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Cricket in the City

Want to know more about the cities where your favourite game travels this cricket season? Then, choose from our list of city-wise travel guides and find out about quick tips and top highlights for when you’re in the city. Did we mention these travel guides are free and easy to download?

1. Ahmedabad: Gujarat’s capital city, Ahmedabad, is a startling metropolis with a long history, many remarkable buildings, a fascinating maze of an old quarter, excellent museums, fine restaurants and fabulous night markets. It is home to the famous Sabarmati Ashram. Download PDF

2. Bengaluru: The hub of India’s booming IT industry, cosmopolitan Bengaluru is blessed with a benevolent climate, a handful of interesting sights and a progressive dining, drinking and shopping scene. This city scores high with travellers who are willing to explore the remnants of its Hindu, Mughal and colonial ties. Download PDF

3. Chandigarh: Located just 10km from Mohali, Chandigarh is the brainchild of Swiss architect Le Corbusier. It’s a 1950s modernist sculpture on a massive scale and stuns you with its unexpected order and modern architecture. Add to this the Rock Garden, and the city’s glitzy sectors packed with upmarket shops. Download PDF

4. Chennai: A visit to Chennai is short of delights of the tourist brochure variety. It’s now a modern metropolis with spanking malls and swish restaurants, but it has not lost its grip on its heritage and culture. It needs a keen eye to spot the traditional architecture, antique churches and temples of Chennai, but in this city, the past is always present. Download PDF

5. Delhi: India’s capital is a place of incredible contrasts where fine-dining restaurants, cafes and malls stand shoulder to shoulder with medieval bazaars, centuryold eateries and ancient monuments. This city blends different experiences seamlessly and offers the best of both worlds – old and new. Download PDF

6. Hyderabad: Hyderabad is reminiscent of its illustrious and opulent past when the Qutb Shahi dynasty reigned. Today, this original home of the Kohinoor diamond has turned into a fast growing cosmopolitan centre set against the backdrop of forts, palaces, vibrant markets and of course aromatic biryani joints. Download PDF

7. Kolkata: Kolkata is a daily festival of human existence, simultaneously noble and gritty. The city retains a feast of colonial-era architecture, much of it in a photogenic state of disrepair. It is also an ideal place to experience the delights of Bengali cuisine. Kolkata is a city you ‘feel’ more than you see. Download PDF

8. Mumbai: Mumbai is a beautiful mess, filled with dreamers and labourers, actors and gangsters, fisherfolk and millionaires. It is India’s financial powerhouse and a fashion epicentre. The crumbling architecture, the sea, its skyscrapers, food, and frenetic streets, all add up to an undeniably cinematic cityscape. Download PDF

9. Pune: Pune is a city that epitomises ‘New India’, with its baffling mix of capitalism, spiritualism, ancient and modern. Pune is also famous, or notorious, globally for its number-one export: the late guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and his ashram, the Osho International Meditation Resort. Download PDF

10. Raipur: Located roughly in the middle of Chhattisgarh, Raipur is primarily a nodal city for travellers. While the city itself has few attractions, its surrounds are bursting with spiritual and archaeological riches. It is a great base for making day trips. Download PDF

11. Visakhapatnam: Visakhapatnam may be an industrial city, but it has diverse attractions – from pristine beaches and the country’s oldest shipyard to the only natural harbour on India’s east coast. Once a part of the Kalinga kingdom, it also has a fascinating mix of Buddhist and Hindu history. Download PDF