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About Zirakpur

Located on the foothills of Shivalik Hills Zirakpur is a famous satellite town near Chandigarh in Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar in Punjab state. It is one of the two towns of Dera Bassi Tehsil and also among the fastest growing cities of Punjab state. The city derived its name from a small village which is now a constituent part of Zirakpur. For the long time, the region was just remained a bunch of small villages placed alongside Chandigarh-Ambala Highway. To add to its features, Zirakpur is wonderfully connected with Chandigarh, the state capital and other major cities of Punjab through both road and rail transportation. It has been adorned with several religious places, shopping malls, parks & gardens and a zoological park where a large quantity of visitors can be seen.

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Geography of Zirakpur

The city of Zirakpur is situated at the latitude of 30.65°North and the longitude of 76.82°East with an average elevation of 334 meters above the sea level. The region experiences temperate climate with
hot summers when temperature generally remains around 33.4 °C. On the other hand, the month of January is the coldest of all with an average temperature of 13.5 °C. The city has the maximum rainfall in July with an average of 270 mm while the minimum precipitation falls in April month with just 7 mm. So, the difference between the driest and wettest months is 263 mm of precipitation.

Demography of Zirakpur

The reports of Indian Census of 2011 revealed that the total population of Zirakpur Municipal Council city is 95,553 in which 50,497 are males and 45,056 are females. Besides that, the population of Children below the age of six is 12074, which is around 12.64% of the total population of this place. Moreover, Zirakpur does not have any population of Schedule Tribe (ST) people but it has around 8.09% population of Schedule Caste (SC) people within its region. As per the census survey, the average literacy rate of this city is 88.30% which is higher than the state average of 75.84%. At here, there are total 91.96% literate males while the female literacy rate is 84.90%.

Administration of Zirakpur

There are over 20,587 houses in the area of Zirakpur city, which are administered by the Municipal Council. It performs various kinds of duties to locate a well-organized society. Some of the main duties of Zirakpur Municipal Council are providing basic amenities like water and sewerage, imposing taxes on the properties that come under its jurisdiction and building roads within Municipal Council limits.

The Executive Officer
Municipal Council Zirakpur
Address: Zirakpur, District - Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, Punjab - 140603
Phone: 01762-286521, 09876041659

Culture of Zirakpur

Inhabitants of Zirakpur city enjoy their life by celebrating various local and national festivals. However, these festivals reflect the social and religious significance of this region. Some of the main festivals solemnized in this town are Baisakhi, Diwali, Lohri, Holi, Gurpurab and Dusshera. People take part into these occasions with great zeal and fervour. As the town of Zirakpur is located on the outskirts of Chandigarh, thus the cultural aspects of this region too are influenced by the modern cultural features of the state capital.

Healthcare Services in Zirakpur

The inhabitants of Zirakpur city take benefits of various healthcare facilities, which are provided by the number of small and medium sized hospitals. The treatments are provided at these medical centers by the professional team of doctors and skilled nursing staff. Although, the city has to depend upon Chandigarh city for the specialized health requirements because the capital city has quite a few super specialty centers with modern medical equipments. Some of the famous hospitals in Zirakpur are:

JP Hospital
Address: NH-21, Zirakpur - Chandigarh Highway, Under Flyover, Near Panchkula Lights, Zirakpur, Punjab 140603
Phone No.: 01762 - 525 999

Santosh Hospital
Address: S.C.F. 101A, Badal Colony, Balaji enclave, Zirakpur, Punjab 140603
Phone: 081460 86877

Matsya Hospital
Address: At Gateway of Chandigarh, Chandigarh-Zirakpur Road, Sunny Enclave, Zirakpur, Punjab 140603
Phone: 099150 77554

Vision Eye Hospital
Address: Furniture Market Baltana, near Dhakoli, Chatbir, Derabassi, Lalru, Zirakpur, Punjab 140603
Phone: 098885 84290

Tara Hospital
Address: NH22, Preet Colony, Utrathiya, Zirakpur, Punjab 140603

Postal Services in Zirakpur

Even though the latest technologies of communication have arrived but still the post office has maintained its importance throughout the country. The post office in Zirakpur city also forms a vital part into national postal system by offering wide range of postal services such as speed post, courier, money order, etc. Besides that, it also offers additional services like providing and accepting government forms, monetary benefits like fixed deposits & loans and implementing various governmental schemes.

Zirakpur Post office

Address: Badal Colony, Utrathiya, Zirakpur, Punjab 140603
Phone No.: 01762 - 295880
Status: Sub Office
Head Office: Chandigarh GPO
Postal Division: Chandigarh Division Punjab

Banking Services in Zirakpur

With the purpose of providing various monetary benefits to the people of Zirakpur city, a number of important nationalized and private banks of the country have established their branches at its different localities. They offer wide range of banking services to inhabitants and also to the outsiders in the shape of ATM facility. Therefore, to make your task easier, we are listing here some of the banks in Zirakpur city of Punjab:

Allahabad Bank
Address: Zirakpur, Punjab - 140603
Phone No.: 01762 - 256456
IFSC Code: ALLA0212358
Branch Code: 212358

Bank of Baroda
Address: SCO-7, Kalgidhar Enclave, Zirakpur - Kalka Highway, Zirakpur, Punjab - 140603
Phone No.: 01762-270024
MICR Code: 160012011
Branch Code: ZIRAKP

Bank of Maharashtra
Phone No.: 01762-288889
IFSC Code: MAHB0001410
MICR Code: 160014006
Branch Code: 001410

Central Bank of India
Address: Zirakpur Cantonment, Panchkula Road, PO Zirakpur, Punjab - 140603
Phone No.: 01762 - 270508
IFSC Code: CBIN0283472
MICR Code: 160016017
Branch Code: 283472

Address: Brar Complex, Zirakpur - Patiala Highway, Opposite Lucky Dhaba, Zirakpur - 140603, Punjab
Phone No.: 01762-645256
IFSC Code: HDFC0000154
MICR Code: 160240008
Branch Code: 000154

Address: Near Reebok Showroom, Ambala - Chandigarh Highway, Zirakpur, Punjab - 140603
Phone No.: 022 - 67574314 / 4322
IFSC Code: ICIC0000507
MICR Code: 160229008
Branch Code: 000507

Address: Motiaz Royale Estate Block, Chandigarh Ambala Highway, Zirakpur, Punjab - 140603
Phone No.: 01762 - 552844/552944
IFSC Code: IBKL0000164
MICR Code: 160259007
Branch Code: 000164

Indian Overseas Bank
Address: Opposite Mayur Hotel, Chandigarh - Ambala Road, Zirakpur, Punjab - 140603
Phone No.: 01762 - 287881
Email: zirakbr@chasco.iobnet.co.in
IFSC Code: IOBA0001499
MICR Code: 160020005
Branch Code: 001499

Tourist Attractions in Zirakpur

Number of tourist spots are located in and around Zirakpur where a large amount of visitors come to spend their holidays. The most visited tourist place in this city of SAS Nagar District is Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park, which is also renowned as Chhat Bir Zoo. It is placed in Chatt Village on the road to Patiala. The Zoo witnesses a large number of visitors every year. As Zirakpur is surrounded with some forests, thus one can also see several animal species there such as Sambars, Deer's, Woodpeckers, Parrots, Peacocks, etc. Besides enjoying sightseeing attractions of Zirakpur, the tourists can also take pleasure of nearby located Chandigarh city. They can make an excursion to its places like Rose Garden, Art Gallery, Chandigarh Museum and many more. If you are planning to travel towards Shimla from Zirakpur, you would like to see places like Timber Trail, Pinjore Garden and Solan on the way. For those visitors who come here for religious purposes can consider holy places like Gurudwara Naada Sahib, Gurudwara Bauli Sahib and Shiv Mandir at Green City.

Hotels in Zirakpur

Zirakpur is an abode of many hotels that range from budget to five-star. Each of its hotels welcomes you and makes you feel comfortable by presenting an array of modern in-room amenities. Majority of Zirakpur hotels are located in vicinity to its travel spots from where one can easily travel around the city. Besides that sumptuous accommodation, the guests can also entertain themselves by tasting delightful cuisines at their fine dining restaurants. Some of the famous hotels of Zirakpur are:

Ramada Plaza Chandigarh Zirakpur
Address: Ambala Chandigarh Expressway, Village Pabhat, Zirakpur, 140603
Phone: 01762 - 666 999

Park Plaza Zirakpur
Address: Ambala - Chandigarh National Highway, Zirakpur, Chandigarh 140603
Phone: 01762 - 665 666

Hotel Royal Castle
Address: Zirakpur-Shimla Highway, Zirakpur, Chandigarh 140603
Phone: 090411 50099

Velvet Clarks Exotica
Address: NH-21, Near Chandigarh Airport, Zirakpur, Punjab 140603
Phone: 01762 - 512 000

Hotel Shagun
Address: Himalayan Expressway, Chandigarh-Zirakpur-Shimla Highway, Zirakpur, Punjab 140603
Phone: 098766 06607

Aloft Chandigarh Zirakpur
Address: Chandigarh, Ambala Road, Zirakpur, Punjab 140603
Phone: 01762 - 660 555

Sun Park Resorts
Address: Zirakpur Shimla NH22 Near Chandigarh Airport and, Paras Downtown Square Mall, Ambala Chandigarh Expressway, Zirakpur, Punjab 140603
Phone: 096965 01234

Park Plaza Zirakpur
Address: Ambala - Chandigarh National Highway, Zirakpur, Chandigarh 140603
Phone: 01762 665 666

Hotel Mittaso
Address: Zirakpur-Chandigarh Road, NH 22, Zirakpur, Punjab 140603
Phone: 01762 - 525228

Hotel Marc Royale
Address: Chandigarh-Zirakpur-Shimla Highway, Near Railway Crossing, Zirakpur, Chandigarh 140603
Phone: 01762 - 3295001

Shopping Places in Zirakpur

Make your holidays at Zirakpur more interesting by doing some shopping activities. As this place is located to beautiful city of Chandigarh, one can see the presence of several shopping malls and centers such as Central Mall, City Emporium, Best Price, Metro, Global Mall, etc. You can easily do various activities with your near and dear ones at these shopping centers such as shopping, dining and watching latest movies. You can buy accessories, men's and women's clothes, home essentials and many more things from Zirakpur shopping malls. Some of them are mentioned below:

Cosmo Plaza Shopping Mall
Address: Ambala Chandigarh Expressway, Zirakpur, Punjab 140603

Best Price Wholesale
Address: Khasra No: 444, 437 and 438NH-22, Chandigarh Ambala Road, Zirakpur, Punjab 140603

Pantaloons Clothing Store
Address: Paras Down Town Square Mall, First Floor, NAC Zirakpur, Delhi - Ambala Highway NH - 28, Zirakpur, Punjab 140603
Phone: 01762 - 521 033

Big Bazaar
Address: Paras Downtown Square Mall, Panchkula Crossing, NH - 28, Delhi- Ambala Expressway, Zirakpur, Punjab 140604
Phone: 01762 - 525 959

Easy Day Shopping Mall
Address: SCF No.13 & 14, Tehsil-Derabassi, VIP Rd, Zirakpur, Punjab 140603
Phone: 01762 466 6555

Food Places in Zirakpur

The city of Zirakpur offers a great opportunity to the worldwide travel vacationers of tasting delectable Punjabi cuisine. A number of dining places are located at the varied corners of the city in which one can taste local food items along with some flavors of international cuisines. As a tourist, you will definitely satisfy your taste by coming at these given below famous restaurants of Zirakpur:

Lucky Dhaba
Address: Patiala Road,, NH 64, Zirakpur, Punjab 140603
Phone: 098150 46565

Zaika - Restaurant & Bar
Address: SCO - 9, Patiala Road, Zirakpur, Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, Punjab 140603
Phone: 01762 - 509 477

Shalimar Family Restaurant
Address: Patiala Road, Near New Defence Colony, Zirakpur, Punjab 140603
Phone: 097790 27709

Dhillon Food Centre
Address: Ambala Road, Zirakpur, Punjab 140603
Phone: 093164 91313

Friends Dhaba
Address: SCO 12, Chandigarh-Ambala Highway, Friends Enclave, Zirakpur, Punjab 140603
Phone: 085569 50001

Address: S.C.O 43, Block B, High Street, VIP Rd, Zirakpur, Punjab 140603
Phone: 098761 31414

Punia's Restaurant
Address: SCO 42-B, VIP Road, Motia'z Royal Palm High Street, Block A, Zirakpur, Punjab 140603
Phone: 084272 06977

Bedi's Chicken & Kebab
Address: B.S. Tower Patiala Road, Zirakpur, Bhabat, Punjab 140603
Phone: 01762 - 652121

Address: Booth No 12 Ganesh Vihar K-Area Road, Near Railway Crossing Dhakauli, Zirakpur, Punjab 140603
Phone: 098147 97900

Sethi Dhaba
Address: Near Toll Tax, Chandigarh Ambala Road, Ghallumajra, Zirakpur, Punjab 140603
Phone: 098786 95305

Transportation of Zirakpur

The city of Zirakpur is well connected to the important cities of Punjab such as Patiala, Rajpura, Bathinda, Panchkula and Chandigarh along with Delhi and other cities of Haryana. The city is lies on  Ambala-Chandigarh Highway and the Patiala-Shimla Highway. However, a new flyover has also been constructed to remove any congestion to the Ambala-Chandigarh traffic. The nearest railway station to Zirkapur is Chandigarh Railway Station which is located at a distance of around 8 km. Similarly, the city has the nearest airport in the presence of Chandigarh Airport which provides the distance of around 5 km from here.

Zirakpur at a glance

State: Punjab
District: Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar
Elevation: 334 meters
Latitude: 30.65°N
Longitude: 76.82°E
Official Language: Punjabi
Pin Code: 140603
Telephone Code: 01762
Vehicle Registration No.: PB-65

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