First Class

Indian Cricketing Pilgrimage

From humble beginnings India has clawed its way to the summit of world cricket and in recent times have never been too far from the top of the rankings.  More play and watch the game here than any other nation.  There are many religions in this secular country but cricket unites Indians better than any creed can ever do.  The Test arena takes the form of a battlefield with heaving crowds cheering on their ‘god like’ heroes and looking for that all important boundary or timely wicket.  The results here generally impact national morale whilst business slows and communities pause as matches reach their climax.  Like it or not no other nation has more influence and is more relevant to the future of the game


We enjoy 2 Test matches on tour and also take time out to sample the rich culture and fascinating locations we visit.  There are wonderful human experiences to be had as well as ancient historical sites to behold.  However we are never far from what really matters at the time of a visiting cricketing nation.  India is an encounter that will impact your life.  No one can visit and leave unchanged by the sights, sounds and indeed smells of this diverse and intriguing land

15 Day Itinerary
Departure:Oct 2022

*One Test packages are available for all games

*We are also offering a 6 night separate tour package for the SECOND TEST in Bangalore.  Dates will be 3rd - 9th March 2017.  More detail to follow

Day 1 - arrive Ranchi - 15th March 2017
Arrival day (no activities planned). We will meet this evening and discuss all aspects of our tour before enjoying dinner together
Days 2-5 - Ranchi - ***THIRD TEST***
We transfer to the JSCA International Stadium is a state of the art new stadium with a capacity of 40,000 constructed in 2010. This will be the first ever Test Match held at this ground. The stadium has a seating capacity of around 40,000 and 76 corporate boxes. Spectators can also enjoy views from two nearby hills on the East and West Sides called the East and West Hills. This is the only stadium in the country having hills on both sides. The atmosphere will be electric as the local support will be roaring in celebration of their local cricket “gods
Day 6 - Ranchi to Delhi (fly)
We can enjoy day 5 of the test before taking a short flight, after the conclusion of proceedings, north to the nation’s capital of New Delhi. We settle into our centrally located hotel and enjoy dinner in Connaught Place and one of our favourite Indian restaurants
Day 7 - Delhi to Agra
Today we journey south to the fabled city of Agra to visit one of the world's most amazing treasures and the universally accepted a symbol of India. The astonishing Taj Mahal. We settle in and plan a sunset drink overlooking the marble monolith. *For anyone who has visited the Taj Mahal before you are welcome to remain in Delhi for the day in our central accommodations and sightseeing options will be available for you to enjoy at your leisure
Day 8 - Agra to Delhi
This morning we visit the legendary Taj Mahal known as the ‘Teardrop on the face of Humanity’. Your visit will leave a lifetime impression as you will have time to wander through the gardens and across the platform of the grandiose mausoleum itself. After a relaxed visit to the monument we return to Delhi in the afternoon
Day 9 - Delhi to Dharamsala (fly)
We take a short flight this morning to Gaggal airport which is very close to the regional hill town of Dharamsala. The scenery here is some of the best that India has to offer with the Himalaya ever present. Culturally it is a mixture of Tibetan and Indian folk as well as other tribal influences from the mountain region. As such the cuisine is interesting and diverse and we relax into the atmosphere of warm local hospitality
Day 10 - Dharamsala
We savour the stunning Himalayan location and can visit Tibetan Monasteries and the eclectic burgeoning community of McLeod Ganj. Perhaps a visit to the Dalai Lama if he happens to be in residence
Days 11-14 - Dharamsala - ***FOURTH TEST***
This Test match will be the first ever played at the newly developed HPCA Stadium. The venue is unique in that it is situated at an altitude of almost 1,500 metres above sea level and has a backdrop of the snow-capped Himalaya being the tallest mountain range in the world. The stadium was selected in November 2015 as one of India’s six new Test venues. It is destined to become a sought after fixture on the International cricketing calendar and it will be our privilege to be present at the first ever Test match to be played there. The town is probably best known internationally as the home of the Dalai Lama of Tibet
Day 15 - Dharamsala to Delhi (fly) and depart
After enjoying action on Day 5 we return by flight to Delhi. We arrive in time to meet with your ongoing international flights or you may choose to stay on in the vibrant city of Delhi

Trip Options

Single Travellers:USD$890Details
Extra Accommodation: Single InquireDetails
Double Inquire

*The tour offered will include time at 2 Tests at Ranchi and Dharamsala. Extra day’s accommodation can be arranged by us as required

**Global Drift will provide a “Code of Conduct” document to be attached to your tour schedule.  Representing Australia abroad we are committed to a fun and enjoyable tour not at the expense of common courtesy and mutual respect

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