A dozen books that will give you an insight into the subcontinent when you visit for the cricket
For a sense of the place the park holds in Kolkata's imagination, take a walk in and around it on a non-match day
In the heart of Kolkata, the Maidan is a great level playing field
And then head straight to breakfast, before taking a cruise and gorging on spicy street food. There's a lot to do in and around Kolkata
As befits a city of thinkers and artists, the finest Test played there was a long, slow, examination of skill and character
In Kolkata everyone's a cricket watcher, and what better place to watch it than at the stadium that has come to be an emblem of the city?
The beautiful game may be No. 1 here but the passion for cricket remains fierce, sometimes with unpleasant side-effects
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More in Kolkata
Visit Kewpie's, at 2, Elgin Lane (Tel 91-33-24759880), for authentic home-style Bengali food.
Visit the ISKON temple in Mayapur, two hours away from Kolkata.
Tips for Travellers
Don't spend on expensive hotels, try lodging or paying-guest accommodations in Salt Lake, one of the cleanest and most peaceful areas of the city. It'll cost you about Rs 150 per day per bed.