Maidan means open field. Calcutta is endowed with a huge track of field with greenery that strech from the eastern bank of river Hoghly (Ganges) to Jawahar Lal Nehru Road in the West and Raj Bhawan in the north to Victoria Memorial in the South. Important landmarks like Fort William, Eden Garden, Fountain of joy, St Paul's Cathedral, Birla Planetarium, Academy of Fine Arts, Rabindra Sadan, Nandan several football grounds and club tents, ladies golf course, horse race course, Shahid Minar, Red Road, Mayo Road, Lovers Lane, Brigade Parade ground are associated with maidan. Maidan provides the the freshness and greenery and is a historical and cultural center of Kolkata. It is also a center of leisure and entertainment for Calcuttans. Maidan is alive with people from the dawn to the dusk.Life on the Maidan is the quintessence of life in Kolkata.
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