Cricket is considered religion in India. The zeal and madness for cricket can be best seen when the country hosts any kind of cricket match, be it the unpredictable T-20 cricket match, exciting One Day Internationals or Test Series between one or two countries or the ICC Cricket World Cup. Hordes of people throng stadium to watch the excitement and zeal of cricket match. This time India is taking the privilege of organizing the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 along with its two neighbouring countries namely, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Different cities in these countries would be hosting the matches and while catching them live in various cities of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India, you can also take the pleasure of exploring the cultural heritage of the city.Bangalore, capital of Karnataka, is one such city where you can watch 4 matches live as well as have the pleasure of exploring its rich cultural heritage. Bangalore would be hosting 4 matches between - England vs Ireland on 2nd March, India vs Ireland on 6th March, Australia vs Kenya on 13th March, and Australia vs Canada on 16th March. Catch all these matches live, by making your stay at one of the Bangalore hotels or apartments. The most judicious way to enjoy these matches would be by booking a hotel close to the venue i.e. M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, which has a capacity to accommodate around 42,000 spectators. Buy your tickets for the match before hand and avoid the last minute chaos.
During these cricket matches, you can take the opportunity of exploring one of the important metropolitan cities in India, which is also known as the Silicon Valley of India. Today, though Bangalore has become an important IT and financial hub of India, but it still has managed to maintain its rich heritage. The evidence of this can be seen in its many well-restored historical buildings such as Bangalore Palace, Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace, Vidhana Soudha, The Fort and Attara Kacheri. Make a point to visit the famous Nandi Temple located in Basavanagudi. Explore the green parks and lakes of Bangalore such as Cubbon Park, Ulsoor Park, Yediyur Lake and Gen. Cariappa Memorial Park. All these attractions are possible to be explored hassle free, from any of the hotels in Bangalore. Apart from visiting these attractions, take the pleasure of sampling delicious regional cuisines in one of the Udipi restaurants. As Bangalore is also called the “Pub Capital of India,” you are sure to enjoy vibrant nightlife.So, during your stay in Bangalore apartments and hotels, enjoy your time to the maximum watching the matches live or exploring the length and breadth of the city.