About Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Situated in Maidan in the heart of Kolkata, Eden Gardens is the oldest and largest cricket stadium in India and second in the world in terms of seating capacity. It hosts T20, ODIs and Test matches on a frequent basis and serves as the home ground of the IPL Team - Kolkata Knight Riders as well as the Bengal Cricket Team. This iconic stadium, informally referred to as India's Mecca of Cricket, has also been the venue of many important cricket tournaments including the World Cup and Hero Cup.
Sprawling over an area of 50 acres in the BBD Bagh area, this cricket stadium has an adjoining indoor stadium, several gardens, lakes and a pagoda in the same complex. Dotted around it are some of the most important government buildings of the city, including the Calcutta High Court, State Secretariat and Raj Bhavan. The area also serves as the commercial hub of the city and enjoys proximity to many major institutions like the Reserve Bank of India, Calcutta Stock Exchange, Kolkata Port Trust, Eastern Railway headquarters and General Post Office. Many major attractions in Kolkata are also quite close to the stadium, which is why most travellers prefer to book a stay at hotels near Eden Gardens, Goa.
Shopping and Dining around Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Shopping options abound near the BBD Bagh area, the most popular ones being Dharamtala Market (1 km), Chandni Chowk (1.4 km), Wellington Market (1.9 km), Tirreti Bazaar (2 km), New Market (2.4 km), Burrabazar (3 km) and Satyanarayan Park AC Market (3.9 km). Those who prefer to indulge in a retail therapy at malls can visit Central Mall, E-Mall, The Globe, The Metro Plaza or Simpark Mall, all within 3 km radius of Eden Gardens and easily accessible from the hotels in BBD Bagh, Kolkata.
There is no dearth of dining options around Eden Gardens too, including restaurants, small eateries, cafes, bakeries as well as bars and lounges. For delicious meals, one can visit The Chutney Co., Tung Nam Eating House, Alfresco, Aaheli, Chittoda's Suruchee Restaurant, Anand Veg Restaurant, Amber, Chung Wah and Limelight Restaurant & Bar, among others. The best places nearby to catch up over drinks are SOI – The Asian Street Kitchen, Sunset Resto Bar Lounge, Someplace Else and so on.
Places to Visit around Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Those staying at hotels near Eden Gardens, Kolkata have a host of sightseeing options within easy access including Shaheed Minar, Millennium Park, Jorasanko Thakur Bari and Indian Museum. The location of the stadium within Maidan further allows travellers to reach the most popular places to visit in Kolkata, including Victoria Memorial, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Fort William, Rabindra Sadan and James Princep Ghat in less than 10 minutes. Other sightseeing attractions, such as Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, Birla Mandir, Netaji Bhavan and Alipore Zoo, are also about 5 km away.
How to Reach Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport is about an hour’s drive away from Eden Gardens and offers prepaid taxis to reach the site. Sealdah Railway Station (3.5 km) also provides easy access to the stadium as well as BBD Bagh hotels via taxi. CSTC, CTC and WBSTC buses are widely available as well for people travelling to the neighbourhood from all major areas in the city. Those who prefer to travel by metro can get down at Park Street, from where Eden Gardens is a 15-minute walk away. For shorter distances, auto rickshaws are a rather convenient mode to reach the location. Someone who is coming from Howrah can take a ferry to Babu Ghat and from thereon, walk to the site.
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