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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, India
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Private Tour: Places of Worship in Kolkata including Mother House
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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
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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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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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Thank Sydntooli
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 2 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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Kolkata, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 3 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maidan is a ground where local are come for morning walk and for different sport..it is like city playground..lots of activities you can observe

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sydney
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it was a pristine place with beautiful clean grounds and scenery no litter anywhere and lovely fields with pretty gardens and fireflies . What have the citizens of Calcutta done to this place once my home - you are all disgusting and should be ashamed . Its disturbing to see such filth - you wouldn't even contemplate taking your dog... More 

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Chennai, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were astonished to see such a big ground inside city of Kolkata. Boys were playing cricket and visitors sitting on the wide grass land. This big open air maidan is a gift for the city dwellers, but needs cleaning.

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