The most iconic sports venues to visit in India (Part 1)

India has a lot of sports venues. From the highest international cricket stadium set at 4,110 feet, to the Wankhede Stadium that held the World Cup, India has attracted the attention of some of the most iconic sporting venues in India.

Let’s have a look at the most iconic sports venues to visit in India as follow!

Eden Gardens Cricket Stadium, Kolkata

Without a doubt, the most iconic sport venue in India is Eden Gardens, which is also the second largest cricket playground in the world and the largest in India. Widely known as India’s ‘home of cricket’, the stadium can accommodate about 66,349 people.

It was founded in 1864 and is surrounded by lush greenery and has a Colosseum-like structure. This is the home of the Bengal cricket team as well as the IPL Franchise football team – Kolkata Knight Riders. It is also one of the venues that the Indian cricket team plays when it hosts test matches, Twenty20 and ODI (an international day).

This stadium has witnessed many legendary matches, for example, Sachin Tendulkar (“Cricket god”) the 199 (test penultimate) test match held at this stadium. It is worth a visit here when a match is on, only to hear the roar of the crowd.

HPCA Stadium (Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association), Dharamshala

It is one of the most beautiful sports venues in India, nestled at an altitude of 1,457 meters (4780 feet) above sea level with an enchanting backdrop of snow-capped peaks. Opened in 2003, this stadium can accommodate 23,000 people.

HPCA Stadium is the home yard of Kings XI Punjab and the cricket team Himachal Pradesh, and has hosted ODI matches, Ranji Trophy matches and a number of domestic matches. This is the first stadium in India to have winter plants around the outer yard.