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Simultaneous capital of two Indian states, Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh was described by the BBC in 2016 as something akin to a "perfect" city. That's because it was largely designed for India's new post-independence government by the legendary Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier in modernist style, achieving a blend of the modern and the traditional that has grown up around the central government/cultural area. Plus there are historic spots and interesting nearby excursions. 

Landscapes are big here - the city has rose gardens, topiary gardens, Japanese gardens, butterfly gardens, even a 'Garden of Silence.' One of the most popular is the Rock Garden (below), showcasing sculptures, murals and installations amidst greenery.

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