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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 Delhi

    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.

    Visit the Akshardham temple

    The Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple is reflected in a pool of water during its inauguration ceremony, Delhi, November 6, 2005 I frequent temples way too often and it's only apt that one of India's best is on the top of my must-dos list. Built on the banks of the Yamuna, the Akshardham temple epitomises Hindu culture in all its grandeur and beauty. There's a brilliant light-and-sound presentation, a fascinating boat ...More details

    Shop at Dilli Haat

    Go to Chandni Chowk

    Have tea at the Cha Bar at Oxford Bookstore

    Shop at Khan Market

    Getting around Delhi

    There are plenty of public-transport options: buses, the Metro, auto-rickshaws and taxis. Scores of buses from all over the city ply by the Feroz Shah Kotla. Tell the conductor where you need to hop off, and he'll warn you as ...

    Weather in Delhi

    Haze 32 °C | Haze

    Summer hits Delhi towards end of March. In the first week of April temperatures can be around 30°C and rise to 40 by May temperatures. Cotton clothes are your best bet, and if you are travelling in the day, cover your head, apply sunscreen and carry a bottle of water with you. Delhi is increasingly liberal with attire, but if you plan to go street-shopping, steer clear of anything too revealing.

    Tips for Travellers
    Chennai - The underrated MRTS overhead trains are extremely useful, especially for getting to the Chepauk stadium. The station is right next to the stadium.
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