Location : Patiala, Punjab, India
Patiala, a well known city for Pagri, Paranda, Peg, royal demeanor, joyous buoyancy, Aristocracy and graceful & sensuous feminine gait, which displays a beautiful bouquet. A brilliant city of Rajput, Punjabi and Mughal cultural that is a perfect combination of traditional and modernity called as Patiala. Formerly, it was the princely state and PEPSU capital, a headquarters in Punjab which is located in the Malwa region of the state. Malwa region has the foremost numbers of districts in Punjab, in which some of the cities are from the early medieval and ancient period. As compared with the other cities of Punjab, Patiala is young city, just a few years ahead than the two old centuries.
One of the major attractions of the Patiala is the Qila Mubarak, a fort well known for its abode dynasty. The housing area of the fort was known as the Inner fort or Qila Androon. The apartments of the Qila are livelihood and thus named as “Jai Walla Palace for their royal prisoners, the Queen Mother (Rajmata) palace, the Pearl (Moti) palace, the colors of palace, the Moon Palace and the Sheesh that is entirely worked on mirror. The excited and colorful state of Punjab is the hot seat in Indian culture displaying all majestic forts and luxurious & grand palaces. Among the numerous forts and palaces, the Qila Mubarak boasts and hence holds a unique place in the heart of the state.
The Qila Mubarak is a fort cum palace formed for the battlement of Patiala’s dynasty, which is enclosed all over through crenellated walls and turrets. The munitions place in the Qila Mubarak still shines and enhances the beauty of the imperial palace. This fort was built under the supervision in 1764 by Maharaja Ala Singh. Initially the fort was just “Kuch -Garhi” made up of mud and in the successive days was freshened up as a two storey mansion. This huge mansion has got intricate entrance and arches. The fort’s huge area is now transformed into a heritage museum.
The housing facilities of the fort were inhabited by the royal people of the reign Patiala called as the Inner Fort or Qila Androon. Besides the above mentioned palaces, it has also got supplementary buildings such as Bagh ghar (Garden house) and Putli Ghar (Puppet house). These royal rooms are stylishly decorated with and thus earned a major attraction for the tourist. The palaces are abundantly stylish and furnished with modern architecture as well. Lassi khana (the Kitchen palace), can hold food items of gastronomic delights up to 35,000 people every day.
The Bagh Ghar and Putli Ghar were specially introduced for recreational activities inside the house for the royal members of the family. The richly painted corners of the palace are peerless. The most astounding thing about the Qila Mubarak is fitted with sewerage underground system, which is connected to the tunnel from where the palace receives chill air. Overall Qila Mubarak, Patiala is worth to visit that will take you back to the ancient era, where you feel like living in the royal world.
There are numerous options for staying in Patiala or nearby cities in Punjab. You can stay in hotels or even private housing facilities in Chandigarh, Ambala and Amritsar.