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Come IPL time, several of India's major cities get a concentrated dose of cricket, glamour and entertainment. From Kolkata to Jaipur, while the game remains the same, the backdrop changes like a kaleidoscope. Outside of cricket, palaces, forts, street food, beaches, Bollywood, bad traffic, hill stations and cricket maidans wait to be explored
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  • Koshy's

    Koshy's is a city institution: The air-conditioned half on the right serves food that's a throwback to an earlier era.

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    Koshy's

    The left of Koshy's is the heart of the restaurant, serving very decent snacks and meals, coffee and beer.

    Café Pascucci

    Café Pascucci (Tel 91 80 40912134) is a convenient stop for sandwiches, burgers and coffees.

    Empire

    Empire on Church Street, is a favorite for chicken dosas.

    Midrange

    South Indies

    South Indies, as the name suggests, does south Indian food, all vegetarian. Be prepared to be surprised.

    Coconut Grove

    Coconut Grove (Tel 91 80 25596149) specialises in Kerala dishes: try the wafer-thin appams with a fish or mutton stew.

    Koshy's

    Koshy's is a city institution: The air-conditioned half on the right serves food that's a throwback to an earlier era.

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    Olive Beach

    Frequently voted the best standalone restaurant in the city, Olive Beach serves excellent Mediterranean food.

    Karavalli

    Karavalli, set in a faux Mangalorean house at the Gateway Hotel, draws from the culinary gems of the four southern states to present a menu that makes it hard to make up your mind.

    Samarkand

    If you miss north Indian food, head to Samarkand for a smorgasbord of kebabs and curries.

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    Hotel Empire

    Hotel Empire (from Rs 1530) on Infantry Road has all the basic facilities and the bonus of an excellent location.

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    Hotel Empire

    Hotel Empire (from Rs 1530) on Infantry Road has all the basic facilities and the bonus of an excellent location.

    Woodlands

    Woodlands Hotel (from Rs 1600) on Richmond Circle is another well-connected option.

    Hotel Nandhini

    A cheaper option is Hotel Nandhini (from Rs 2100) on St Mark's Road.

    Midrange

    I145

    I145 (from Rs 4250) is well located for the stadium, economical and stylish.

    Chancery

    A short walk from the stadium, the Chancery (from Rs 5000 for early birds) is a well-equipped hotel that's complete value for money.

    Museum Inn

    Museum Inn (from Rs 3000), with comfortable rooms and earnest service, is very close to the stadium.

    Luxury

    The Oberoi

    Right down the road from the stadium is The Oberoi Bangalore (from Rs 10,000), a five-star hotel with all the trappings and 2.8acres of gardens.

    ITC Gardenia

    The newest five-star hotel in town is the ITC Gardenia (from Rs 13,000), an architectural marvel with superb restaurants.

    The Park

    Round the corner from the Oberoi is The Park (from Rs 8600), a boutique hotel with cosy rooms and excellent service.

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    Plan B

    Plan B (Tel 91 9739902745) has a friendly atmosphere and lots of choice in short eats.

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    Pecos

    Pecos (Tel 91 80 25586047), a long-time favourite with beer-drinkers, plays classic rock.

    Plan B

    Plan B (Tel 91 9739902745) has a friendly atmosphere and lots of choice in short eats.

    Midrange

    13th Floor

    The 13th Floor cocktail lounge (Tel 91 80 41783333), as the name suggests, lets its magnificent view set the tone for a night of partying.

    Windsor Pub

    Windsor Pub (Tel 91 80 22258847) has a great vibe, super food and serves only beer.

    Luxury

    City Bar

    City Bar, at the UB City Mall (Tel 91 80 42773636) has great drinks and a cool atmosphere.

    I-bar

    I-bar at the Park Hotel hosts theme nights that are very popular with the city's happening set.

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    MustDo Delhi

    Café Mondegar

    Mondegar's nightly traveller-based crowd is as 'colourful' as the wall caricatures by a famous Goan artist, but that could be our beer-goggle glasses talking. Expect to shout your draught beer (around Rs85) orders over the popular, non-stop CD jukebox.

    Visit the Akshardham temple

    The Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple is reflected in a pool of water during its inauguration ceremony, Delhi, November 6, 2005 I frequent temples way too often and it's only apt that one of India's best is on the top of my must-dos list. Built on the banks of the Yamuna, the Akshardham temple epitomises Hindu culture in all its grandeur and beauty. There's a brilliant light-and-sound presentation, a fascinating boat ...More details

    Shop at Dilli Haat

    Go to Chandni Chowk

    Have tea at the Cha Bar at Oxford Bookstore

    Shop at Khan Market

    Getting around Delhi

    There are plenty of public-transport options: buses, the Metro, auto-rickshaws and taxis. Scores of buses from all over the city ply by the Feroz Shah Kotla. Tell the conductor where you need to hop off, and he'll warn you as ...

    Weather in Delhi

    Fog 25 °C | Fog

    Summer hits Delhi towards end of March. In the first week of April temperatures can be around 30°C and rise to 40 by May temperatures. Cotton clothes are your best bet, and if you are travelling in the day, cover your head, apply sunscreen and carry a bottle of water with you. Delhi is increasingly liberal with attire, but if you plan to go street-shopping, steer clear of anything too revealing.

    Tips for Travellers
    Delhi - Reach the ground much earlier than you normally would in your country, i.e., if India is playing, it doesn't matter if you have a ticket - if you want a ...
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    Delhi - Delhi is the city where the art of bargaining was formulated. And places like Palika Bazaar, near Connaught Place, are where bargaining is an art. Once you know your way ...
    Submitted by Hari Kumar
    Delhi - If the match starts at 9 am, try to reach the venue between 7 am to 7.30 am. Because of the security checking and the large number of spectators, you ...
    Submitted by Sameem Rafiqi

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