Here are the top 8 tourist attractions to see in Patiala:

1. Qila Mubarak Complex

Must visit 3.3 /5

1 km
from city center
1 out of 8
places to visit in Patiala

The Qila Mubarak complex is a rampart fort cum palace built in Sikh Palace architectural style- a derivative of Mughal and Rajput style of architecture in India.

2. Sheesh Mahal, Patiala

3.0 /5

2 km
from city center
2 out of 8
places to visit in Patiala

Literally meaning the Palace of Mirrors, Sheesh Mahal was built as a part of the Old Moti Bagh Palace in the 19th century. There are a lot of frescoes, mostly made under the reign of Maharaja Narinder Singh.

3. Moti Bagh Palace

1 km
from city center
3 out of 8
places to visit in Patiala

Located in Moti Bagh in Patiala, Moti Bagh Palace is an ancient magnificent palace that attracts a lot of tourists to the place. Originally built in the 1840s by the Maharaja of Patiala, the premises of the palace were expanded in 1920 under the rule of Maharaja Bhupinder Singh. Boasting of striking architecture with chhatris and jharokas, and exuding old world charm, it is home to 15 dining halls. Lately, a part of the palace has been converted into a museum and the remaining into National Institute of Sports.

4. Baradari Gardens

3.0 /5

2 km
from city center
4 out of 8
places to visit in Patiala

Baradari Gardens, located north of Old Patiala city nearby Sheranwala Gate was built during the reign of Maharaja Rajinder Singh. It houses a lot of rare trees, shrubs and flowers along which graces the presence of colonial buildings.

5. Gurudwara Dukh Niwaran Sahib Patiala

11,412 km
from city center
5 out of 8
places to visit in Patiala

One of the most popular Gurudwaras in Punjab, Gurudwara Dukh Niwan Sahib is a Gurdwara in  Lehal which is now a part of Patiala and is quite famous for curating virtues. Looked after by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, visitors have faith in the healing qualities of the water here and pay an annual tribute to this Gurdwara. 

6. Bahadurgarh Fort

9 km
from city center
6 out of 8
places to visit in Patiala

Located in the city of Patiala, Bahadurgarh Fort is an ancient historical fort which was constructed in 1658 CE. Originally built by Nawab Saif Khan, it was later renovated and remodelled by Maharaja Karam Singh in 1837. Sprawling over an area of 21 sq. km., the fort was named after the ninth Sikh Guru- Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur. Boasting of two ramparts and a moat, it is built in a circular shape. Besides a Gurudwara in the fort complex that goes by the name of Gurudwara Sahib Patshai Navin, there is also a mosque setting a perfect example of peaceful coexistence. In addition to being a popular tourist attraction, the fort premises are currently used for the Punjab Police Commando Training School.

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7. Bir Moti Bagh Wildlife Sanctuary

2 km
from city center
7 out of 8
places to visit in Patiala

Located 5 kms from Patiala city, the Bir Moti Bagh Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over 654 hectares of land and was once the royal family’s prized hunting reserves. The Bir area was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1952. Today, it is home to a plethora of indigenous wildlife, notably the chital, hog deer, peafowl, myna, partridge, etc. There is also a separate deer park within the Sanctuary.

8. Patiala Kali Mata Mandir

228 km
from city center
8 out of 8
places to visit in Patiala

The Kali Devi Mandir at Patiala was built by the Maharaja of Patiala, Bhupinder Singh, in 1936, who was inspired to build the temple and bring the idol of Goddess Kali and the “paawan jyoti” or the “sacred fire” from Bengal to Patiala. Situated opposite the Baradari Garden, the temple houses a six-foot-tall idol of Goddess Kali. The temple, made entirely in white marble, in itself is a work of art, an architectural wonder to say the least.

FAQs on Patiala

What are the top sightseeing places in Patiala?

The top sightseeing places in Patiala are Qila Mubarak Complex, Sheesh Mahal, Patiala, Moti Bagh Palace, Baradari Gardens, Gurudwara Dukh Niwaran Sahib Patiala, Bahadurgarh Fort.

Can you suggest an itinerary for Patiala?

Day 1- Check-in at the hotel. Visit the Qila Mubarak complex, a beautiful edifice showcasing the Rajput and Muslim architecture. Visit the Darbar Hall museum inside the premises of Qila Mubarak. Then, visit the Gurudwara Dukhniwaran Sahib.
Day 2- Visit Baradari gardens, famous for Mughal-era architecture. Then, visit the Sheesh Mahal, the palace which is adorned with huge mirrors. Visit the vibrant market of Patiala that are filled with the variety of Punjabi souvenirs. Then enjoy the langar at Panj Bali Gurudwara.

How can I commute within Patiala?

Rickshaws- both manual and autos are the easiest modes of travel.
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