Dharamshala is a small hill station, which is known mostly for its natural beauty and Tibetan culture. But with the building of its own cricket stadium, cricket crazy fans can enjoy the matches from what people have called the world’s most scenic cricket stadium.
The recently built stadium looks like an enormous monastery from a distance. It is cloaked by thick green trees and overlooks snowy mountains. The inaugural match was attended by His Holiness himself.
Where to stay
There are three absolutely unforgettable homestays not far from the stadium. Both Om Mahal and Santushti are lavish homestays roughly 45 mins from the main city. While the grand Om Mahal is extra special as it is owned by the region’s royalty, Santushti is styled like a chic urban resort complete with a cafe, lounge and swimming pool. In Darang, near Palampur you will find the 150 year old Darang Tea Estate. The homestay has 3 charming cottages and a perfectly complementing history.
When to go
IPL Matches are scheduled as follows:
15-May-11 – Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Daredevils
18-May-11 – Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
21-May-11 – Kings XI Punjab vs Deccan Chargers
While you are there
Dharamshala is famous as the seat of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. McLeodGanj is one of the important places in Dharamshala. It is greatly influenced by Tibetan culture, traditions, art and architecture. There are also a multitude of trekking trails enveloped by lush forests, bright rhododendrons, trickling streams, rivers, waterfalls, and even glaciers. Find out more things to see in Dharamshala.
Do you want watch cricket in Dharamshala? Get in touch with our reservations team who will be able to help you plan your trip.
Find out about the homestay experience and don't forget to check out our ideas on things to do in India or browse our India homestays.