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National Institute of Sports,
Old Moti Bagh Palace
Patiala, Punjab

Architecturally and historically the Old Moti Bagh Palace complex commands an important position in the history orharaja Narendra Singh in 1847 as a complex to serve as a pleasure palace. Old Moti Bagh Palace was designed on the pattern of Shalimar Gardens of Lahore replete with terraces, water channels, Sheesh Mahal and beautiful gardens.


It is a two storied structure with massive stone arched openings, filtered and ornamental grills jharokhas, chattries and crowning domes. By all standards, the amulet structural proportions and subtle scale relationship of all the aspects are magnificent works. Its symmetrical and interspersed by trallis-work and enclosed at four sided dome-topped towers are architecturally splendid. The palace furnishes a majestic look to the viewers.

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