The Moti Bagh Palace, built as one of the largest residences of the world in the mid-19th century, was the principal seat of the Patiala royal family for a century. The opulent and imposing Indo-Saracenic structure has over 1,000 rooms and is set in a sprawling 400-acre Mughal garden replete with terraces and water channels.
Following India’s Independence, Maharaja Yadavindra Singh dedicated the Moti Bagh Palace to the promotion of sports. Today, it houses the Netaji Subhash National Institute of Sports and continues to enact out that role by training budding talent in sports and athletics.