Chandigarh is a city and a union territory in India that serves as the capital of the two neighboring states of Haryana
and Punjab. The city is unique as it is not a part of either of the two states but is governed directly by the Union
Government, which administers all such territories in the country.
Chandigarh is bordered by the state of Punjab to the north, the west and the south, and to the state of Haryana to the
east. It is considered to be a part of the Chandigarh capital region or Greater Chandigarh, which includes Chandigarh, and
the city of Panchkula (in Haryana) and cities of Kharar, Kurali, Mohali, Zirakpur (in Punjab). It is located 260 km (162
miles) north of New Delhi, 229 km (143 miles) southeast of Amritsar.
Chandigarh’s Capitol Complex was in July 2016 declared by UNESCO as World Heritage at the 40th session of World Heritage
Conference held in Istanbul. UNESCO inscription was under “The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier an outstanding
contribution to the Modern Movement”. The Capitol Complex buildings include the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Punjab and