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Maidan

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Kolkata is Paradise for photographers. The Morning sunlight is sharp and sweet to photograph.Durga Puja Is a Big festival. Devi Durga looks beautiful and can be seen in different avatar in every Pendals.
Jayashree Sengupta
From Maidan metro walk a few steps, and there is the Eliot Park on one side and the Tata centre on the other, now is known by "The 42" which is the tallest building in Kolkata.
Sounak Ghosh
Aimless RamblingsMaidan, meaning literally open field is a large park in Kolkata. It is Calcutta's equivalent of New York's Central Park, a vast stretch of greenery right in the middle of the urban jungle. Home to numerous play grounds, including the famous cricketing venue Eden Gardens, several football stadia, and Kolkata Race Course, Maidan is often dubbed as the Lungs of Calcutta.It a place for aimless ramblings, a place to unwind, to dream and to relax. The vast greens welcome all; vendors, lovers, poets, dreamers and aspiring players. Boys and girls from surrounding neighbourhoods come here to play. The Maidan is surrounded with places of tourist interest - the Victoria Memorial, the Birla Planetarium, the National Library, Octerlony Monument (Sahid Minar), Academy of Fine Arts and the St Paul's Cathedral.Things to Do: It is place where one would want to go to be with the company of the loved ones or simply to be with oneself. One can visit any of the tourist hotspots around Maidan, or mingle with the folks playing, they will be more than happy to include you in their game. Tickle the taste buds at the various stalls of "jhal-muri", "phuchka" (that's what we call pani-puris) or refresh oneself at the ice candy or lemonade stalls or ride the tongas in front of Victoria Memorial.Anecdote: One would not realize while in Maidan is that under the feet is Indian Army's headquarters of the Eastern Command. That is why Maidan is also called "The Brigade Parade Ground".