Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Eden Gardens | One of the best places to visit in Kolkata

LocationMaidan, B.B.D. Bagh, Kolkata, Kolkata (Map)
Entry Fee & TimingsEden Gardens is open from 09:00 am to 06:00 pm all days in week. No entry fee.
Place TypeEntertainment Centers, Fun and Activity
Place visit withMarried Couples, Unmarried Couples
Nearest MetroCentral Metro Station (2 KM) Chandni Chowk Metro Station (1 KM) Esplanade Metro Station (1 KM) Park Street Metro Station (1 KM) Mahakaran Metro Station (2 KM) Howrah Metro Station (2 KM) Howrah Maidan Metro Station (2 KM)

About Eden Gardens

The Eden Gardens is the largest stadium in India and the second largest in the world spread over an area of 50 acres, with a seating capacity of more than 68,000 people. The stadium was established in the year 1864 and gets its name from the Eden Gardens, one of the oldest parks in Kolkata. The stadium has witnessed some of the most historic and significant moments in Indian cricket.

Eden Gardens has hosted matches in major international competitions including the World Cup, World Twenty20 and Asia Cup. The lush green paths of the Garden of Eden are shaded by towering mahogany, mango and banyan trees which make it a peaceful place to sit and enjoy the wonders of nature. There is also a three-storey Burmese pagoda in bright red and golden yellow.

Architecture of Eden Gardens

To get maximum coverage with minimum support, the roofs are supported by 42 columns along with multi-tiered covered stands. The roof was constructed in such a manner that the stadium became an unlikely engineering spectacle.

Interesting facts about Eden Gardens

  1. Visitors can still stroll through the gardens as it is open every day.
  2. The Eden Gardens is beautifully decorated with the photographs of all the historical good players.
  3. The record for taking the most wickets in Tests is in the name of Harbhajan Singh (46) and Anil Kumble and Kapil Dev have 14-14 wickets respectively in ODIs.
  4. Here Sachin's 199th match took place here against West Indies.
  5. It is the third largest stadium in the world just after Melbourne and ANZ Stadium in Australia and is also known as "Lords of Asia".

How to reach Eden Gardens

By Road:- Reaching the Garden of Eden is very easy either by taxis or local buses that ply from all the major stops in the city.

By Metro:- The nearest metro station to Eden Gardens is Park Street. One has to walk from the metro station to the stadium.

Nearby famous places

  • College Street (Boi Para) 9 minutes away
  • Marble Palace Kolkata 14 minutes away
  • Nakhoda Mosque 12 minutes away
  • Rabindra Sarobar Stadium 11 minutes away
  • Shanti Nathar Mandir 12 minutes away
  • Agni Mandir 15 minutes away

Eden Gardens FAQs:

𝒜. It is located at Maidan, B.B.D. Bagh, Kolkata, Kolkata.

𝒜. Entry fee and timings information of the Eden Gardens: Eden Gardens is open from 09:00 am to 06:00 pm all days in week. No entry fee..

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