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Patiala is a large city in the state of Punjab. It is the fourth largest state and is also the administrative capital of Patiala district. The city is famous for its traditional culture. Patiala is a royal place and its shows in its culture and traditions. Patiala Peg, turban and other clothes are some well-known things about the city. There are some popular tourist attractions like the Qila Mubarak Complex, Gurudwaras, Kali Mandir and more. There are also some sporting places and venues along with some beautiful gardens worth seeing.

Places to visit in Patiala

Qila Mubarak

The Qila Mubarak is one of the most rampant fort cum palaces which is built in the Sikh Palace as well as the architectural style. For all the history buffs, this place is more or less like heaven to visit with.

Sheesh Mahal

The literal transformation of the word would be the “Palace of Mirrors”. This place was built as a part of the Old Moti Bagh Palace in the 19th century. For the people who like to travel around this is the kind of place which they should be visiting with their loved ones.

Baradari Gardens

The Baradari Gardens are located in the north of the Old Patiala city which is located near Sheranwala Gate. Built during the reign of Maharaja Rajinder Singh this place houses a lot of rare trees, shrubs and the flowers along with the graces the presence of the colonial.

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Things to do in Patiala

Lachman Joola

It is basically a beautiful suspension bridge which has been across a small and artificial lake in Patiala. More or less, it is a replica of the famous Lakshman Jhoola which is situated at Rishikesh. Furthermore, what is quite interesting to know is the fact that this bridge is a repository for the stuffed animals. When you visit this bridge it is exciting to feel the bounce of it standing right there in the middle of it.

Moti Bagh Palace

The Moti Bagh Palace is one of the best options worth visiting in Patiala. The old quarters in this place were built in the 1840s by the Maharaja of Patiala. More or less, it was expanded in the year of 1920s under the supervision of the Sir Ganga Ram during the reign of the Maharaja Bhupinder Singh. You simply won’t regret visiting this place.

Darbar Hall and Museum

The Darbar Hall & Museum is one of the best destinations to travel to. This charm of this place is such that the section of this museum would make you feel like as if you have been transported back into the royal era of the kings and kingdoms. For art and history admirers this place is more or less heaven.

Events and festivals in & around Patiala


Baisakhi is celebrated with full zeal and lots of enthusiasm and is celebrated in the very beginning of the solar year particularly in the Sikh community. This festival is celebrated with a great amount of zeal and enthusiasm in all of Punjab. Read more...

Guru Purab

The festival of Guru Purab is religious in its nature. The processions are carried out for highlighting Guru Nanak Ji’s Birthday. And the whole city can be seen dipping in lights on this festival. The vibrant charm of this festival is out and out amazing to explore in its subtle nuances.   

Chhapar Mela

The Chappar Mela is celebrated in the village of Chhapar which is situated in the district of Ludhiana in India on an annual basis. And this Meal is specifically held in the memory of Gugga Pir and is quite a spectacular festival which is celebrated in all of Punjab. Read more...

Best time to visit Patiala

The best season to visit Patiala is the winter season. The months in which you should be visiting this city are from October to February.

How to reach Patiala?

By Air - Patiala airport is not operational though, the nearest airport is in Chandigarh.

By Road -   It is well-connected to other nearby cities of the state and outside via highways.

By Train - Patiala railway station which comes under Ambala railway division is also connected to many other cities and towns.

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