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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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    The Taj hotels

    Taj Mount Road, less than 2km from the stadium, has awesome early bird discounts (from Rs 7500). Or hop across the road to the other Taj property, Connemara (Rs 6400), or opt for the centrally located Coromandel in Nungambakkam.

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    Courtyard

    Courtyard by Marriott (from Rs 5100) offers a good deal just a stone's throw away from Chepauk.

    Spring Hotel

    A new addition is Spring Hotel from Rs 3400), with its playful decor and a themed restaurant, just off Nungambakkam High Road.

    The Residency Towers

    The Residency Towers is also a favourite, located in the shopping district of the city (from Rs 6000).

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    The Taj hotels

    Taj Mount Road, less than 2km from the stadium, has awesome early bird discounts (from Rs 7500). Or hop across the road to the other Taj property, Connemara (Rs 6400), or opt for the centrally located Coromandel in Nungambakkam.

    The Park

    The Park (from Rs 11,100) is a premium boutique hotel that is centrally located.

    ITC Sheraton Park Hotel

    ITC Sheraton Park Hotel & Towers (from Rs 9500) is another luxurious option if you are willing to travel 5km to the stadium.

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    MustDo Kolkata

    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.

    Indulge in some street food

    An Indian man of ethnic Chinese descent sells momos at a roadside breakfast stall in Territi Bazaar, Kolkata, July 26, 2010 Calcutta is famous for its amazing food: tandoori, continental, Indian, all of it, but its speciality is the street food: Puchka, the Bengali version of Bombay's pani puri and Delhi's gol gappa, is a fried hollow cupcake filled with potato, grams, and spicy tamarind water. You can't miss it when ...More details

    Take a boat ride

    Visit Shantiniketan

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    Check out the night clubs

    Getting around Kolkata

    With multiple levels of bus services, trams, a Metro (India's first), yellow cabs, radio taxis, rickshaws and auto-rickshaws - Kolkata is well provided for public transport. But buses, trams and the Metro can get very crowded during rush hours and ...

    Weather in Kolkata

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    April and May are the hottest months in Kolkata (average temperatures between 32-42° C). Wear cottons. It's a conservative but casual city: Shorts won't raise eyebrows but singlets will. No ties, but most restaurants will demand full trousers and t-shirts/shirts.

    Tips for Travellers
    Jaipur - You're expected to! So bargain hard when buying handicrafts, clothes, shoes or when visiting any flea market in Jaipur.
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    Jaipur - If you're an enthusiastic photographer and like to capture street scenes, you must remember that if you take photographs of people, some of them may expect payment for modelling for ...
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    Jaipur - Ask your tour guide for his certification or ask your hotel to recommend a guide to you.
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