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.

Kasauli – A Perfect Retreat From A Busy Life

Kasauli is a small hill station located in the state of Himachal Pradesh and offers a perfect retreat to those who have been stressed out of their hectic and busy life. Kasauli is known for its cobbled streets, gardens filled with blooming colorful flowers and innumerable activities for adventure enthusiasts. The sightseeing options are numerous with stunning points like Monkey Point offering breathtaking views of the scenery. The lush green forests with deodar and pine trees can be explored along with the bird watching opportunities. Apart from these things, the tourists can also explore the madirs designed in European architecture.
The adventure lovers can go for activities like paragliding, camping and trekking. Visiting this hill station will surely offer you a rejuvenating experience and you can return back with a refreshing mind.

Reaching Kasuali

Kasauli is though a small hill station, it is very close to Shimla and Chandigarh.You can opt for two airports located in Chandigarh or Shimla to reach in here. However, trains and buses are the best options for the locals to visit this place.

Major attractions

1. Manki Point
Manki Point

The Manki Point also known by the name of Monkey Point is the highest point in the hill station and also has a holy importance. It is said that Lord Hanuman while on going to fetch Sanjeevani Buti put his foot on this hill top. At the top there is also a temple and you will have to hike up so as to reach the temple. Apart from visiting the temple, you can also enjoy the magnificent views from the hill top. The sparkling Sutlej River running in the plain and the snow covered Dhauladhar Range also offers amazing views.

2. Adventure activities 

Activities like paragliding, trekking and hiking can be practiced in Kasauli. The hills offer an outstanding site for both trekking and enjoying the sightseeing of the hills. The interested visitors can go paragliding at Dagshai.

3. Sunset Point
Sunset Point

The sunset point is situated a few kilometers from the stand and is an amazing place to enjoy the sunset views and also explore the picturesque views of the nearby hills. The sunset point leads you to a walk up trail which is also a magnificent destination to enjoy the sightseeing of the spectacular views. This place is called the Gilbert Point.

Kasauli is a renowned destination offering peace and tranquility. The tourists can surely visit this place for an exciting as well as peaceful holiday.
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