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Patiala Tour & Travel Guide

Patiala, the fourth-largest city in Punjab, lies tucked away in the region's southeast. The city has deep historical and cultural roots, and is surrounded by architectural wonders and cultural landmarks. In popular culture, Patiala tourism is known for its five P’s: Patiala Shahi Pag, Paranda, Patiala Salwar, Patiala Jutti, and Patiala Peg. Patiala Shahi Pag is a type of headgear traditionally worn by Sikhs. Patiala Salwar is a type of woman's pants.

Another thing that has made Patiala famous outside of Punjab is our own Bollywood, is called "Patiala Peg", a unique measurement of liquor. It is used in Punjabi songs and movies, among other things. When it comes to hospitality, the city is unmatched as the locals are big-hearted and friendly. 

Population

763,280

Top Sites

Kali Temple, Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib, Thapar University, Patiala Heritage Walk,  Baradari Garden, Qila Mubarak

Temprature
Summer
April to June

35 °C to 45 °C

Monsoon
July to Sep

29°C to 45°C

Winter
Oct to Feb

07 °C to 15 °C

An Insight into Patiala Tourism

Of all the districts in Punjab, Patiala has the most history.

The founder of the Phulkian State of Patiala, Baba Ala Singh, was credited for its establishment. Patiala is the name given to the city when it first went by the name "Pati Ala," which means territory ruled by Raja Ala Singh. The former princely State of Punjab, well-known as the city of palaces, forts, and gardens, hasn't lost any of its classic allure.

Despite the Rajput, Mughal, and Punjabi influences, it nevertheless upholds its royal customs. The rich legacy of the Maharajas is reflected in the art, architecture, and tales of Patiala. Similar to other parts of Punjab, Patiala has extremely hot summers and cold winters. The district's climate can be broadly categorised as hot, semiarid, and tropical steppe. Patiala experiences severe downpours during the monsoon season but is otherwise dry for the majority of the year.

The best time to visit Patiala is between the months of October and February because during this time the weather is ideal for Patiala sightseeing and local tours of the city. There are many Patiala tourist attractions to visit and explore, some of which are mentioned here in our Patiala travel guide. 

Sikh Maharaja Bhupinder Singh founded the Kali Temple in 1936, one of Patiala's most popular tourist destinations. The Durga Goddess is revered in the temple. It has a stunning Kali Devi statue that stands six feet tall. You might start your Patiala holiday by praying in the temple to receive blessings. If you travel to Patiala with family, you should not skip this opportunity. 

Maharaja Narinder Singh built a beautiful building in 1847, which is known as the Sheesh Mahal. The palace is magnificent, with artwork and paintings illustrating the visions of sudras, Keshav, and others. A section of the palace that has tinted glass and mirrors as decorations is known as the Palace of Mirrors. The museum and the Lachman Jhoola bridge are also a must visit. 

The next popular Patiala place to visit is Gurudwara Dukh Niwaran Sahib. Many people in the area are claimed to have been cured of illnesses by the Gurdwara pond, which is said to be extremely holy.

The complex of Qila Mubarak is a fantastic location to visit if you want to observe Sikh architecture. The building, finished in 1764, during Maharaja Ala Singh's rule, is divided into a number of sections which include Ran Baas, Darbar Hall, Qila Androon, and other areas that the monarchs used.

There are many modes of transport which are mentioned in this Patiala travel guide so that you can choose as per your choice. The city features a railway station that connects to numerous locations both inside the state and across the country. Visitors can take trains to Patiala from Mumbai, Chandigarh, and Delhi because these cities have a number of trains that frequently run in this direction.

Regular transportation services operate between Patiala and many cities in northern India, including Delhi, Chandigarh, and Haryana. You can take an immediate bus to Patiala from the bus stations in these cities. National Highway 1 is the commonly used route fortravellers visiting Patiala from various Indian cities by road.

Patiala cuisine has earned a prominent position among food enthusiasts. Even though Patiala has a small number of restaurants, the dhabas serve the city's most delicious food. One of the must try items is the traditional Sarson da Saag, and Makki di Roti with bits of homemade butter spread, and served with a glass of chaas (buttermilk). 

Every household's favourite dish, Makke Di Roti and Sarson Da Saag is  served in the winters , while the street food and delicacies served at the Dhaba  along the  highways are mouthwatering. Punjabi cuisine is loved throughout the world. Apart from these dishes, it includes a variety of culinary delights such as parathas, tandoori chicken, shahi paneer, chole bhature, Punjabi kadhi, and rajma chawal. But that's just the tip of the iceberg. Similarly, getting access to alcohol is very easy, much like the infamous "Patiala peg".

Punjab's Patiala is a vibrant and interesting city. It exhibits the royal legacy through its voluminous culture and customs. There are numerous stunning and imposing palaces, forts, and gardens across the entire city of Patiala. Additionally, it lists other renowned locations close to the city. The district has seen a development in its industrial base recently. Visit a rural area where you can drive through crops of sugarcane and lush fields with our Patiala travel guide. 

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