There is no other thing or activity that brings forth the celebratory spirit of India like the gentlemen’s game of cricket! The game is loved all over the Indian subcontinent and entices many to don on their ‘happy caps’ to enjoy one of the globes’ most popular sports.
India has just been recognised as the new world cricket champions in the recently concluded ICC World Cup 2011 league of legends. But those of you who think that cricket fever has faded away with the conclusion of the game’s biggest tournament, think again! The cricket carnival is back – slicker and meaner! The 4th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) is underway and rest assured anyone who books flights to India right now and lands up in this charismatic country will be blown away by the enormity of razzmatazz and flashy festivities this domestic cricket tournament inspires in this nation!
Enthralling on-field action, dancing cheer girls, accompanying Bollywood glamour and overall flamboyancy is set you dazzle you even you have no idea what the game is all about! And of course, for the lovers of the game it really doesn’t get better than this. It is time when opponents become teammates, and teammates strive to outdo each other with all their might – a spectacle that makes IPL what it is – such a riveting contest!
This edition of IPL is the biggest so far in terms of teams’ participation. A total of 10 teams will be participating in the competition as opposed to 8 in earlier editions of premier league. The number of matches has been increased from 60 to 94, which means more fun and heightened excitement for travellers who book tickets on flights to India.
It really is time to look for those elusive cheap flights to India and travel to a country that is as much renowned for its natural beauty as it is for its wonderful diversity. Almost every major Indian city is hosting IPL matches, which enables you to explore other facets of the country without missing any interesting cricketing action. Tournament matches will be held in cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Bangalore, Kolkata and Chennai. Destinations like Delhi, Jaipur and Mumbai are big tourist magnets that are replete with stunning tourist attractions and charms, enticing many to look for information on cheap flights to India.
Other Attractions to look forward to
Delhi, India’s capital city is inundated with enchanting tourist delights that are tempting enough to take your attention away from the absorbing cricket action on your holidays. Tourist attractions like the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate and Qutub Minar beguile holiday makers from all corners of the world. People can check out various other majestic historical wonders that make this city such a significant name in the world of tourism. And do not forget the over the top celebrations if and when Delhi as a team wins its matches against other cities.
IPL or no IPL, Jaipur remains a top notch tourist destination that has beckoned foreign holiday makers from all corners of the world. Highly popular among European tourists, Jaipur offers and features everything you imagined or rather hoped India to be – big turbaned men, women in colourful clothes, camels floating on the sand and huge forts in the background of it all! The people of the city really know how to celebrate and festivities that are ensued by the IPL are the testament of the fact.