The erstwhile princely state of Punjab, Patiala is situated in the Malwa region. The historic city sprawls over an area of 3625 square kilometer. This city is presented as a sensible synthesis of a brilliant variety of Rajput, Mughal and Punjabi cultures with a fine blend of modernity and tradition. However, it was Maharaja Bhupinder Singh (1900- 1930) who gave Patiala state a prominent place in the Indian political map. Today, Patiala is renowned as the City of beautiful Gardens and Palaces along with its pagri, paranda as well as reshmi naley. All massive forts, museums, wonderful palaces, modern buildings reflects the charm of bygone era, on the other hand the city is well equipped with all the amenities of current day life. If you wish to explore the history of this place, then explore the Patiala holiday packages offered by EaseMyTrip.in and get the best offer for your Patiala tour.
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It is one of the important tourist attractions of Patiala. This Qila was built by Maharaja Ala Singh in the year 1764. It was originally made as a mud fort or kachi garhi. Then, made as pacca qila after his conquest of Sirhind. He constructed the qila by using the octroi received from the merchandise, passing through his territory of the GT Road.
Sheesh Mahal or the Palace of Mirrors is another famous tourist attraction in Patiala. It flaunts the utter grandeur of the royal Maharajas of the erstwhile princely state of Patiala. The palace has been named so, owing to its exquisite interior, which is completely flamboyant with mirrors and colorful glasses, along with the beautiful floral motifs painted on the walls.
Located 6 KM from the city of Patiala, Bahadurgah Fort is a famous tourist attraction of Punjab. The fort was constructed in the year 1658, by Nawab Saif Khan and was called Saifabad. Later, Maharaja Amar Singh restored this fort and renamed it as 'Bahadurgah Fort'.
Moti Bagh Palace:
The construction of this palace began during the reign of Maharaja Narinder Singh and completed under 'Maharaja Bhupinder Singh', in the early 20th century. At present, this old palace houses 'National Institute for Sports'. Set in a landscaped garden with terraces, a Sheesh Mahal and water channels, the Palace depicts Rajasthan-style jharokhas and chhatris.
Jalau Khana & Sard Khana:
The Jalau Khana is a small two storied building with a central hall that has been built in Late Colonial style, where regalia were displayed. On the other hand, the Sard Khana provides an escape from the summer heat. There is a deep well inside it, which acts as a wind tunnel, giving cool air into the ground-floor rooms and the basement.
Goddess Kali Temple:
This temple was built by Maharaja Bhupinder Singh and houses 6-feet statue of the Goddess brought from Bengal to Patiala. The temple is visited by both Hindus and Sikh devotees from nearby cities as well.
Other Tourist Attractions:
Rajendra Palace, Lachman Jhoola, Baradari Gardens, Bir Moti Bagh, Shahi Samadhan and Rajendra Tank are some of the famous tourist attractions of Patiala.