Chinnaswamy, BangaloreEstablished: 1969
Home team: Karnataka
West Indian greats, Gordon Greenidge and Viv Richards, both made the debuts at Chinnaswamy. The stadium also played host to Sunil Gavaskar's swansong innings – a masterclass on a minefield.
Chepauk, ChennaiEstablished: 1916
Home team: Tamil Nadu
The spiritual home of cricket in the state since the start of the Presidency matches in 1916, the MA Chidambaram Stadium is noted for its sporting pitches. The India-Australia encounter in 1986/87 famously ended in a tie.
Feroz Shah Kotla, DelhiEstablished: 1883
Home team: Delhi
England's John Lever enjoyed a memorable debut at the Kotla in 1976, notching a half-century and claiming match figures of 10-70. Five years later, Geoff Boycott surpassed Garry Sobers' world record Test aggregate.
HPCA, Dharamsala, IndiaEstablished: 2003
Home team: Himachal Pradesh
A small, pretty venue, the ground boasts a snow-capped background in the form of the Dauladhar hill range. The mountains add to the serenity of the venue, which lies at an altitude of 1,317 metres above sea level.
Nehru Stadium, KochiEstablished: 1996-97
Home team: Kerala
Unusually for a cricket ground in India, the Jawaharlal Nehru is the home ground not only of the Kerala state Ranji Trophy team but also of the football club FC Kochi.
Eden Gardens, CalcuttaEstablished: 1864
Home team: Bengal
Alongside the MCG, Eden Gardens can lay claim to being a cricketing Coliseum. It first hosted a Test back in the days of India's cricketing infancy, with Douglas Jardine's England side easing to victory inside four days in 1934.
Mohali, ChandigarghEstablished: 1993
Home team: Punjab
What was a swamp with deep ravines in 1992 was turned into India's best stadium within the space of two years. The Punjab Cricket Association Stadium at Mohali, on the outskirts of Chandigarh, is a truly world-class venue.
Brabourne, MumbaiEstablished: 1937
Home team: Mumbai
The Brabourne Stadium was built on a piece of land reclaimed from the sea which Lord Brabourne, Governor of Bombay, presented to the Cricket Club of India.
Sawai Man Singh, JaipurEstablished: 1975
Home team: Rajasthan
The ground hosted a solitary Test match, in February 1987, when Pakistan President Gen Zia-ul-Haq hopped across the border to watch the second day's play as part of his 'Cricket for Peace' initiative.
Dy Patil Stadium, MumbaiEstablished: 2007
Home team: Mumbai
Mumbai's third, and newest, full-fledged cricket stadium stands out for its design and its spectator-friendly seating arrangements. The capacity of 55,000 makes it the second-largest cricket ground in India after the Eden Gardens.