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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  • Lava Pub

    Lava Pub at the Taj is highly recommended for a night out.

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    Try Noor at Hotel Pankaj (Tel 91-172-2709891) for a reliable multi-cuisine spread.

    Sagar Ratna

    Sagar Ratna (Tel 91-172-2707710), part of the Swagath family, offers great South Indian dishes at bargain prices in a clean environment.


    Copper Chimney

    Try Copper Chimney (Tel 91-172-5087373) for great Indian food.


    Hotel Pankaj

    Hotel Pankaj (from Rs 1090) is centrally located and offers decent accommodation.

    Carrying items into the stadium

    Due to security concerns, spectators in India are allowed to take practically nothing into the stadium. Even water bottles are discouraged. So are cameras. A friend was once told in Mohali that he couldn't carry a pen inside! So be prepared.



    Hotel Mountview (from Rs Rs 8300), run by the Chandigarh Administration, has elegant rooms and pleasant views, as well as what they claim is the best bar in the region.

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    Parkview (from Rs 1900), run by the Chandigarh Administration, has a few rooms in this category.

    Hotel White Palace

    Hotel White Palace (from Rs 1700) promises all the basic facilities and is not too far away from the stadium.



    The other government-run hotel, Shivalikview (from Rs 5500), promises good facilities and a location in the heart of the city.


    Hometel (from Rs 3500) is a new hotel with good rooms and excellent dining options, about 8km from the stadium.


    Taj Chandigarh

    The best hotel here is undoubtedly the Taj Chandigarh (from Rs Rs 8400), and highly recommended despite being some distance away from the stadium.



    Among dhabas, you won't go wrong with Pal Dhaba or Sher-e-Punjab dhaba (Tel 91-172-2660222).

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    Chandigarh's oldest dance club, Aerizzona (Tel 91-172-2740622), is still going strong in Sector 17.

    Wild West Pub

    While they could certainly do with more women customers, Wild West Pub (Tel 91-9815159686) at Khyber restaurant in Sector 35 has enough character to guarantee a good time.



    Zinc (Tel 91-9914449022), with its subdued lighting and retro/lounge/trance music, is a great place to put your feet up.



    Among dhabas, you won't go wrong with Pal Dhaba or Sher-e-Punjab dhaba (Tel 91-172-2660222).

    Orchid Lounge

    The Orchid Lounge (Tel 91-172-2624990) has live entertainment in a superb atmosphere.


    Ghazal (Tel 91-172-2704448), in the shopping and entertainment hub of Sector 17, is a long-standing favourite for its dal makhni.


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