Chandigarh is the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana. But the city is not under the jurisdiction of either of the two and is instead governed by the Union government. So Chandigarh is a Union territory. It is one of India's earliest planned cities and is also famous for its urban design and architecture. Chandigarh is one of India's most coveted cities, with a high per capita income. The fact that it is also one of the cleanest cities in India also makes it highly liveable.
The city is well-planned and has an efficient transport system. Chandigarh is connected by train to New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Lucknow, Jaipur, and Howrah (Kolkata). The city is very close to Delhi. A tourist can actually drive down to Chandigarh from Delhi in 4-5 hours, on National Highway 1.
There are two main bus terminuses in Chandigarh – in Sector 17 and Sector 43. The bus terminus in Sector 17 connects Chandigarh to major towns in Haryana and to Delhi. The bus terminus in Sector 43 connects neighboring states like Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttaranchal, and also Haryana. Inside the city, the Chandigarh Bus Undertaking operates a bus service, which extends to Mohali and Panchkula. Other modes of travel are taxi, autorickshaw, and cycle rickshaw.