Patiala is a city located in south-eastern Punjab, in northern India.The city is the administrative capital of Patiala district. Patiala is located around a castle named Qila Mubarak (the Fortunate Castle). It was constructed by a militiaman, Baba Ala Singh in 1763.
Since Indian independence in 1947, Patiala has emerged as a major education center in the state of Punjab. The city houses Yadavindra Public School, a prestigious public school set up by His Late Highness Maharajadhiraj Yadavindra Singh in 1948, Punjabi University, Thapar University, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, General Shivdev Singh Diwan Gurbachan Singh Khalsa College, Mohindra College, Multani Mal Modi College, Rajindra Hospital, Government Medical College, Patiala, Government College for Girls and Govt. Bikram College of Commerce, one of the premier commerce colleges in Northern India.
Patiala has one of the highest number of vehicles per capita in India. Wide, well maintained roads and parking spaces all over the city and is Connected to cities as Chandigarh, Delhi, Amritsar by Road.Patiala is well connected by road by NH 64 (Zirakpur - Patiala - Sangrur - Bhatinda) and NH 1 (Delhi - Patiala - Amritsar), and has both a railway station and the Patiala Airport.