Located in the culturally rich state of Punjab, Patiala is a historic city resplendent with architectural marvels and cultural heritage of the yore. The people here are large hearted, affable and extremely warm and it is highly recommended to experience the hospitality of the place. The city is situated near Qila Mubarak which was constructed in the year 1763 by a militiaman, Baba Ala Singh. Patiala is very well known for its traditional turban, Patiala Salwar, Paranda, Jutti and Patiala Peg.
Patiala travel guide is incomplete without a mention of its rich heritage. Rakesh Sharma, the first Indian astronaut was born in Patiala. The city is also accredited as the “City of Newspapers”. The popular printing press of Nawal Kishore was founded in the 19th century in Patiala. Being the home of Hindustani classical music, it is also renowned as Patiala Gharana.
Patiala has also emerged as a major educational center of Punjab after freedom and comprises of several first class institutes. It is also the home to some popular personalities of India like Jimmy Shergil, Om Puri, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Mohinder Amarnath, Naresh Goyal and Harbhajan Mann.