India is a fascinating country to explore and watching Test cricket here is sure to be on many bucket-lists!
Join Black Opal for first three Tests in the series, as we follow England Men’s cricket team to India in 2024. Hosted by Gladstone Small and the Black Opal team, we’ll attend lively cricket matches across the country, exploring Hyderabad, Vizag, Rajkot and more along our way.
Let us take care of all your travel arrangements and luxury accommodation, with exclusive extras along the way. There will be hosted drinks receptions to begin our tour in style, whilst our ‘get together’ events mid-Test will be a great way to reflect on the current play. Before heading home, we’ll also enjoy a farewell dinner with our fellow supporters.
Our dedicated hosts will be present to offer a warm welcome and insight into the cricket as it unfolds, plus there will be ample opportunity to relax and explore on our sightseeing excursions. We can’t wait to see you in incredible India!
- International flights in Economy Class
- Internal flights in India in Economy Class
- Private airport transfer on arrival
- All other transfers on shared basis
- Stadium transfers on each day of the cricket matches
- Transfers to all Black Opal hosted events
- 29 nights accommodation on bed & breakfast basis
- Hosted events : Welcome drinks, mid-Test ‘Stumps’ gathering, farewell dinner
- Sightseeing excursions as detailed
Call the Black Opal team and let us create your ideal India getaway!
If you’d like to join us for more of the action we can create a bespoke itinerary, plus we can offer extended holiday options if you’d like to stay and explore India or further afield.
Fly overnight from London to Hyderabad with British Airways in Economy Class. Alternative departure points and airlines are available on request at a supplement.
On arrival in Hyderabad, you will be met and transferred to our hotel, the Taj Falknuma Palace for 8 nights on bed & breakfast basis. We’ll enjoy welcome drinks with the Black Opal group later today.
Accommodation: Taj Falaknuma Palace
The 1st Test Match takes place at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad and we can't wait to experience it.
Roundtrip transfers are included daily.
In our free time in Hyderabad, we’ll enjoy two morning sightseeing excursions, including Golconda Fort, the Qutab Shahi Tombs, Chaminar Palace and the Old City. Hyderabad is known as The City of Pearls, as once it was the only global centre for trade of large diamonds, emeralds and natural pearls.
Today we transfer to Hyderabad Airport for the flight to Vizag. On arrival, we will be met and transferred to the Gateway Hotel by Taj for 6 nights on bed & breakfast basis.
Located on the Bay of Bengal, the well known beach here is Ramakrishna Beach, home to a preserved submarine at the Kursura Submarine Museum. Interesting sites nearby include the elaborate Kali Temple and the Visakha Museum.
Accommodation: The Gateway Hotel Beach Road, Visakhapatnam
The 2nd Test of this awaited series takes place at ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Vizag, with roundtrip transfers included daily.
In the period between the 2nd and 3rd Tests we will be offering two hosted options to choose from. However, if you would prefer to tour independently elsewhere in India the Black Opal team would be delighted to assist with your individual arrangements.
Option 1 - Mysore, Chikmagalur & Hampi
07-09 February (Mysore)
We will fly to Bangalore and continue by road to Mysore where we will spend two nights exploring.
09-11 February (Chikmagalur)
We continue our journey by road to Chikmagalur for our next two nights. We will enjoy an afternoon visit of a local tea plantation and see some of the nearby temples.
11-13 February (Hampi)
We continue northwards to Hampi where we will spend the next two nights. There will be plenty of time to relax and enjoy the stunning hotel where we will be staying.
14 February (Bangalore)
We'll fly to Bangalore on an afternoon flight for an overnight stay.
Following our morning at leisure in Bangalore, we will fly to Rajkot where we will meet back up with our fellow travellers.
Option 2 - The Golden Triangle
07-09 February (Delhi)
Today we fly to Delhi where we will spend 2-nights at the wonderful Imperial Hotel. During our time in Delhi we will enjoy sightseeing.
09-10 February (Agra)
We will transfer by road to Agra where we will enjoy an afternoon visit to Agra Fort and morning sunrise visit to The Taj Mahal.
10-12 February (Jaipur)
Our journey continues to Jaipur where we will visit the all the must sees of this historic city.
12-14 February (Udaipur)
We will fly to Udaipur where we will spend 2-nights exploring this fascinating city.
Following our stay here we will fly directly to Rajkot where we will meet back up with our fellow travellers.
Travel to Rajkot, where we rejoin the Black Opal group and stay for 6 nights at the Marasa Sarovar Portico Hotel on bed & breakfast basis.
Accommodation: Marasa Sarovar Portico Rajkot
The 3rd Test takes place at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot, with roundtrip stadium transfers are included daily. Soak up the electric atmosphere as we settle in to enjoy the match.
Today we transfer to Rajkot Airport for the flight to Mumbai. On arrival, we will be met and transferred to the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel for 2 nights on bed & breakfast basis, enjoying welcome drinks with the Black Opal group this evening and a sightseeing tour the following morning.
Accommodation: The Taj Mahal Palace
Today is time for us to depart India as we head to Mumbai Airport for our return flight home.
Please note : This holiday price is based on Option 1 (Mysore, Chikmagalur & Hampi) of the extension trips. Option 2 (The Golden Triangle) is available at a supplement.
Our hand-picked luxury accommodation
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