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Patiala House Court Complex

Patiala House Courts Complex forms the part of the six district courts that are located in the city of Delhi. The main part of the court is in The Patiala House which once served as the palace of the Maharaja of Patiala. Today, it is called as ‘The Main Building’. The Patiala House is situated close to the India gate in the national capital of Delhi. The total area occupied by the Patiala Court measures 31872 Sq.mts. There are a total of 5 parts in the complex: Publication Building, Main Building, Annexe Building, MEA Building and the Lock-up Building. There are a total of 32 courts in the complex along with a Family Court. Delhi Legal Services Authorities Office along with several other branches and Lawyers Chambers are also present there.


When the then Prime Minister of India, Shrimati Indira Gandhi abolished the ‘privy Purses’ in the 1970s, the royal family of Patiala sold the property to the government of India. Earlier, it served as the Delhi Court but then in 1978, it became into a district court. As Delhi’s population swelled, the cases grew and finally in March 1997, the Patiala House became a court that served three different courts. This also happened as the Parliament Street Court was shifted to the Patiala House. In 2001, a total of 54 judges were placed at the Patiala House Courts. The court has its jurisdiction over New Delhi, South Delhi along with South West Delhi districts.


Judicial Officers may avail the services of the library which is functional at the ground floor of the publications department. They have access to all the reference books, , bare acts, journals Swamys’ books, law journals, general books, law software etc.

How to Reach

Patiala House court is located at the centre of Delhi and can be easily reached through any of the modes of transports. Pragati Maidan, Mandi House and Central Secretariat are all the metro stations that are closer by. There are also a series of buses that connect Patiala House with the city.


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