Top things to do in Patiala

Top Choice Fort in Patiala

Qila Mubarak

The ancestral home of the maharajas of Patiala, this richly ornamented 18th-century fort is an Arabian Nights fantasy of soaring buttresses and latticed balconies. You can’t enter the interior of the fort, but you a…
Top Choice Indian in Patiala

Food Library

The speciality dum-a-dum biryani (veg, chicken or mutton) in this young, friendly, 1st-floor eatery bursts with flavour, but there are also tasty dhals and tandoori tikkas, plus an oh-so-creamy Patiala shahi paneer.…
Museum in Patiala

Sheesh Mahal

Graced by two wedding-cake towers and an ornamental suspension bridge, Sheesh Mahal is one of Punjab's more striking buildings. Inside the lavishly decorated interior is a gallery displaying royal treasures includin…
North Indian in Patiala


This popular vegetarian eatery prides itself on delicious servings of channa bhatura (Indian fried bread with chickpeas), thalis and sweetmeats that are wolfed down by eager diners through the day.
Sikh Temple in Patiala

Dukh Niwaran Gurdwara

One kilometre northwest of the bus stand (turn left out of the bus stand, walk past the train station and it's eventually on your right) stands this gurdwara, credited with healing powers thanks to a miraculous cure…
Museum in Patiala

Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports

The Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports occupies a wing of the vast Moti Bagh Palace, constructed by Maharaja Narendra Singh in 1847. The museum contains exhibits on Indian sporting heroes, including former P…