The Best of Patiala by:David H. Urmann
Patiala is the perfect place for you next vacation. It has many attractive spots. It is also interesting to learn its history and culture.
Patiala used to be the center of all trade and commerce but as time passed by, the city found itself having a lot of manufacturing industries. These manufacturing companies were at the core of the city's prosperity. Meanwhile, the people of Patiala have been considered the torchbearers of the culture and language of Punjabi.
This has been the most important city in India because Patiala has been the torchbearer of Punjabi. This has been famous because of their "Pagg", "Peg", "Paranda" and "Juti."
This place is located at Pujab. The winter months of Patiala are from November to February. This is the best time to visit the place because this place you will have no problem regarding its temperature.
The Patiala has also some tourist attraction to offer their visitors. They are known to have rich cultural heritage. They have been the must visit city in India. They have a lot of palaces and very popular and educational museums. They have the famous shoes embroidered in a lot of patterns and dresses. These shoes are called the Punjabi shoes that come in gold and silver. They perfectly fit to match the dresses called the "naalas" parandhas.
Naalas parandhas are embroidered in silver and gold. These are Pyjama strings while the parandhas are woven at the plaits and braids' end. The dresses are made in thousands of different designs. There are also head coverings available. A must buy product is the Phulkaris. This is an embroidered epic for those who love vegetables. There are also non-vegetarian Phulkaris.
One of these attractions of Patiala is the Moti Bagh Palace. This palace was built in 19th century. This was made because of Shalimar Gardens of Lahore. The structure was from that place. As of the present, it houses the most known sports and art gallery. This gallery is called the National Institute of Sports and Art Gallery.
The Nabha was once an Old palace. But it is now renowned and has been converted to a Government College. It has parts with been a public place as of this moment. These parts are the Royal Guest House and the High Court Complex of the palace. It has the place called Hira Mahal. This place has antique cars and very fascinating murals. The owner of these is the former rulers the time this was first constructed. The murals are found at the side walls of the palace.
Qila Mubarak was done by Maharaja Amar Singh by 1764. The fort is divided into an inner and outer part, respectively Qila Androon and Qila Mubarak. The gate of Qila Androon is made of lime, with a mix of floral and geometrical designs. The inner part displays relics of the Hindu mythology. There are also images for display. The museum also has chandeliers and weapons famous in India.
Motibagh Palace is where the Patiala's former rulers used to live. It has now been converted to National institute of Sports. It also has a museum of antiques found in the place.
The Mogul Serai in Shambhu was made at the time of Mogul. This is an inn with majestic gates in elegant styles. This is a much protected monument in Patiala because of its high significance.
Bahadurgarh Fort was built in 1658 to commemorate Shri Tegh Bahadur's visit in the 9th Sikh Guru.
The Cgattbir Zoo is the largest zoo of the city. It replicates the natural habitat of animals of India, and showcases these for educational purposes. it also aims to promote environmental awareness. It has a deep park and lion safari that serves as the major attraction of the place.
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