These Are Best Budget Hotels In Chandigarh


Planning to visit Chandigarh? Situated on the foothills of Shivalik-Range, the city will fascinate you to explore and cherish the beautiful surroundings. Here, we will help you to find best affordable hotels in the city. We are also sharing contact details and addresses of the hotel for your convenience. Check out  list of all budget hotels available in Chandigarh-

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Hotel Mandarin

This hotel is in Zirakpur which is just 12 kilometers from Chandigarh. The rooms of this hotel have a really good view and are very clean. The tariff of rooms of this hotel for one night is approximately Rs. 1500. It is a really good deal to stay in this hotel because of its unique location and its food. Hotel Mandarin is just 16.7 kilometers away from Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport.

Distance from Bus Stand Sector 17 (ISBT 1) : 11 Kms
Distance from Bus Stand Sector 43 (ISBT 2) :
13 Kms

Hotel Mandarin Address: SCO 4,5,6, Dhakoli, Kalka Shimla Highway, Sector 20, Zirakpur, Punjab.
Hotel Mandarin Phone Number: 01762 661 600

Hotel KLG International

Hotel KLG International is present in Sector 43 of Chandigarh. This sector is mainly believed to the hub of hotels are many living options are available over here but the best and the most reasonable of them all is Hotel KLG international. This Hotel also has a large Banquet Hall. The food served in this hotel is quite delicious. The tariff for one night of this hotel room starts from Rs. 1900. Hotel KLG International is just 9.5 kilometers away from Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport.

Distance from Bus Stand Sector 17 (ISBT 1) : 3 Kms
Distance from Bus Stand Sector 43 (ISBT 2) :
1.5 Kms

Hotel KLG AddressSCO 121-22-23-24,Sector 43-B, Himalaya Marg, 43B, Sector 43, Chandigarh, 160034
Hotel KLG Phone Number: 0172 465 0001

Hotel Star House

This hotel is present in the Panchkula region of the tricity which is the newly built Mansa Devi Complex, Sector 4. This hotels has very nice food. Some nearby attractions such as Pinjore Garden, Timber Trail, Chowki Dhani, Kasauli etc. are not very far from this hotel. The tariff of this hotel room for one night starts from Rs. 820. Hotel Star House is approximately 15.5 kilometers away from Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport.

Distance from Bus Stand Sector 17 (ISBT 1) : 7 Kms
Distance from Bus Stand Sector 43 (ISBT 2) :
11.5 Kms

Hotel Star House Address: 37-p, Sector 4, Mansa Devi Complex, MDC Sector 4, Panchkula, Haryana
Hotel Star House Phone Number: 0172 255 6037

1st Choice Hotel

This Hotel is situated in Sector 45. The Hotel Room of this place for a night costs around Rs. 1200. The rooms of this place are well equipped and air- conditioned. This hotel also has a facility of free Wi-Fi. The First Choice Hotel is just 8.1 kms to the the Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport.

Distance from Bus Stand Sector 17 (ISBT 1) : 4 Kms
Distance from Bus Stand Sector 43 (ISBT 2) :
2 Kms

First Choice Hotel Address: Plot No. 203, Gali No. 1, Near Govt Middle School, Sector 45, Burail, Chandigarh.

First Choice Hotel Phone Number: 0172 507 7325

The Altius

This hotel is present on the entrance of Chandigarh. It is a very beautiful hotel with its unique interiors and amazing paintings which cover the hotel walls elegantly. The roof of this hotel has a mirror which makes its appearance look very pretty. This hotel has a nightclub named ‘the 10 Downing street’ which is usually crowded by youngsters on every saturday night. The food of this hotel is quite delicious. It is a pleasure to stay in this hotel in such a reasonable price which starts from just Rs. 1800. Hotel Altius is just 8.3 kilometers away from Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport.

Distance from Bus Stand Sector 17 (ISBT 1) : 7 Kms
Distance from Bus Stand Sector 43 (ISBT 2) :
9 Kms

Hotel Altius Address: The Altius, Chandigarh Rd, Industrial Area Phase II, Chandigarh
Hotel Altius Phone Number: 0172 521 2121

Hotel Himani’s Chandigarh

This hotel is in sector 35 of the beautiful city Chandigarh. Famous eating of Chandigarh are located with 200 metres of this place like MacDonald, Gopal’s Sweet Shop and Restaurant, Taco Bell, KFC etc. Sector 35 is one of the main sectors of Chandigarh because of presence of all kinds of shops mainly restaurants and hotels. Himani’s Hotel is just 10.9 kilometers away from Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport.


Distance from ISBT 1 – Sector 17 : 1.5 Kms
Distance from ISBT 2 – Sector 43 :
1.5 Kms

Himani’s Hotel Address: LCR-469-70 Sector 35-C, Chandigarh, 160036
Himani’s Hotel Phone Number: 0172 424 2222

Hotel Regal 45

This hotel is also situated in Sector 45. This hotel is known to be a very pocket-friendly hotel as the cost of its deluxe room is for one night is approximately Rs. 800. Not only this, the cost also includes all the meals. If someone wants to cancel their booking, it is totally free of cost. This hotel is just 8.7 kms from the Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport.

Distance from Bus Stand Sector 17 (ISBT 1) : 4 Kms
Distance from Bus Stand Sector 43 (ISBT 2) : 
2 Kms

Address: SCO- 52, Near AKSIP School, Burail, Sector 45, Chandigarh, 160047
Phone: 0172 503 5549


The tariff of the hotel may be changed time to time, you can conform the updated price from the hotel by phone call. You can also check other discounts and offers on Goibibo, MakeMyTrip or Oyo Rooms official website.

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Mohali City Bus Service Tentative Routes: Operational Date, Bus Stations


The much awaited Mohali City Bus Service is all set to begin in next few days that will ease the commutation problems for those living on the fringes of Chandigarh. Though the project was expected to get operational in 2014 but was postponed due to the escalating cost of the project. Now as the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority has taken the charge of the project, speculations are being made that the bus service might start by August end. Apart from this, the Mohali Municipal Corporation is also planning to buy 20 buses from Ludhiana civic body.

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GMADA has also decided that the bus service would be started in Mohali city and satellite towns, including Kharar, Kurali, Zirakpur and Derabassi.

The transport department has also prepared the routes for the buses. The details of the some of the routes are as follows:

Route 1:

Phase VI, Civil Hospital, Government College, Madanpura Chowk, Phase 9, Phase 10, Phase 7 and railway station.

Route 2:

From railway station to NIPER, Kumbra Chowk in Phase 7, PCL Chowk and new bus stand in Phase 6.

Route 3:

New bus stand, Industrial Area Phase 1 and 2, Old Amartax Chowk, YPS Chowk, Gurudwara Singh Saheedan and Aerocity.

Routes: 4:

New bus stand in Phase 6, PTL Chowk, Phase 3B2, Phase 7, old bus stand in Phase 8 and district administrative complex.

Route 5:

Landran to Lakhnaur, Phase 3/5 light point, Godrej Chowk, Sohana, Papri village, IISER and Aero City.


Celebrity Train Tejas Express To Run Between New Delhi And Chandigarh


The hi-tech Tejas Express will soon run on new route of Delhi-Chandigarh which will cut down travel time significantly. The total travel time between two cities will reduce to four hours, once Tejas Express gets operational.
The Tejas coaches are designed to run at a record-high speed of 200 kmph. The Mumbai-Goa Tejas, flagged off in May, runs at an average speed of 130 kmph because the tracks don’t support higher speeds. But the Delhi-Chandigarh trains are expected to reach high speeds of 160 kmph.

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Two new rakes of the trains are presently under construction and will be ready consequently by September and November this year.

The new Tejas trains are likely to have the same hi-tech amenities as the Mumbai-Goa train such as –

  • Celebrity-curated menus
  • Call bells
  • Wi-Fi connection
  • Ergonomic seats
  • GPS-based Passenger Information Display System,
  • Bio-toilets
  • Beverage vending machines, and so on

Additionally, unlike any other trains, the fully-air conditioned Tejas includes CCTV cameras and smoke-and-fire detection system.

In a first, Tejas Express will feature facilities such as LCD screens for infotainment (for each seat) and automatic plug doors resembling those of airplanes and controlled by guards as part of ‘SMART’ coaches plan undertaken in the budget.

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Ban On Weddings At Rock Garden

Wedding in Rock garden Chandigarh

The Chandigarh administration has imposed a ban on all wedding events at the Rock Garden.

Earlier, wedding occasions were permitted at the third phase of the garden. The decision has been taken in view of the wedding functions creating a mess at the Rock Garden and also posing a threat to the heritage. However, the decision will be not applicable for those who have already booked the venue for a wedding.

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Even tourists face problems because of the weddings as the area would remain closed for them during such occasions.

The administration received complaints that garbage, especially green waste, was not being cleaned after a wedding function and would give a bad look to the garden.

The booking cost for a wedding at the Rock Garden is Rs 70,000, out of which Rs 10,000 is refundable.

This decision, however, may impact the revenue collection of the Rock Garden Society as there are several bookings ahead of the wedding season.

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The move is being seen as a good initiative for ensuring cleanliness and upkeep of the garden as well because garbage would remain stashed for days and it would raise a stink.

Source: Indian Express


Top 10 Interior Decorators/Designers

Want to decorate your new home or revamp an old one? Check out the list of top interior decorators in Chandigarh who are as professional as their work and experienced in making your place look wow-some.

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Shaan E Androon

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Top 5 Affordable Localities To Rent A Home

Chandigarh is one of the prime cities in North India where new jobs are coming up at a fast pace. People from nearby areas flock to Chandigarh in search of employment. The city has gradually started attracting big IT companies. Infosys is one of the major IT corporates that have a very big set up in Chandigarh. This gives rise to the demand for affordable rental housing options. So here are the most affordable localities to rent in Chandigarh where you can find cheap housing options-

Zirakpur Dhakoli

Zirakpur Dhakoli is one of the developing areas near Chandigarh where a number of colonies have come that offers very affordable housing options within Rs 8,000 for a 2BHK and One-Room Kitchen Set within Rs 5,000. Since it lies in the outer region of Chandigarh, the property prices are low.


Sector 1, 2, 11, 16, 20 are some of the most affordable sectors of Panchkula where 1RK, 2BHK flats are available within Rs 10,000 per month. The reason behind affordable property prices is the semi-developed infrastructure. Though the connectivity to the main city of Chandigarh is fine, it lacks the kind of lifestyle that Chandigarh offers.

Sector 45, Chandigarh

Sector 45 in Chandigarh is one of the best locations to stay if you want to live in the city. It is affordable and has a number of options in apartment style as well as in Kothi style. A 3BHK here will be available within Rs 15,000 per month. You can get the smaller variant for Rs 12,000 as well.

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Mohali Phase 9, 10, 11

If you wish to stay away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Mohali is the best place you can be. Mohali Phase 9, 10, 11 have a number of residential options that would be in your budget. Mohali Phase 9 is also famous for international cricket and hockey stadium as well as the Sports Complex. A 2BHK will be available here within Rs 10,000. You can bargain with the landlord for a lower price as the asking value of these three phases is little high due to better infrastructure.

VIP Road

Ambala Chandigarh Expressway gets cut into VIP Road near Junkyard Cafe, Zirakpur. This particular stretch is home to several new residential colonies where construction companies have come up with their massive township projects. This is the reason, apartments here are available at very cheap prices. You can rent a semi furnished 2BHK for Rs 10,000 per month or even lesser if you are good at bargaining.


Ban On Private Coaching From 8 AM to 3 PM, Starting July 1


In the latest move against coaching centres that act as a deterrent for children going to school, UT deputy commissioner Ajit Balaji Joshi has issued directions that no private coaching centre in the city would remain open from 8 am to 3 pm. The notification released by the administration also said that teachers of several government and private schools are involved in the coaching business. The order would come into force from July 1 to August 29.

“These coaching centres are involved in the business of giving tuition to schoolchildren and their tuition timings clash with the school time, which act as a deterrent for children going to school,” said Joshi.

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Following these inputs, the UT Deputy Commissioner, by exercising the powers vested under Section 144 of CrPC, directed that all the private coaching centres within the jurisdiction of Chandigarh shall not render coaching to school going children from the specified timing in public interest for a period of 60 days. Those students who have already appeared in final exams or passed out from schools are exempted.

While it is evident that the decision will prevent children from attending classes at private coaching centres but it would be hard for the administration to keep tabs on private coaching centres. In the past, too, similar orders were issued but the management failed to keep a check on malpractices.

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Parking Space Now Mandatory In Chandigarh Kanal Houses

Not leaving enough space for parking your car in your new home may shatter your dream of big home in Chandigarh. The Chandigarh administration has stopped approving revised building plans of houses not having the required parking space. This is in wake of rising shortage of parking spaces in residential areas.

Interestingly, Chandigarh has the highest density of vehicles in the county, with around 12 lakh registered vehicles, both two-wheelers and four-wheelers. This means every household in Chandigarh owns two vehicles at least.

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According to building regulations of Chandigarh, for every 100 square metre, the owner has to leave parking space for one car. That means, for a 1 kanal plot, there is a need of parking space for six cars. (1 kannal = 5400 sq ft)

Residents have been crying foul and call the move impractical. The advisory committee has stopped approving the building maps in which the parking space has not been marked. As per the planning of kanal houses, there are four components -front courtyard, rear courtyard, main building, annexe with driveway up to main entry gate.


According to the architects, displacement of annexe portion and converting the green area of the rear courtyard into car parking is one solution, however, it will defeat the concept of green area in kanal houses. Another solution is to have stilt parking on the ground floor but it is possible only if the administration allows additional floor and increase in height of the building.

Due to the shortage of space, residents have encroached upon government land by raising the temporary roof in front courtyard for parking vehicles. Moreover, residents park their vehicles on both sides of internal roads of sectors, leading to chaos.

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This Chandigarh Cop Has Donated Blood 125 Times

Yes, you read this right. Rakesh Rasila, a 52-year-old assistant sub-inspector in Chandigarh Police has donated blood 125 times. Its’ truly said one doesn’t need to be a doctor to save lives. Rakesh has started donating blood in 1982 when he was just 17 years old.

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Not just Rakesh, his entire family donates blood, including his daughter and son. He says that blood donation is a noble way of helping people who are suffering and youth should actively participate in it.


He was moved by the suffering of people. “At the age of 17, my college organised NCC Camp for blood donation where I donated blood out of curiosity. But I had to donate blood four times in a year when my wife was suffering from a chronic disease and we had to go to PGI often. There I came across many victims in accident cases who died due to blood deficiency and unavailability of blood. This motivated me a lot to donate blood and save lives as far as possible.”

Most importantly, he has motivated more than 150 people to join the cause. His co-workers and fellow police officers take inspiration from Rakesh to donate blood. He also delivers motivational lectures in colleges to bust myths related to blood donation.

His name was registered in a world record book 2013 for donating blood 117 times. Rakesh has also won two state awards and two police medals from Chandigarh administration. Rasila was recently honoured by UT DGP Tejinder Singh Luthra on June 3.

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How Domino’s Delivery Guys Reunited a Kidnapped 5-yr Old With His Family

Domino’s delivery guys not only delivers pizza but some of them also deliver happiness. Yes, you heard that right!  Two Dominos delivery boys delivered happiness but this time it was not pizza, it was a 5-year-old kid. The family was overwhelmed with joy by the gesture of these two heroes.

This incident took place on 6th June, 2017 at around 10:30 PM. Manish Kumar, a local resident, along with his wife and a five-year-old kid had gone to Sector 20 Panchkula. As soon as he stepped out of the car, a carjacker along with a gun in his hand came and started driving the car with Manish’s wife and the kid inside it. His wife jumped out of the car but the kid was left inside, at the backseat.Dominoes-Delivery-Guys-Chandigarh

Around 10:45, the carjackers threw off the 5-year-old child in front of Domino’s, VIP Road outlet. A customer inside the Domino’s informed Harpreet Singh and Surinder Singh (Delivery boys) about the kid being thrown off by the car. Both of them ran towards the kid and brought him inside the Dominos. The child was unable to tell his address details or phone number of his father or mother. Fortunately, the child had his father’s passbook in his hand. When they called the mentioned phone number, it was unreachable. They checked the Dominos customer data which stated that once an order had been placed by the same contact number from Sector 20 Panchkula. Both the delivery boys rushed to the Sector 20, Panchkula Police Station. On reaching there, they found the child’s mother and father and handed over the kid to his parents.

Surinder Singh, one of the delivery guy said, ” We deliver pizzas every day but bringing this kid back to his parents was a very different and satisfactory experience”.