Zirakpur lays just south of the famous city Chandigarh with its border attached to it. If you are travelling from Ambala to Chandigarh, the moment you enter Chandigarh through the Tribune Chowk, you just passed the city!
It is an expanded town that is fused together to form an appropriate extension to Chandigarh. Just like Delhi has Noida, Gurgaon, Faridabad etc forming the NCR, Zirakpur adds to the Chandigarh Region. Together, it is considered to be the heart of region that is not only in the foothills of Himalayas but also a home for millions, be it residential or commercial. It is an extension of the Chandigarh Region, so not to the best of a planned region, however with a lot of land being converted to the modern day buildings, looks like more of a developing region now than ever. It is coming up with one of the best planned and architectural buildings by various builders in the city. It is a prestigious city. The face of present day modern Zirakpur is the manifestation of a dream that people envisaged. Peacefulness and a town are two diametrically opposite concepts, which however, get believed in the Zirakpur. It is a rare epitome of modernization co-existing with nature's preservation. Zirakpur is believed to have been transformed slowly from a group of villages to the present day 'Modern Zirakpur'. It is here that the trees and plants are as much a part of the construction plans as the buildings and the roads.
It comes under the jurisdiction of Mohali/ Mohali District. It is a community convention and a town in Mohali district in the State of Punjab. It is situated on the Chandigarh-Delhi highway and towards the south of Chandigarh. Chandigarh is considered India's hottest emerging city. While there is little space left within the city itself, Chandigarh scores because of the rapid development taking place on its outskirts, in areas like Panchkula, Mohali, Zirakpur and Dera Bassi on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway. It is situated in the foothills of the Shivalik range.
Zirakpur is a small town sharing its borders towards the south of Chandigarh that makes an entry to heaven from Delhi and NCR. Many small towns are fused together to form a big town, Zirakpur. In 2001 the city recorded a population of only twenty five thousand. The population started increasing in the year 2004 hostelling from the village Baltana, which was amongst the first villages to offer planned colonies. As per estimates the population as of 2010 was nearly 150,000. Some of the villages in the Zirakpur are:
Zirakpur also has a great historical background as this town is associated with:
This city Zirakpur is one of the prominent localities around Chandigarh which has been witnessing various price trends. It has registered a capital appreciation of over 25% during the last five years. From Rs 2250 per Sq. Ft. in January 2008, the property prices in the area have risen to Rs 2870 per sq ft in the last quarter of 2012. The area witnessed a dip in the prices of residential space in 2008-09 when the average rates fell from Rs 2375 per sq ft to Rs 2130 per sq ft, translating into a depreciation of 10%. The area however recovered a bit with a 6 per cent appreciation in 2009-10 and 10% appreciation in both 2010-11 and 2011-12. The average ready flat rates/ price in the area were Rs 2540 per sq ft in 2011 and Rs 2800 per sq ft in 2013
The present day land rate in Zirakpur in 2014 is approximately: Rs _____ per Sq. Ft.
The price per sq. ft. was at Rs 2989 in Oct-Dec 2012 quarter and then price appreciated to Rs 3173 per sq. ft. in the quarter of Jan-Mar 2013. In the Apr-June quarter of 2013, the locality price appreciated to Rs 3212 per sq. ft. In the July-Sep quarter of 2013, the locality price depreciated to Rs 3210 per sq. ft.
There are different rates in different localities and roads of Zirakpur. Click here to see the various important roads of Zirakpur. The area is not witnessing correct demand and supply scenario at present. Though its proximity to various prime localities adds to the advantage of being a prominent locality and the rates of the property might catch up soon. Rates & Trends is a resource that provides Residential and Commercial property price trends for localities in various places across in Zirakpur. These price trends can be viewed in the form of graph as shown below.
We have shown you the proper details as it contains locality-specific information on average price and quarterly price changes on yearly basis. You can also compare data from last six years what all changes have come in a city. This detailed comparison lets you see the highest and lowest locality prices, apart from the average price. The prices are however as per our own estimates and we do not take the responsibility of errors or differences than you might experiance actually.
A three-bedroom flat costs approximately Rs 35-40 lakhs at Zirakpur, while it costs around Rs 70 lakhs in Chandigarh. With the number of shopping malls and five-star hotels likely to increase, Zirakpur would soon catch the attention of one and all. Zirakpur is witnessing residential apartment supply along the Ambala expressway, which connects Chandigarh to Delhi. Heavy demand from IT professionals operating out of the Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park is also a driver for this region!
Tendency amongst buyers, who are originally from Chandigarh or are staying in the expensive city cannot afford the rates of an already set up and saturated city, hence they prefer to move out to the closest of the city towards Zirakpur. We even met a family (i.e Mr. and Mrs. Sharma) who recently shifted to a property on Gazipur Road and both the husband and wife who were working in Chandigarh travelled everyday up and down and that too separately! That is how close knit the 2 cities are. Many other people prefer to invest in plots rather than flats. Flats are coming up predominantly in areas adjacent to the IT industries in Zirakpur, to tap the growing demand from professionals flowing in from cities outside Chandigarh. Moreover, the proposed site for airport extension is positively impacting the prices in Zirakpur and its nearby cities as well namely: Mohali and Greater Mohali.
Numerous Hotels are available in the town ranging from budget hotels to a few five star lands also. Thousands of guests come to Chandigarh to stay in Zirakpur Hotels in a close vicinity to all the three urban areas, specifically Mohali, Panchkula and Chandigarh itself. Great number and reputed accommodation are in Zirakpur:
Hotel Maryland (Chandigarh- Ambala Highway, just outside VIP road.)
Aloft Hotel (Chandigarh- Ambala Highway, just outside VIP road.)
Park Plaza (Chandigarh- Ambala Highway, just outside VIP road.)
The Chandigarh Ashok;
Overtop Chandigarh Zirakpur;
Hotel Regenta Central;
Hotel Marc Royale;
Hotel Best Western;
Zirakpur marks the conversion of Indian National Highways no. 21, 22 and 64. Zirakpur is overall joined through ventilated and non aerated and cooled vicinity transports with Chandigarh, Panchkula and other neighboring zones. The connecting state transports set from Chandigarh to Delhi, Patiala, Rajpura, Bathinda and the greater part of the northern urban communities of Haryana pass through Zirakpur.
It is one of the best towns in India which follows the oldest civilizations in the world with prismatic varieties and rich cultural heritage. It is placidly lying in the foothills of Himalayas and various other regions
ClimateThe climate of Zirakpur is extremely hot in summer season and highly unpredictable in the monsoon.
Best Time to TripThe ideal time to visit this place is between the autumn and winters (mid-August to November).
EthnicityThe ideal time to visit this place is between the autumn and winters (mid-August to November).
Zirakpur is a small city developed on the outskirts of the city beautiful-Chandigarh. So, the culture of Zirakpur is much influenced from the culture of Chandigarh.
LanguageThe official languages of Zirakpur are
There are numerous fast food places in Zirakpur but among all the famous restaurants are:
Festivals are in the heart of people of India; these festivals are an integral part of the Indian culture with special social and religious significance. Religious functions you will see people celebrating in the Zirakpur town:
Above mentioned festivals are the important festivals which Chandigarh people celebrate with great joy and happiness.
Zirakpur is a premeditated society which is neither too close nor too far off from other cities. Hence it gives you the right amount of open space along with adequate habilitation to live a high quality life. It is in close proximities to the necessities and far from the chaos of the unwanted in life for your greatest comfort and joy.
A place which was once tough to find on the area of 350 m (1,150 ft) is today giving serious competition with its extraordinary stylish neighbors, Chandigarh, Panchkula, Mohali and many more.
With its 24/7 food service, Zirakpur has been successful in gathering admirers from the Tri-city who are now succeeded by the City beautiful fulfilled promise to deliver quality food at night.
Various dhabas and some international fast food chains offer best satisfaction to the young customers.
Some places on this highway are so crowded that there people actually waiting for their turn to eat! "Sometimes it becomes hard to control the rush. But people never compromise with food quality and also keeping in mind the food prices.
With large crowds at night, Zirakpur, which once had several security issues, is eventually becoming normal. People can venture out to have a great eating experience.
Zirakpur was just a cluster of villages in Punjab on the outskirts of state capital Chandigarh. With growing times, it has become the unofficial wedding capital of Punjab with tens of wedding venues where hundreds of lavish marriages, including of non-resident Indians, are held.
With the Punjabi weddings getting bigger and fatter by the day, the wedding resorts of Zirakpur town, which shares its boundary with Chandigarh and suburban town Panchkula in Haryana, are coming in handy for people to organize marriages depending on their financial and social status.
There are now nearly 60 wedding resorts, the re-christened version of marriage palaces, as they were earlier called, in and around Zirakpur town. Between 800 and 900 weddings take place annually in these wedding resorts.
It is spread in areas ranging from four to 10 acres; the wedding resorts offer ample space to accommodate marriages where the guest lists range from 1,000 to 15,000.
Affluent people and NRIs, especially those from the United States, Canada, European countries and Britain, prefer to have grandiose weddings at these resorts based on themes.
The themes can range from Egyptian to Roman settings. They offer services depending on the kind of budget one has for the wedding theme. Since most wedding resorts in Zirakpur are big enough, there is ample scope to plan theme weddings at the venues.
Out of the various wedding place cum restaurants, we came across one of the most fascinating wedding cum restaurant property on the VIP road of Zirakpur (close to Mona Greens), called the Dak Bungalow. The property though has a good face on the VIP road, however most of it being walled and covered with dense and beautiful trees.
On the Western Most end of the front face is a gate and entry to this beautiful premesis. And what you see inside is breathtaking to find a property of such great contrast to the surroundings
In Zirakpur Shopping Centers and Malls, you can Shop, dine and watch a movie all under one roof. And that's not all you can do in Zirakpur Shopping Malls as there are also eateries for the foodies, cinemas for the movie buffs, and lots of shopping bargains for the shopaholics. Check out some of the great Zirakpur Shopping Malls and Centers listed below.
and many more
What’s amazing is that each shopping mall offers a distinctively unique shopping experience, yet enabling you to find what you need. For a great shopping experience, you can make time for this iconic department store, well-loved for its diverse range of men’s and women’s apparel, accessories, grooming must-haves and home essentials.
Beauty buffs, make a beeline for the new Beauty, which offers an impressive range including much international brands. Even cult labels like Riva Fashion, Levis Signature, Numero Uno and Thomas Scott are represented at this popular retail retreat. For a bit of pampering, head up to the newly-launched Gift brands, Entertainment brands and many more. a haven of beauty, hair and wellness services from the Big Bazaar. Men, too, will be indulged with dedicated grooming treatments at the mall.
Refreshed and energized, you’ll be ready to continue your shopping spree in respective malls. Aside from beloved stalwarts there are many others for kids such as Liliput, Catmoss, Kap Kidz. They’ve recently stepped up their game with young local labels such as Funworld, Funtantra, Big Cinemas. Round off your purchases with gifts and mementoes of your stay at these malls, where you’ll also find everything you need to make your house a home. Go on—spoil yourself and your loved ones! You’ll find a wealth of style in Zirakpur. Stay tuned for even more as there are many more malls upcoming to the next phases of its major makeover and unveils new treats throughout the year and next year.
Even after the technologies in India, still the old technology is the first priority for everyone and then. It is the one of the best customer service facility forming part of a national postal system. These below mentioned post offices offer additional services:
The Income Tax Department is the biggest revenue mobilizing institute for the Government. Various Income Tax offices in Zirakpur and nearby cities are:
Sector 8, Sector-17, CHANDIGARH – 160017
Panchkula, CHANDIGARH - 134109
(0172) 5009333, 5009444, 5009555
CENTRAL EXCISE Custom & Service Tax DIVISION
SCO 407- 408, Panchkula Sector-8, Panchkula - 134109
Income TAX Department
SCO 73-74-75, Hot Million Building, Sector-17d, Sector-17, Chandigarh – 160017
Regional Passport Office
It is the primary level document issued by government of India to the citizens. They offer all three types of passports: Regular Passport, Official Passport and Diplomatic Passport.
Sco-28-32, Sector-34 A, Chandigarh - 160022
Central Excise Office
Central Excise Office
Plot Number 19, Central Revenue Building, Sector-17,
Chandigarh - 160017
Shakti Bhawan, Panchkula Sector-6, Panchkula - 134109
Sub Division No- 8, Mani Majra, Chandigarh - 160101