Monday, June 25, 2012

Kolkata Maidan

Kolkata Maidan is a breath of fresh air in the midst of congested urban life of Kolkata. It’s my long time dream to take a stroll around Maidan but unfortunately I could not make it till last weekend. One reason is off course the distance from my home and lack of time. Eventually I ended up in Maidan last weekend. Though time was short and I had to come back rather quickly. Kolkata Maidan stretches from North to South along the banks of the Hooghly River (part of Ganges) with vast greenery and open skies adding a special charm to my beloved Kolkata.

The Victoria Memorial at the backdrop of Maidan is definitely a must watch. It is a favorite place for fitness freaks, sportsmen, lovers and kids. Morning jogging to evening stroll, Maidan is the best. This is also the place in Kolkata where you will find plenty of horses along with mounted police patrol.

The small food vendors will also spice up your stay with plenty of options to please your test buds. As I was late, evening set quickly giving a splendid view of dusk in the midst of a city.

It’s really amazing to have tea while watching Victoria Memorial in the twilight. Hope to repeat it.


  1. Superb post which conveys the flavors of Kolkata - the huge maidan filled with sportsmen and fitness freaks, the magnificent Victoria Memorial, charming tram ride etc. Brings back memories of my life in Kolkata in 1997 !

  2. this was a lovely post makes me wanna pack my bags and move to kolkatta..

  3. The beauty of Kolkata is captured in these photography.Really nice shot.

  4. Thank you all for your encouraging comments.....

  5. Beautiful place and nice pictures.
    I had been there and liked what I saw!

  6. Thanks for sharing this. I am really feeling nostalgic!


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