India Dreaming: Of Cricket and Adventures

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If there are places that should be on every cricket fan’s bucket list destinations, India needs to be on it. The country is home to millions of cricket enthusiasts and the level of national obsession to the sport will be hard to surpass. To watch a game, play a friendly match with the locals, and immerse in the local cricket scene are just some of the top reasons to set out on an epic adventure in the country. Not to mention the chance to see India’s must-see sights including the best of Taj Mahal and the hidden gems off the beaten paths. And if you need more reasons to go, here are some of the best books that will inspire you to pack your bags and head to India now.

A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
A Passage to India is one of the best fiction books about India. Based on the author’s personal experiences, this book provides a glimpse into the many facets of the country. It also takes a look into the unique dynamics of locals with foreigners, the caste system, and more.

Around India in 80 Trains by Monisha Rajesh
Around India in 80 Trains tells the story of the author, who spent two years of her childhood in India, and her 40,000-kilometer journey across India in 80 trains. The book is not only a tale of adventure but also of discoveries about the wide array of Indian railways which make for a fascinating read.

Top 5 Travel Destinations for Cricket Lovers

Travel and cricket should be right about on top of every cricket lover’s trip-list. Whether you’re thinking of watching the World Cup or visiting iconic cricket grounds, you will find certain destinations worth the trip. Here are the top destinations that the cricket lover in you will want to visit now.

Australia
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Why you should visit: The Great Barrier Reef, Sydney and its scenic attractions, food, and things to do; beautiful beaches across the country, city parks, surfing, wine region, and of course – cricket; the legendary Melbourne Cricket Ground, Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame in New South Wales, the Australian Cricket Association Stadium (WACA) Ground in Perth and the WACA Museum

India
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Why you should visit: The country where cricket is like a religion, historic landmarks, the majestic Taj Mahal and other famous attractions; the people, culture, and cuisine; The Eden Gardens in Kol Blades of Glory Museum in Pune, the Cricket Ball Factories in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh; the Cricket Ganesha Temple in Chennai; Shivaji Park in Mumbai where some of the legendary names of the cricket world once practiced; and the HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala where you can watch cricket matches against a backdrop of majestic scenery of snow-capped Himalayan mountain

New Zealand
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Why you should visit: Breathtaking landscapes, LOTR attractions like the Hobbiton, stunning natural scenery that include hot springs, lakes, mountains, and volcanoes; the New Zealand Cricket Museum in Wellington, and the Basin Reserve — a historic Test venue where you can watch cricket matches in the midst of beautiful scenery

South Africa
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Why you should visit: The country’s culture and history, a wide range of scenic attractions, natural wonders, adventure destinations, diverse wildlife; the picturesque Newland’s Cricket Ground in Cape Town

United Kingdom
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Why you should visit: People, culture, and history; bustling and beautiful cities as well as quiet and quaint countryside; historic buildings, awe-inspiring architecture, art and music scene; a strong cricket tradition, London cricket destinations likethe Lord’s Cricket Ground and MCC Museu, the Dukes Cricket Factory, and the Mitcham Cricket Green which dates back to 1685; head to Scotland for more cricket watching and sightseeing; explore the sights and sounds of Wales while catching a cricket match