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Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium

Location Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi
Established on - 1883 Seating capacity – 60,000

Do you know?
1. The first match between India vs West Indies was played here on November 10, 1948.

2. Anil Kumble took 10 wickets in an innings on this ground in 1999, only the second time this feat has been achieved in Test cricket.

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Though Delhi is constantly in the news for the one or the other reason but of late a sporting event – the Indian Premier League (IPL) has kept the city in the news like its seven counterparts where IPL matches are being played. The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been started by the Board of Control for Cricket in India on the lines of English Premier League (football) and National Basket Ball (NBA) of the United States. Delhi Daredevils as the city team has been named will play 7 IPL matches (Check IPL Schedule) at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium Delhi.
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Delhi, the power center of the country is well known for its historic monuments and places of tourist interest. The city has a number of exciting places that one can visit when in Delhi. IPL matches provide an exciting opportunity for cricket lovers to not only catch their favourite cricketers in action but also visit some of the well known places of tourist attractions in the city.

Delhi has an interesting history and many of its monuments tell the story of Delhi’s past. Besides historic monuments, Delhi is home a number of well-laid parks & gardens, bustling markets, mega malls and the latest addition to the city’s transport – the Metro rail. Explore Delhi and catch a slice of this historic city’s well known and not so known wonders.

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Getting there

By Air: Delhi is well connected by air from different parts of the county. All the major National and International airlines have their flights operating to and from Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport.

By Rail: The capital city – Delhi – is also well connected by rail. The Indian Railways network of trains connects Delhi to all major and minor destinations in India. There are three important Railway Stations in Delhi viz. New Delhi Railway Station, Old Delhi Railway Station and Hazarat Nizamuddin Railway Station.

By Road: Delhi is well connected by road with its neighbouring states. The Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT) are located at Kashmiri Gate, Sarai Kale-Khan and Anand Vihar. Delhi Transport Corporation and state transport corporations of the neighbouring states provide frequent bus services.

Local transport in Delhi: Prepaid Taxi & Auto are available from airport (Domestic & International), all Railway Stations and Bus terminals & other important places. Delhi Metro is new mode of transport in Delhi, which is clean, fast and efficient.

Red Fort Delhi

Red Fort: Lal Quila as it is commonly known is an important landmark in Delhi. It once stood on the banks of the river Yamuna but with the time river change its course and today the fort is located in hustle & bustle of Old Delhi. This red sandstone fortress surrounded by a wall of about 2.4 km in circumference was a grandiose display of pomp and power of the Mughal era.

India Gate: The most famous picnic spot in Delhi, India Gate was built by Lutyens to honor the Indian soldiers who died in World War I & the Afghan wars. This imposing 42 metre high structure, originally called All India War Memorial has an eternal flame (Amar Jawan Jyoti) in the midst of the huge lush green lawns to honour the memory of the Indian soldiers.

Purana Quila-Old Fort, Delhi

Purana Quila: With massive walls and three gateways, Purana Qila was the site of ancient Indraprastha. Just beyond the Sher Mahal, is the Qila-i-Kuhran Mosque, or Mosque of Sher Shah.

Jama Masjid: Located not too far from the Red Fort, the Jama Masjid is one of the largest mosques of India. The mosque was built by Shah Jahan. Completed in 1658, the mosque has three gateways, 4 angle towers and two 40 m high minarets and is constructed of alternating vertical strips of red sandstone and white marble.

Jantar Mantar, Delhi

Jantar Mantar: Located in front of Park Hotel in Connaught Place, Jantar Mantar is set within the garden of stately palms. The Jantar Mantar in Delhi is only one of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh II, the other four being located at Jaipur, Varanasi, Ujjain and Mathura. Jantar Mantar is a remarkable structure which consists of fourteen geometric devices used for measuring time, forecasting weather changes, predicting behaviour of planets and finding extraterrestrial altitude.

Qutub Minar: The tallest brick minaret situated in the southern part of Delhi was built by Qutub - ud - din in 1199 A.D. The 73 mts high tower has a mosque at its base and has five distinct storeys, each marked by a projecting balcony. In front of the Qutub Minar is a rust-proof iron pillar that is believed to be built in the 5th century. Qutub Minar is in the Meharauli area of the city.

Humayun's Tomb, Delhi

Humayun's Tomb: One of the best examples of Mughal Architecture, the Humayun’s Tomb was built by Haji Begum, the wife of Humayun. This squat building with high arched entrances, topped by a spherical dome and surrounded by formal gardens - is considered the predecessor of the magnificent Taj Mahal of Agra.

Delhi has a number of other places of tourist interest, which include monuments, parks, markets and temples. The Lotus Temple and Akshardham Temple are two popular places of interest in Delhi. Other places worth checking out are ISKON Temple, Chhatarpur Temple, Safdarjung Tomb, National Rail Museum, Archeological Museum and Lodhi Gardens and the Zoo (National Zoological Park of Delhi).

Nearby places
Taj Mahal, Agra

Agra: The city of the Taj  - Agra is about 200 km from Delhi. Agra is well known for the Taj Mahal, the monument of love, which was built by Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaj Mahal. Besides the Taj Mahal one can also visit the Red Fort in Agra.
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Driving directions from Delhi to Agra

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

Jaipur: The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is also known as the ‘pink city’ of India. Jaipur is well known for its majestic forts and beautiful havelis. Jaipur is just 300 km from Delhi and is easily accessible from Delhi. Some of the places worth checking in Jaipur include Hawa Mahal, the magnificent City Palace, the Albert Hall, Jantar Mantar, Amber Palace, Jaigarh & Nahargarh Forts.
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Shimla: Another beautiful getaway from Delhi is Shimla, which is around 362 km from Delhi. Shimla the capital of Himachal Pradesh is a major hill station in India. Splendid by itself, Shimla is also the tee off point for the rest of Himachal, with roads leading west to the Kangra and Chamba valleys, north to Kullu and Lahaul valleys, and east to Kinnaur and Spiti Valley.
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Stay Options

There are plenty of hotels in Delhi, which range from luxury hotels to mid range hotels and budget hotels.  The city also offers accommodation in the form of home-stays and bed & breakfast.
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