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England Cricket Tour to India 2016-17

The Explorer Tour
Rajkot & Vizag Test Matches


Visit The Lion's Den in Rajkot and 'The Jewel of the East Coast' Vizag for the first two tests. Not only new to Howzat Travel, but also new on the test calendar.

Prices from £3,299pp
Dates: 7th Nov 2016 - 22nd Nov 2016

The Explorer Tour package includes:

14 nights' B&B accommodation in Rajkot and Vizag.
Guaranteed five-day passes for both Test Matches.
Return, international, economy flights from the UK.
All domestic flights.
All airport & match day transfers in air-conditioned transport.
Full services of Howzat Travel tour managers.
Tour welcome drink and farewell dinner.
Limited edition lightweight tour polo shirt.


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Tour Itinerary

Sightseeing Options - A sightseeing option can be added to the begining or end of this tour, please contact us for options and pricing.

Mon 7th November
Depart the UK on your international flight to Rajkot, via Mumbai.

Tues 8th November
On arrival at Rajkot's domestic airport, you will be met by your Tour Manager and transferred to your hotel.

In the evening, you are invited to join your Tour Manager and the rest of your tour group for welcome drinks and an introduction to India. This will also be an ideal chance for you to get to know your fellow Howzat Travellers.

Wed 9th - Sun 13th November First IND v ENG Test Match
Each day after breakfast, we will transfer to the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium for the first Test Match between India and England. After each day's play, we will return back to the hotel.

Mon 14th November
Check out of your hotel and transfer to Rajkot's domestic airport for your flight to Vizag, via Delhi. On arrival in Vizag, transfer to your hotel.

Tues 15th - Wed 16th November
Days at leisure in Vizag. Your Tour Manager and our local partners will be able to assist you with any activities you might like to do.

Thurs 17th - Mon 21st November Second IND v ENG Test Match
Each day after breakfast, we will transfer to the Dr. Y.S Rajasekhara Reddy Cricket Stadium for the second Test Match between India and England. After each day's play, we will return back to the hotel.

On the evening of Sunday 20th, you are invited to join your Tour Manager and fellow travellers for a Howzat Travel Tour farewell dinner!

Tues 22nd November
Check out of your hotel and transfer to Vizag's domestic airport for your international flight back to the UK, via Mumbai.


International Flight

From London Heathrow
with Jet Airways

Outbound: Flights 9W117 & 9W7205
Departs Heathrow: Mon 7th Nov at 2105
Arrives Mumbai:
Tues 8th Nov at 1125
Departs Mumbai: Tues 8th Nov at 1350
Arrives Rajkot: Tues 8th Nov at 1500

Inbound: Flight 9W7036 & 9W120
Departs Visakhapatnam: Tues 22nd Nov at 1320
Arrives Mumbai: Tues 22nd Nov at 1520
Departs Mumbai: Wed 23rd Nov at 0225
Arrives Heathrow: Wed 23rd Nov at 0700

Upgraded flights and alternative options may be available. Please contact us to enquire. Surcharges may apply.


The Explorer Tour
& Price


All accommodation is on a B&B basis.

Rajkot - Khirasara Palace
8th - 14th Nov (6 nights)
Hotel website >

Vizag - The Bheemili Resort
14th - 22nd Nov (8 nights)
Hotel website >


The Explorer Tour Price
£3,299 per person, based on two people sharing.
Single supplement available for £975



Not included:

Any meals except those specified in the itinerary
Expenses of a personal nature, such as telephone calls, laundry, table drinks, tips and gratuities
Use of rooms before/after normal check in/out times
Individual’s travel insurance


Didn't find exactly what you were looking for?

If you do not find exactly what you are looking for within our set packages, then please let us know, as we are very flexible in organising tailor-made packages to suit your exact requirements.

If you have travelled to India before and wish to explore alternative options before, after or between the Tests, ODIs & T20s, simply contact us to let us know what you'd prefer to do instead. We will then build an itinerary to your exact requirements.


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Click the links below to jump to a specific page:

India v England 2016-17 main page


The Peacock Tour (All Five Tests)
The Explorer Tour (Rajkot & Vizag Tests)
The Lotus Tour (Vizag & Mohali Tests)
The Mango Tour (Mohali & Mumbai Tests)
The Tiger Tour (Mohali, Mumbai & Chennai Tests)
The Sapphire Tour (Mumbai & Chennai Tests)

The ODI & T20 Chinkara Tour


Sightseeing Options after the Mohali Test

Bookings Page & T&Cs

India v England 2016-17 Bookings Page
India v England 2016-17 Terms & Conditions




NB: Howzat Travel reserves the right to make alterations to any aspect of the itinerary, including accommodation stated. Equivalent alternatives will be provided if this is the case.



And... while you are deciding which tour to book, why not read the tour diaries from our previous cricket tours to India:

India v England Tour, 2012-13 >

India v England Tour, 2011 >

India v England Tour, 2008 >



Saurashtra Stadium, Rajkot

Khirasara Palace, Rajkot

DR. Y.S Rajasekhara Reddy Stadium,

Bheemili Resort, Vizag
















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