Patiala is a small city situated in the south eastern part of Punjab. The city famous for many things amongst which is the ‘Patiala Peg’ - a measure of liquor and ‘Patiala Salwar’-a fashionable trouser for ladies. It is the fourth largest city in the state of Punjab.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Patiala that offer comfortable accommodations. Some of them are Kings Retreat Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1207), Mohan Continental (Tariff – Rs. 2995), and Jiwan Plaza Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 2016).
Punjabi is the official language of the city. Hindi is also spoken here.
Apart from the major Hindu festivals, Baisakhi and Guru Purab are widely celebrated across the region. Baisakhi marks the first day of the solar year while Guru Purab celebrates the Sikh leader, Guru Nanak’s birthday.
Places of Interest
Although the pristine greenery and farmlands, there are many places one can see like the Qila Mubarak Complex, a 10 acre ground in the heart of the city known once a home for Patiala royals. Sheesh Mahal or Palace of Mirrors built in the 19th century. The Baradari Gardens, in the north of old Patiala, presents itself with exquisite rare trees and shrubs and marble statues.
How to Get There
The Chandigarh Airport (55 km) is the nearest airport to Patiala.
There are several trains that go to Patiala like the Amritsar Express and U/A Toofan Express etc.
Patiala is well connected to nearby villages and towns via roads. There are many reliable and trust worthy bus service providers who operate regular busses to and fro Patiala. Avail of a bus ticket discount coupon from Ticketgoose when you book your tickets online.