The car park is situated around a kilometre from the border. So, you have around a 20 minute walk ahead of you to the stadium. The problem is that you’ll also need to pass through some pretty stringent security before you reach there.
When I did my research, there was supposed to be a VIP security section available for foreigners (foreigners are automatically deemed VIP’s). I was supposed to simply show my passport and they would escort me to the VIP security.
But as it was a Saturday and absolutely rammed, it didn’t happen like that. It was chaos. I ended up following the crowds of people and ended up at a halt.
They had stopped the general flow of people heading in and there was a large crowd forming at the barricade. I panicked as I thought I was too late. Fortunately, they were letting people in one at a time as it was already getting crowded in the stadium.
Determined I was going to make it, I shoved myself right to the front and squeezed myself through the small gap in the barrier. At this point, I started to almost run to the security queue with all the other women.
Men and women have separate security queues which is common in India. If you’re visiting as a group of girls and boys, make sure you arrange to meet at the other side as not to lose each other!
It was a hot day, I was sweating and it was the typical Indian ‘every women for herself’ queue. Hands were all over me and I was getting shoved forward. It’s safe to say I was not a happy bunny at this point.
I would advise if you get there early enough to ask your tour guide or ask the security where the VIP security gate is to avoid the same experience.
There are two security gates and so when you’ve passed through the second one, you’re finally in and can enjoy the show!