The Indian team had their first practice session at the Police Ground in Nepal's Kathmandu city on Wednesday.
The practice session begun at 3pm and continued for around an hour.
National coach Wim Koevermans was satisfied with the intensity of the practice session.
"It was important for the boys to adjust to the grass. The grass was however, a bit wet and soft courtesy the rains. And it a bit big at places," Koevermans told www.the-aiff.com.
"Hence, we took a bit more breaks in between," he said.
Despite the dark clouds overhead and the mountains at a distance, all covered by the clouds, it did not rain when the Indian team practiced in the afternoon.
However, post practice, there was a bit of drizzle in early evening.
"We did inspect three grounds in the morning for practice and eventually zeroed down on the Police Headquarters for the same," Koevermans said.
Lenny Rodrigues said: "We are sticking to the strategies set by our Coach. We need to listen to his instructions and are looking forward to the first match."