Chandigarh the best-planned city in India, is the capital of the northern Indian states of Punjab and Haryana, with architecture which is world-renowned, and a quality of life, which is unparalleled. The face of modern India Chandigarh is the manifestation of a dream that Le Corbusier a Swiss-French modernist architect executed. Chandigarh is a rare epitome of modernization co-existing with nature's preservation. His buildings include the Capitol Complex with its High Court, Secretariat and Legislative Assembly, as well as the giant Open Hand Monument. The nearby Rock Garden is a park featuring sculptures made of stones, recycled ceramics and industrial relics.