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Old Moti Bagh & Palace

Aarush Tandon
Moti Bagh Palace was built as one of the largest residences in the world and served as principal residence for Patiala royal family till late 40' when it shifted to New Motibagh Palace which acts as permanent residence to Maharaja of Patiala and his family.The old quarters were built in 1840s by Maharaja of Patiala. It expanded in 1920s under supervision from Sir Ganga Ram, during the reign of Maharaja Bhupinder Singh. After independence Government of India took over the premises, and later converted it into a museum, a taxidermy gallery, and North Zone Cultural Centre.National Institute of Sports (NIS) Patiala is situated in its East wing, where the annual Patiala Heritage festival is celebrated. New Moti bagh is residence of Maharaja Patiala Captain Amarinder Singh.