Patiala – The Royal City of Punjab

SimpleViewer requires JavaScript and the Flash Player. Get Flash.

Patiala city is the capital of Patiala district and is one of the famous princely states of India. It has the Union Territory of Chandigarh in the north and is on the state border with Haryana in the south and east.

The city of Patiala was the capital of a Princely State and became a symbol of the royal lifestyle during the Raj. This most important city of the Malwa region of Punjab, south of the Sutlej river, has been a repository of cultural and architectural heritage in its 300 year history.

The important tourist sites are the Quila Mubarak, Moti Bagh Palace, Sheesh Mahal and Museum, Banasar Ghar housing the Natural History Gallery, the Lakshman Jhoola suspension bridge across the Banasar Tank, Charbagh, Shahi Samadhan, Maiji Di Sarai, Baradari Gardens with Rajinder Kothi, Government Mohindra College, Bahadurgarh fort and Bir Moti Bagh, a protected forest that has a zoo, a deer park and a pilot project on medicinal plants. Several of these sites are being developed as part of the “Destination Patiala” Tourism project.

Patiala is proposed as a tourist halt and overnight stop on the “Freedom Trail Punjab” tourist circuit.

 

Related posts:

  1. First heritage walk launched by Punjab Heritage and Tourism Promotion Board today in holy city By Neraj Bagga, The Tribune. The holy city of Amritsar...
  2. Heritage Walk through Amritsar’s Old City From April 2011, experience a slice of history in Amritsar,...
  3. World Tourism Day observed in City LAHORE – Like the other parts of the globe, World...
  4. Ram Bagh The Summer Palace of Maharajah Ranjit Singh in Amritsar is...
  5. Sarai Amanat Khan Sarai Amanat Khan was a resting place for tourists and...
This entry was posted in Colonial Punjab, Forts and Havelis, India>Patiala and the Regal South, Princely Punjab, Sikh History. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply