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The fourth largest city in the state of Punjab, Patiala is nestled in the southeast of the golden land. Situated in the Malwa region, it is a princely state and also the capital of PEPSU (Punjab and East Punjab States Union). It has strong historic and cultural roots, surrounded by architectural marvels and cultural heritage, it is a preferred destination for exploring the core traditions of Punjab.
Patiala was once an erstwhile princely state founded by Baba Ala Singh from the Sidhu Dynasty. The Patiala Gharana of Hindustani classical music traces its roots to this state. Post independence, Patiala grew as a major educational centre in Punjab. Being a princely state, Patiala is home to palaces like the Moti Bagh Palace built in 1847, Quila Androon, Rang Mahal and Sheesh Mahal, all known for their architectural marvel. Patiala is also famous for its colourful clothes and dresses.