Unlike some of the princely residences in Delhi, the Patiala House is not clad in sandstone but painted white.
When prime minister Indira Gandhi abolished the privy purses of the royals in 1970s, the royal family sold it to the Indian government.
It has been used by District Courts of India as one of its five courts in Delhi and is known as the Patiala House Courts Complex, which has seen numerous extensions and changes that have altered the original appearance of the palace.
- Image of the Patiala House
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