Holiday Trip in Patiala

Explore History with Patiala Holiday Packages

The erstwhile princely state of Punjab, Patiala is situated in the Malwa region. The historic city sprawls over an area of 3625 square kilometer. This city is presented as a sensible synthesis of a brilliant variety of Rajput, Mughal and Punjabi cultures with a fine blend of modernity and tradition. However, it was Maharaja Bhupinder Singh (1900- 1930) who gave Patiala state a prominent place in the Indian political map. Today, Patiala is renowned as the City of beautiful Gardens and Palaces along with its pagri, paranda as well as reshmi naley. All massive forts, museums, wonderful palaces, modern buildings reflects the charm of bygone era, on the other hand the city is well equipped with all the amenities of current day life. If you wish to explore the history of this place, then explore the Patiala holiday packages offered by EaseMyTrip.in and get the best offer for your Patiala tour.
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Best Sightseeing Places in Patiala

Before going for your Patiala vacation, be familiar with where you must visit during the trip.

Qila Mubarak:
It is one of the important tourist attractions of Patiala. This Qila was built by Maharaja Ala Singh in the year 1764. It was originally made as a mud fort or kachi garhi. Then, made as pacca qila after his conquest of Sirhind. He constructed the qila by using the octroi received from the merchandise, passing through his territory of the GT Road.
Sheesh Mahal:
Sheesh Mahal or the Palace of Mirrors is another famous tourist attraction in Patiala. It flaunts the utter grandeur of the royal Maharajas of the erstwhile princely state of Patiala. The palace has been named so, owing to its exquisite interior, which is completely flamboyant with mirrors and colorful glasses, along with the beautiful floral motifs painted on the walls.
Bahadurgah Fort:
Located 6 KM from the city of Patiala, Bahadurgah Fort is a famous tourist attraction of Punjab. The fort was constructed in the year 1658, by Nawab Saif Khan and was called Saifabad. Later, Maharaja Amar Singh restored this fort and renamed it as 'Bahadurgah Fort'.
Moti Bagh Palace:
The construction of this palace began during the reign of Maharaja Narinder Singh and completed under 'Maharaja Bhupinder Singh', in the early 20th century. At present, this old palace houses 'National Institute for Sports'. Set in a landscaped garden with terraces, a Sheesh Mahal and water channels, the Palace depicts Rajasthan-style jharokhas and chhatris.
Jalau Khana & Sard Khana:
The Jalau Khana is a small two storied building with a central hall that has been built in Late Colonial style, where regalia were displayed. On the other hand, the Sard Khana provides an escape from the summer heat. There is a deep well inside it, which acts as a wind tunnel, giving cool air into the ground-floor rooms and the basement.
Goddess Kali Temple:
This temple was built by Maharaja Bhupinder Singh and houses 6-feet statue of the Goddess brought from Bengal to Patiala. The temple is visited by both Hindus and Sikh devotees from nearby cities as well.
Other Tourist Attractions:
Rajendra Palace, Lachman Jhoola, Baradari Gardens, Bir Moti Bagh, Shahi Samadhan and Rajendra Tank are some of the famous tourist attractions of Patiala.

Best Time for Holidaying in Patiala

The weather of Patiala is classified as tropical steppe, semi-arid and hot. This city remains dry mostly all around the year, except for the monsoon season. However, it experience extreme hot summer and chilly winters. The winter season i.e., from the months of October to March is the best time to explore this historically rich city. It is the time when the city experiences a very pleasant climate with temperatures dropping down to 10 degree Celsius. So, you should plan your Patiala trip during this time of the year.

Must Buy Things from Patiala

Patiala city is most famous for its shopping markets from where you can buy almost everything. This city specialize in some kind of stuff including, a wide range of goods- carpets, fabrics and handicrafts. Also, the exclusive Phulkari work, which you can buy from Punjab State run Phulakari Emporium in Chhoti Baradari. Apart from that, you can buy classic wedding accessories such as paranda, Punjabi Jutti, colored nala's, bangles from Old Qila Mubarak market and Sirhindi Gate. There is one main pickle market called the Aachar Bazaar inside Sirhindi Gate, from where you can buy variety of pickles.

Explore Options to Reach Patiala

Before booking your Patiala holiday packages, you should know about the modes to reach this city. Read on to more:
By Air
Amritsar airport and Chandigarh airport are nearest airbases offering the daily flights between Delhi- Amritsar and Delhi- Chandigarh. You can hire taxis outside from the airport to reach to Patiala.
By Train
Patiala has a railway station of its own, connecting the city with all the key destinations in India, such as Delhi, Mumbai etc. Apart from that, Chandigarh and Ambala are also the two nearest rail links from the city.
By Road
Patiala lies off the well-maintained NH-1 (Delhi-Amritsar) and is just 250 KM from Delhi. There is large number of government as well as private buses running from Delhi to Patiala. You can also take drive to Patiala from Chandigarh, via Zirakpur (on NH-22) and Rajpura. Choose any of the modes for Patiala travel and enjoy your holiday.
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