Kolkata is a vibrant city that is doused in culture, history and tradition. Popularly known as the "City of Joy," it is the perfect destination for those who want to experience the spirit and energy of the city. And what better way to immerse oneself in Kolkata's unique character than by attending the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches in 2023? The city is famous for its love for cricket, and the 2023 edition of the IPL promises to be a grand affair as Kolkata is set to host some of the most exciting matches of the season. If you are a cricket enthusiast or just a fan of the game, then you can't miss this incredible opportunity to watch some of the world's best players battle it out in the heart of Kolkata.
Nestled in the lively city of Kolkata, lies one of the most iconic cricket stadiums in the world - Eden Gardens. A place where cricketing history and passion meet, Eden Gardens is a dream destination for cricket lovers across the globe. However, it's not just the history and grandeur of the stadium that make it a must-visit destination. It's the electrifying atmosphere and passionate fans that make watching an IPL match at Eden Gardens an unforgettable experience. From the moment you step inside the stadium, you'll feel the energy of the crowd, with fans waving flags and chanting in unison. The stadium is home to the Kolkata Knight Riders, a team that has won the IPL twice, and watching them play in front of their home crowd is an experience like no other. Stall no more and sing along to the famous jingle "Korbo Lorbo Jeetbo" while witnessing the magic of cricket at Eden Gardens!
IPL Matches in Eden Gardens
The 2023 edition of the IPL promises to be bigger and better than ever before, and Kolkata is set to host seven matches in total. Here is a quick rundown of the matches that will be taking place at Eden Gardens, Kolkata's grand cricket stadium:
- Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore - April 6, 2023
- Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Sunrisers Hyderabad - April 14, 2023
- Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Chennai Super Kings - April 23, 2023
- Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Titans - April 29, 2023
- Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings - May 8, 2023
- Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Rajasthan Royals - May 11, 2023
- Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants - May 20, 2023
Things to do in Kolkata
While the IPL matches in Kolkata are the main attraction, Kolkata has a lot to offer to visitors looking to explore the city. One of the most popular tourist attractions in Kolkata is the Victoria Memorial, an impressive white marble building that stands in memory of Queen Victoria. The building is surrounded by beautifully manicured gardens and makes for a perfect spot for a picnic or a leisurely stroll. Another spot you must check out in Kolkata is Park Street. Known for its bustling market and a plethora of nightclubs, the street is lined with a variety of restaurants, from street food stalls to fine-dining establishments, and is an excellent spot to try out some of the local cuisines. When in Park Street, do visit the Asiatic Society and South Park Street Cemetery. If you want to explore the "City of Joy" more, read our blog on the best tourist spots in Kolkata.
If you are planning to attend these IPL matches in Eden Gardens, do not worry about finding accommodation. Just 5.6 km from the stadium, stands our luxurious hotel, Kenilworth Hotel, Kolkata. We offer elaborate rooms and suites that are elegantly designed with modern amenities and facilities to ensure a comfortable stay. Besides that, we host three exquisite sumptuous dining spaces - Aromas, Chef's Table, and Ovenfresh, where you can indulge in a variety of delicious cuisines and refreshing beverages from across the world. Our hotel is located in close proximity to major tourist hubs like Victoria Memorial, St. Paul's Cathedral and Park Street. Whether you are coming to Kolkata to enjoy a thrilling live game with your friends and family or want to explore the city and its wonder, this is the best time for you!