The Qila (fort) was also the residence of Patiala dynasty. The housing part was called Qila Androon or the Inner Fort. Its living apartments have names like Jail Walla Palace for royal prisoners, the Moti (pearl) Palace, the Sheesh (mirror work) Palace, the Rajmata (Queen Mother) Palace, the Palace of Colours, the Palace of the Moon.
The recreational structures were called the Putli (Puppet) Ghar and Bagh Ghar or the Garden House. Its richly painted chambers are peerless.
The 10th Sikh Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji came in this Fort in June, 1705 and through out a Monster KANA DEO and blessed the area with prosperity.
Maharaja Ala Singh of Patiala State captured this Fort in 1754 and named the Fort Gobindgarh, earlier it was called Bikramgarh. The Gurudwara was constructed by Maharaja karam Singh of Patiala on the top of the Fort. This is situated in the heart of the city.
Most astonishing of all, the Palace is fitted with underground sewerage system and has a cool room connected with a tunnel which brings cool air from the basement. Lassi Khana-the royal kitchen used to feed 35,000 people of all ranks everyday.