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Sheesh Mahal in Patiyala

·  Summer: 35 to 40° C (Very Hot)
·  Winter: 5 to 24° C (Pleasant)
·  Monsoon: July to October

Best time to visit:  November to February

Opening Time: 10:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 05:00 p.m. (weekdays) & 09:00 p.m. (weekends)
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Popular as Palace of Mirrors, Sheesh Mahal is embellished with a number of coloured glasses and mirror work. Built in 1847, this palace is located behind the Moti Bagh Palace. A triple storey structure, the Mahal is embroidered by lovely gardens, artificial lake and luxury fountains.

The walls and ceilings of Sheesh Mahal areadorned with artistic paintings by Rajasthani painters that enhance the beauty of this palace further. Nestled within the Qila Mubarak, the Mahal was once the residential palace of Maharajas of Patiala.

An interesting thing about this Mahal is it has two watch towers at both the ends of the palace, with a dangling bridge that is prototyped following the popularity of Laxman Jhoola in Rishikesh. The stunning floral designs on the walls depict the ancient Mughal era.

One of the many things that draw visitors to this place is the museum situated inside Sheesh Mahal. The museum houses the finest collection of antiques. Some of the most appealing things one can see in this museum are Chinese mirrors, statues, weaponry, engravings and utensils.

Tourists to Sheesh Mahal can also explore nearby attractions like Moti Bagh Palace, Qila Mubarak, Chattbir Zoo, the National Institute of Sports and Art Gallery and many more.

Road: The road condition is relatively good. Buses to and fro Patiala is easily available. State transport buses are also available for tourists.

Railway: Patiala Railway Station (located about 5 km.) is the nearest railhead to reach Sheesh Mahal. In order to avoid, tourists can recommended booking prepaid taxis in advance.

Airway: Chandigarh Airport (about 62 km.) is the nearest to reach Sheesh Mahal. Tourists can hire a cab from the airport for travelling convenience.