. Very big play ground where horse ride is also available.

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Thank Prabin B
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the very heart of city...Best time to visit is winter...admire the lambs ambling across with pink marks on fleece or the police squad on horseback who are present from the British era or a little girl balancing or walking on a rope or witness horse carriages with tourists whizzing past on the adjacent road or see a budding artist... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Maidan has been around for like ages. A place where memories and history has been created across generations. Such a big open maidan in the middle of a main city is very rare. I do not recall any other city which has a bigger open ground than Kolkata. The place has been around for so long that almost every... More 

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

Its a good place but TA has options 'average' and then 'very good'. the area is the whipping boy of the city's processions and large gatherings. I've some very good childhood memories associated with the place. The area is under control of the Eastern Command of the Indian Army.

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Thank Vikram1971
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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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Thank Gopal K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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Thank niya27
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

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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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

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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