The city was founded by Ala Singh in 1763, famous for its traditional Patiala shahi turban, Pranda, Patiala salwar, jutti and Patiala peg. Patiala has strong historical and cultural roots, surrounded by architectural marvels. The name Patiala has been derived from the combination of two words pati means "strip of land" and 'ala' comes from the name of the founder of the city Ala singh. Qila Mubarak Complex, Sheesh Mahal, Moti Bagh Palace, Baradari Gardens, Bahadurgarh Fort are some of the popular tourist attractions in Patiala.
Flying to Patiala: Chandigarh International Airport (61.9 km away) offers domestic flights to Ahmedabad, Bagdogra, Bangalore, Chennai Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Jaipur and Lucknow and international flights to Dubai and Sharjah.
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