Qila Mubara – Sikh Style of Architectural Palace at Patiala
Patiala city is build around the Qila Mubarak, an ancient and historic palace, in Punjab, India.
Foundation stone for this magnificent Palace, Qila Mubarak, was laid in 1763 by King Baba Ala Singh. He is the founder of the erstwhile Princely state of Patiala. This Palace, Qila Mubarak, is a fine example of Sikh architecture.
Moti Bagh Palace, Sheesh Mahal, Gurdwara Dukh Niwaran Sahib, Qila Mubarak complex, Shri Kali Devi Temple, etc, are some of the other ancient historic buildings here.
Maharaja Bhupinder Singh, the erstwhile King of Patiala, is the first Indian to own an aircraft (Airplane).
Bhadurgarh Fort, built in 1658 A.D., on your way to Chandigarh, is at around 6 kilometers from the city. It is spread over an area of two square kilometers.
Patiala Salwar Kameez, Patiala pants (Punjabi ladies dress) and Patiala suits are popular dress materials among Indians.
How Do I Go to Patiala?
It is the capital of the district with the same name. This city is well connected by roads to other parts of the country. Other cites like Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana are connected by roads. Nearby states like New Delhi and Chandigarh are also connected by good roads.
Patiala railway station under Ambala railway division, is the nearest railway station in the city. It is a major railway station in Punjab state. Station code for this station is PTA.
Chandigarh Airport is the nearest operational airport to this ancient and historic city.
Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI Airport) at the outskirts of New Delhi, is at around 250 kilometers away, which is connected to many countries across the world. IGI Airport is connected by the Orange line of the Delhi metro train services to almost all parts of Delhi and its suburbs. This line was built by Reliance Infrastructure Ltd and handed over to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in 2013, due to their inability to operate the line.