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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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  • Nirulas

    Nirula's is a Delhi institution, the first place to offer fast food in the city. Their hot-chocolate fudge is recommended for anyone with a sweet tooth.

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    Budget

    Nirulas

    Nirula's is a Delhi institution, the first place to offer fast food in the city. Their hot-chocolate fudge is recommended for anyone with a sweet tooth.

    Wenger's

    Wenger's is great for lunches and desserts on the go: their shammi kebabs are a must-have.

    Saravana Bhavan

    Saravana Bhavan offers excellent South Indian staples and thalis.

    Midrange

    United Coffee House

    If in Connaught Place, United Coffee House is recommended for basic Indian fare in a retro environment.

    Khan Market cafes and restaurants

    Be prepared to be spoilt for choice at Khan Market, an upmarket assemblage of boutique restaurants and shops. Try Amici, Latitude, Mamagoto, Blanco, Market Café, Big Chill.

    luxury

    Lodhi

    If you're in the mood for some Spanish, you won't go wrong with Lodhi at Aman Resorts.

    Varq

    Varq (at the Hotel Taj Mansingh) does excellent kebabs and breads, often with a nouvelle-cuisine twist.

    Bukhara

    Bukhara at the Hotel Maurya is where presidents and popstars go to dine. Totally worth the hype, especially the restaurant's special kaali dal.

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    27 Jorbagh

    In Jorbagh, in the heart of New Delhi, 27 Jorbagh (from Rs 5100) is a small, exclusive guest house.

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    Paharganj hotels

    Backpacker haven Paharganj near the New Delhi railway station has some fairly decent accommodation: try Hotel Grand Godwin (Rs 2700) and Prince Polonia (Rs 1500).

    Ginger

    Ginger (from Rs 2700) is an excellent no-frills option close to the stadium.

    Midrange

    Jukaso Inn

    Some 8km straight down the road from the stadium, in Sunder Nagar, Jukaso Inn (Rs 4200) is highly recommended.

    27 Jorbagh

    In Jorbagh, in the heart of New Delhi, 27 Jorbagh (from Rs 5100) is a small, exclusive guest house.

    Hotel Broadway

    Hotel Broadway (from Rs 4000) is in a not-so-fashionable part of Delhi, but is very close to the stadium and offers excellent value for money.

    Luxury

    The Park

    The Park (from Rs 9000) is excellently located, close to the city centre.

    Le Meridien

    Le Meridien (from Rs 9400) is the hotel closest to the cricket ground. Located in the city centre, it has all the trappings of its category.

    The Oberoi

    The Oberoi (from Rs 11,100) is further away, but presses all the decadence buttons.

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    Agni

    Agni has celeb DJs and a young, happening crowd.

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    Budget

    Urban Pind in Greater Kailash I has a lounge with a sky roof, and a restaurant that serves Indian food.

    Turquoise Cottage

    One of the funkiest places in town is Turquoise Cottage, offering great music, good drinks and a young crowd.

    Midrange

    Smoke House Grill

    Smoke House Grill has super food and a super party atmosphere.

    Shalom

    Shalom, with two locations in South Delhi is a highly rated lounge bar plus Mediterranean restaurant.

    @Live

    @Live, in Connaught Place, has live music every night, and a great vibe.

    Luxury

    Lure

    Lure (Tel: 011-29523333) is tucked away in a southern corner of the city, but promises some of the best live music around.

    Agni

    Agni has celeb DJs and a young, happening crowd.

    Lap

    Lap at Hotel Samrat, a cross between a nightclub and a lounge bar, attracts the city's hippest.

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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

    Temples to visit

    Unique food joints

    Pune specialties to take home

    Pubs and lounging

    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

    Mostly Cloudy 26 °C | Mostly Cloudy

    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
    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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