Monday, April 14, 2014

India Train Travel | Do You Know Great, Funny and The Bad Facts?

The Incredible Indian Railways
The Incredible Indian Railways

The Great Facts

Shatabdi Express
Shatabdi Express
1. The Fastest train in India: New Delhi-Bhopal Shatabdi Express is the fastest train in India. The all air-conditioned super fast train clocks a maximum speed of 150km/h on the Faridabad-Agra section. It also has the highest commercial speed – 89.87 km/h- and covers the 704 km New Delhi – Bhopal stretch in 7 hours 50 minutes.
2. Longest run by a train: Vivek Express from Dibrugarh to Kanyakumari travels a distance of 4273 km, making it the longest run in terms of total time and distance in Indian Railways.
Longest station name: Venkatanarasimharajuvaripeta
3. Longest station name: Venkatanarasimharajuvaripeta on the Arakkonam-Renigunta section near Chennai.
Lucknow Railway Station
Impressive Lucknow Charbagh Railway Station
4. Busiest station: Lucknow, with 64 trains per day.
Longest Platform at Kharagpur
Longest Platform at Kharagpur
5. Longest Platform: Indian Railways owns the longest railway platform in the world at Kharagpur (West Bengal) with a length of 2,733 ft (1072.5 m) in length.
 Oldest Working Locomotive of Fairy Queen Train
 Oldest Working Locomotive of Fairy Queen Train
6. Oldest Working Locomotive: Indian Railways still have the oldest preserved locomotive in working order, the Fairy Queen which was made way back in 1855. It has the oldest functioning steam engine in the world, which finds a place in the Guinness Book of World Records and got Heritage Award at the International Tourist Bureau, Berlin in March 2000.
7. First Railroad: The first railroad was constructed by two Indians (Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy and Jaganath Shunkerseth) and not the British.
8. Labor Force: Indian Railways is the world’s ninth largest commercial or utility employer, by number of employees, with over 1.4 million employees. It is also the India’s largest employer.
9. Distance Covered: The total distance covered by the 14,300 trains daily on the Indian Railways daily equals three and half times the distance to the moon.
10. Longest Tunnel: The country’s longest tunnel is Pir Panjal Railway Tunnel 11.215 km that was completed in December 2012 in Jammu and Kashmir. The tunnel is yet to become a functional railway route. Karbude on Konkan Railways, which is 6.5 km in length previously held the title for the longest tunnel in India.
11. Passenger Load: The Indian Railways (IR) carry over 25 million passengers daily which is perhaps more than the entire population of Australia, New Zealand and Tasmania put together. Annually Indian Railways ferries 7.2 billion passengers (nearly 6x India’s current population).
12. Total Number of Trains: Indian Railways run as many as 19,000 trains every day. Some 12,000 trains are for passengers and 7,000 for freight.
13. Age: Indian Railways have had an operation span of nearly 170 years.
 Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus: CST in Mumbai
 Chhatrapati Shivaji TerminusCST in Mumbai
14. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus: CST in Mumbai caters to 33 million passengers annually and is the only terminus in the world to be listed as a monument of global heritage by UNESCO.
 Longest Bridge: Vembanad Rail Bridge
 Longest Bridge: Vembanad Rail Bridge 
15. Longest Bridge: Vembanad Rail Bridge 4.62 km in length in the state of Kerala connects connecting Edappally and Vallarpadam in Kochi. It is the longest rail bridge in India and it is dedicated solely for freight.
 Pamban Bridge
 Pamban Bridge
16. Sea Bridge: India’s first sea bridge, the Pamban Bridge is a cantilever bridge in the Palk Strait. It connects Rameswaram to Pamban Island (Tamil Nadu) to mainland India.
Highest Bridge: The world’s highest rail bridge in Jammu and Kashmir
Highest Bridge: The world’s highest rail bridge in Jammu and Kashmir
17. Highest Bridge: The world’s highest rail bridge being constructed over the Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district (Chenab Bridge) will be ready by December, 2015. Coming up at Kauri, it will be 359 meters (1,180 feet) above riverbed (five times the height of Qutub Minar and 35 meters taller than the Eiffel Tower
The luxury Trains in India
The luxury Trains in India
18. The luxury Trains in India are some of the best Luxury Trains in the world: These train not just gets you to places but they get you there in style. Presenting seamless fusion of romance, of a bygone era with contemporary finesse, luxury rail journeys in India offer unparalleled ways to explore the true essence of Indian culture.
Choices: 
PALACE ON WHEELS
MAHARAJAS EXPRESS
THE GOLDEN CHARIOT
THE DECCAN ODYSSEY
ROYAL RAJASTHAN ON WHEELS
HERITAGE TRAINS IN INDIA 
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Get the taste of India

Traveling by train is the best way to experience the real India. A rail journey in India is one of the most memorable experiences which travel lovers would explore at any given time. The pleasure of being on a train and gazing at beautiful landscapes from the window seat is one of the most exciting experiences, at least I have experienced!

6 Top Ecstatic Train Journeys in India


Kalka-Shimla Toy Train
Kalka to Shimla
When it comes to incredible and amazing rail route journey, the first route that comes to our mind is Kalka to Shimla rail route. The majestic toy train journey from Kalka to Shimla is a real treat to people who are passionate about rail journeys
Konkan Railways
Konkan Railways
Konkan Railways is another most incredible rail journey in India, which starts from Mumbai to Kerala. This rail route passes through the Konkan coast, making the journey, one of the most exciting and offers picturesque scenic beauty on the way.  It passes through 1998 bridges and 92 tunnels!
Jaipur-Jaisalmer Desert Queen Train
Jaipur- Jaisalmer
India is a land of diversity. On one hand it offers lush green sceneries and on the other hand it offers the beauty of barren deserts. A train from Jaipur to Jaisalmer is another exciting journey where one can experience the flavor of barren deserts. The beauty of this route is that the view of the landscape keeps changing such as, after traveling a few hours from Jaipur, you can see the change of landscape from desert to pastoral landscapes, beautiful mud huts that are made up of red clay bricks and you can also enjoy the view of camels gazing in the flat desert
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
This is one of the major attractions of Darjeeling. The route passes from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling. One can enjoy the transformation of climate and picturesque landscape while travelling to this route, as the rail passes through various landscapes along with various altitudes. It
Nilgiri Mountain Railway
The Nilgiri Mountain Railway is truly an incredible rail journey that starts from Mettupalayam, the plains of Tamil Nadu to Ooty, passing through Coonoor in between.  It passes through 250 bridges and 16 tunnels. Throughout this journey you can enjoy the view of lush green hills, tea gardens and the tall girder bridges.
Vasco DA Gama to Londa Junction Train in Goa
Goa-Vasco DA Gama to Londa
The wonderful train journey from Vasco DA Gama to Londa Junction is truly an amazing experience one can rejoice. Adding to it, you can experience the view of an attractive falls at Dudhsagar, on the way from Vasco DA Gama to Londa junction. Another most attractive view of the route is when the train moves through the Western Ghats, where the train accelerates its speed and passes through the woods. Also, you can enjoy the view of gigantic falls and red clay surroundings.


The Funny


The Holy Cow on the Railway Platform
The Holy Cow on a Railway Platform
Fingering to enter
Fingering To Enter

Monkeys on Railway Platform
Monkey Business 
A free bath on the platform
A free bath on the platform

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The Bad

1. Online travel booking through official portal irctc.co.in is terrible. Firstly, the site takes its own time to open and move.  Secondly, even if you plan 1 month in advance, the chances are that you may get a wait-listed tickets. However, if you are prepared to pay Rs.500-1000 to an agent, you will get a confirmed booking. There is no respite for the senior citizen who wants a lower berth. There is no chance unless you plan 2 months in advance.
2. The quality of food you get on the intermediate stations and even by the pantry car is poor.
3. There is always a nuisance of hawkers and beggars entering especially in general compartments and even sometimes in 2 and 3 Tier AC coaches. This irritating scene, with the additions of cows, dogs and monkeys you may observe on the station platforms also
4. Some of the stations are dirty with a stench. This, unfortunately, includes Delhi and New Delhi as well.
So, be prepared for a chaos.
Look for the incredibly brighter side of Indian Railways and enjoy your travel!


Monday, April 7, 2014

Is The Great Himalayan National Park India, Best in The World?

The Great Himalayan National Park
The Great Himalayan National Park
Another view of The Great Himalayan National Park, Kullu.
Another view of The Great Himalayan National Park, Kullu 
UNESCO'S Nomination for Great Himalayan National Park
It was a truly exquisite and a blissful paradise!
Just a chance that we planned suddenly to visit to The Great Himalayan National Park, Kullu. Although, I had heard about this park before and thinking that it would be Similar to other great National Parks like Corbett, Ranthambhor, Kaziranga and others I have visited, I may visit some day in the future.  However, an instant plan was made when my friend Tommy Singh’s beautiful daughter Amrita mentioned about the park’s nomination to UNESCO’S heritage sites of the world, it’s incredible beauty of the majestic Himalayan mountains, awesome biodiversity with innumerable species of birds, wild animals and plants and finally, world’s finest treks!
We were sitting on the lawn of Hotel Sarvari, a hptdc unit in Kullu. I looked into the smiling eyes of Amrita and after a moment, just nodded. The following 2 hours were really hectic as we had to make all the arrangements to enable us leave for the park, next morning.
At 7 AM, the following day we  took NH 21 back from Kullu to Mandi and took leave from Aut to Larji  to Gushaini to Thirthan valley.  The distance of about 70 Kms took us 3 hours. The valley is situated beside the Tirthan River in Himachal Pradesh at an altitude of 1600 meters, Tirthan Valley is a gateway to the Great Himalayan National Park. We were amazed!  As we entered the valley, we found it to be a place where one can easily feel the nature at its best.
India's Newest National Park, which is awesome for wildlife tours, birding tours, mountaineering expeditions and treks into its four valleys of Tirthan , Sainj, Parvati and Jiwanal.

The Sai Ropa complex in Shamshi Village
The Sai Ropa complex in Shamshi Village
Before heading for our home stay, we went to take a permit for the GHNP. . The Sai Ropa complex in Shamshi Village is the place where from you get approvals and permissions to go to the GHNP.
Later, after getting permission,  we went to the famous Shringa Rishi Temple in Banjar. Then we went further and visited awesome Chaini Kothi, an archaeologist as well as an architectural wonder of the state!
At last we reached at  our home stay- BHARTI GUEST HOUSE at  Village Nagini, Banjar. The very first thing I noticed was Guest house which was situated on the other side of  Tirthan River. I was thrilled to see the rope way which was the only way to reach his place. It was the most exciting moment in our journey. One has to sit in the metal basket hung across the Tirthan river. We laughed like crazy as we crossed with the  roaring sound of the Tirthan river along with the cold breeze adding to the excitement. The guest house is also known as the Hotel Trout Valley, at village Nagni.
 Bharti Guest House (Hotel Trout Valley), Banjar Himachal
 Bharti Guest House (Hotel Trout Valley), Banjar Himachal
The Bharti Guest House (Hotel Trout Valley) is awesome in one word. It's out of this world. Right in the midst of nature beside the river Tirthan surrounded by mountains and apple orchards and apricot garden - it was a bliss!!
Entry to GHNP, Rolla (2,000 m), Tirthan Valley
Entry to GHNP, Rolla (2,000 m), Tirthan Valley
Our campsite
Our campsite
Next day, we started our trek of 3 days from Gushaini to Shilt Hut entering through The Great Himalayan National Park. The pristine beauty of this region is unmatched and is the last Himalayan wilderness in India. The unique biodiversity of this park just stunned us.  There was NO worldly crowd, only beauty and silence broken by the sound of nature! I was back to the Raju Bharti Guest House but my soul was still there. This was one of the best treks of my life with nature with imposing Mountains and enticing rivers .  The camp and the site were amazing. The river so soothing... Early morning the sight of mountain goats (Ghoral) arriving to drink water from the river..and the nights? The star filled sky seems we were in another world.

Details of our trek

Gushaini to Shilt Hut

Easy to Moderate three day hike from Ecozone into Park.

Day 1: Gushaini (1500 m) to Rolla (2100 m). Entry into Park. Easy day.
Distance: 9 kms.

Day 2: Rolla to Shilt Hut (3100 m): side trip to Chhordwari waterfall and bamboo forest. Distance: 7 kms.

Day 3: Shilt to Gushaini: Return.
Total Distance: 30 kms.
On the 5th day, we took to trail into the woods by the Tirthan river. We followed our guide into the narrow winding path straight up to the village. Then straight up and down through the thick forest and then into the end of the path which then joined into a bridge over the Tirthan river.
We could not explore the park and undertook other heavenly treks due to paucity of time. What a sad thing!
We returned to Delhi on the day 6th with moist eyes and a sinking heart

General Information about GHNP


  • Location: Kullu region in Himachal Pradesh.
  •  Established: 1984 and declared as a National Park in 1999.
  •  Area: 452 sq mi.
  • Known for its biodiversity and has more than 25 forest types, 800 kinds of plants and is home to more than 180 bird species.
  • Habitat to numerous flora and more than 375 fauna species that comprises nearly around 31 mammals, 181 birds, 3 reptiles, 9 amphibians, 11 annelids, 17 mollusks and 127 insects.
  • Nominated for UNESCO’S World Heritage Site

The park has vast areas of alpine pastures and glaciers cap this park. This area has many important wildlife species of Western Himalayas, like Musk deer, Brown bear, Goral, Thar,Leopard, Snow leopard, Bharal, Serow, Monal, Kalij, Koklas, Cheer, Tragopan, Snow cock etc. The park is bounded by the adjoining valleys of two rivers – Sainj and Tirthan – and the trek takes you through both, inclusive of a hair-raising crossing over a narrow, snowbound ledge.

The four beautiful valleys of the park area

Tirthan Valley, Sainj Valley, Jiwa Nal Valley and Parvati Valley

Trekking and camping in alpine pastures is unforgettable

Some of the best treks in the park

1. SAINJ VALLEY

Meadows at Homkhani in Sainj valley
Meadows at Homkhani in Sainj valley
A five-day trek crossing through the Sainj river valley.

2. SAINJ-TIRTHAN VALLEYS


 Trekkers at Dhel Thatch
 Trekkers at Dhel Thatch

An eight-day trek crossing two valleys. Moderate to strenuous. Experience the transitions between two magnificent valleys.

3. JIWA NALA TO PARVARTI RIVER VALLEY

Crossing Jiwa Nala
Crossing Jiwa Nala

A seven-day, very strenuous, dramatic hike crossing the mountain passes at Kandi Galu (3627m), and Phangchi Galu (4636m). Incredible vistas. Must be in excellent physical condition as very demanding with elevation ascent of 2000 meters and 1500 meters descent in one day (total up-down, 3,500 m in one day!).

4. UP TO TIRATH/TIRTHAN VALLEY


View of  Tirath
View of  Tirath

A beautiful hike with many habitat transitions. Tirath, the origin of the Tirthan River is a pilgrimage site for the local community. Moderate to strenuous.

5. RAKTI SAR IN SAINJ VALLEY

 .Moderate to strenuous.
View from Parkachi Thac on way to Rakti Sar
View from Parkachi Thac on way to Rakti Sar
A trek to the source of the Parvati River


Origin of Parvati river-Mantalai
Origin of Parvati river-Mantalai

Best Season:  

From April to June and between October-November


Accommodation

There are no roads that lead directly to the Park boundary, access is by foot mainly through its western boundary. Two gravel roads improve access in the Ecozone and bring visitors closer to the Park- one is from Ropa to Shangarh in the Sainj valley and the other from Gushaini to Ropa in the Tirthan Valley.
Visitors are advised to carry tents if they intend to stay inside the GHNP. However, there are 14 patrolling huts, without furniture or other facilities, which can be used for shelter, after getting required permission from the park officials.

GHNP site and contact
E-mail
Permission can also be taken to stay at GHNP Rest House. For  reservations, contact the Office of the Park Director, Great Himalayan National Park, Shamsi (Kullu), Himachal Pradesh.
Call:  01902-265320
E-mail 

All our arrangements were done by:
http://ankitsood.wix.com/sunshinehimalayanadventures
Contact person: Ankit Sood:  9418204666

Private Guest Houses near park
1. Raju Bharti Guest House (Hotel Trout Vally)
Address Hotel Trout Valley
Village Nagni, Banjar (Kullu)
094184-42313 , 094591-01113
Website 

2. List of other Home Stays and Guest Houses 
Note: For families, kids and senior citizen who can not trek in GHNP, the Tirthan valley valley itself is a beautiful valley surrounded by mountains, river and streams, dense forest and awesome cool weather. However, families can get the feel of an awesome nature park by walking till the inner entrance of the GHNP. The families can stay in any of the guest houses along the Tirthan River in Banjar or Gushaini
Route map from Delhi to GHNP
Route map from Delhi to GHNP


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Do You Know Who Are World's Top Hot Hunks Playing IPL Cricket 2014?

IPL Frenzy and Ecstasy
IPL Frenzy and Ecstasy
IPL (Indian Premier League) is the most watched Cricket league in the world. Every year, the IPL season would see cricket enthusiasts glued to the television set or chilling out in lounges and coffee shops in front of the giant screen watching their favorite cricketers hit sixes and fours.
"I am confident that the upcoming season of the IPL 2014 will be a successful one," -BCCI’s Interim President Sunil Gavaskar
Hot News
  • IPL 2014: Sunrisers Hyderabad appoints Shikhar Dhawan as captain
  • IPL 2014: Mumbai Indians take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the opener
  • Indian stars back in 'tainted' UAE, IPL not worried about match-fixing
  • Penalty for match-fixers a life ban: Shukla
  • Shane Watson to lead Rajasthan Royals, Rahul Dravid to be a  mentor
  • "Every team can only have nine overseas players in their squad. A team can have less foreign players, but not more than that," a source told MiD DAY.

Kiss to Sexy Hunks of the cricket

4 Out of Top 10 Most Handsome Cricket Players in The World Playing IPL 2014

Kevin Pietersen
Kevin Pietersen
With 6 feet 3 inches flawless chiseled body, this 33 year old South African born English cricketer has one of the greatest female fans following of all time. Labeled as “England’s greatest modern batsman”, by The Guardian, he has had his share of controversies during his term as England’s captain. He has published two autobiographies: Kevin Pietersen: Crossing the Boundary was published in 2007 and Kevin Pietersen: Portrait of a Rebel in 2009 and its updated version ’KP – The Biography’ was recently out on bookshelves on July 2013. Portrayed by the media as being confident and self assured, he has been noticed for his experiment with his looks with unconventional hairstyles which have always looked good on his well formed features. A family guy, he is happily married to singer Jessica Taylor, and has a son named Dylan. Possessing both, a well rounded personality and alluring looks he is easily one of the top ten best looking cricketers in the world.
Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli
The current vice captain of the formidable Indian cricket team, this enthusiastic middle order batsman has a certain bad boy charm which makes him absolutely irresistible. A controversy’s child, he is more often in the news for displays of passionate bouts of anger during matches and yet has managed to display real maturity in handling his post of vice captaincy and teamwork which makes him the ideal successor to M S Dhoni, one of the best captains of all time. Only 24 years old, he has been nominated for the Arjuna award, an Indian national honors for outstanding performance in sports. Standing tall at 5 feet 9 inches this single hot cricketer is good looking as well as passionate hence is every woman’s desire and certain features in the top ten most handsome cricketers!
Morne Morkel
Morne Morkel
Brother of cricketer all rounder JA Morkel, this outstanding bowler has the simple yet disarming looks to bewitch you. Confined to playing South African test cricket and limited overs cricket, he stands at a colossal height of 6 feet 6 inches which probably makes him the great bowler he is. Morne and Dale Steyn together have become the most daunting bowling combination for the South African team. Practical and capable, this 28 year old cricketer is certainly a perfect mixture of looks and ability and effortlessly makes for one of the most handsome cricketers in the world.
Brendon McCullum
Brendon McCullum
With eyes that could pierce through your soul and make you lightheaded, this gorgeous New Zealand cricketer is the stuff of dreams. Brash and brutal in his batting his passion is a treat to the eyes. A top class international cricketer he is currently the captain of all three forms of the New Zealand cricket team. Cricket appears to run in his blood, with his brother Nathan McCullum also is a cricketer as well as their father Stuart McCullum having been a cricketer for Otago. An aggressive scorer, he holds the record for the maximum number of runs in Twenty-20 International cricket and the only player so far as to score two Twenty-20 international centuries! A looker and a great player he is a fine addition to this list.
Kiss to Sexy Hunks of the cricket

The Other 6 Hunks We Will Miss in IPL 2014
6 Top Handsome Cricketeers of the World
Alastair Cook, AB-de-Villiers, Eoin Morgan, Michael Clarke, Steven Davies and Stuart broad 

Steven Davies
A wicket keeper cum left-handed batsman playing for England, this 27 year old cricketer is one of the prettiest faces among cricketers. He moved from Worcestershire where he began his career to Surrey in 2009 after their flattering offer. He became the first professional cricketer to come out in public about his homosexuality in 2011 in an interview with The Daily Telegraph. The 27 year old began the new season of county cricket, after he was dropped from the England at the end of 2010-11 tour in favor of Matt Prior. He has been praised for the courage of coming out in the open he heralded support for the cause of equality for homosexuals. Blessed with soft features and beautiful eyes this sweet looking actor earns his place on this list.
Stuart broad
This 27 year old blonde cricketer is nothing short of a hurricane when he charges the ball at great batsmen at the high speed of 80 mph; whilst standing at an intimidating height of 6 feet and 5 inches. A Gifted bowler he possesses the skill to change the game scenario with his bowling. With deep blue eyes and the quintessential chocolaty looks his beautiful smile can cast a spell. Currently the England twenty20 captain this 27 year old terrific bowler looks much younger than his actual age and has women swooning all over his boyish charms. You couldn’t help but feel jealous of his current girlfriend, model and actress Kacey Barnfield.
Alastair Cook
This 28 year old hunk from England is currently the captain of the test and ODI of the England team. Debuting at the age of 21, he was the youngest Englishman to reach 1500, 2000, 3000, 4000 and 5000 test runs! With a natural flair for music he was granted a scholarship to Bedford school, but cricket soon overshadowed music and this multi talented charmer became the successful record breaking cricketer that he is today. With a towering height of 6 feet 2 inches and a gorgeous jaw line, this suave cricketer could make any girl go weak in her knees. As all good men are taken, model Alice Hunt became the lucky wife of Alastair on January 1 2012.
AB de Villiers
One of the most skilled cricketers in recent times, Abraham Benjamin de Villiers is an exceptional batman with the flexibility to easily switch between different batting styles as well as a great wicket keeper. Taking over from Graeme Smith to become the South African captain in 2011, this 5 feet 11 inches well toned 29 year old has stolen the hearts of many. Charming and traditionally good looking he is well known to be down to earth and sensible. March 30th 2013 saw him get married to his long term girlfriend Danielle Swart, dashing the hopes of many fans in the process.
Eoin Morgan
Born Eoin Joseph Gerard Morgan this cute cricketer is the poster boy for the boy next door. Of Irish descent, this left handed batsman switched from playing for home country Ireland to playing for England Lions. Aged 26, this attractive cricketer is the only other player to score an ODI hundred for two nations. As one of his extraordinary achievements, he was chosen to captain Middlesex and led it to victory when he was only 22 years of age. He also became the third Irish man to lead England in a one-off ODI in 2011. With a reputation for playing sweeps, he has proved his mettle as an inventive batsman and earned the title of a ‘finisher’. With enticing looks as well as play, he is justifiably popular among the ladies as well as on this list.
Michael Clarke
One of the best captains Australia’s seen, 32 year old Michael Clarke lovingly called ‘Clarkey’ or ‘Pup’ is a star batsman and has had a terrific ODI as well as test career. Apart from His impressive leadership qualities when he led the then low performing Australian team to great heights,this 5 foot 10 inch cricketer is widely agreed to be one of the best looking cricketers of the world with one of the largest number of female fans. A wonderfully sculpted physique and a smile that could melt your heart, this mature and successful cricketer is the whole package. Married on May 16th in a hush-hush affair to interior designer Kyly Boldy he certainly broke many hearts around the world!
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Official IPL 7 Schedule

As per latest news 1st match will be played between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on April 16, 2014. The Ist phase will have 20 matches from April 16 to April 30 in Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. 
16 April-30 April in UAE
1 May-12 May in India or Bangladesh
13 May- 1 June in India
Below is the schedule for the first 20 matches which will take place in the UAE.
The schedule for the remaining 40 matches will be announced shortly.



Match
Date
Time (IST)
Venue
Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders
16/04/2014
20:00
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Delhi Daredevils v Royal Challengers Bangalore
17/04/2014
20:00
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Chennai Super Kings v Kings XI Punjab
18/04/2014
16:00
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Sunrisers Hyderabad v Rajasthan Royals
18/04/2014
20:00
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians
19/04/2014
16:00
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Kolkata Knight Riders v Delhi Daredevils
19/04/2014
20:00
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Rajasthan Royals v Kings XI Punjab
20/04/2014
20:00
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Chennai Super Kings v Delhi Daredevils
21/04/2014
20:00
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Kings XI Punjab v Sunrisers Hyderabad
22/04/2014
20:00
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Rajasthan Royals v Chennai Super Kings
23/04/2014
20:00
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders
24/04/2014
20:00
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Sunrisers Hyderabad v Delhi Daredevils
25/04/2014
16:00
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians
25/04/2014
20:00
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore
26/04/2014
16:00
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Kings XI Punjab v Kolkata Knight Riders
26/04/2014
20:00
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Delhi Daredevils v Mumbai Indians
27/04/2014
16:00
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Sunrisers Hyderabad v Chennai Super Kings
27/04/2014
20:00
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab
28/04/2014
20:00
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals
29/04/2014
20:00
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Mumbai Indians v Sunrisers Hyderabad
30/04/2014
20:00
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
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