Patiala – The City Of Palaces And Gardens

Patiala, the name itself brings in the images of drinks, spicy food, colorful dresses and a beautiful city with amazing gardens and palaces. The charm of this place is stunning and it boasts a rich culture with innumerable palaces. The residents of this place are commonly called as Punjabis and are known for their friendly and loving nature. While visiting this place, you will feel as if you are in your own home.
The massive forts, spectacular gardens, modern buildings, magnificent palaces, juttis, salwar and paranada are the major attractions of this place. Explore the city and get yourself photographed as a typical Punjabi while on a trip to this peaceful place.

Get in

Anyone can reach Patiala via airways, railways or roadways. If you select airways, you can either land in Amritsar or Chandigarh and reach your destination.As far as railways and roadways are concerned, Patiala is well connected to all the major cities in India.

Major attractions

1. Sheesh Mahal
Sheesh Mahal

Sheesh Mahal is one of the major places that is worth a visit. The major thing that attracts people to this place is the museum that comprises of a huge collection of historical artifacts and antiques. These antiques provide an insight of the royal lives of Maharajas ruling in Patiala. These antiques include jewelry, costumes, statues, Chinese mirrors, weaponry, engravings, utensils etc.

2. Chattbir Zoo

 Ranking at the top notch position, the Chattbir zoo is the best place to have fun. The zoo is based on the theme of protecting animals and provides home to different species. The major attraction of this place includes the lion safari and the park that serves as the best place to enjoy a picnic.

3. Moti Bagh Palace
Moti Bagh Palace

This palace dates back to the 19th century. It is designed with respect to Shalimar Gardens located in Lahore. Apart from the amazing architecture, it also houses The National Institute of Sports and Art Gallery.

4. Festivals
The major festival that you can enjoy in Patiala is Baisakhi. This festival is celebrated in the city with enthusiasm and zeal. You can also be a part of the traditional dance of Punjab, Bhangra and have lots of fun.

Shopping in Patiala
Colored nala’s bangles

Patiala is known for its high quality handicrafts, carpets and fabrics. It is also known for its amazing Phulkari work. The typical accessories that usually attract women here include paranda, Punjabi Jutti, colored nala’s bangles etc and you can purchase any of them as a souvenir.

Patiala is a lively place where you can enjoy the traditional dance and traditional spicy cuisine. A trip to this place will surely be a mesmerizing one.

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