Punjab is a state in the northwestern part of India. Chandigarh is the capital city of Punjab. It serves not only as the capital of Punjab, but also the mainly Hindi speaking state of Haryana, which was formerly part of Punjab as well. Tourism in Punjab is principally suited for the tourist interested in culture, ancient civilization, spirituality and epic history. The area has a rich history incorporating Sikhism and Hinduism, and along with the celebrated Punjabi culture, the royal Punjabi palaces, historic battles, shrines, temples and examples of Sikh Architecture, Punjab has a lot to offer the curious tourist.