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India vs England - 4th & 5th Test


Experience the incredible country of India, as we watch Test cricket here as well as sightseeing in our free time.

Join Black Opal for the 4th and 5th 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 in Ranchi and Dharamsala, as well as exploring more along our way, including Mumbai, Shimla and Kolkata.

Our Tour:

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 in Mumbai, 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 India flights 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
  • 22 nights accommodation on bed & breakfast basis
  • Hosted welcome drinks in Mumbai
  • Mid-Test ‘Stumps’ gathering in Ranchi & Dharamshala
  • Farewell dinner in Dharamshala
  • 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 from London Heathrow overnight to Mumbai, with British Airways in Economy Class. Alternative airports, airlines and class of travel may be available at a supplement.


On arrival in Mumbai, you will be met and transferred to the Taj Hotel, where we stay for 2 nights on bed & breakfast basis. We’ll meet our hosts and fellow travellers over welcome drinks later today. The following morning, we’ll enjoy a city tour to see some of Mumbai’s highlights, before free time and dinner together this evening.

Accommodation: The Taj Mahal Palace


This afternoon we fly from Mumbai to Ranchi, staying for 6 nights at the Le Lac Sarovar Hotel on bed & breakfast basis. Known as the land of waterfalls and lakes, Ranchi is located at a height of 2100 ft above sea level in the heart of the Chotanagpur tribal country.

Accommodation: Le Lac Sarovar Portico, Ranchi


Take your seats as the anticipated 4th Test takes place at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi. Roundtrip stadium transfers are included daily. 


We fly today from Ranchi to Kolkata and transfer to the Oberoi Grand Hotel, where we stay for 2 nights on bed & breakfast basis. Formerly known as Calcutta, in 2001 the government of West Bengal decided to officially change its capital city's name to Kolkata to reflect its original Bengali pronunciation. We’ll enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city during our stay.

Accommodation: The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata


After a walking tour this morning, we fly from Kolkata to Chandigargh, staying for 1 night at the Taj Hotel on bed & breakfast basis.

Accommodation: The Taj Chandigarh


Today we drive from Chandigarh to Mashobra, near Shimla, staying for 3 nights at the Oberoi Wildflower Hall. We’ll have a day at leisure to relax in our surroundings, as well as taking a scenic train ride.

Accommodation: Wildflower Hall, An Oberoi Resort, Shimla


We fly from Shimla to Dharamshala this morning, transferring on to the Hyatt Regency, where we stay for 7 nights. Surrounded by cedar forests on the edge of the Himalayas, this hillside city is home to the Dalai Lama and the Thekchen Chöling Temple Complex is a spiritual centre here for Tibetan Buddhism. We’ll enjoy a guided tour during our stay.

Accommodation: Hyatt Regency Dharamshala Resort


The 5th and final Test takes place at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala, we hope for an exciting finale to this series.

Roundtrip stadium transfers are included daily. 


Fly to Delhi today, for a final overnight stay at the impressive Oberoi Gurgaon.

It’s time to bid farewell to India, as we make our way to the airport for our flight back to the UK.

Our hand-picked luxury accommodation

At Black Opal, we know our clients want the very best accommodation to accompany their luxury sports travel experience. That’s why we endeavour to secure the very best accommodation available within convenient proximity to your chosen event. Our recommendations are below, but should you wish to stay elsewhere simply give us a call on 0330 041 4888 or contact us online.