Gurudwara Dukh Niwaran- Patiala
The capital of the former princely state, Patiala has a magnificent historical shrine, Gurudwara Dukh Niwaran. It is built on the spot graced by ninth Guru Sri Tegh Bahadurji. The Gurudwara stands adjoining a tank, where a dip is considered must by devoted pilgrims. Another Gurudwara having historical background is called Gurudwara Motibagh. It is partly designed like the "Sheesh Mahal' and has some fine miniatures.
Today Patiala is one of the important cities of Punjab. The Punjabi University is located on the outskirts of this city. The Motibagh Palace of the former Maharaja now houses the National Institute of Sports and the Punjab Art Gallery. The Gallery contains valuable paintings and illustrated manuscripts,dealing with the life and times of Sikh Gurus. A Regional Cultural Centre has recently been established here.