Maidan Racecourse

Spectator Sport in Kolkata

The Victoria Memorial provides a beautiful backdrop to this colonial-era racecourse, from whose 19th-century grandstands you can watch some of India’s best horse racing at over 40 annual meets. The New Year Derby is particularly popular, and provides plenty of colourful photo ops featuring horses, jockeys and spectators in flamboyant dresses and hats.

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