Patiala is Punjab's well known princely state known as city of palaces, parks and polo. Baba Ala Singh; the first ruler of Patiala laid down the foundation of Qila Mubarak in 1763, around which the town of Patiala flourished. Moti Bagh palace and Sheesh Mahal having largest number of Medals and decorations in the world are very famous. At present Netaji Subhash National Institute of Sports is housed in the majestic Moti Bagh Palace.
Patiala is iconic, grand and inspiring. Its grand forts and palaces, museums and places of worship, and gardens serve up as a perfect blend of history, culture, art and craft. The warmth of the locals and their hospitality is known the world over. It is also a must-visit place to get savoury, Punjabi cuisine. The tilla Juttis traditionally embroidered foorwear of Punjab hand-stiched with silver and golden wires, no nails are used in fabrication and no distinction is made between left and right foot and an upturned toe resembling proudly curly moustache. It is famous for monograms, badges and phulkaris.
Patiala does not have an airport. Nearest airport is Chandigarh Airport. You can easily get regular trains to Patiala from other major cities of the country. There are regular buses from other major cities of the country to Patiala.
Patiala railway station is a railway station serving Patiala city of Punjab in India. It is under Ambala railway division of Northern Railway Zone of Indian Railways. It is located at 256 m above sea level and has four platforms
ISBT patiala is nearest is well connected by road network across India
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