Eden Gardens – The iconic and historic Cricket Ground of India

The trip to the South Park Cemetery was a very peaceful experience. The silence and calm inside was very soothing. After spending some time there, we headed for our next destination in the City of Joy which was the historic and iconic cricket ground not only in the city or the country but in whole world, the Eden Gardens.

The Eden Gardens is one of the largest stadiums in the country as per the seating capacity and was established in the year 1864. It is one of the colonial legacies like many others in Kolkata. The idea behind making this stadium was to build a lush green Garden of Eden as per the biblical reference in the city along the banks of River Hooghly. It is one of the most popular attractions in the city. 

The stadium is located in a prime locality of the city and is easily accessible from other areas. I am not a big cricket fan but certainly I do know that this ground was the venue of that epic historic Test match when VVS Laxman scored 281 against Australia and snatched victory from the jaws of defeat. There were many matches too which were hosted by the ground during the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011.

Eden Gardens Stadium Kolkata
Eden Gardens Stadium Kolkata | Image Resource : studydhaba.com

The honors board at the cricket stadium has a list of all the international centuries scored on this ground in Tests, ODIs and T20s while there is also a bowler’s board having names of the bowlers who took a spell of more than 5 wickets.

The gallery inside the stadium is worth a visit. There are many remarkable pictures of the batsman and bowlers who have done well at the ground for their respective teams. The stadium is very huge and is second only to Melbourne Cricket Ground. It is also the second largest cricket stadium in India after the Salt Lake Stadium which is also in Kolkata and is dedicated to Football primarily.

Once done with the visit to the Eden Gardens we went to visit another iconic attraction and a place of spiritual significance at Kolkata which was the Belur Math Shrine.

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