Patiala

Patiala is a city in southeastern Punjab, northwestern India. It is the fourth largest city in the state. The Patiala city is built around the historic Patiala Qila. Rich in cultural heritage, Patiala's history dates back to the middle of the 18th century. Today Patiala is a lively city known for its production of handcrafted goods. The juttis, traditional embroidered shoes for women and men alike, are exported all over the world to the Punjabi diaspora.

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AC Market, Patiala
4 kms from Patiala city limits
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Spread across at a distance of around 4 Kms from the mapped center of Patiala, the AC Market can be reached in under 15 minutes via the Lower Mall Road. A literal heaven for shopoholics, the AC Market boasts shops of all kinds dealing in clothes, accessories and every other product which is required or needed by a customer.

As suggested by the name, AC Market is a fully air conditioned marketting complex. This awe-inspiring, fully air-conditioned shopping heaven is spread East to West, four storeys and comprises of over 650 shops. There is not a thing one cannot find aorund these s...

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Situated at Rajbaha Road, 2070A/5, National Highway 64, Patiala, the Antique Museum can be reached in under 5 minutes via the Rajbaha Road. Housing a very detailed and a large category of items, the Antique Museum is one of the hotspots of the City of Patiala and must be on every visitors to do list.

Kamarjit Singh Sekhon, the owner of this privately held Antique Museum has accumulated the findings for a extended period of around 40 years. From bronze glasses to kettles, this museum houses the very varied and unique collection of the long lost era. There are also various kinds of l...

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Bahadurgarh Fort is situated on the Patiala-Chandigarh road. The fort was constructed by Nawab Saif Khan in 1658, who established the early settlement around the fort and named the town Saifabad, later on it was named to Bahadurpur. The construction of the fort could not be completed under his rule, later it was renovated and completed by a Sikh ruler Maharaja Karam Singh in 1837. The construction of the entire fort was completed in eight years and a sum of ten lakh rupees was spent on its construction. The fort covers an area of 2100 sq. kms and is enclosed within two rounded walls and a moat...

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The Baradari Gardens was sanctioned and constructed under the rule of Raja Rajinder Singh, who was an avid nature lover, the Garden was established around his residence, The Baradari Palace in 1876. Located at a distance of approximately 2 Km from the mapped center of Patiala, the Barandari Garden can be reached in under 10 minutes via the Rajbaha Road.

The Baradari Garden, as the name suggests was formed with two words of the language Punjabi, Bara and Dar. Bara stands for twelve and dar standing for doors, which gives the meaning of the name implying to a garden with twelve entra...

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Darbar Hall and Museum, Patiala
Within Patiala city limits
History

The for tin the heart of the town was built in 1764, by Maharaja Ala Singh at the site of a kuchi-garhi. The royal family also resided here and the residential area was known as ‘Qila Androon’ or the Inner Fort. The palaces are adorned with fine murals painted by artists from kangra and Rajasthan. The Durbar Hall, to the right of the entrance was built later ad is noted for its beautifully ornament ciling and fine murals. It houses a museum displaying a historic collection of weapons. The bustling bazaar around the fort is a treasure – trove for shoppers.

Used for large audiences a...

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The Environment Park was an initiative started in 2003 by a handful of people to provide an ideal place for the people to find a perfect place to get away from the hushing city and spend time around greenery by either Morning Jogs, Exercises or Yoga. Located in the vicinity to the heart of Patiala, the Environment Park is about 2 Km away and can be reached in under 10 minutes via the Phatak Road. Taken into care and developed under the able guidance of Jattana and the then Deputy Commission Tejbir Singh, this piece of defecated ground was converted into one of the grandest and most beautiful p...

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Gurudwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib which is a Gurudwara in the city of Patiala is a very renowned and famous tourist site, both for tourists and devotees. The place used to be in the village of Lethal but now the village is a part of Patiala, at a distance 2 km from city center. The gurudwara was properly constructed in the year of 1942.

The history of the Gurudwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib (which literally means the eradication of suffering) goes that once the ninth Guru of Sikhs- Guru Tegh Bahadur visited the village of Lethal on a request and stayed under a Banyan tree by a pond. This vi...

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Ijlas e Khas
Within Patiala city limits
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The monument Ijlas E Khas in the city of Patiala is a famous place for tourists who admire the architecture and feeling of the place itself. The place is located inside the city and is a very renowned place for admiration of fine Mughal art.

The Ijlas e Khas has a marvellous architecture. It contains various sculptures of royal families of Punjab. The whole structure is enormous. It is a major tourist attraction. The huge building was built in olden times to serve as an administrative secretariat of the princely state. It is a peaceful place meant to be admired as the art of Mug...

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Jalau Khana and Sard Khana, Patiala
Within Patiala city limits
Art

Jalau Khana is a mesmerizing building that is home to some unusual artifacts that are known to be related to the royal family of Patiala. The building complex is located within Patiala city limits. The whole area exudes a positive vibe that will take you back in time. Jalau Khana consists of several galleries that offer significant information about the lifestyle of the kings and queens who lived in Patiala. There is a big central hall which is wonderfully decorated. The Sard Khana is designed in an impressive manner, and it houses a wind tunnel that allows the incoming of cool air to the grou...

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One of the most important and significant place of worship for the Hindus, the Kali Mata Mandir in the city of Patiala, Punjab, is devoted to the Hindu goddess Durga – an incarnation of Kali Mata (Mother Kali). Located on the Mall Road, the magnificent temple lies just in front of the Baradari Garden next to the Rajendra Tank which is around 2 Km from the geographical center of Patiala and can be reached in around 5 mins via the Mall Road. The Kali Mata Mandir in Patiala was built by the late Maharaja Bhupinder Singh, it was established in the year 1936. The Maharaja brought a six-foot idol of...

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The Lakshman Jhoola in the city of Patiala is a suspension bridge between Sheesh Mahal and Banasar Ghar. The bridge is a popular tourist attraction because of its swinging motion across the water and the scenic views that surround it. The Lakshman Jhoola is situated in the city itself.

This swinging bridge is very similar and almost a replica of the infamous Lakshman Jhoola in the city of Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. This resemblance also gives avery tourist-y feel to it. The Lakshman Jhoola is built on a small artificial lake. The Sheesh Mahal is a beautiful palace of mirrors and th...

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Moti Bagh Palace is one of the oldest residential buildings of a grand architectural excellence. The construction of this monument started at the time of Maharaja Narendra Singh in the year of 1847 and a sum of almost 5 lakhs was spent then over its construction. Situated at an approximately 4. 5 Kms from the center of Patiala at Old Moti Bagh, Moti Bagh, the Palace can be mapped in under 12 mins via Stadium Road/Upper Mall Road.

The magnificent structure of the Old Moti Bagh Palace is one of the largest residential buildings in the entire world and was designed on the structural d...

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Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports, Patiala is an institution dedicated to professional sports located in Patiala.

Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports, Patiala India which is also Asia’s largest Sports Institute is housed in the palatial monumental building and sprawling lawns built by the erstwhile Maharaja of Patiala whose descendants dedicated this complex for the promotion of sports to the people of India.

This Institute is popularly known as the “Mecca” of Indian Sports and has produced Coaches of high caliber and significantly contributed in renderi...

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Patiala Bir (Deer Park)
7 kms from Patiala city limits
Wildlife

Patiala Bir, also known as Deer park or Patiala Zoo,The area of Bir is a protected forest as well as a wildlife Sanctuary. The wildlife sanctuary of Bir Moti Bagh has been one of the prominent hunting reserves of the kings of Patiala state in earlier times. Historically, the Patiala Maharaja had imported Red jungle fowl and German Wild Pig to the Sanctuary for the purpose of amusement and game. Besides, the department of wildlife also presented spotted deer and black buck to the Sanctuary. It lays 7 kms away from Patiala City.

The deer park was established in the year 1968. It is a...

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Qila Mubarak, Patiala
3.8 kms from Patiala city limits
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Originally built as a Mud Fortress or Kachi Garhi by the founder of the Patiala Dynasty, Baba Ala Singh in the year 1763, the palace is a beaming example of the excellent architecture and glory of the Patiala Dynasty. Quila Mubarak was later on reconstructed with baked bricks in the following year and was again renovated into a sprawling two-storied mansion with a majestic entrance with elaborated arches. A huge part of the fort was changed into a heritage museum. The construction of the inner Palace or the Quila Androon was completed by Maharaja Amar Singh. Quila Mubarak is located at Chandni...

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Sheesh Mahal, Patiala
4.5 kms from Patiala city limits
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The Sheesh Mahal is the famous tourist place in Patiala, located 4. 5 kms from Patiala. Sheesh Mahal, also known as the Palace of Mirrors, offers an unparalleled attraction in Patiala. Maharaja Narinder Singh built this Mahal in 1847. The design and the decoration of the palace was chosen by Maharaja Narinder Singh to a large extent. One section of Sheesh Mahal is decorated with colored glass and mirror work and it is also known as ‘Palace of Mirrors’. It is situated behind the Moti Bagh Palace. It is a triple storey building. There is a bridge across the artificial lake in the centre of the p...

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Srihindi Gate is a historic monument located in the city of Patiala. It is one of the ten gate gates of Patiala.

Maharaja Narendra Singh (1845 - 1862) fortified the city of Patiala by constructing ramparts and ten gates around the city. The gates were built keeping in mind the rich culture and tradition of those times. Guru Granth Sahib was installed in all the gates with “path” being held at scheduled times. However, this practice has been discontinued.

There are no rigid visiting hours as such, the Gate can be visited anytime. ...

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The Phulkari Emporium, Patiala
Within Patiala city limits
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The Phulkari Emporium in the city of Patiala is an infamous shopping centre, part of a chain of emporia which is present in various major cities of Punjab, Delhi, Chandigarh and Kolkata. This popular place is widely visited by tourists because of the top quality products. People visiting Patiala should visit this shopping centre which is situated inside the city itself.

Phulkari, which literally means flowering is a form of craft represented in clothes and crockery. The Phulkari Emporium sells handicraft items and are top notch handloom retailers. The Phulkari suits are popular ...

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