Kolkata, WB
Type: Parks
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Maidan, often referred to as the "lungs of Kolkata," is a vast urban park and open space located in the heart of Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Covering approximately 1,500 acres, Maidan is one of the largest urban parks in the world and serves as a green oasis amidst the bustling cityscape.

Originally developed during the British colonial period, Maidan was designed as a vast expanse of open land to serve various recreational, sporting, and military purposes. Over the years, Maidan has evolved into a cherished public space and a cultural hub for the residents of Kolkata.

Maidan is characterized by its wide expanses of grassy lawns, tree-lined avenues, and numerous monuments and landmarks scattered throughout the park. One of the most iconic landmarks in Maidan is the Victoria Memorial, a grand marble building dedicated to Queen Victoria, which serves as a museum and cultural center.

In addition to the Victoria Memorial, Maidan is home to several other notable attractions, including the Shahid Minar, a towering monument dedicated to the martyrs of Indian independence, and the Eden Gardens cricket stadium, one of the oldest and most historic cricket grounds in the world.

Maidan is also a popular destination for outdoor activities and sports, with numerous playgrounds, sports fields, and jogging tracks available for visitors to enjoy. The park's vast open spaces are ideal for picnics, kite flying, and leisurely walks, offering respite from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Throughout the year, Maidan hosts various cultural events, festivals, and social gatherings, including music concerts, art exhibitions, and food festivals. The park's open-air venues and amphitheaters provide opportunities for artists, performers, and community groups to showcase their talents and celebrate Kolkata's rich cultural heritage.

Maidan holds a special place in the hearts of Kolkata residents, who often flock to the park to relax, socialize, and enjoy the natural beauty and historic charm of this iconic green space. Whether for a morning jog, an afternoon picnic, or an evening stroll, Maidan offers a tranquil retreat and a vibrant atmosphere for visitors of all ages to enjoy.

Besides this park, there are fifty-one more parks listed in Kolkata. There's also ninety-four attractions listed in this city in other categories. You will find the exact location of Maidan on the map above.

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