The Maidan, or the vast, open, green area in the heart of Kolkata is a tourist paradise. Though the entire expanse of green is owned by the Indian Army, there is no restriction on entering it, walking, running or playing there. Manta times I have seen tourists just snoring away to glory underneath the numerous trees that dot the Maidan.
On the south is the glorious Race Course or the Royal Calcutta Turf Club while the east, west and northern horizons make the Kolkata skyline. Also, the most important land mark, the imposing Victoria Memorial, borders the south end side of the Maidan.
Just beware of touts and small time criminals before you let yourself loose. The entire experience however will leave you wanting to return there again.
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