India
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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  • South Indies

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

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    Budget

    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.

    luxury

    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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    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.

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    Budget

    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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    Budget

    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 Pune

    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.

    Maratha forts

    Shaniwar Wada, a Peshwa fort in Pune There are plenty of forts of the Peshwa era - almost all of them ruled by Shivaji - close to Pune. Sinhagad is less than an hour's drive away, and is the most popular destination. Shaniwar Wada, which was the seat of the Peshwas in the 18th and the 19th ...More details

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    Getting around Pune

    Pune has a good public transport system, and you won't find it difficult to board a bus or take an auto in any part of the city. Maharashtra State Transport buses ply between Mumbai and Pune all day (from 5.30am ...

    Weather in Pune

    Though Pune is pleasant for most of the year, April and May can get very hot, like everywhere else in India. Day-time temperatures could be over 35°C, though evenings will be more pleasant.

    Tips for Travellers
    Mumbai - In Mumbai, people (especially drivers and shopkeepers) tend to call out (to tourists or others) by making a kissing-type sound. Do not be offended, it's quite a common thing and ...
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    Mumbai - If you live in Mumbai and have a GPRS/EDGE phone, you can use technology and not get cheated when you have to pay up for your ride thanks to a ...
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    Mumbai - Travellers to Mumbai must visit Chowpatty. It's just 2km from the Wankhede stadium, which is holding the final of the World Cup. Chowpatty is a beach and the food there ...
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