Posted by: Raul Dias on April 06, 2015
Ever wondered how to score those perfect match seat tickets? Wondered if you should charter a 5-seater private jet or simply fly commercial… or then maybe you should RV it all the way to the semi finals? It all boils down to the brass tacks and here’s where we show you just how and where to get IPL ready—right from hooking you up with a few ultra exclusive concierge services to private jet charters for you to arrive in style. All that and so much more…
Travel to the IPL matches in the lap of luxury:
Trust us when we say this. Flying commercial is so passé, guys! And never mind your “I only fly first class” spiel. Taking the idea of flying first class several notches higher is the latest pursuit of the savants of style—chartering a private jet. Several India-based companies like Club One Air, Paramount Business Jets, Taj Air and Titan Aviation hire out everything from a 10-seater Falcon 2000 to a 8-seater Cessna Citation Excel to those of you with a deep passion for cricket and even deeper pockets!
But for those who still want to hit the road, there’s no need to schlep yourself and your posse of buddies along the 2015 IPL trail in a well… pedestrian and boring set of four wheels. This season, why not upgrade to 10? Confused? Well, don’t be! We’re waxing lyrical about the joys of hiring out a fully pimped out RV so that hitting the road in style is very much do-able. Book online with companies like Motorhomes Worldwide, Caravan India and Motorhome Rental India that have RVs in all shapes and sizes with all the mod cons pat in place and which can be picked up and dropped off in several Indian towns and cities. What’s better is that they all even offer professional chauffeurs to take care of the drive while all you need to so is sit back and chill!
Paying heed to your every luxury demand:
Want to celebrate your favourite team’s win with an exclusive five course dinner helmed by a masterchef? Have you suddenly realised that you want to throw an impromptu IPL-themed beach party for a bunch and friends and don’t have the time to put it all together? Fear not and let some of India’s best luxury concierge take care of these hedonistic demands and so much more… our pick of the top five are:
Where to get your kit on:
Before you set out to paint the town red/blue/yellow or in whatever be your favourite team’s shade, why not kit yourself out in those hues. Snap up cricket-themed apparel, T-shirts, jerseys, sneakers and other odd and ends at some of India’s leading sportswear e-tailers like Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal, Decathalon, Khelmart and several others offer you a plethora of cricket-inspired sportswear that can be shipped almost anywhere you wish. Offline places like Shiv Naresh Sports and Bajaj & Company in Delhi and The Champion Sports and Yogi Sporting Goods in Mumbai will kit you out in style.
Game for it?
If you’re one of those who prides himself on being both a gamer and an avid IPL enthusiast then these are THE games that you should be fiddling with…
1. Don Bradman Cricket (PS4, Xbox One)
2. Real Cricket 14 (iOS, Android)
3. 10 Ten Cricket Card Battle (iOS)