I plan to come to Dharamshala at the end of January for the One Day match between India and England. Based in London i have loved watching the ground and backdrop in the IPL on TV and now is a chance to visit as i will be in India for a wedding.
Firstly i will be travelling from Mumbai so i am guessing the best and quickest route will be to fly via Delhi directly to Dharamsala?
I know it will be very cold there then and seeing as its a day night match its likely i will need the kind of layers i need in London most of the year!
The next question is tickets? How would i go about getting tickets for the match? I would be arriving around midday on the day before the match and i am guessing they will be sold out by then! Is the blackmarket my best bet for a ticket?
I also need a hotel to stay at for the 2 nights i am there. As the game will finish late something not to far from the stadium would be ideal if anyone can suggest a good one.
From Dharamsala i then need to go to Amritsar? Is the best route to get a taxi to Pathankot which i am told is 2.5 hours and then a train from Pathankot-Amritsar which again im told is about 2.5-3hrs? During the winter months is the train service ok or are many trains cancelled?
Thanks in advance for any advice given