How To Prepare For IELTS: Tips, Tricks, Hacks

Before you start preparing for IELTS Exam, you need to understand what is IELTS exam, what is the format and its importance and how IELTS score can help you in immigration process.

What is IELTS Exam?

IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System for non-native English language speakers. IELTS is a compulsory test to be taken if a student wishes to apply in foreign universities and institutions. IELTS is accepted by most of the Australian, British, Canadian and New Zealand universities. There is no minimum score to pass this test but the band system is used to define the user expertise. Band 1 is given to non user while Band 9 is given to expert user. The IELTS score is valid for two years.

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Understanding the Exam Format-

IELTS Exam has four parts –

  • Listening: 30 minutes
  • Reading: 60 minutes
  • Writing: 60 minutes
  • Speaking: 11-14 minutes

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How To Read Band Scale Of IELTS

As discussed above, there are nine bands which are indicated as scores in this test. Each band corresponds to certain level of competence in English. Here is the brief explanation-

9-Expert User- Has full command of the language, accurate and fluent with complete understanding

8-Very Good User- Has command of the language but misunderstandings may occur in unfamiliar situations

7-Good User- Has command of the language, occasional inaccuracies, misunderstandings in some situations

6- Competent User- Has effective command of the language.

5- Modest User- Has partial command of the language, likely to make many mistakes.

4- Limited User- Basic competence, has frequent problems in understanding, not able to use complex language

3- Extremely Limited User- Convey and understands only general language, frequent breakdowns in communication

2- Intermittent User- No Real communication is possible, has great difficulty in understanding spoken and written English

1- Non-User- No ability to use the language

0- Did Not Attempt The Test

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IELTS Exam Preparation Tips

1- Get familiarise with the sound, situation and the speakers using the example at the beginning of the first section

2- Keep listening to the recording untill it stops and focus on the questions that related to the part of the recording

3- The recordings have several pauses in between. Use this time for preparing the next set of questions

4- In the end, you will have little time to fill in your answer sheet. Check for grammar errors and spelling

5- In the reading section, go through the each passage and try to understand the writer’s purpose.

6-Do not try to understand each and every word and phrase as there is limited time and you might not be tested on those parts anyway

7-For writing section, there is maximum number of words assigned for each task.

8- Plan you essay in a way so that you get enough time to recheck your work.

9-In speaking test, avoid speaking like recorded machine. Always discuss the topic assigned or asked to talk about.

10- Speak directly to the examiner, instead of the recording equipment.

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How To Contact CBSE For Board Result Queries

Central Board of Secondary Education is a board that gives affiliation to schools to run a set curriculum. CBSE conducts board exams for higher secondary and senior secondary classes. The results are announced in the month of May every year. Till now, girls have higher passing percentage than boys. The result date for 10th and 12th Board Exams has not been announced but is expected to come out very soon. The results can be checked online on official website of CBSE. Followed by which, several universities will announce the admission date and cut-off marks for various subjects. Here are important information and contact number related to CBSE-

Central Board of Secondary Education, Regional Office, Panchkula (Contact Details)


Central Board of Secondary Education Address : Regional Office, Sector 5, Panchkula, Haryana – 134109 

Central Board of Secondary Education Phone Number(s) 0172-2585163/2585193

Central Board of Secondary Education Fax : 0172-2585193

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Central Board of Secondary Education Website :

Central Board of Secondary Education Helpline : 1800-11-8002

Central Board of Secondary Education Enquiry : 011-22509256, 22509257, 22509258, 22509259


Don’t Worry! These Pubs In Chandigarh Are Still Serving Cocktails

After the dryness that has overshadowed the ‘City Beautiful’, its quite hard to find places to enjoy a great weekend. Recently, some new places were opened in Sector 26 of Chandigarh with an aim to get high publicity and a large crowd as this sector is known to be the ‘ Hub of Nightlife’ but unfortunately couldn’t achieve it due to the recent liquor ban. Places like MOBE (Ministry of Bar Exchange), The Brew Estate (Sec 26&35), The Great Bear, Satva , Peddlers (Sec 26&35 ), Buzz (Sec 17) etc. are facing huge losses due to liquor ban. Usually, these places used to remained crowded but there is hardly anyone due to the recent Supreme Court Order.

This ban has not only affected the clubs but also the hookah bars. Places like Cowboy Rodeo, The Boombox Cafe, The Purple frog etc. were inaugurated recently but were shut down after the orders from the Supreme Court.

It has been reported that all the owners of these clubs have formed a union with a fear of facing a huge loss in their businesses. A meeting will be held on 6th April, 2017 to discuss this liquor ban which may even lead to a protest.

But you need not worry as here we are listing the places mentioned below where liquor is still available-

Kitty Su-The Lalit

Located in The Lalit which is a 5 -star hotel, this night club is much known for its location, interior and DJ. Special parties for Halloween, Easter etc. are also arranged with theme costumes worn by the staff. This night-club is a bit expensive but worth a visit.

Rating – 4/5


This place is a popular attraction for its live music performed by the renowned band on every Saturday night. This place attracts the young crowd and also serves delicious food. It has a great ambience which attracts youngsters to come to this place. Long Island Iced Tea is a must try if you would like to spend a tipsy weekend. Reservation is recommended for Wednesdays and Saturdays.


The Brew Estate

Located in the Elante, it seems like the owner of Brew Estate had prepared for the liquor ban. This place recently got opened in the Elante . With delicious food, this place attracts a large crowd. It even has a screen for cricket and football matches. This microbrewery is known for its freshly prepared beer. ‘Thirsty crow’ is a must try.



A very popular night club located in Centra Mall, got much of its hype as it was featured in one of Diljit Dosanjh’s song ‘ 5 Taara’. This place mainly attracts the young crowd. It has a wonderful DJ and also a photographer to catch all the memorable moments. This place is worth a visit to spend the weekend. Snacks served here are very delicious. Chinese food is a must try.


Mocha – Elante Mall

Located in the Elante courtyard, this is a great place to hang out with friends and family. Mocha has a mixed crowd with good food and excellent service. Its interior has a unique look with hanging and swinging chair set for one couple. This place also has live music. Last but not the least, THIS PLACE SERVES LIQUOR. A jagger bomb is a must try.


Top 10 IT Company Offices in Chandigarh


Chandigarh city is growing as one of those cosmopolitan destinations where all kind of industries would prevail in the coming time. One of such field is IT sector which is growing by leaps and bounds. Here are top IT companies in Chandigarh that are supplying their IT services, products and innovations to the world and making the city proud-

Infosys Chandigarh

Infosys is ranked #1 in Chandigarh, due to its spacious campus at IT park. It has a reputation among all the IT professionals. Infosys is situated at Block No. A and B in Chandigarh IT Park. 

Net Solution

It is one of the fastest growing IT companies of Chandigarh, with more than a decade experience in the same field with a variety of services to offer to large and small industries. Some of the clients of the Net Solutions are Microsoft, Yahoo, Wipro, NASSCOMM etc. Net Solution is located near Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park.

QA Infotech

This company is located near DLF IT Park, Chandigarh, Punjab. It is a well-known IT company based in Chandigarh, operational since 2003. It creates its great image in the IT  world and is counted in the list of top software companies in Chandigarh. This company is best known for its superior automatic and manual testing solutions.


Promatics, an ISO 9001-2008 certified company, is a trusted name for all the brand investors. Promatics portfolio includes IT Solutions, Project Management, and Cloud Solutions. Promatics has its presence in different countries of Europe and in USA. It is now included in the list of largest software companies in Chandigarh.

Net Gain

Net Gain is an IT Company located in Rajiv Gandhi IT Park, Chandigarh. This company was innovated in the year 2002. Net Gain is the first company to get the million dollar worth of IT facilities imparted to different companies. It definitely deserved to acquire its place in the top IT Companies of Chandigarh.

Soft Solutions

It is an ISO certified IT company, and ranked as one of the best companies in the field of IT world’s expertise. Its’ portfolio includes software consulting, flash animation, logo design, mobile applications, video production and print designs. This company is located near Phase 7, Industrial Area Mohali Chandigarh.

A-1 technology

It is another IT based company located in Mohali Industrial Area, offering mobile app development, custom software development, enterprise mobility solutions, share point development etc. Most prestigious clients of the company are Google, PayPal, SAP, and AMGEN.


Winshuttle has its set up in DLF Building, Technology Park Chandigarh. The company started its business in 2003 and now it is counted in some of the biggest Software firms of Chandigarh. They have taken extreme bold steps to make their products innovative. This company has its presence in many countries like UK, France and Germany.

Smart Data

It provides the high-quality cost effective software development solutions to their clients in Europe, Australia, America and USA. It started its project in 1997 and deals with the top most players of Real Estate, E-commerce, Health Care and E-learning sector. This IT Company is located in the Phase VIII, Industrial Area Mohali Chandigarh.

IDS Infotech

This IT based company is situated at Rajiv Gandhi Technology Park, Chandigarh. It is also a well-known IT Company of Chandigarh with its corporate office at IT Parka and also in Mohali. It provides a variety of services like legal, engineering, healthcare to their clients throughout the globe.


Best Places to Visit With Your Girlfriend/Boyfriend


Want to spend some special time with your near and dear ones? Here is the list of top places and experiences in Chandigarh that are best to visit with your girlfriend/boyfriend. Take a time out and let us know how was your experience and what are the other places that you would like to recommend to the young love birds of Chandigarh-

Also Read: Top Haunted Places in Chandigarh

Spend an Evening at Sukhna Lake backside

It’s the first thing to do with your partner in Chandigarh. The breathtaking view of the lake in the laps of Shivalik hills adds up to the grace of the quality time you always wanted to spend with your partner. The greenery and the peaceful environment is just so perfect to have deep conversations with your mate.

Candle Light Dinner at Virgin Courtyard

It is a very beautiful restaurant in Sector 7 which has a very calm and composed ambience. It is a Mediterranean-style courtyard terrace restaurant with both indoor and outdoor sitting available. You can also enjoy a perfect dinner date under the moon in candle light. A good variety of Italian dishes and wines is offered here and the soothing music makes it even more peaceful and lovely.

Long Drive Till Kasauli hills

The view of hills and good weather welcomes many couples for a long drive on Chandigarh-Shimla highway. The greenery and the breeze creates a romantic atmosphere for the two as no other place can offer you a spot where you can spend your quality time with such a grace. One can even stop by at Timber Trail and have food at ‘Timber Trail Heights’.

Experience at Dak Bungalow

It is a cosy and appealing restaurant located near Zirakpur which serves great Middle Eastern food. The ambience of the restaurant is quite unique. One can also relax and have his meals with his/her loved ones by pool side. The place is hardly crowed as not everyone is familiar with it but it’s definitely worth it.

Movie Date at DT cinemas

A romantic movie with your mate is always a good call. DT Cinema is located in DLF city centre mall, IT Park, Chandigarh. Snug in with your partner and watch a good movie. DT cinema is not as crowded as Elante Mall which makes it the perfect pick for the couples.

A Day Well Spent at Forest Hill Resort

It is a gorgeous resort which is hardly 2 kms away from PEC. It is a unique combination of recreation, leisure and sports. There is an adventure park for various activities along with a golf course, cottages and tents. One can get to spend the whole night under the stars with their companion and can enjoy endless conversations.

View at Aasma Revolving Restaurant

It’s a scenic restaurant very close to foothills of Himalayas, near Panchkula. The most special thing about this place is its height and revolving ambience. which gives the fantastic view of different sides of Shivalik hills. One feels close to the verdant nature while having nice food with their loved ones. The revolving restaurant is a must-visit spot for all the young couple who are looking for nice ambience and finger licking food.

A Romantic Walk at Leisure Valley

The valley has various themed gardens spread over 8 km and cover 12 parks in it. Each park is known for its different grace and is a really nice way to get some time off from the hustle and bustle of life. It’s a healthy and fit way to devote time to your partner and be in the laps of green lush environment.

Night At Golden Tulip

It’s a gorgeous rural looking four-star hotel on Morni road which is around 10 km away from Chandigarh. It has a hill view terrace and beauty of the surroundings is soul touching. It has a swimming pool, patio terrace, a bar, a pool table and a spacious bouquet for functional spaces. Golden tulip is a luxurious resort amidst picturesque Morni hills having comfortable rooms with all the amenities with good service.

Two Wheeler Ride to Jayanti Devi Temple

It’s a temple located at hillock of Shivalik ranges and lies in the village of Jayanti Majri which is near PGI and is around 12 km away from Chandigarh main city. You can drive through the narrow lanes of the village and farms that adds up to the beauty. After this, you need to climb up to reach the temple. The view of the village and Chandigarh city is mesmerising from the top.

Also Read: Top 10 Places to Visit in Chandigarh for Greenery


Top 10 Haunted Places in Chandigarh


Are you adventurous? Really? Would you like to experience it? Chandigarh has number of haunted dens where people have witnessed paranormal activities. So, if you want to send chill down your spine, do visit these places and let us know what you have seen or FELT-

Also Read: Top 10 Places to Visit in Chandigarh for Greenery

Haunted Bridge

As it clear from its name, it is a haunted bridge situated close to Sector 16 hospital. Some people have noticed abnormal activities here. Eye witnesses have said that they have seen a girl in a white gown carrying a lamp coming from the stairs at night. History says years back a girl’s spirit got hit by a truck 20 years back and died. She comes and disappears in just a blink of eye.

Sector-16 Haunted House

This house is on the top of the list when we are discussing the haunted places at Chandigarh. According to some people there is a spirit of a student who committed suicide here a few years back. 

Sukhna Lake

It is a beautiful lake with a superb view of morning sunrise and sun set in Chandigarh. It is also one of the scary places of Chandigarh as it witnessed so many deaths at this point. This lake is also known as the suicide point, as many people died here.

Kasauli Graveyard

Graveyard’s experience is always haunted for everyone. But this graveyard has some spooky tale. It is located on the Shimla road and is considered as the best place to experience the paranormal activities. Many stories are associated with this place, but a perfect place to encounter ghosts or spirits.

Cremation Ground

There is a famous cremation ground in Sector-25 where people had many experiences of ghosts or spirits. If you want to experience some adventure or paranormal activity, do visit this cremation place.

Savitri Bai Phule Hospital

Many students have complained about witnessing ghosts without head on the windows of the hostel room. A number of complaints are registered about this matter, but no one has been able to solve such kind of problems. 

Chandigarh Railway Guest House

Once the most crowded places of Chandigarh is now the scariest place. There is a room where abnormal activities have been witnessed by many people. There is an unending noise in the washroom, experienced by many people.  

Punjab University

It is one of the most prestigious and well-known universities in the world. But now it is also included in the scariest places of the Chandigarh. Greenery near the botanical garden and the department of law is haunted as these trees are fully covered with bats. This is scary to experience the sound of the bats resting on the trees.

PGI Chandigarh

It is the reputed medical college in the city beautiful Chandigarh. It is also included in the haunted spot, due to suicide committed by patients and aborted foetuses stored in jars which made it scary at night. This place has a lot of negative energy.

Haunting Sati

There is a small temple at the name of Sati (woman who commits her life after the death of her husband). It is the belief that whosoever gets bowed in front of the structure gets haunted by that structure of women.

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Top Ten IIT JEE(Advance & Main) Coachings Centre In Chandigarh

Top Ten IIT JEE(Advance & Main) Coachings Centre In Chandigarh

Preparing for IIT along with board exams or planning for a drop year? Here’s the list of best coaching centres for IIT JEE Preparation in Chandigarh. These coaching institutes have best faculty and study material that help you to succeed. In fact, these institutes also have best success rate when it comes to student pass ratio. Check out the list here-

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Aakash Institute

Aakash Institute is located in Sector 34-A, Chandigarh. It provides coaching for Engineering and Medical entrance tests. There are three branches of the institute within tricity – Sector 34A Chandigarh, Sector 60 Mohali and Sector 14 Panchkula. The courses available at their institute are divided into three batches – JEE (Mains + Advanced) for 11th and 12th class students and Droppers Batch JEE.

Address: SCO No. 367, 368, Ground Floor, Sector 34A


FIIT JEE Chandigarh Centre is among the top 10 institutes for IIT-JEE preparation, located in Sector 35-B, Chandigarh. It also provides coaching for other engineering entrance tests.  FIIT JEE has number of batches segregated according to the choice of students such as Supreme Course, JEE Advance for 10th, 11th and 12th students and correspondence courses also.

Address: SCO 321-322, First & Second Floor, Sector35B

Allen Career

Allen Career institute is situated in Sector 34-A, Chandigarh. Main branch of this institute is in Kota, Rajasthan. Another branch of Allen Career is situated in Industrial Area, Phase 2, Chandigarh. It provides coaching for both Engineering and Medical Entrances. There are special batches available for both regular and droppers students.

Address: SCO-354-355, Ground Floor,SIDDH-1, Sector 34A

Lakshaya Institute

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There are two branches of Lakshaya Institute in tricity, one is located in Sector 25D Chandigarh and another one in Sector 14 Panchkula. It provides coaching for both Engineering and Medical entrances. The courses offered at this institute are JEE Advanced and Crash Course under different batches.

Address: Sub. City Center, Sector 34A, Sector 34

Helix Institute

Helix Institute is another institute in Chandigarh which provides coaching for IIT-JEE Advanced and PMT entrance tests. Helix Institute is situated in Sector 34-A Chandigarh.  There are special batches for 10th, 11th, 12th class students according to their choice and qualification.

Address: SCO 343-345 (Top Floor) Sector 34-A

Edu Career

This institute is located in Sector 34A, Chandigarh, which provides coaching for Engineering, Medical and Government Job Exams also. Coaching provided by them under Engineering department are One year course for JEE (Main & Advanced) for class 12th and Two-year course for (Main & Advanced) for class 11th.

Address: SCO 348-349, Sector 34-A, Chandigarh, 160022

Ace Tutorials

The Ace Tutorial is among the top 10 institutes in Chandigarh that provides coaching for Medical and Engineering entrance tests. Various type of courses under different packages and batches are available with them. Some of them are Engineering crash course – JEE Advanced, +1+2 package – JEE Mains, Dropper – JEE Advanced, Dropper – JEE Mains, Foundation packages ranging from class 8th till class 12th and many more.

Address: SCO 339-340, Sector 34-A, Near Piccadily Theatre

Syal Institute

This institute is centrally located in Sector 34A, Chandigarh, which provides coaching in engineering entrances. Study material for all the courses is provided by the institute only to their students. Courses offered by Syal Institute to the students are Two years regular course for JEE (Main + Advanced), Competition course for JEE(Main + Advanced) for 12th class students and Correspondence course for JEE Mains exam.

Address: SCO 337-338, Ground Floor, Sector 34A

A.K. Vidyamandir

A.K. Vidyamandir is located at Sector 36-D, Chandigarh. This institute is providing coaching for both medical and non-medical branches. IIT-JEE Mains & Advance coaching is provided by them. Along with this, they also provide crash courses. Study material for all the courses are also provided by them to their students.

Address: SCO 213-214, Sector 36-D, Sector 36

Bansal Classes Private Limited

Bansal Classes Private Limited is located in Sector 34-A, Chandigarh. The main branch of Bansal Classes is situated in Kota, Rajasthan. It provides coaching for both medical and engineering entrance tests. The courses available here under different batches are Bull’s eye for JEE, ACME –for JEE (Main & Advanced), Nucleus. Sterling – for students appearing or passed in class 12th, Legend – for students appearing for JEE (Main & Advanced) and many more.

Also Read: Top 10 Engineering Colleges in Chandigarh

Address: 104-105-106, Behind Piccadily Square, Sector: 34-A

Top 10 IELTS Institute In Chandigarh

Top 10 IELTS Institutes in Chandigarh

Preparing to go abroad? You might need to sit for IELTS Exam. But without preparation, you won’t be able to justify your english speaking, writing and understanding skills. For this, you need to put extra effort. Check out the list of best IELTS Institute in Chandigarh-

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Blue Sapphire

Blue Sapphires

Blue Sapphire Institute is situated in Sector 34-A, Chandigarh. It offers IELTS and PTE courses to their students in Chandigarh for one month. These classes and courses are divided into different modules. They have experienced faculty and also provides immigration services to help their students in getting visa of different countries.

Address: SCO 58 59, Ground Floor, Sector 34-A, Chandigarh, 160022

British IELTS Chandigarh

British IELTS institute is located in Sector-34 A, Chandigarh. Best counsellors are available at the British IELTS to guide their students in their best way to get band requirement after checking their Basic English proficiency. The average period for IELTS and PTE is just one month, but it can be adjusted according to the need of the student. Individual teachers for all the four modules i.e. reading, listening, speaking and writing are available with them.

Address: SCO 54-55, Near Mukat Hospital, Sector 34/A, Chandigarh, 160022

Welkin Edusolutions Chandigarh

Welkin Edusolutions is situated in Sector 30, Chandigarh. This institute is offering both IELTS and PTE courses to their students according to their need. The maximum strength of each batch is limited to 10.Their trainers are well experienced and certified with counselling abilities to boost the morale of the students. Along with these courses, WE is also providing Spoken English Coaching to the interested ones.

Address: SCO-41, Level 1, C, Sector 30, Chandigarh, 160030

Linguasoft Chandigarh

Linguasoft is among the top 10 best IELTS & PTE institutes in Chandigarh located in Sector 34. Linguasoft is providing IELTS and PTE coaching courses for one, two and three months coaching. Personality development, communication skills all these are a part of their coaching. Immigration facility is also provided by them for Canada, Australia, New Zealand and some other European countries also.

Address: 83-84, SCO 354, Sector 34-A Rd, Sub. City Center, Sector 34, Chandigarh, 160022

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Seven Seas English Academy

Seven Seas English Academy is situated in the heart of the city beautiful in Sector 17. It offers Spoken English Coaching, IELTS, PTE, along with this it also offers Embassy interview preparations. The course is for one month but can be increased as per the requirement of the student.

Address: 2nd Floor, SCO 111-113, B, Sector 17, Chandigarh, 160017

Raffles Educity

Raffles Educity is located in the Sector-34, Chandigarh. Along with IELTS, TOEFL & PTE, various services are provided by them such as career counselling, admission guidance, travel assistance, visa assistance and several more. There are also providing immigration facility in Canada, Australia, USA, UK, NewZealand and several other European and Arabic Countries on both work and study basis.

Address: SCO 208-209 First Floor Sector 34 A, Chandigarh, 160022

British Counsel Chandigarh

This institute was established in the year 2003 and has three learning institutes within Tri-City in Sector 17, Sector 35 and Phase 3b2 Mohali. Along with IELTS, certain other courses are provided by them such as PTE, Spoken English, P.D., PI, GD, Visa interview and immigration service. In immigration service, they mainly deal in UK, USA, Australia, Canda, Singapore and Cyprus.

Address: SCO 68-69-70, Level 3, Sector 17 C, Chandigarh

Angels Immigration

Angels Immigration is situated in the Sector 17, Chandigarh. Vinay Hari is the owner and head counselor of the Institute. They are preparing students for different tests such as IELTS, PTE, TOEFL, GMAT and STE. They have specialized teachers to teach all the four modules of IELTS.

Address: Level 1, SCO 232, Sector 34 A, Chandigarh, 160022

Grey Matters

Grey Matters is situated in Sector 17-C of the City Beautiful Chandigarh. It provides the basic four-week IELTS course along with PTE, GD and GMAT. They have the foreign trained teaching facility, with limited batches.

Address: SCO. 63,64, Sector 17 C, Chandigarh, 160017

SIEC International

SIEC International Institute has situated in Sector 35 Chandigarh and is running since last 17 years. Not only in Chandigarh, but this institute is running in more than seven cities of India including Amritsar and Jalandhar. Regular mock tests are arranged for the students studying IELTS in their institute.

Address: SCO 451-452, Himalaya Marg,Near Gopal Sweets, Sector 35-C, Chandigarh, 160035

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Top 10 Places to Visit in Chandigarh for Greenery


Chandigarh has some breathtaking nature spots which one must definitely visit. Though it’s a small city but it is a place for all kind of people. Keeping in mind the nature lovers, here are some places in the city or nearby where one could spend time close to nature.

Sukhna Lake 

It’s a beautiful artificial water body in the foothills of picturesque Shivalik hills. The reservoir has a seasonal stream coming down from Shivalik hills. Everyone is drawn to its mesmerizing beauty. It is the best place for nature lovers specially the backside of lake as it has a very calm and composed atmosphere. The gathering is also comparatively less there. Garden of silence is a nice place for meditation. There are few species of fishes in the lake but fishing is prohibited here. Siberian duck, stork and crane are few migratory birds that come here for delight. People of all age groups could be seen boating, walking, relaxing or meditating here. In a nutshell, it’s a spell bound place for all.

Lake, Sector 42

A natural spot for residents of South city. Though this artificial lake is nothing in comparison to Sukhna Lake but it has got its own beauty. It’s very popular among the local residents and they come here usually for their morning and evening walk. The outline of the lake is done by stone masonry which makes it look more graceful. It’s a nice spot for couples to spend their time together with seclusion in the arms of nature.

Zakir Hussain Rose Garden

It is a beautiful garden in sector 16 which has a collection of around 1600 different species of roses and having 50,000 rose bushes. It even has some trees of medicinal value such as Bel, Bhera, camphor etc. It is the venue for hosting Rose Festival annually. The festival has various contests like photography, art, flower arrangements etc. Residents and tourists come here for picnic, walk or just to sit idle in the shade for tree near fountain.

Chappar Chiri, Sector 91, SAS Nagar

It is Baba Banda Singh Bahadur War Memorial in SAS Nagar which was inaugurated in 2011 and remarks the glorious victory of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur over the Mughal forces. The memorial has a 328 tall minar called Fateh Burj (Victory Tower). It has a lush green ambiance and even has a water body which adds up to graceful view of the memorial. There are statues of the famous personalities who won that battle and the office of this memorial even has a photo gallery of war times. The greenery, pond and the calmness of the place gives a soothing experience to the visitors.

Burj Kotian

It’s a picturesque waterfall at the foothills of shivaliks and is near Panchkula. There are few small hills around the waterfall and the cool breeze flowing makes it even a wonderful experience. Youngsters come here to picnic and enjoy cold water. There are no shops near Burj Kotian so everyone get their eatables along with them.

Morni Hills

It’s near Panchkula and is well known for its lakes, flora and Himalayan views. It is famed for its trekking locations. There is a Morni Hill Fort in this village having modest stone masonary. The hill divides into two lakes Tikkar Tal and Chota Tikkar Tal which are mysteriously interconnected and has a hill rock in between. There is also an open restaurant under a canopy so that the visitors could have food while being in touch with the breathtaking nature.

Chakki Mod

It is a popular village on the outskirts of Chandigarh-Shimla Highway where people come to hang out with their friends and have picnic. A bike ride to the village will help you to enjoy the natural beauty and landscapes around. A river bed flows from there and the mountains around makes the atmosphere peaceful and stunning. You can sit on the rocks which are naturally placed in the water bed and enjoy the weather and breeze around.

Timber Trail

A drive through the gorgeous Himalayas taking in all the attractive views of the nature is a mesmerizing experience. Timber Trail is few kilometers away from the city. One can to pass slowly from one mountain to another at timber trail through a ride in a cable car at 5000 ft height. There is a 3 star hotel as you reach the other side and there is even a resort where one could spend his quality time with his partner or family. A bike ride to timber trail makes it even a more wonderful experience.

Yadavindra Gardens

A natural spot located few kilometers away from the city on Ambala-Shimla highway is well known for its gorgeous architecture and greenery. It has Sheesh Mahal, Rang Mahal and Jal Mahal from ancient Aryan times. There are pretty looking fountains in the garden and a wide variety of trees and flowers. A few movies were also recorded here. A zoo and a museum are also here and two famous annual festivals take place on this venue i.e. Spring Festival and Mango Festival. One can visit the garden during evening. The lighting of the garden makes it more attractive.

Garden of Fragrance

It is one of the prominent gardens of the city and very famous among the residents. It has a huge variety of pleasant scented flowers that is why it was given the name of fragrance. The garden is designed in beautiful pathways which add up to its prettiness. A lot many visitors come here daily to relax, walk and meditate. The stunning trees and flowers make the garden look very attractive and people of all age groups love to spend time here.


Top Dance Classes in Chandigarh


Dancing is the best exercise and a therapy which can help you in recovering from all kind of mental pressures. So relieve yourself and check out the list of best dance academies in the City Beautiful, Chandigarh, where you can make the best of your money, time, energy and effort-

The Dance Mafia

The Dance Mafia group of Chandigarh is regulated by the winner of Boogie-Woogie 2010 Ripanpreet Sidhu. Dance classes, choreography, fitness workouts, wedding photography are some of the services provided by them to their customers. It is situated in Mohali near PCA Stadium. The Dance Mafia has an experience of 16 years in the dance field. The owner of dancing class is itself a national winner of Nach Le Yaara ETC show.

Dance Workz Studio

This dance academy is started by a celebrity choreographer of Jhalak Dikhlaja and one of the finalists of India’s Got Talent. Sumit Kumar a well-known face in the field of dance has vast experience in all the dance forms. Almost all types of dance forms are taught by them Bhangra, Aerobics, Zumba, Street Jazz are some of them. Dance Workz Studio is situated in Sector 18-D of Chandigarh.

Oorja Dance Works

Oorja dance works is a famous dance academy in Chandigarh. It provides their clients all the services like routine fitness regime, regular health related tips, yoga classes. All dance forms are instructed by their experienced choreographers. It was situated in Sector 40-B, Chandigarh.

Dance Dacha

It was located in the British School Main Building, Sector 44-B Chandigarh. Various dance forms are taught by them such as Bhangra, Aerobics, Zumba and many more type of dances. Along with this, it has simple dance sessions, classical dance, semi-classical dance, Zumba, aerobics, jazz and many other forms as well.

Saroj Khan Dance Academy

Saroj Khan is a well-known name in the field of choreographer in Bollywood as she trained so many Bollywood celebrities. Her assistants and partner choreographers opened a dance class academy in Sector 32 of Chandigarh. They provide dance classes for all the events and shows like wedding, engagement, dance shows, etc. Along with this, simple dance classes, Zumba, Bhangra are also taught by them.

Rock and Roll Dance Institution

Vikas Bail is the instructor of this institution and provides classes of all the western dance forms like Jazz, Hip Hop, Salsa, Tango, Contemporary and Break Dance. Rock and Roll Institution is situated in the Sector 35 of Chandigarh.

The Dance Unity

This dance academy is run by Aryan Suryavanshi, a well-experienced hip-hop dancer. This institution mainly teaches hip-hop, break and jazz dance styles. The Dance Unity is situated in the Sector 21-C, Chandigarh.

Chandigarh Dance Academy

Prakriti Kunwar is the owner of this dance academy, as she is having a great experience in dancing. She is trained Kathak dancer by Pt. Shivji Mishra of ‘Jaipur Gharana’.  This dancing academy is especially famous for classical and semi-classical dance forms. In this time when most of the people put their effort in western dance, it is the one more focused on classical dance form.

Show Stoppers Dance Studio

This studio team is awarded as the best choreographers by Javed Jafri in Boogie Woogie. They choreograph dance performances for the universities, colleges and the big institutes. It is an ideal place to train yourself as a dancer and surround yourself with the positive dance energy.

Beat Breakers

Beat Breakers dance studio is a famous dance academy in Chandigarh located in the middle of the city beautiful in Sector – 16. This institute is well known for its proficient dance choreography and the teaching aids of their choreographers.