Things to do in Patiala Near The Baradari Palace

All Neemrana properties are non–hotel hotels because they were originally built for other purposes. All efforts have been made to maintain the old charm of The Baradari Palace while ensuring more than the basic comforts that have come to be associated with the changes in lifestyle since the 19th century. The non-hotel hotel offers a unique experience of seeing and ‘living’ history along with various things to see in Patiala that help our guests unwind and rediscover themselves. Take a tour of Qila Mubarak or visit the local shops and fabric sellers. Everything about the Neemrana experience can make a very private memory. Our heritage hotel in Patiala also hosts anniversaries, birthdays and other memorable occasions.

Tiles entrance to the Qila Mubarak with manicured shrubs on the side

Qila Mubarak & Darbar Hall 

Situated in the heart of the city, Qila Mubarak was first built in 1763 as a mud fortress by the then-ruler of Patiala – Baba Ala Singh, who was the founder of the Patiala dynasty. Later, it was reconstructed with baked bricks. The interior portion of the Qila, which is known as Qila Androon (inner fort) was built by Maharaja Amar Singh. The Darbar Hall which is situated inside Qila Mubarak contains rare cannons, swords, shields and daggers of Guru Gobind Singh Ji which have been carefully preserved. This is one of the best places in Patiala to visit!

Facade of the Moti Bagh Palace and the blue sky in the background

Moti Bagh Palace

The construction of Moti Bagh Palace was initiated during the reign of Maharaja Narinder Singh and completed under the rule of Maharaja Bhupinder Singh in the early 20th century. The Old Moti Bagh Palace now houses the National Institute for Sports. The facade has Rajasthani-style jharokas and chhatris, and the palace is set in a beautiful garden with terraces, water channels and a Sheesh Mahal.

A hanging bridge leading to the Sheesh Mahal with greenery at the bottom

Sheesh Mahal

The Sheesh Mahal was built behind the main Moti Bagh Palace. The paintings in two of its well maintained, mirror-worked chambers are of Kangra and Rajasthani qalam, depicting the poetic visions of Keshav, Surdas and Bihari. The Sheesh Mahal now houses a museum, an art gallery, the famed medal gallery and also the North Zone Cultural Centre. 

various handmade cloth showcased inside the shop


There are lots of bazaar shops in close proximity to The Baradari Palace which sell precious ornaments, colourful hand-woven fabrics which are a specialty of Patiala, Indian footwear and bright accessories for the hair.