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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 Bengaluru

    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.

    Drive around in Bangalore

    Commuters drive past a partially completed section of an under-construction elevated corridor of the Bangalore Metro Rail Project, Bangalore, March 29, 2010 Whenever I have to make any important decision, I go for a drive in the city. At nights. Around Ring Road, the Mysore highway, on that beautiful stretch on Cubbon Road or the new airport road. Bangalore is beautiful at nights and driving helps me clears my mind and think. ...More details

    Relax at Cafe Mocha on Lavelle Road

    Watch a play at the Rangashankara theatre

    Eat Corner House ice-creams

    Order dessert at Cafe Fresco's

    Getting around Bengaluru

    The common man's mode of conveyance is either the bus or the auto-rickshaw. However, buses are not advised if you aren't familiar with the local language. Auto-rickshaws are tricky: drivers are known to fleece their passengers - if they agree ...

    Weather in Bengaluru

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    While north India heats like a cauldron in summer, Bangalore, which probably has the best climate of all the metropolitan Indian cities, is still tolerable. Temperatures usually hover between 30°C and 35°C during the day and evenings are pleasant.

    Tips for Travellers
    Kolkata - Don't spend on expensive hotels, try lodging or paying-guest accommodations in Salt Lake, one of the cleanest and most peaceful areas of the city. It'll cost you about Rs 150 ...
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    Kolkata - The taxi fare is calculated as two times the amount on the meter, plus Rs 2.
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    Kolkata - You can find cheap lodging on Sudder Street.
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