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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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  • Black Lotus

    Black Lotus at the Taj offers arguably the best Schezwan cuisine in town.

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    Noor

    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.

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    Copper Chimney

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

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    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.

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    Shivalikview

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

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    Parkview

    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.

    Midrange

    Shivalikview

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

    Hometel

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

    Luxury

    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.

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    Zinc

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

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    Aerizzona

    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.

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    Zinc

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

    Luxury

    Dhabas

    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

    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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    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
    Delhi - Reach the ground much earlier than you normally would in your country, i.e., if India is playing, it doesn't matter if you have a ticket - if you want a ...
    Submitted by Rahul Bhasin
    Delhi - Delhi is the city where the art of bargaining was formulated. And places like Palika Bazaar, near Connaught Place, are where bargaining is an art. Once you know your way ...
    Submitted by Hari Kumar
    Delhi - If the match starts at 9 am, try to reach the venue between 7 am to 7.30 am. Because of the security checking and the large number of spectators, you ...
    Submitted by Sameem Rafiqi

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