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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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  • Bijoli Grill Food

    Bijoli Grill Food World is a true son of the soil, serving fresh, hot fast food.

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    Budget

    Arsalan

    Arsalan is a tiny hole in the wall serving some of the best biryani in Kolkata.

    Eau Chew

    Eau Chew (Tel 91-33-22378260) is a New York Times-reviewed restaurant serving superb Chinese food out of a home.

    Bijoli Grill Food

    Bijoli Grill Food World is a true son of the soil, serving fresh, hot fast food.

    Midrange

    Mocambo

    Mocambo, off Park Street (Tel 91-33-22172934) is a culinary throwback to the 1960s, with prawn cocktails and sizzlers on the menu.

    Oh! Calcutta

    Oh! Calcutta at Forum Mall has a choice of Anglo-Indian and Bengali food.

    Kewpie's

    Visit Kewpie's, at 2, Elgin Lane (Tel 91-33-24759880), for authentic home-style Bengali food.

    luxury

    La Terrasse

    The Sunday brunch buffet at La Terrasse, the Oberoi Grand, is to die for.

    Pan-Asian

    Pan-Asian at the ITC Sonar has the city's best line-up of Asian dishes.

    Zaranj

    At standalone Zaranj, you can sample excellent north Indian cuisine.

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    Taj Bengal

    The Taj Bengal (from Rs 10,800) is a modern luxury hotel with all the trappings

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    Budget

    34, Allenby Road

    Try the Bed&Breakfast 34, Allenby Road (arayccu@gmail.com; Tel 91-33-24861854/91-9830041781; Rs 2400), which offers air-conditioned rooms and breakfast.

    Best Inn

    Try Best Inn, a Bed&Breakfast on the Metro route.

    Sunflower Guest House

    The Sunflower Guest House (Rs 1000), which offers a convenient location and decent rooms.

    Hotel Rose Valley

    Try Hotel Rose Valley (from Rs 2800), which offers air-conditioned rooms and breakfast.

    Hotel Aston

    Hotel Aston is a good bet for business travellers (from Rs 1600).

    Midrange

    Astor

    The three-star Astor (from Rs 6000) boasts one of the best kebab restaurants in town in Kebab-e-que.

    The Floatel

    The Floatel (Rs 4200) is a unique floating hotel on the Hooghly, stationed very close to Eden Gardens, with great discounts for internet bookings.

    Peerless Inn

    Peerless Inn (from Rs 6300) is also excellently located for the stadium.

    Luxury

    Oberoi Grand

    The centrally located Oberoi Grand (from Rs 9600), housed in a magnificent colonial structure.

    Park Hotel

    The Park Hotel (from Rs 7000) is a boutique five-star hotel on Park Street, the nightlife headquarters.

    ITC Sonar

    The teams will be housed in the ITC Sonar, rather far away, especially when you don't have a police escort clearing your way through traffic.

    Taj Bengal

    The Taj Bengal (from Rs 10,800) is a modern luxury hotel with all the trappings

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    Sheesha

    Sheesha, located atop a shopping mall on Camac Street, is a bar, lounge and outdoor deck rolled into one.

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    Park Street bars

    Most of the many bars dotting Park Street will offer you a tipple and a snack at prices that will not pinch.

    Midrange

    Sheesha

    Sheesha, located atop a shopping mall on Camac Street, is a bar, lounge and outdoor deck rolled into one.

    Luxury

    Roxy and Tantra

    Roxy and Tantra, both at the Park Hotel, are the city's glitziest party places.

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    MustDo Hyderabad

    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.

    Ramoji Film City

    The Telugu movie industry is probably the second largest in India, after Bollywood. This film city is located about 35km outside the city, on the Hyderabad-Vijayawada highway. It is a well-equipped mini city by itself, with a couple of five-star hotels and a shopping plaza. You could probably stay there ...More details

    Walk by Tank Bund

    Parade Grounds

    Andhra food

    Paradise restaurant

    Getting around Hyderabad

    It is easier to hit Dale Steyn for a six than find a Hyderabadi tuk-tuk driver who agrees to go by the meter. The usual fare is Rs 16 for the first 1.6 kilometres and Rs 8 for every successive ...

    Weather in Hyderabad

    Haze 23 °C | Haze

    Hyderabad is usually very hot for most parts of the year, except the winter months. The best time to visit is between October and March. In April and May temperatures can go up to 45°C during the day, so it's best to wear a cap or a floppy hat, dress in cottons and carry water while travelling around the city. Autos, buses, cabs all ply to and fro the stadium, so reaching the ground will not be a problem. However, keeping in mind the city's obsession with the game, leave for the stadium a few hours in advance as traffic jams are commonplace a couple of hours before the game begins.

    Tips for Travellers
    Bangalore - This guide to restaurants around MG Road will make it easier for you to head out for a meal after the game.
    Submitted by Chaithra
    Bangalore - Traffic is a major issue in Bangalore especially on match days with thousands converging to the venue at nearly at the same time. The best way to avoid traffic is ...
    Submitted by Sanmathi
    Bangalore - Bangalore's traffic police frequently check motorists for their alcohol intake - especially around MG Road area, and around other places where there are many pubs - and not just on ...
    Submitted by KC Appaiah

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