But spectators say the old fort gives an atmosphere second-to-none in the country since the high, vaulted stands give the feeling that the supporters are going to crash into the pitch. Packed to capacity the stadium can accommodate 48,000 fans and boasts a unique record - the Indian team has been unbeaten here for two decades now.
Delhi itself is a touristÃ¢Â€Â™s dream. Packed to the rafters with ancient Mughal architecture, you can spend the entire day just flitting from the Red Fort to the Qutab Minar to the Lodhi Gardens and finish at the majestic Humayun's Tomb.
A foodie heaven, the street cuisine of Delhi is famous for its non-vegetarian dishes. Head over to the Jama Masjid to be in awe of the mosque and to tuck into pre-match kebabs in the eateries surrounding it. If you are a compulsive shopper, head down to Khan Market for everything from great discounts to exquisite tailor-made suits.
Text: Vinayak Hegde (with inputs from agencies)
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