India is a lush country with so much to offer with regards to food, culture, religion and national monuments. Make sure to apply for your India visa with enough time to ensure a stress-free trip. If you are an avid cricket fan, India is the perfect place to visit for it’s immense cricket culture. While in India, you will find three un-missable cricket stadiums that are worth seeing.
3. Sawai Mansingh Stadium
In Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, you will find the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, which has been named after the former ruler who reigned over Jaipur. The SMS has vibrant orange and yellow detailing on the outside and perfectly manicured pitches within its gates. The stadium made its international inauguration with the India-Pakistan ODI in 1983-84. The stadium has also gotten much notoriety for holding the World Cup matches in 1987 and 1996. The stadium, which is always open, is located at one corner of the Rambagh Circle and seats 23,185 spectators. The stadium is home to the IPL team Rajasthan Royals.
2. Wankhede Stadium
Located in Mumbai, India, you will find the spacious Wankhede Stadium, which was built in 1974. Mumbai is considered the cricket capital of India and therefore, the Wankhede stadium is revered by many. Owned by the Mumbai Cricket Association, the stadium has been the host of the 2011 Cricket World Cup as well as hosted the 2011 Cricket World Cup final. The stadium is home to the Mumbai Ranji team and can seat 32,000 people. The stadium is located near the seaside, which offers a cool breeze and scenic overlook for spectators and travelers alike.
1. Eden Gardens
To the right of the Hooghly River in Kolkata, India, you will find the Eden Gardens cricket stadium. Eden Gardens is the home of the Bengal cricket team and the Indian Premier League’s Kolkata Knight Riders. This 66,000-capacity cricket Stadium was built in 1864, making it a historic landmark in it’s own right. Nicknamed “Cricket’s Answer to the Colosseums,” many view Eden Gardens as the most iconic cricket stadium in the world. Many historic events have gone down at Eden Gardens such as the 150th anniversary on 13th November 2014. On that day, the highest score to ever occur was made by batsman, Rohit Sharma. The 264 off 173 balls scored by Rohit Sharma during the 4th one day international of Sri Lanka vs. India was witnessed by thousands at Eden Gardens.