Chandigarh is India's first planned city, quite distinct from the rest of the country and considerably better organized. It is the capital of both Haryana and Punjab, but the city itself is not part of either state, being a union territory, i.e. administered directly by the central government. It was one of the early planned cities in post-independence India and is internationally known for its architecture and urban design. Chandigarh has various visitor attractions including theme gardens within the city. Some notable sites are Sukhna Lake, the Garden of Fragrance, Rock Garden, Rose Garden, Parrot Bird Sanctuary Chandigarh, and Leisure Valley. The city dawns a refreshing new look when roses are in full bloom near the end of February. To watch over 1,500 varieties of these red orchids in all their glory, nearly 300,000 tourists visit the Rose Festival Chandigarh held at the Rose Garden of Chandigarh every year. In the year 2020, Rose Festival Chandigarh will be held from February 28 to March 1, and the garden will remain open from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Chandigarh is a perfect city with regards to its cultural growth, modernisation and architecture. Chandigarh has a bustling food scene, home to every cuisine you can think of right from Mediterranean (Kelong, Virgin Courtyard) to Thai (Tao- Bar & Lounge). Some popular places for Punjabi dishes are Punjab Grill and Sher-e-Punjab. Chandigarh is also close to many hill stations such as Solan, Kasauli, Shoghi and Naldehra.