Travelling to Chandigarh? Wondering where to stay, what to eat, how to go around? It can be quite overwhelming if you do not know the city. This list we have compiled will give you all this information and more. Grab your notepad and relax as we guide you through this.
a. Hotel KC Royal Zirakpur
This is a 2-star hotel located in close proximity of the Chandigarh airport.
Address: Ambala Highway, Near Try Bird Healthcare, Green Park Colony, Lohgarh, Zirakpur, Punjab 140603
Rooms: They have 24 well-appointed Semi-Deluxe and Deluxe Rooms
Tariff: Room Rents vary between INR 1,100-INR 1,750 per night
b. Hotel Diamond Inn
This is a 2-star budget hotel within 500 m of the Chandigarh Railway Station.
Address: Plot No. 116-A, Near Chandigarh Railway Station, Dariya Chandigarh, 160001
Rooms: Deluxe, Super Deluxe, and Family Rooms
Tariff: Room Tariff starts from INR 1,595/- per night
c. Hotel Empire Inn
This is a 1-star hotel located at a stone-throw distance from the Chandigarh Railway Station.
Address: Near Central Bank of India, Dariya, Chandigarh 160001
Rooms: There are 2 categories of rooms - Deluxe and Super Deluxe
Tariff: Room Rent starts from INR 1,000/- per night
a. Lemon Tree Hotel, Chandigarh
This 3-star hotel is close to the railway station and business hub of Chandigarh.
Address: Plot No. 3 MW Industrial Area Phase I, Industrial Area Phase II, Chandigarh 160002
Rooms: There are 81 rooms and suites in this property.
Tariff: Room Rent starts from INR 3,000 per night
b. The Altius Boutique Hotel (Kings Cross Sports Bar and Lounge)
This 4-star hotel in Chandigarh is well known for its unique decor and stylish rooms.
Address: 25/9, Industrial Area, Phase II, Chandigarh 160002
Rooms: There are 21 air-conditioned and well-appointed rooms
Tariff: The room rent varies between INR 5,000-INR 7,500 per night.
c. Country Inn and Suites by Radisson Zirakpur
This is a 4-star hotel located only 2.7 Km away from Chandigarh Airport and good for business travellers.
Address: S.A.S, NH21 Ambala-Chandigarh Highway Zirakpur, Punjab 140603
Rooms: there are 3 different categories of rooms available here - Superior, Deluxe, and Suite Rooms
Tariff: Room rent varies between INR 5,599-INR 7,499 per night
a. JW Marriott Hotel Chandigarh
This is one of the 5-star hotels in Chandigarh's business district.
Address: Plot No. 6, Dakshin Marg, Sector 35, Chandigarh 160035
Rooms: There are 5 major categories of rooms here - Deluxe, Executive Club, Studio, Luxury Suite, and the Presidential Suite
Tariff: Room rent varies between INR 5,669-INR 15,299 per night
Dining: There are 5 luxury dining options here - Chandigarh Baking Company, Saffron, The Cafe @ JW, 35 Brew House, and Oregano
b. Taj Chandigarh
This is a new 5-star property in Chandigarh that was built close to both business and shopping district of the city.
Address: Block No. 9, Sector-17A, Chandigarh 160017
Rooms: There are 4 categories of rooms here - Superior Garden View Room, Deluxe Garden View Room, Luxury Suite, and Presidential Garden view One-bedroom Suite.
Tariff: The tariff varies between INR 5,400-INR 31,350 per night
Dining: Get 4 luxury dining options over here - Dera, Black Lotus, Lava Bar, and Cafe 17
c. Hyatt Regency Chandigarh
This 5-star property is ideally nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas and also in the centre of Chandigarh.
Address: 178, Industrial Area Phase I, Chandigarh 160002
Rooms: There 211 rooms divided into 12 categories - King Bed with Balcony Room, King Bed with Club Access Room, Twin with club Access Room, King Room, Twin Room, Courtyard-view King Room, Courtyard-view Twin Room, Regency Suite King, Presidential Suite, Regency Executive Suite, Diplomat suite, and Premiere Suite.
Tariff: The room rent ranges between INR 7,000-INR 16,000 per night for EP accommodation.
Dining: There are 4 luxury dining options out here - Browse, Stage, Urban Cafe, and Piccante.
There are no hardcore adventure sports in Chandigarh. If you are into trekking, you can take a weekend off and head to Himachal for trekking and gliding.
Otherwise, in Chandigarh, these two are light adventure sports-
Top 3 art and cultural fairs:
Punjabis might celebrate many festivals, but nothing can beat these 3-
Chandigarh Literati – It is a 3-day International Literature Festival, held annually in November since 2013
Like other places in India, App cabs have become the predominant mode of transportation here in Chandigarh as well.
If you have night-travel plans in Chandigarh, it is best to hire a car. The last public bus leaves the station around 8.45 PM.
Chandigarh is believed to be one of the safest cities in India. The city streets are buzzing until 9 PM. Even if it is safe to travel late at night, we recommend you hire transportation of your own.
Local currency for Chandigarh is Rupees. You are always expected to carry coins and smaller currency notes while you are using public transportation. If you are exchanging bigger denominations at street shops, it is suggested you check the change properly while accepting.
The currency exchanging points are mostly open until 6 PM. So, if you need some change, get it done while there is time.
Public transport operates on a fixed rate basis. You can use the bargaining skills while you use the Autorickshaw.
For best bargain experience in shopping, go to Palika Bazar, Rehri Market or Shastri market.
Tipping is not mandatory in Chandigarh.
Helping people on road is the biggest gesture when in Chandigarh. So, if you can do try to help.
Tourists visiting Chandigarh between March to September, are suggested to pack light cotton clothing for comfort, umbrella, and sunscreen. The temperature is very high during these times over here along with bright sunlight. October and November are cooler months but do not forget your shawl if you plan to take a stroll outside in the evening.
By the end of November, be prepared to experience extremely chilly wind and cold weather. Do not forget to pack heavy woollens and jackets if you travel during winter.