Patiala district is one of
the famous princely states of erstwhile Punjab.
Forming the south-eastern part of the state, it lies
between 29°49’ and 30°47’ north latitude, 75°58’ and
76°54' east longitude.
It is surrounded by the districts
of Fatehgarh Sahib & Rupnagar and the Union
Territory of Chandigarh in the north, Sangrur
district in the west, Ambala and Kurukshetra
districts of neighbouring state of Haryana in the
east and Kaithal district of Haryana in the south.
How to reach Patiala ?
From New Delhi, take New
Delhi-Bhatinda Inter City Express or the Shatabdi
Express to Ambala, and then hire a taxi for the
drive to Patiala. (Book taxi in advance.)
Patiala lies just off the
excellent National Highway #1 (Delhi-Amritsar) and
is about 250 Km from Delhi. The journey via Ambala
Cantt. takes about 5 hours. You can also drive to
Patiala from Chandigarh, via Zirakpur (on NH 22),
Patiala has a few budget
and 3-star hotels. However, Chandigarh and Ludhiana,
both over an hour's drive away, offer varied
options, including deluxe hotels.