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13 Nights / 14 Days

Mumbai-Indore-New Delhi-Dharmashala-New Delhi

Highlights of the tour
1. Traditional welcome on arrival with fresh Marigold flower garland at Indore airport.
Enjoy IIIrd Cricket Test match at Holkar Cricket Stadium Indore.
Excursion of Mandu (near Indore).
Enjoy Ist ODI match at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharmashala.
Enjoy IInd ODI match at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi.

Day 01: Friday, 07th Oct, 2016 Arrive at Mumbai / Indore (Air)

Arrive at Mumbai airport and internally change from international to domestic terminal to board flight for Indore (by AI 635 at 0755/0925 hrs OR 6E 735 at 1450/1620 hrs OR 6E 658 at 1935/2055 hrs).
Traditional welcome on arrival at Indore airport by Travel Pals India executive with fresh marigold flower garlands and then transferred by air conditioned exclusive car to your reserved hotel.

Day 02: Saturday, 08th Oct, 2016 Indore

After breakfast at hotel transfer to Holkar Cricket Stadium. PM return back to hotel.
Holkar Cricket Stadium
Holkar Cricket Stadium is located in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. It was earlier known as Maharani Usharaje Trust Cricket Ground. But in 2010, Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association renamed it after the Holkar dynasty of the Marathas that ruled Indore.It has a seating capacity of around 30,000 spectators. It is also equipped with flood lights for night matches. Virender Sehwag recorded the second highest ODI score of 219 at this ground. Gwalior's Roop Singh Stadium is a bit smaller than Indore's Holkar Cricket Stadium. However, capacity of Roop Singh Stadium is more than Indore's Holkar Cricket Stadium.
The ground stages the majority of Madhya Pradesh cricket team's home matches in the Ranji Trophy. The stadium was selected one of the six new Test venue in India. The credit for giving land for the stadium goes to the royal Maratha clan Holkar's of the Maratha Confederacy, who encouraged and pioneered cricket in this part of the country. Holkar cricket team appeared in ten Ranji Trophy season's, reaching the final eight times and winning the title four times. It is on some part of this ground that an older stadium was present where the Holkar's cricket team won its three Ranji Trophy titles, in late 40's and early 50's. In this sense, some part of this stadium has seen greats like C.K. Nayudu and Mushtaq Ali playing for Ranji Trophy.

Day 03: Sunday, 09th Oct, 2016 Indore

After breakfast at hotel transfer to Holkar Cricket Stadium. PM return back to hotel.

Day 04: Monday, 10th Oct, 2016 Indore

After breakfast at hotel transfer to Holkar Cricket Stadium. PM return back to hotel.

Day 05: Tuesday, 11th Oct, 2016 Indore

After breakfast at hotel transfer to Holkar Cricket Stadium. PM return back to hotel.

Day 06: Wednesday, 12th Oct, 2016 Indore

After breakfast at hotel transfer to Holkar Cricket Stadium. PM return back to hotel.

Day 07: Thursday, 13th Oct, 2016 Indore / Mandu / Indore (95 Kms / 2 hrs one-way drive)

Breakfast at hotel followed by an excursion of Mandu. By early evening return back to Indore and transfer to hotel.
Mandu is a celebration in stone, of life and joy, of the love of the poet prince Baz Bahadur for his beautiful consort, Rani Roopmati. The balladeers of Malwa still sing of the romance of these royal lovers, and high up on the crest of a hill, Roopmati's Pavilion still gazes down at Baz Bahadur's Palace, a magnificent expression of Afghan architecture.

Day 08: Friday, 14th Oct, 2016 Indore / New Delhi (by air)

Breakfast at hotel followed by transfer to Indore airport to board flight for Delhi (AI 635 at 1005/1140 hrs). On arrival at Delhi airport, met and transfer to hotel for check in. Rest of the day free at leisure or explore on own.
New Delhi On December 12, 1911, George V, the then Emperor of India along with Queen Mary made the announcement to shift the Capital of the British Raj from Calcutta to Delhi at the Delhi Durbar and laying the foundation stone for Viceroy's residence in the Coronation Park. The capital city can be easily divided into two parts Old & New Delhi. While Shahjahan built a new walled city which served as the capital of Mughal Empire from 1649 to 1857 AD and is now regarded as Old Delhi has many ancient & medieval monuments, archaeological sites & remains. The New Delhi was planned & built by leading 20th century British architects Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker and contracted to Sir Sobha Singh. The present President House, Indian Parliament & other Government Secretariat buildings were built by them.

Day 09: Saturday, 15th Oct, 2016 New Delhi / Dharamshala (by air)

Breakfast at hotel followed by transfer to Delhi airport to board flight for Dharamshala (SG 2193 at 1330/1445 hrs). On arrival at Dharamshala airport, met and transfer to hotel for check in.
Dharamsala (also Dharamshala) is a city in Kangra district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is the district headquarters. It was formerly known as Bhagsu. The Dalai Lama's residence and the headquarters of Central Tibetan Administration (the Tibetan government in exile) are in Dharamshala. Dharamshala is 18 kilometres from Kangra. Dharamshala is a city in the upper reaches of the Kangra Valley and is surrounded by dense coniferous forest consisting mainly of stately Deodar cedar trees. The village of McLeodGanj, lying in the upper reaches, is known worldwide for the presence of the Dalai Lama. On 29 April 1959, the 14th Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso) established the Tibetan exile administration in the north Indian hill station of Mussoorie. In May 1960, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) was moved to Dharamshala. Dharamshala is the centre of the Tibetan exile world in India. Following the 1959 Tibetan uprising there was an influx of Tibetan refugees who followed the 14th Dalai Lama. His presence and the Tibetan population have made Dharamshala a popular destination for Indian and foreign tourists, including students studying Tibet.

Day 10: Sunday, 16th Oct, 2016 Dharamshala

Breakfast at hotel followed by transfer to Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium to enjoy ODI 1 match.
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium (HPCA)
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium or HPCA Stadium is a cricket stadium located in the city of Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh, India. The stadium is home to Himachal Pradesh cricket team for Ranji Trophy matches and other limited overs matches. The stadium also hosted IPL matches as a home stadium for Kings XI Punjab. The venue is unique in India in that it is situated at an altitude of 1,457 m (4,780 ft 2 in) above sea level and has the snow capped Himalayan mountains in the background. Getting to Dharamsala from the nearest airport in Gaggal, around 8 kilometres away through hilly terrain, the harsh winters, during which it rains and snows, are deterrents to organizing regular matches.
The first ODI was played between India and England in January 2013, which England won by 7 wickets. The second ODI was played between India and West Indies on 17 October 2014 in which India beat the West Indies by 59 runs.

Day 11: Monday, 17th Oct, 2016 Dharamshala

Today you will enjoy full day visit of Dharamshala city with your driver including following:
Dalai Lama Temple
The Dalai Lama Temple Complex is a beautiful and peaceful place located in Upper Dharamshala, just a short walk away from the Mcleod Ganj Bus Stand. Decorated with the colourful prayer flags, it's perfect for long serene walks, or early morning meditation with chanting monks.
Buddhist Monastery dharamshala
There are several Tibetan monasteries in and around Dharamsala, particularly around McLeodganj such as Dip Tse Chokling monastery, Nechung monastery and Gadong monastery, which not only clears the picture of Tibetan culture, but also presents close insight of the Tibetan Buddhism.
Kangra Fort
The Kangra Fort was built by the royal Rajput family of Kangra State (the Katoch dynasty), which traces its origins to the ancient Trigarta Kingdom, mentioned in the Mahabharata epic. It is the largest fort in the Himalayas and probably the oldest dated fort in India. The fort of Kangra resisted Akbar's siege in 1615. However, Akbar's son Jehangir successfully subdued the fort in 1620, forcing the submission of the Raja of Chamba, "the greatest of all the rajas in the region". Mughal Emperor Jahangir with the help of Suraj Mal garrisoned with his troops.
McLeod Ganj
McLeod Ganj (also spelt McLeodGanj or Mcleodganj) is a suburb of Dharamsala in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is known as "Little Lhasa" or "Dhasa" (a short form of Dharamshala used mainly by Tibetans) because of its large population of Tibetans. The Tibetan government in exile is headquartered in McLeod Ganj. It has an average elevation of 2,082 metres (6,831 feet). It is situated on the Dhauladhar Range, whose highest peak, "Hanuman Ka Tibba", at about 5,639 metres (18,500 feet), lies just behind it. In March 1959, Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, fled to India after the failed uprising in 1959 in Tibet against the Communist Party of China. The Indian Government offered him refuge in Dharamshala, where he set up the Government of Tibet in exile in 1960, while McLeod Ganj became his official residence and also home to several Buddhist monasteries and thousands of Tibetan refugees. Over the years, McLeod Ganj evolved into an important tourist and pilgrimage destination, and has since grown substantially in population.
St. John's Church
St. John in the Wilderness is an Anglican church dedicated to John the Baptist built in 1852, located near Dharamshala, India, on the way to McLeodGanj, at Forsyth Gunj. Set amidst deodar forest, and built in neo Gothic architecture, the church is known for its Belgian stained glass windows donated by Lady Elgin (Mary Louisa Lambton), wife of Lord Elgin. Though the church structure survived the 1905 Kangra earthquake, which killed close to 19,800 people, injured thousands in the Kangra area, and destroyed most buildings in Kangra, Mcleodganj and Dharamshala; its spire, Bell tower, was however destroyed. Later, a new bell, cast in 1915 by Mears and Stainbank, was brought from England and installed outside in the compound of the church.

Day 12: Tuesday, 18th Oct, 2016 Dharamshala / New Delhi (by air)

Breakfast at hotel followed by transfer to Dharamshala airport to board flight for Delhi (AI 9814 at 1235/1420 hrs). On arrival at Delhi airport, met and transfer to hotel for check in.

Day 13: Wednesday, 19th Oct, 2016 New Delhi

Breakfast at hotel followed by transfer to Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium to enjoy ODI 2 match.
Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium
The Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium is a cricket ground located at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi. It was established in 1883 and is the second oldest international cricket stadium still functional in India, after the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. As of 2016, the India national cricket team has been undefeated for over 28 years in Test matches and for over 10 years in ODI matches at this ground. The ground is known for Anil Kumble's 10 wickets in an innings against Pakistan, Sachin Tendulkar's 35th test ton to overcome Sunil Gavaskar to become the batsman with the most international Test centuries and formerly Gavaskar's 29th test ton to equal Don Bradman's tally of 29 centuries.
The first Test match at this venue was played on 10 November 1948 when India took on the West Indies. It is owned and operated by the DDCA (Delhi District Cricket Association). In 1952, playing against Pakistan, Hemu Adhikari and Ghulam Ahmed were involved in a record tenth wicket stand of 109 runs - a record that still stands. In 1965, S Venkataraghavan, in his debut series, demolished the New Zealand line up with figures of 8 for 72 and 4 for 80. In 1969-70, Bishen Singh Bedi and Erapalli Prasanna combined to spin India to a famous seven wicket win over Australia, the duo picking 18 wickets between themselves. In 1981, Geoff Boycott surpassed Gary Sobers' world record test aggregate. In 1983-84, Sunil Gavaskar scored his 29th century to equal Don Bradman's long standing record for the highest number of hundreds in Test cricket. In 1999-2000, in a match against Pakistan, Anil Kumble took 10 for 74 in fourth inning of a Test Match and became the second person to take 10 wickets in an innings after Jim Laker. In 2005-06, at the same ground, Sachin Tendulkar broke Gavaskar's record of most centuries with his 35th Test century.
On 27 December 2009, an ODI match between India and Sri Lanka was called off because pitch conditions were classed as unfit to host a match. Based on match referee's report of the match, the ground was banned by ICC for 12 months and returned as one of the venues for the 2011 Cricket World Cup. Since 2008 the stadium has been the home venue of the Delhi Daredevils of the Indian Premier League

Day 14: Thursday, 20th Oct, 2016 New Delhi / Depart

Relaxed breakfast at hotel. Later at appropriate time, Travel Pals executive will meet you and transfer to Delhi airport to board flight for onward destination with sweet memories of Test & ODI Matches.
Check in for international flights commences 3 hours prior to flight departure time for economy class and 2 hrs prior for business/first class.

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