Moti Bagh Palace

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Moti Palace
Old Moti Bagh palace in Patiala, seat of North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC)

Moti Bagh Palace (Punjabi: ਮੋਤੀ ਬਾਗ਼ ਮਹਲ, is a palace in Patiala, and was built as one of the largest residences in the world and served as principal residence for Patiala royal family till late 40' when it shifted to New Motibagh Palace which acts as permanent residence to Maharaja of Patiala and his family.

The old quarters were built in 1840s by Maharaja of Patiala, and was expanded in 1920s during the reign of Maharaja Bhupinder Singh. After independence Maharaja Yadavindra Singh donated it to Government of India which later converted a part of it into a museum, a taxidermy gallery, and North Zone Cultural Centre.

National Institute of Sports (NIS) Patiala is situated in its East wing, [1] where the annual Patiala Heritage festival is celebrated. New Moti bagh is residence of Maharaja Patiala Captian Amrinder singh.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About us". National Institute of Sports. Retrieved 2014-08-13.