Patiala

Patiala is a city in Punjab, India.

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Qila Mubarak complex

Qila Mubarak was the official residence of the Maharaja till 1862. The complex comprises 10 courtyards and several historic built structures. Notable buildings include Qila Androon, the main entrance with an imposing gate, Sheesh Mahal (palace of mirrors) , Raan Baas with a whole set of frescoes and Durbar Hall. The latter houses a collection of arms.

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Baradari Gardens

The gardens were designed in 1876 by Kaur Sahib Ranbir Singh, the younger brother of the Maharaja. They surround colonial buildings and a marble statue of Maharaja Rajindera. Today, the Baradari Palace is a heritage hotel run by Neemrana Hotels group

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Old Moti Bagh Palace

The Palace, built in the mid-19th century, was the seat of the Patiala royal family. With over 1,000 rooms it's one of the largest royal residences in the world. Today it houses the National Institute of Sports

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Gopal Sweets

Located near Leela Bhawan , on the best locations in Patiala. The best budget restaurant in city. The only problem is it is self-service.



Sahni's

Good budget food, serious competition to Gopal Sweets. Near 22 no, flyover.

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Sadhu Ram di Kachori

Oldest in the town. Fresh every day. The best & pure you can get.

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Mohan Continental

Provides excellent food, but the cost is sky high.

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McDonald's

You can find McD in Omaxe Mall.

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Desi Jutti

local traditional Indian shoes.

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Bitly Bros. Gift House

local traditional Gift items.

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Green's Hotel

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Panj Bali Gurdwara

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Ijlas-e Khas

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Maiji Di Sarai

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Mall Road

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Qila Bahadurgarh

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Rajindera Kothi

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Shahi Samadhan

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railway station

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Dominos

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Subway

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Manu lassi

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Jaggi Sweets

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Gopal Sweets

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Sahni Sweets

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Patiala salwar

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Parandi

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AC Market

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Punjabi suits

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Reshmi naale

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Phulkari

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About Patiala

Patiala is a nice city, rich in cultural heritage. Its history dates back to the middle of the 18th century, when Baba Ala Singh established a princely state in the Malwa region of Punjab. In 1763 Ala Singh built the fort known as Qila Mubaraka which was his permanent seat until his death two years later. Under his successors, the kingdom expanded and the fort continued to be a residence of the royal family. During the Anglo-Sikh wars, the rulers of Patiala were an ally of the British. As a result of their "meritorious services", the British granted them the title of Maharajas. In the aftermath of the Indian Independence Act, Patiala's last ruler signed an accession to the Indian Union.

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.

As elsewhere in Punjab, November marks the disappearance of the monsoon. Sunny skies prevail till mid February. Daytime temperatures are comfortable. This is undoubtedly one of the best times to visit.


Source: wikivoyage