Chandigarh is a perfect blend of post-independence modernity. The city is a perfect blend of aesthetics and technology, Being the best-planned city in India, with architecture which is world-renowned, and a quality of life, which is unparalleled, the capital of the states of Punjab and Haryana, and the Union Territory of Chandigarh it is a prestigious city. The face of modern India, Chandigarh, is the manifestation of a dream that Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru envisaged and Le Corbusier executed.
Serenity and a city are two diametrically opposite concepts, which however, get belied in the 'City Beautiful'. Chandigarh is a rare epitome of modernization co-existing with nature's preservation.
The city has the country's maximum concentration of schools per square kilometer. Prominent higher educational institutes include the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Punjab University, Punjab Engineering College, Government Medical College, Chandigarh College of Architecture, and Government College of Arts.
Chandigarh is well-connected to all important neighboring cities by trains, roadways, and airlines. Several state corporations provide affordable connectivity between Chandigarh and the adjoining cities and towns.