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“Everywhere's a Market”
Review of Maidan

Maidan
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$100.00*
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Private Tour: Places of Worship in Kolkata including Mother House
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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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“Everywhere's a Market”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

You can feel the greatness of this area but barely see it on the street, because of it's domination by markets, touts and vast crowds....and yet across the way the scene is of cricket played in a pastoral setting. The Maidan is nevertheless home to some of Kolkata's finest public structures AND a decades old subway train service that's packed with orderly commuters going places.

Visited September 2013
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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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“moidan in the mist- evening”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

un-planned bus stations for long distance buses connecting inter states. The only urinal ( payment basis ) is in deplorable codition. The state govt. long distance buses are very irregular.now a days it has somewhat stabilised. The bus stand for long distance buses were proposed to be shifted beside the river ganga bank but when it would mature not known

Visited December 2012
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Vienna, Austria
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“need a rest, walk the Maidan....”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

beautiful huge park, where goats and sheep roam, good for jogging, sitting, have picnic, some ponds , unfortunately they are littered with plastic bottles, you can watch rugby games and the mounted police protects the area....

Visited March 2013
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Doha, Qatar
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“The Lungs of the City”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

This huge park in downtown Calcutta offers its citizens a green spot in a crowded urban environment. In the Maidan there are major monuments like the Octerlony Tower, Victoria Memorial but there are also gardens, lawns, and it is not uncommon to see people playing cricket or grazing goats and sheep.

Visited July 2013
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“Good area for Spent timing.”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

Maidan is located near Park Strret area. Nearest metro Station is Maidan. Maidan area also called Bikred Pared ground. Here lot of spot avilable here. Victoria memorial Hall, Maidan foara, Birla Taramandal, Nandan, Moharkunjay, Elliot Park.
A large no of people came here for Morning work, Evening timing spent this ground. Lover point of view it is also nice place, no entry fee, but avoid some postituous girl. In 25th December, 1st January, 26 January, Bikred Pared Metting this area is overcrowded.

Visited June 2013
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