Eating Places in Patiala
Gopal's has a humble origin in the enterprising thought of S.Hargopal Singh when he opened the first outlet at Fountain chowk Patiala.
Over the years the sweetness and aroma of the Gopal's spread in Patiala and the region around.Over the ever increasing patronage of Patialavis the second outlet was opened at the Leela Bhawan. And adding to the chain a third outlet has been opened at Urban Estate.
Sahni Bakery is the oldest and considered the best bakery in town. It has three stores at Patiala.
The oldest is at Lahori Gate Patiala. Amongst the others are at Guru Nanak Nagar, Tripuri and at Bhupindra road 22 no. Railway Crossing.
The 22no. Railway Crossing shop also serves as a restaurant famous for its food.
Jaggi sweets are manufacturers, retailers and exporters of Sweets, Namkeens and other related products since the year 1955. With the rich experience of their three generations, they offer the cleanest and best quality products produced using the most modern technology to suits the contemporary taste.
Jaggi sweets now sells some 90 kind of sweet prepreations and also indulges in making of sugar free sweets.It has two outlets at Patiala. The older one is at Adalat bazar and the new one has been opened at Bhupindra Road 22 no. Railway Crossing.
Cafe Coffee Day
Cafe Coffee Day is India's favourite coffee shop, for the young and the young at heart. We're part of India's largest coffee conglomerate, the Amalgamated Bean Coffee Trading Company.In Patiala there are few outlets of cafe
coffee day. Amongst them are the one at New Leela Bhawan Market, at Bhupindra Road,in Omaxe Mall and at Urban Estate Phase-II.
Domino's Pizza India over the period since 1996, has remained focused on delivering great tasting Pizzas and sides, superior quality, exceptional customer service and value for money offerings.
Domino's Pizza has few outlets at Patiala. The one at New Leela Bhawan market and a recent branch has been opened at Urban Estate.
McDonald's is the world's leading food service retailer with more than 33,000 restaurants in 118 countries serving more than 67 million customers each day. At Patiala too it has its outlet inside Omaxe Mall Patiala.
Harland Sanders founded Kentucky Fried Chicken Company is said to have a perfect blend of 11 Herbs and Spices.KFC has 223 restaurants across 35 cities in India and will have 500 restaurants across 75 cities by 2015.Patiala too has a KFC outlet at New Leela Bhawan market.
Places for Entertainment
The House of Patiala was well known for its patronage of the royal game of cricket. The rulers themselves were outstanding cricketers and great lovers of the game. They brought Patiala on the world map of cricket and developed it to be nursery of keen and energetic cricketers.
It was Maharaja Rajindra Singh who was a pioneer among the Indian princes to take the game in the right earnest. Although only 14 years of age the young Maharaja showed great zeal and aptitude for the game of cricket. The Maharaja and his young brother, Raja Ranbir Singh use to take up there positions as to rival captions on the joyous field, eager to inflict defeat on the other.
The ground on which Maharaja Rajindra Singh used to play matches was very close to the Rajindra Palace. After the completion of the Cricket Pavillion, Maharaja Rajindra Singh, established a regular club of Cricket and named it ‘PATIALA CRICKET CLUB’.
The activities of the cricket club were looked after by Col. K.M.Mistri and other prominent coaches. In 1920, more sports were added in the club activities. In 1923, the Cricket Club’s name was changed into R.G.C.C. (Rajindra Gymkhana Cricket Club).
During Maharaja Bhupindra Singh’s reign many foreign teams visited India and the ruler saw to it that they played a match in Baradari Grounds. It was only in this magnificent ground that many of the visiting foreign teams met their waterloo. He was also acclaimed as British Empire’s leading cricketer in 1911.
After the creation of PEPSU in 1956, when Maharaja Yadavindra Singh was made the Raj Parmukh of PEPSU, this building was converted into Rajindra Gymkhana & Mahindra Club under the stewardship of Royal family of Patiala, which is still carried on. The games like table tennis, badminton, swimming pool is available for the members of the club.
Omaxe mall Patiala house various entertainment packages for public. The Jammin area has bumper cars, games stations, superbike racing, air hockey attracting kids as well as for adults.
The SRS Cinemas has four screens offering movie watching.The Horror House and 5D movies are also famous.
Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports, Patiala India which is also Asia's largest Sports Institute is housed in the palatial monumental building and sprawling lawns built by the erstwhile Maharaja of Patiala whose descendants dedicated this complex for the promotion of sports to the people of India.
This Institute is popularly known as the "Mecca" of Indian Sports and has produced Coaches of high caliber and significantly contributed in rendering their expertise and assistance in the preparation of the national teams for various International competitions. Housed in the erstwhile Palace of Maharaja (King) of Patiala (Punjab), National Institute of Sports, which is now the Academic Wing of the Sports Authority of India was established by the Government of India on 7th May, 1961 with the objective of developing sports in the country on Scientific lines and to train the Coaches in different sports disciplines. The Institute was renamed as Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports (NSNIS) on 23rd January, 1973.
The Institute is housed in an area of 268 acres. The Institute has enormous facilities for academic programmes & sports training and 4 hostels for the comfortable stay of the students, national players and coaches. The Institute is having 115 rooms which houses the office, library, museum, class rooms & staff club. One Guest House with lounge & conference hall is situated in the Institutes green belt. Department of Sports Medicine is providing all medical assistance to the players, students and staff. The sports training facilities are of international standard comprising of Gymnasium, Swimming Pool, Indoor Halls, Cycling Velodrome, Squash Courts, Conditioning Units, Hockey Fields (Grass & synthetic), Athletic Track (Cinder & synthetic) & Out Door Courts. For the recovery of players well maintained Sauna Bath, Steam Bath and Hydrotherapy facilities are available.
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Sports Department, Punjabi University, Patiala
The department was established as an independent department in the year 2005 to produce good physical education teachers.and to promote research work in the area of physical education.
3. Health & fitness
4. Yoga and naturopathy
5. Anatomy & physiology
6. Sports medicine, physiotherapy & injuries
7. Sports psychology
8. Sports training
9. Health & wellness
10. Sports ergonomics
11. Sports management
13. Sports sociology
14. Research methodology
15. Test and evaluation
16. Statistics in physical education
Prof. Gursewak Singh Govt. College of Physical Education
Prof. Gursewak Singh Govt. College of Physical Education, Patiala (Pb.) NAAC Accredited B++ is a premier institute of northern India.
It is the only govt. college of physical education in Punjab which offers all the courses in physical education. This college started its journey from Mountessary Park Lahore in 1940. To fulfill the requirement of physical education, a six month course was started at Tara Devi.
In 1952 the college was shifted to Ropar and finally it was shifted at Patiala in 1958.
In the year 2005, college was renamed as Prof. Gursewak Singh Govt. College of Physical Education. Prof. Gursewak Singh was a great sportsperson, eminent educationist and good administrator.
1. M.P.Ed. (Two year Course)(After B.P.E four yr course/ B.P.Ed)
2. B.P.Ed (One-Year Course) Old Name D.P.Ed (One-Year Course) (After Graduation)
3. B.P.E (Three-Year Course/ Four-year Course) (After +2)
4. D.P.Ed. (Two year Course) Old Name C.P.Ed two yr course (After +2)
There are more than 25 playgrounds as per NCTE norms, multipurpose gym, fitness centre and special purpose hall along with required equipments, instruments and furniture.
The games and sports facilities provided are 400 meter Athletic Track, Badminton, Basket Ball, Fencing, Hand Ball, Hockey, Kabaddi, Kho Kho, Net Ball, Soft Ball and Volley Ball.
The indoor facilities are Gymnastics, weight lifting, wrestling, table tennis, yoga, Judo etc.