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Australia Vs India 2022 Test Series - Itinerary

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Australia Vs India 2022 Test Series - Itinerary

An Australian Cricket Tour to India is always met with uncertainty. Not about the wonderful country that is India, but the uncertainty of not knowing where and when we are playing until a few weeks before the first ball.

We’ve said it countless times over the last 25 years of watching cricket in India, “We've known for 3 / 4 / 5 years that we are playing in India in Feb / Mar / Oct / Nov, yet the BCCI acts as if Cricket Australia called them over the weekend asking if they can tour next week, and they’re struggling to find venues.”

Only after the years of waiting to learn where we need to fly into, and after booking flights, is the ‘confirmed fixture’ then changed because of a very foreseen circumstance that no one bothered to see, such as Diwali 2008.

With the 3rd Test in New Delhi starting October 28, 4 weeks before the first ball someone realised the match was starting on Diwali. Equal to the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne starting on Christmas Day and weeks before someone despairingly tells the fixtures secretary’s 'it's Christmas Day!'

So, we simply started the next day and more than 70 on our Australian Cricket Tour to India had to miss the last day or their flight. This is without mentioning changed cities and dates of every Cricket Tour to India since our 2001 Test Tour.

With the time taken to release schedules you’d think there were heated committees day after day nutting it out. There probably is, but why argue for years over a fixture only to decide on a whim to start the next day or in another city. Create a fixture 6-12 months in advance and be done with it. Waiting so long to release a fixture doesn’t help. Changing it on a whim helps even less.

Though we have no idea where we will be playing in India 2022, we can still prepare our preferred tour. What we present is far from what the schedule will be, no doubt. With 19 active test venues in India, we could play anywhere, in any order.

To give you a good idea how our Australian Cricket Tour to India 2022 may look, and when it will be, we have created this ‘example itinerary’ around one very-important date.

October 24. This is Diwali 2022

Australia is scheduled to play into the 1st week of Nov, so the 3rd Test should be Oct 25 - 29 following Diwali. After the regular 3 days break, the 4th Test should be Nov 2 - 6. Knowing this, you can start ‘guessing’ your holiday time.

Our itinerary has been worked around and back from Diwali as far as the Australia vs Afghanistan Test Match to be played in Dehradun (TBC) in the 2nd week of September, as scheduled.

**THIS IS A SAMPLE FIXTURE. ALL DATES, HOTELS, TRAINS, SIDE TRIPS, AND VENUES ARE TBC**

One Test: Australia Vs Afghanistan

  • Doon Sports Club
  • Dehradun, Sept 10 – 14, 2022

Side Trip: Rajasthan By Rail

Tour Game: Australia XI Vs India XI

  • Punjab Cricket Assoc. Stadium
  • Mohali, Sept 29 – Oct 1, 2022

1st Test: Australia Vs India

  • Arun Jaitley Stadium
  • New Delhi, Oct 5 – 9, 2022

2nd Test: Australia Vs India

  • Eden Gardens
  • Kolkata, Oct 13 – 18, 2022

Side Trip: Andaman & Nicobar Islands

  • Return Flights Included
  • Port Blair Oct 19 - 23, 2022

3rd Test: Australia Vs India

  • Chinnaswamy Stadium
  • Bengaluru, Oct 25 – 29, 2022 

4th Test: Australia Vs India

  • Wankhede Stadium
  • Mumbai, Nov 2 – 6, 2022

AUSTRALIA VS INDIA TEST SERIES 2022 - ITINERARY

Welcome to Chandigarh

The City Beautiful. The most organised, clean, and spacious city in India, with long wide boulevards and lots of green, is the least likely to ever need a Metro. Nonetheless, a rapid-transit system is on the cards to make getting to and from cricket at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, in years to come, even easier. Having first watched cricket here in 1996, we always enjoy Chandigarh and we are sure you will too. We hope to visit again in 2022. 

SEPTEMBER 28

  • If You Join Us Today, Please Make Your Own Way To Chandigarh
  • If You Fly Into New Delhi, You Can Connect To A Flight To Chandigarh
  • Our Driver Will Transfer You To The Hotel

  • Indian Railways Takes You To Chandigarh From New Delhi Railway Station:

  • Train: 02011 Kalka Shatabdi
    • New Delhi (NDLS) - Chandigarh
    • Departs 0740am. Arrives 1105am

  • Train: 02925 Bandra Term. Amritsar Exp.
    • New Delhi (NDLS) - Chandigarh
    • Departs 1105am. Arrives 1535pm

  • Train: 02057 Una Himachal Jan Shatabdi
    • New Delhi (NDLS) - Chandigarh
    • Departs 1435pm. Arrives 1903pm

  • Train: 02005 Kalka Shatabdi
    • New Delhi (NDLS) - Chandigarh
    • Departs 1715pm. Arrives 2030pm

  • We Arrive From Rajasthan On:

  • Train: 02045 Delhi Chandigarh Shatabdi
    • New Delhi (NDLS) - Chandigarh
    • Departs 1915pm. Arrives 2235pm

 

SEPTEMBER 29

  • Day 1 – Tour Game
    • Australia XI vs India XI
    • Punjab Cricket Association Stadium
    • Transfer 0845am
    • First Ball 0930am
  • Refreshments At Nathan Lyon No7 Bar

 

SEPTEMBER 30

  • Day 3 – Tour Game
    • Australia XI vs India XI
    • Punjab Cricket Association Stadium
    • Transfer 0845am
    • First Ball 0930am
  • Refreshments At Nathan Lyon No7 Bar

OCTOBER 1

  • Day 3 – Tour Game
    • Australia XI vs India XI
    • Punjab Cricket Association Stadium
    • Transfer 0845am
    • First Ball 0930am
  • Refreshments At Nathan Lyon No7 Bar

 

OCTOBER 2

  • Day Trip To Pakistan Border Closing
  • Depart 0700am. Return 2200pm
  • Late Refreshments At Hotel Bar
  • Your Final Night In Chandigarh

 

OCTOBER 3

  • Leave Hotel By 11am
  • Train: 02046 Chandigarh Delhi Shatabdi
    • Chandigarh - New Delhi (NDLS)
    • Departs 1215pm. Arrives 1530pm
  • If You're Join The Tour Today, Our Driver Will Transfer You To The Hotel 
  • Welcome Drinks By The Pool

 Welcome to New Delhi

On the banks of the Yamuna River, the nation's capital welcomes you with magnificent museums, monuments, mighty forts, and 'cricket fever' at Arun Jaitley Stadium. Whether pinballed through the bazaars of Old Delhi or Pahar Ganj, enjoying the spacious greens around statues and stately homes of India's well-to-do, or kicking back on the cool of Connaught Place around which New Delhi orbits, spending several days here will not disappoint.

OCTOBER 4

  • Sightseeing in New Delhi
  • Pre-Test Dinner Party With Drinks

 

OCTOBER 5

  • Day 1 – 1st Test
    • Australia vs India
    • Arun Jaitley Stadium, New Delhi
    • Toss 0900am
    • First Ball 0930am
  • Make Your Own Way To/From The Stadium
  • After Play Drinks Will Be On The Scorecard

 

OCTOBER 6

  • Day 2 – 1st Test
    • Australia vs India
    • Arun Jaitley Stadium, New Delhi
    • First Ball 0930am
  • Make Your Own Way To/From The Stadium
  • After Play Drinks Will Be On The Scorecard

 

OCTOBER 7

  • Day 3 – 1st Test
    • Australia vs India
    • Arun Jaitley Stadium, New Delhi
    • First Ball 0930am
  • Make Your Own Way To/From The Stadium
  • After Play Drinks Will Be On The Scorecard

 

OCTOBER 8

  • Day 4 – 1st Test
    • Australia vs India
    • Arun Jaitley Stadium, New Delhi
    • First Ball 0930am
  • Make Your Own Way To/From The Stadium
  • After Play Drinks Will Be On The Scorecard

 

OCTOBER 9

  • Day 5 – 1st Test
    • Australia vs India
    • Arun Jaitley Stadium, New Delhi
    • First Ball 0930am
  • Make Your Own Way To/From The Stadium
  • After Play Drinks Will Be On The Scorecard

 

OCTOBER 10

  • This Is Your Final Night In New Delhi If You Are Flying To Kolkata Or Leaving The Tour On October 11

  • If Joining Us On Indian Railways To Kolkata, Leave Hotel By 1530pm

  • Train: 02314 Sealdah Airconditioned Special
    • New Delhi (NDLS) - Sealdah (Kolkata)
    • Departs 1630pm (Overnight)
  • If You Are Staying In New Delhi And Want To See The Taj Mahal In Agra, This Is The Best Train For A Day Trip:

  • Train: 12050 Gatimaan Express
    • New Delhi (NDLS) - Agra Cantonment
    • Departs 0810am. Arrives 0950am
  • Train: 12049 Gatimaan Express
    • Agra Cantonment - New Delhi (NDLS)
    • Departs 1745pm. Arrives 1930pm

Welcome To Kolkata

For wont of a better expression, Kolkata is one British occupation's great legacies. From cathedrals, forts, monuments, and marvellous architecture, you can invest a week in Kolkata without seeing a ball bowled. If you have the chance, a day of cricket at Eden Gardens with India's most fierce & parochial supporters will sort you out, and beg you to come back for more. It will have been more than 21 years since the Australia Cricket Tour To India played in Kolkata so we have fingers crossed to finally return to this epic stadium.

OCTOBER 11

  • If Leaving New Delhi Today, Please Make Your Own Travel Arrangements
  • If You Are Flying Into Kolkata, The Hotel Will Meet And Transfer You To Our Stunning Hotel Opposite Eden Gardens

  • Indian Railways From New Delhi
    • Terminus: Sealdah
    • Arrives 1010am
  • Sightseeing In Kolkata

OCTOBER 12

  • Sightseeing In Kolkata
  • Pre-Test Match Dinner Party With Drinks

OCTOBER13

  • Day 1 – 2nd Test
    • Australia vs India
    • Eden Gardens, Kolkata
    • Toss 0900am
    • First Ball 0930am
  • Make Your Own Way To/From The Stadium
  • After Play Drinks Will Indeed Occur

 

OCTOBER 14

  • Day 2 – 2nd Test
    • Australia vs India
    • Eden Gardens, Kolkata
    • First Ball 0930am
  • Make Your Own Way To/From The Stadium
  • After Play Drinks Will Indeed Occur

 

OCTOBER 15

  • Day 3 – 2nd Test
    • Australia vs India
    • Eden Gardens, Kolkata
    • First Ball 0930am
  • Make Your Own Way To/From The Stadium
  • After Play Drinks Will Indeed Occur

 

OCTOBER 16

  • Day 4 – 2nd Test
    • Australia vs India
    • Eden Gardens, Kolkata
    • First Ball 0930am
  • Make Your Own Way To/From The Stadium
  • After Play Drinks Will Indeed Occur

 

OCTOBER 17

  • Day 5 – 2nd Test
    • Australia vs India
    • Eden Gardens, Kolkata
    • First Ball 0930am
  • Make Your Own Way To/From The Stadium
  • Post-Match Dinner Party With Drinks

 

OCTOBER 18

  • Sightseeing Kolkata
  • Kolkata Farewell Kocktails
  • Final Night In Kolkata

Welcome to Port Blair

Even Marco Polo kept a wide berth around the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, scared by indigenous islanders whom did not welcome tourism. As it is, they still don't with remote islands off-limits to Australian Cricket Tourists... and others. What isn't off limits is Port Blair. In 1996 there was one flight from Chennai. Now with daily flights from New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Vizag, and Kolkata, tourism is burgeoning in this stunning archipeligo of 572 islands ringed with crystal waters, coral reefs, white sands, and swimming elephants. This 4 night trip is 'beach oriented' as a soothing break from our epic Indian Railways timetable.

OCTOBER 19

  • If Joining Us In Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Leave Hotel By 7am For Flight To Port Blair.
  • Pending Confirmed Match Schedule, We May Enjoy Kerala Backwaters Or Nilgiri Mountain Railway Instead
  • Sightseeing Port Blair
  • Breakfast and Dinner Included

  • If You Leaving Kolkata, Please Make Your Own Travel Arrangements And Thank You For Enjoying India With Us. Travel Safely!

 

OCTOBER 20

  • Breakfast and Dinner Included
  • Sightseeing Andaman Island

 

OCTOBER 21

  • Breakfast and Dinner Included
  • Day On Havelock Island

 

OCTOBER 22

  • Breakfast and Dinner Included
  • Day On Neill Island
  • Final Night In Port Blair

 Welcome to Bengaluru

Perhaps our favourite city & stadium in India, where Australia has played every Test Series in the last 25 years except for 2001 and 2013. Thus the familiarity and fondness makes cricket life in this silicon valley of India even more enjoyable. Far from the energy of the game at mighty Chinnaswamy, the parks, tree lined streets, semi-orderly traffic, and impressive architecture throughout India's 3rd largest city are worth drinking too in famed Brigade road. The epi-centre of entertainment where locals do not club, they 'lounge'. Brigade Rd is a hubbub of restaurants, pubs, cafes, greasy spoons and guesthouses just down MG Road from our awesome hotel.

OCTOBER 23

  • Leave Hotel By 12pm For Flight From Port Blair To Bengaluru
  • If Joining Us Today Or Flying In From Port Blair, Our Driver Will Meet And Transfer You To Our Grand Hotel On Famous MG Road
  • Sightseeing In Bengaluru

 

OCTOBER 24

  • Today Is Diwali, Festival of Lights
    • Cameras Charged At The Ready
  • Pre-Test Dinner Party With Drinks

 

OCTOBER 25

  • Day 1 – 3rd Test
    • Australia vs India
    • Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
    • Toss 0900am
    • First Ball 0930am
  • Make Your Own Way To/From The Stadium
  • Apres-Play Beverages Will Be Stirred

 

OCTOBER 26

  • Day 2 – 3rd Test
    • Australia vs India
    • Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
    • First Ball 0930am
  • Make Your Own Way To/From The Stadium
  • Apres-Play Beverages Will Be Stirred

 

OCTOBER 27

  • Day 3 – 3rd Test
    • Australia vs India
    • Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
    • First Ball 0930am
  • Make Your Own Way To/From The Stadium
  • Apres-Play Beverages Will Be Stirred

 

OCTOBER 28

  • Day 4 – 3rd Test
    • Australia vs India
    • Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
    • First Ball 0930am
  • Make Your Own Way To/From The Stadium
  • Apres-Play Beverages Will Be Stirred

 

OCTOBER 29

  • Day 5 – 3rd Test
    • Australia vs India
    • Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
    • First Ball 0930am
  • Make Your Own Way To/From The Stadium
  • Apres-Play Beverages Will Be Stirred

 

OCTOBER 30

  • This Is Your Final Night In Bengaluru If You Are Flying To Mumbai Or Leaving Us In Bengaluru On October 31

  • If Joining Us On Indian Railways To Mumbai, Leave Hotel By 1400pm

  • Train: 01014 Coimbatore Lokmanya Tilak Spl.
    • KSR Bengaluru - Lokmanya Tilak
    • Departs 1600pm (Overnight)

Welcome to Mumbai

Big, Bold, Bad, Beautiful Bombay, as many locals still call this dynamic city. After many Australian Cricket Tours to India, we both arrive into and call the city Mumbai by default. However you refer India's largest city that is home to India's smallest intl. cricket stadium (per capita) you need to visit no matter where the game takes you. From touristy Colaba to the glitz of Bandra, experience the outdoor laundry at Mahalaxmi, sunset food sellers of Chowpatty, handicrafts in Colaba, stone temples on Elephanta, cricket on Oval Maidan, and wonders of British architecture, namely Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus. There is unequal vibrancy that a chilled Kingfisher on a rooftop bar won't soothe.

OCTOBER 31

  • If Leaving Bengaluru, Please Make Your Own Travel Arrangements And Thank You For Enjoying India With Us. Travel Safely

  • If Flying In From Bengaluru Or Brisbane, Our Driver Will Meet And Transfer You To Our Famous Hotel At The Gateway to India 

  • Indian Railways From Bengaluru
    • Station: Lokmanya Tilak Terminus
    • Arrives 1345pm
  • Our Driver Will Meet And Transfer Us To Our Infamous Hotel Opposite Gateway to India

  • Welcome Drinks On A Rooftop

 

NOVEMBER 1

  • Melbourne Cup Breakfast
  • Sightseeing Mumbai
  • Pre-Test Dinner Party With Drinks

 

NOVEMBER 2

  • Day 1 – 4th Test
    • Australia vs India
    • Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
    • Toss 0900am
    • First Ball 0930am
  • Make Your Own Way To/From The Stadium
  • Post-Play Imbibing Encouraged

 

NOVEMBER 3

  • Day 2 – 4th Test
    • Australia vs India
    • Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
    • First Ball 0930am
  • Make Your Own Way To/From The Stadium
  • Post-Play Imbibing Encouraged

 

NOVEMBER 4

  • Day 3 – 4th Test
    • Australia vs India
    • Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
    • First Ball 0930am
  • Make Your Own Way To/From The Stadium
  • Post-Play Imbibing Encouraged

 

NOVEMBER 5

  • Day 4 – 4th Test
    • Australia vs India
    • Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
    • First Ball 0930am
  • Make Your Own Way To/From The Stadium
  • Post-Play Imbibing Encouraged

 

NOVEMBER 6

  • Day 5 – 4th Test
    • Australia vs India
    • Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
    • First Ball 0930am
  • Make Your Own Way To/From The Stadium
  • Post-Play Imbibing Encouraged

 

NOVEMBER 7

  • Your Final Night In Mumbai
  • Prepare For Departure Tomorrow
  • Sightseeing Mumbai
  • Regardless Of Your Departure Time From Mumbai The Night Of Nov 7 Is Included

 

NOVEMBER 8

  • Leave Hotel By 1400pm
  • Please Make Your Own Travel Arrangements And Thank You For Enjoying India With Us. Travel Safely

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