Places of Interest
The Shahi Maqbre/tombs of the Nawabs of Maler Kotla including that if Sher Mohammad Khan, who made a unique mark in Sikh history, are situated near Sirhindi Gate Chowk. Many tombs have been carved with marble and some have been beautifully enamelled. The tomb of Haider Shaik or Shaikh Sadar-ud-Din Sadar-i-jahan to which devotees throng from all over the world, is situated in the centre of the town, away from the other tombs and is a living example of inter-religious faith.
The Jama Masjid in the center of the city and near Mohalla Baradri. It was built during the reign of Nawab Sher Muhammad Khan and then Nawab Sikandar Ali Khan .Five old domes built during this period still stand. The exterior of the mosque was built after the partition of the country and is beautifully enamelled.
Diwankhana Sheesh Mehal:
Located at the city’s center point, Sheesh Mahal was the royal abode of the Nawab of Malerkotla and is known for its aesthetic appeal. The royal palace, Diwankhana Sheesh Mahal, was built by Nawab Sikandar Ali Khan and Nawab Ahmed Ali Khan. The glass work on the right side of the two-part Sheesh Mahal was done during the time of Nawab Sikandar Ali Khan after 1857 AD, while the beautiful glass work on the left side was done during the time of Nawab Ahmed Ali Khan around 1909 AD.
During the reign of Nawab Ahmad Ali Khan, a period of progress began in the area, with the construction of the Mubarik Manzil Mahal in the heart of the city, The Mubarak Manzil Palace is a 19th century palace built in the European architectural style. This 150-year-old Palace is one of the unique architectures of Malerkotla. The Mubarak Manzil Palace is in possession of Begum Munnawar un-Nisa, the begum of the Nawab family. Iftikhar Ali Khan, the last Nawab of Malerkotla .
66 kukas were blown away from the mouth of cannons under orders of the then British Deputy Commissioner of Ludhiana in January 1872. Kuka Samarak was built to commemorate the 66 Kuka martyrs who sacrificed their lives in the struggle against British rule.
Fort Rehmatgarh was built on this place by Nawab Rahmat Ali Khan around 1850. Court of Nawab Sahib and the royal palace were built inside the fort. Remnants of the fort remain located on land owned by the Ministry of Defence.