Tourism in PatialaPatiala is known and highly famous for its rich traditions and cultural heritage and is also a great historic place with prominent architectural designs, which has an everlasting effect on the people visiting the State. The city is very well known for its traditional turban, Patiala Salwar, Colourful Parandas, and embroidered Jutti.
One more thing for which Patiala has become famous not only in and around Punjab but our very own Bollywood. It is “Patiala Peg”. It is being used in the movies, Punjabi songs, etc. The city is incomparable when it comes to the hospitality of the place. People here are large and warm hearted. Patiala’s traditionalMakki-ki-Roti and Sarson-ka-Saag is also famous amongst the tourists.
The city Patiala is also the home town of Rakesh Sharma, the first Indian astronaut and many other famous personalities like, cricketers Mohinder Amarnath & Navjot Sidhu, singers Gurdass Mann, Bollywood celebrities like, Om Puri and Jimmy Shergil, etc. Nawal Kishore’s famous printing press was also founded in Patiala, due to which it is also known as “City of Newspapers”. The city is also famous for being the first school of Indian Classical Music in Punjab, where the famous Patiala Gharana was originated.
Major Tourist Attractions in Patiala
Patiala is famous among the tourists for its exotically architected historical monuments, beautiful forts, palaces, museums and gardens. The major tourist attractions are as below:
- Panj Bali Gurdwara
- Qila Mubarak Complex
- Qila Androon
- Sheesh Mahal
- Lachman Jhoola
- Moti Bagh Palace
- Bir Moti Bagh
- Mall Road
- Baradari Gardens
- Rajindera Kothi
- Gurudwara Dukhniwaran Sahib
- Kali Temple
- Dhillons Fun World
Historical Places in Patiala
Some historic places in Patiala are:
It is a historical town situated on the Chandigarh-Patiala Highway. It is renowned for its many temples and is a good place to visit for the religiously inclined. The language spoken here is Punjabi and many religious fairs are organized in temples during the Shravan month.
Another important tourist place in Patiala, it is a Municipal Council in Patiala District. A very religious place, it has a lot of temples and gurudwaras. Some places worth mentioning are Gurudwara Thada Sahib, New Gaushala, Panj Peer Mazar, Shri Sai Baba Mandir and many more.
This town also has rich history attached to it. Though it was previously under Mughal rule, Baba Ala Singh got it under his control in 1748.
Another historical and religious city in Patiala, it is believed that it was Lord Rama's mother's home.
Famous Attractions around PatialaThere is a famous saying, “Old is Gold” which fits perfectly for Patiala with its rich heritage in and around the city. The major spots to be visited around the city are as below:
- Bahadurgarh Fort
- Fatehgarh Sahib
- Aam Khas Bagh
- Damdama Sahib
- Bhatinda Fort
Famous Museums in Patiala
- Sheesh Mahal Museum and Art Gallery
- Sports Museum
- Moti Bagh Palace and Museum
- Darbar Hall & Museum
- Museum of Armoury & Chandeliers
- Sangrur Museum
Hotels for lodging and food in Patiala
- Eqbal Inn
- Chinar Regency
- Mohan Continental Hotel
- The Baradari Palace
- Green's Hotel
- Eagle Motel
- Hotel TNG
- Hotel Jiwan Plaza
Some Important Offices in PatialaApart from this many of the administrative head offices of Punjab are established in Patiala, which has made Patiala the most important city of Punjab. The offices are as below:
- Punjab State Electricity Board
- Public Service Commission
- Punjab State Archives
- Income Tax Department
Being one of the developing state on the industrial front, Patiala is a major trade center for grain, cotton handicrafts, electric goods etc. Also it is connected to all the major cities in India due to a well-developed infrastructure.
Tourist Officer& Guide Address
Patiala (Punjab State Archive Old Commissioner Office, Near District Courts,Mall Road,Patiala-147001
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Patiala is a truly amazing place that offers a seamless and great array of opportunities to discover great places. Exotic and historically gifted, the Royal Place will keep one fully occupied since there are a lot of places to visit. More than the number of places, its the sheer delight of exploring the magnificence of these spots that can give a high to the prospective tourist.