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Published October 28th 2014
A fun and exciting Indian Summer is forecast for Adelaide
Top Things to do in Adelaide for Indians
The Indian Cricket Team arrive in Australia in late November for some warm up games prior to commencing a four match Test series against Australia. With several games in Adelaide, as well the ICC World Cup in February and March, it is considered appropriate to prepare a list of the top things to do in Adelaide if you are an Indian visitor.
Riding bicycles in Bombay (Mumbai) is pretty common, but not so common at Adelaide's own Bombay Bicycle Club (BCC). The BCC located in the Ovingham Hotel on Torrens Road has two eating areas known as Rajabar and Kiplings Restaurant.
With a menu and a price range to suit all, the Rajabar and Kiplings Restaurant are sure to please in this recently renovated location. Make sure you take note of the special artwork and décor with the BCC, the time and effort put in to this makes it almost worthy of a visit by itself.
Bollywood movies are now becoming popular the world over, and while these can be downloaded anywhere, why not experience the real thing on a large screen.
Each of Adelaide's major movie outlets have at least one Bollywood produced movie on show each day, with new movies coming each Thursday. Check out the local website for more details as to what is showing, and where and when.
Sri Chinmoy was an Indian spiritual master who taught meditation after moving to New York in the 1960's. Chinmoy also promoted athleticism to achieve spiritual enlightenment with a significant focus on distance running,
During the 1980's a number of Peace Miles were established around the world. Adelaide's Peace Mile circumnavigates Peace Park just off Sir Edwin Smith Avenue and this permanently marked measured mile has been established for the use of runners and walkers in the Adelaide Parklands. A peaceful walk or run around Adelaide's Parklands is an opportunity not to be missed.
Sir Donald Bradman once referred to Sachin Tendulkar as the batsman that he considered most like Sir Don himself. This great honour was reflected in Tendulkar being inducted as a Bradman Honouree in late October 2014.
Tendulkar, known affectionately as the "Little Master" has now retired and won't touring this summer. But for those who wish to pay their respects to Australia's greatest ever batsman, why not head down to Adelaide Oval and see the marvellous statue of Sir Don Bradman. The statue, designed by reknown Adelaide artist Robert Hannaford, is one of several tributes to Sir Don in his home town.
The Indian Team head to the majestic Adelaide Oval several times this summer for a series of games, commencing with some warm up games in late November, the Test Match from 12 December and the ICC World Cup in February and March.
With a capacity of just over 50,000, the ground should be able to accommodate the travelling Indian tourists plus everyone from the local Indian community in what is expected to be some exceptional games of cricket this summer.
There were a few other alternatives, that didn't make the initial list, for things that Indians could do when in Adelaide including :
Take the Waterfall Gully to Mt Lofty walk while refelecting on the great Tenzing Norgay who was the first Indian, and one of the first in the world to climb Mt Lofty
Crank up the music volume when playing "Living Doll" by the Indian born Sir Cliff Richard
And for an extended stay do some research in to the naming of Indian Restaurants around Adelaide to ascertain the logic and meaning behind the use of the word "India" in the name. Talking to the owners of Beyond India, Pride of India, New India, Urban India, British India, Harvest India, Passage to India, Royal India, Legacy of India and Mr India may give some insights.