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Else known as Bhahadurgarah fort, Qila Bhahadurgarah is a prominent and one of the ancient forts in the city of Patiala. Within the four walls of this beautiful fort, is a village named Saifabad. This was confirmed by the inscriptions that were found in the mosque and the village itself which proved that it was founded in 1668. There is also a Gurudwara which is inside. Before Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Ji visited, who was the ninth Guru, it was renowned. Present inside the fort, there is also a very old mosque. This was built in 1668 by Nawab Saif Khan. Initially it was called as Saifabad, Maharaja Amar Singh then renamed it as Bahadurgarh to sustain the holy memory of Shri Guru Tegh Bhahadur Sahib Ji.

History of Qila Bhahadurgarah

Built in 1658 by Nawab Saif Khan, Qila Bhahadurgarah is situated in Patiala City. Maharaja Aram Singh reconstructed and renovated the Qila. The total amount spent on the renovation was Rs. 10, 00,000 when the ninth Guru had visited the place after accepting the invitation that was set by Saif Khan who was also Aurangzeb- a Mughal Emperor's relative. When Saif Khan passed away, his body was buried inside the fort itself. Situated in the road between Patiala and Chandigarh, the Bhahadurgarah Fort is situated on 2 sq kms of land. Enclosed in a moat and within two rounded walls, the fort was a tribute for the Guru who stayed there for 3 months and 9 days before he left for Delhi as Saif Khan was a follower of this Guru.

Inside The Qila

Inside the Qila Bhahadurgarah you will get to see a Sikh temple called Gurudwara Sahib Patshai Nauvin. This Gurudwara reflects the fine architecture of Sikh's. The Shiromini Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee controls the Gurudwara. It comes to life especially on April 13 every year as it is the day of Baisakhi. There are totally two Gurudwara's, one of which is inside the Qila itself and the other which is across the road of the Qila. The one outside is known as Panj Bali Gurudwara.

You can also get to see a mosque that was built in 1668 by Saif Khan. 300 Yards away from the fort, you will get to see Saif Khan's burial place or the tomb. This tomb covers a 177 x 177 ft area and every Thursday, the followers of Saif Khan used to light lamps. To remember Saif Khan, every year there is a fair called Mela Roza Sharit Nawab Saif Ali during the months of January and June; this is also the best time to visit the place.

Accommodation Near Qila Bhahadurgarah

Patiala has an exceptional accommodation services. It gives economy and Budget Hotels with exceptional conveniences at competitive costs. Here people can opt to stay at budget hotels or economically priced hotels as well as lavish hotels that offer various kinds of facilities and services for their customers.

How to Reach Qila Bhahadurgarah-Patiala

Bhahadurgarah Fort is arranged close to Punjab University, near Regional Fruit Research station on National Highway-7, Patiala-Rajpura Street, Patiala.

By Air

One of the best choices to achieve this place is via airway. To reach this place, one can have any of the two flights: Delhi-Chandigarh and Delhi-Amritsar. To visit the Patiala, one can additionally procure the taxis from the hangar.

By Rail

The rail line is not immediate, one can take the train from the urban communities of northern India that unites the train and transport track to Patiala as this is not in immediate associations with the primary line that blankets the other major urban areas like Ferozepur, Jalandhar, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, and Amritsar. To reach Patiala, one can take Shatabdi express or New Delhi-Bathinda Inter City Express from Delhi. From station, anybody can hire a taxi to reach Patiala city. To overlook any deferral in the excursion, one can additionally book the taxi soon after the visit.

By Road

Patiala is joined with different major urban areas from the Delhi to Punjab through Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Chandigarh, which might be gone to the administrations of selected transport. From Delhi, it will take the ballpark of 250 km separation to achieve the Patiala after the driving of 5 hours on the Nh1. One can additionally visit Patiala through Zirakpur and Rajpura from the Chandigarh.

Tour Packages

A person can opt for a tour package which consists of transportation, place to stay as well as a sightseeing tour from the net or even by contacting local travel agents. These tours are very economical as well as worth every penny spent.

Best Time to Visit

If you wish to see the Mela Roza Sharit Nawab Saif Ali, then you should visit the Qila during the months of January and June. You can also visit the place during the months of February, October, November and December.

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