The cricket teams of India and South Africa arrived in Kanpur on Tuesday for the third and final Test, beginning on April 11 at Green Park stadium.
Both the teams were accorded a traditional welcome at a city hotel where Indian players were welcomed by putting a 'tilak' on the forehand.
Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh was seen interacting with the South African players as they entered the hotel.
Local heroes Mohammed Kaif, who made it to the team as a replacement of injured Sachin Tendulkar, and leg-spinner Piyush Chawla also interacted with the hotel staff.
Pacer Ishant Sharma and off-spinner Romesh Powar had arrived ahead of their teammates from New Delhi.
India are trailing the series 0-1 and must win the third Test to square the series.