Himachal Pradesh Cricket Stadium in Dharmsala
Here we are talking about the state first ever cricket stadium which is located in the Dharmsala city of Kangra district. This stadium was established in the 2003. Here we are talking about the history of the stadium and how to reach this stadium.
State's first ever cricket stadium in Dharmsala
This stadium is located in the Dharmshal city of Kangra district. This stadium was established in the 2003. This is not a big ground, but according to the former director of the NCA (National Cricket Academy) that this ground is capable of organising international match. It has total capacity of about 26,000 seats with some VIP seats. This stadium was initially built by the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association with the help of central sports ministry in association with state youth and sports ministry.
The first international was played between the Pakistan and India A team in the 2005. The first One Day match was played between the England and India in January this year, which England won the match very comfortably. There are so many IPL (Indian Premier League) matches were played, after 2010 all the IPL season host at least 3 matches in this venue. This year there is three matches were played between MI (Mumbai Indians) and KIXP (Kings Eleven Punjab) which MI won the match. Second match was played between the DD (Delhi Daredevils and KIXP which DD won the match. Final match was played between the DD and CSK (Chennai Super Kings) which CSK won the match very easily.
On the back side of the stadium, district oldest government college is situated which was built by the British Government in 18th century. This stadium is situated between the mountains of Dhauladar. In the summer when you visit than this place, than these mountains are fully covered with snow. As you know that every stadium had its End name for the bowling it has only two end name which is River end and College end.
Apart from International match there are so many Ranji Trophy match were played. This year a charity match was played between the Bollywood stars and politician. In the coming season there are so many matches will be played.
This place is basically famous for the Living place of Dalai Lama who is the Guru of Tibet. Maclorganj is the place where Buddhist monastery is situated. This is one of the famous monastery of the state as well as country. Every year there are so many monks and foreigners visits this place to enjoy the beautiful view of this city.
You can also reserve seat for the match via online through internet by visiting the official site of the stadium which is given below. Apart from match you can also come to visit this place because it is one of the beautiful places in the state for wondering. The famous places are Maclorganj, Dharmshala, Gaggal and Kangra market.
Way to reach this stadium
This stadium is situated in Dharmshal in Kangra district. It is about 10 km from ISBT, Kangra. This district is connected with other parts by NH (National Highways). The distances from various places are given below:
From Shimla it is about 280 KM
From Chandigarh this place is about 200 KM
From Delhi it is about 450 KM
From Jammu it is about 60 KM
From Mandi it is about 150 KM.
This place is also connected by other transport media like train as well aeroplane. The nearest International Airport is in Gaggal from where this stadium is about 15 KM. you can salon reach by train and the nearest railway station is in Pathankot from where it is not so much far.