Swagath (Tel 91-172-3045678) is a chain restaurant serving Mughlai and South Indian dishes.
Try Copper Chimney (Tel 91-172-5087373) for great Indian food.
In Mohali, Hotel Majestic (from Rs 3300) is a stone's throw from the stadium.
Hometel (from Rs 3500) is a new hotel with good rooms and excellent dining options, about 8km from the stadium.
The other government-run hotel, Shivalikview (from Rs 5500), promises good facilities and a location in the heart of the city.
Ghazal (Tel 91-172-2704448), in the shopping and entertainment hub of Sector 17, is a long-standing favourite for its dal makhni.
Score (Tel 91-9988448811), a sports bar that screens cricket, hockey and football matches and F1 races, is another popular hang-out.
Zinc (Tel 91-9914449022), with its subdued lighting and retro/lounge/trance music, is a great place to put your feet up.
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The best hotel here is undoubtedly the Taj Chandigarh (from Rs Rs 8400), and highly recommended despite being some distance away from the stadium.
Go for a walk around Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh's pride and joy. The picturesque 3km-long, man-made lake gives you an insight into the city's rhythms. Pick up a snack from the adjoining eatery and join the city's health-conscious in a brisk walk - or the other way around.
Tips for Travellers
Winter is in its tail-end during February and March but sometimes it can last longer, or unleash a cold wave before bowing out. So carry a warm jacket, a cap and a shawl while in the city.