Five reasons to visit India on your next Cricket tour
January 5, 2024

While they may have fallen at the final hurdle in the 2023 Cricket World Cup final, India’s passion for the sport remains undiminished.

Cricket is the lifeblood of the world’s most populous country. The Indian Premier League attracts billions of worldwide viewers every season, and stadiums across the nation regularly attract tens of thousands of fans. This World Cup shattered the previous attendance record, with 1.25 million fans cheering their nation on from the stands.

This devotion to the sport combined with the country’s rich cultural history makes India the perfect destination for schools and clubs looking to book their next Cricket tour.

We could go on forever, but here are our top five factors that make a Cricket tour to India so special:

1. The weather

The Indian subcontinent’s diverse range of climates makes it a reliable touring destination for groups from abroad all year round.

Whether you’re visiting the temperate cities of the Golden Triangle or the tropics of Kerala, expect great weather wherever you are and whenever you choose to visit India.

The Indian subcontinent’s diverse range of climates makes it a reliable touring destination for groups from abroad all year round.

Whether you’re visiting the temperate cities of the Golden Triangle or the tropics of Kerala, expect great weather wherever you are and whenever you choose to visit India.

2. The competition

When we say India lives and breathes Cricket, we mean it. The two-time ICC World Champions treat the sport like a religion, with a rich playing history stretching all the way back to the 18th century.

Nowadays, India is known for being a fiercely competitive nation. Strong sides can be found across the country, and the dusty wickets will pose challenges new challenges for your team to overcome, ultimately helping them to develop into better players. Expect your most talented spin bowlers to elevate their game in India.

3. The culture

India’s rich history and stunning architecture are bound to blow you away wherever your Cricket tour to the subcontinent takes you.

From the imposing beauty of Agra’s Taj Mahal to the subtle intricacies of Amritsar’s Golden Temple, there’s an abundance of culturally enriching excursions to be had all across India.

4. The cuisine

Indian food is widely rated as among the world’s best, so rest assured that your group will be leaving the country with the deep sense of satisfaction that you can only get from eating well.

Experience India’s culinary delights in all their glory on a full-board Cricket tour, with visits to fantastic restaurants and food bazaars after fixtures and training sessions that your team will be more than ready for after their hearty hotel breakfast.

 

5. The facilities

When all’s said and done, the deciding factors for groups considering a Cricket tour to India will be the quality of competition, and the standard of the facilities they’ll be using.

Your team can enjoy Nets and Fielding sessions and warmup drills on club Cricket grounds, courtesy of established local teams to get them warmed up for the competitive games. These grounds are pre-vetted to ensure that they’re up to the standard your team will experience during their fixtures. After training, they can unwind with lunch and refreshments on the club grounds.

There are so many fantastic reasons to visit India for a Cricket tour that we’ve had a hard time coming up with a top five. After we took them out there, Harrow School summed it up better than we ever could:

“It was absolutely superb, and the boys and parents have been unanimous in stating that it was a trip of a lifetime.”

To learn more about what makes India so special, or to plan your group’s next India cricket tour, speak to one of our passionate experts today.

 

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