Patiala District is located on the south-eastern part of Punjab
. It is bounded by Fatehgarh Sahib
districts and Union Territory of
in the north, Fatehgarh Sahib and Sangrur
districts in the west, Ambala
districts of neighboring state of Haryana
in the east and Kaithal District
of Haryana in the south. It has an area of 3,627 sq km with a population of about 2 million.
Major crops are wheat, rapeseed and mustard, maize, jowar, rice, gram, pulses, sugarcane, barley, massar, potato, and cotton. Patiala is famous for Punjabi jutti, silver and gold embroidered ‘naalas’, parandhas(plaits decorative), beautiful hand-woven head coverings, and Phulkaris.
The prime attractions are Moti Bagh Palace, Sheesh Mahal, Panwas Quila Mubarik, Kali Devi Mandir,
Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib,
Gurdwara Patshahi Ninth, Nawab Saif Khan's Mosque.