Patiala boasts a well marked cultural tradition. Historically, the city is not very old. Below are some places of interest in Patiala.
Places to see in Patiala
Moti Bagh Palace:
Maharaja Narinder Singh built it and every sports person loves to visit here. The Old Moti Bagh Palace encompasses the National Institute for Sports.Sheesh Mahal:
The Sheesh Mahal was located behind the Moti Bagh Palace to serve as a pleasure complex. The paintings in two of its well maintained, mirror-worked chambers are of Kangra and Rajasthani qalam. The Sheesh Mahal also encompasses a museum, an art gallery, and also the North Zone Cultural Centre set up by a society to preserve art.Quila Mubarak:
It has two portions, Quila Androon, the inner fort, Quila Mubarak the outer. The facade of gate of Quila Androon is ornamented with geometrical and floral designs in lime plaster. There are two painted chambers depicting scenes from Hindu mythology and portraits of Sikh Guru in Patiala style.Lakshman Jhoola:
Located across the small Lake in front of Sheesh Mahal, It links the Sheesh Mahal with the Banasar Ghar. The Banasar Ghar now houses the North Zone Cultural Center.Diwan Khana:
This hall is used for holding imperative public occasions. The Darbar has been transformed into a museum exhibiting dazzling chandeliers and armor, including the sword and dagger of Guru Gobind Singh.Gurudwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib:
The villagers of Lehal donated land for the modest Gurudwara built on this elevated site, said to have been visited by Guru Teg Bahadur. The legend is that anyone who prays at this Gurudwara is relieved of his suffering ('dukhniwaran').Gurudwara Motibagh:
According to Sikh tradition, Guru Tegh Bahadur during his journey to Delhi for his supreme sacrifice stayed here a while in 1975. Special religious gathering and Guru Ka Langar mark the anniversaries of the birth and martyrdom day of Guru Tegh Bahadur.Bahadurgarh Fort:
The fort which commemorates the visit of Guru Teg Bahadur is surrounded by two circular ramparts, 110 feet apart with a most, 58 feet wide.Ran-Baas:
This building was probably a guest house. It has an imposing gateway and two courtyards, both with fountains and small tanks.Mall Road:.
The vivacious Mall Road is fountains and beautiful paved walkways, as well as government offices, entertainment spots, including cinema theatres and the Rajendra tank, and temples are available here.Rajindera Kothi:
Set in the heart of the Baradari Gardens, this late 19th Century Palace built in colonial style by Maharaja Rajindra Singh till recently housed Punjab States Archives.Baradari Gardens:
The gardens surrounded by baradaries were planted extensively rare trees and shrubs, dotted with impressive Colonial buildings and a marble statue of Maharaja Rajindera Singh and the Fern House.Kali Temple:
Maharaja Bhupinder Singh built this temple and installed the 6-ft statue of Kali which he brought from Bengal to Patiala. This large complex attracts devotees, Hindu and Sikh, from distant places.Panj Bali Gurdwara:
Nawab Saif Khan, an admirer of Guru Teg Bahadur, Commemorated the guru's visit by building two gurudwaras, one inside the fort and the other across the road, now known as Panch Bali Gurudwara.