Chandigarh also called The City Beautiful , is a city in India that serves as the capital of two states: Punjab and Haryana. However, administratively, the city is not under the jurisdiction of either state, it is administered by the Central government and hence classified as a union territory. The Governor of the Punjab is the Administrator of Chandigarh. The city derives its name from a temple of goddess Chandi (the Chandi Mandir) located in nearby Panchkula District of Haryana. The word Chandigarh literally means "the fort of Chandi.
Chandigarh is known for its high standard of living with highest per ca-pita income in the country and tops the list of Indian States and Union Territories with a Human Development Index of 0.674. Chandigarh has two satellite cities (both of which share a border with it): Panchkula and Mohali. Sometimes, the triangle of these three cities is collectively called as the Chandigarh Tricity.
Chandigarh Airport serves Chandigarh, India's youngest city. The runway is 8,950 feet long and lies at an elevation of 1,012 feet. Major domestic airline companies operating at the airport are Jet Airways and Indian Airlines. A restaurant and restrooms are available at the airport. Facilities and assistance for limited-mobility passengers also are offered. The airport is located about eight miles from the city. Mount View, Shivalik View, Yatri Niwas, South End, and Piccadilly are the nearest hotels. Shimla airport and Ludhiana Airport are the other airports nearby.