Zirakpur is a growing town in the state of Punjab. It is located in Mohali district near Chandigarh. It is governed by the municipal council. The city falls under the tehsil ‘Dera Bassi’ in Punjab. It mainly comprises of villages such as Lohgarh, Bhabat, Baltana, Dhakoli, Ramgarh, Bhuda, Nabha, Dyalpura and Peer Muchhala.
Zirakpur is a satellite town. The city got its name from a small village which is now a part of present Zirakpur town. It is the ‘Wedding Capital’ of the region as 80% of the resorts and banquet halls of Tri-City (Chandigarh, Mohali, and Patiala) are located here.
Zirakpur is located in the foothills of Shavlik range. The geographic coordinates of the city is 30.6425° north latitude and 76.8173° east longitude. The average elevation is 350 meters.
The climate of the city is humid subtropical. The region experiences hot summers and slightly cold winters. Average annual temperature is 25.3o C. Average annual precipitation in the region is 1110.7 mm.
The wedding industry has major contribution in Zirakpur’s economy. A green belt is under development near the Ghazipur village in the city. Real estate sector is booming in the city.
Some places to visit in Zirakpur are Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park, Sukhna Lake, Chatt Bir Zoo and Sarkaria Cactus Garden.
Major localities in the city are Patiala Road, Zirakpur Ambala Highway, Dhakoli, VIP Road, Gazipur, Badal Colony, Ambala Road, Lohgarh, Peer Machula, Godown Area, Panchsheel Enclave and Utrathiya.
Zirakpur is connected to its neighboring cities and states by NH 5, NH 6 and NH 64. The city is connected to Amritsar, Bathinda, Dabwali and other cities in and outside the state by road. There are three railway stations that connect the city with other major destinations in India. These are Chandigarh Railway Station (11 kilometers away), Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar Railway Station (14.2 kilometers away) and Ghaggar Railway Station (9 kilometers away). The nearest airport is Chandigarh International Airport which is 4 kilometers away from city center.
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