City of wonderful architecture and beautiful gardens and once called the Paris of Punjab because of its cleanliness and planned township. Kapurthala have many famous tourist attractions. Kapurthala, also known as the 'City of Palaces and Gardens'. Holidaytravel.co will provide you with Kapurthala tourist attractions guide that will help you explore the various sightseeing places in Kapurthala. We designed this package specially for Families with Kids, Couples and Holiday Makers.
Kapurthala, also referred to as the "City of Palaces and Gardens". Right from Jagatjit Palace to Panch Mandir to Gurudwara Ber Sahib, it attracts a huge of tourists from country and across the globe. This makes Kapurthala, a unique kaleidoscope of history and culture housing varied range of attractions. Explore this wonderful city by booking any of the Kapurthala holiday packages offered by holidaytravel.co and enjoy a memorable Kapurthala tour.
Day 1: Arrive in Amritsar and Proceed to Kapurthala
Pickup from Amritsar railway st./airport and proceed for Kapurthala which is 70 km from Amritsar. After get ready and lunch you will proceed for local siteseeing i.e. Jagatjit Palace, Elysee Palace and Kanjli Wetland. Overnight stay at Kapurthala
Day 2: The City Tour
After Breakfast proceed to Kapurthala to visit Jagatjit Palace, Moorsh Mosque, Jagatjit Club, Rail Coach Factory and Panch Mandir. Overnight stay at Kapurthala
Day 3: Departs from Kapurthala
After breakfast you will proceed for Amritsar and drop to railway st or airport for onwards journey.
Jagatjit Palace: Jagatjit Palace was the residence of the erstwhile Maharaja of the State of Kapurthala, Maharaja Jagatjit Singh. The palace was built in 1908 and is has a remarkable Indo-Saracen architecture and is modeled after the Versailles Palace. The Jagatjit Palace is now inhabited by the Sainik School to train boys for the National Defense Academy.
Elysee Palace: The Elysee Palace was built in 1962 by Kanwar Bikram Singh, in the Indo-French style architecture. The Palace is a famous monument in the city with its magnificent façade and monolithic structure. Today this structure has been converted into the MGN School.
Kanjli Wetland: Kanjli Wetland was created by building headworks across the Bien River in 1870 to provide irrigation facilities to the region. The Kanjli Lake is formed as a part of this man made wetland and is a famous picnic spot surrounded by some amazing surroundings. This is a great place for the photography enthusiasts as a huge number of avi fauna and mammalian species are found here.
Moorish Mosque: Moorish Mosque was commission by Maharaja Jagjit Singh Bahadur and was completed in 1930. The Mosque is indeed an example of the religious tolerance during the time of the Maharaja’s Reign in Kapurthala. The mosque complex comprised of some amazing painting by the Students at Mayo school of arts in Lahore and is located amidst a beautiful garden.
Panch Mandir: Panch Mandir, dedicated to several Hindu deities and was built during the reign of Maharaj Fatah Singh Ahluwalia and is built in a bright white structure. Due to its marvelous architecture it is one of the few Hindu temples that has its replica in one of the Museums in Lahore, Pakistan.
Jagatjit Club: Jagatjit club is a geek-revival style building that has served several purposes since its construction. The building has the Coat of Arms of the Royal Family of Patiala and is inspired by the design of the Acropolis of Athens.
By Air: Amritsar airport is the nearest International airport to Kapurthala (one and half hrs drive away). You can hire taxis to reach here.
By Train: The city has its own railway station called as Kapurthala Railway Station. The station connects this city to major cities like, Delhi, Jammu, Bathinda, Jalandhar, Ferozpur and Veraval.
By Road: Kapurthala city has good connectivity of buses from various cities of North India. It is 20 Kms from Jalandhar, 68 Kms from Amritsar, 63 Kms from Batala, 81 Kms from Ludhiana, 176 Kms from Patiala, 190 Kms from Ambala City, 170 Kms from Chandigarh, 250 Kms from Shimla and is linked through Punjab State Road Transport Corporation (PSRTC) and some private travel services. Select any of the modes for Kapurthala travel and enjoy your holiday.
Kapurthala enjoys sub-tropical continental monsoon type climate, which is quiet typical in northern Indian states. Right from the month of October through March is considered to be the ideal time to explore this city. So, plan your Kapurthala trip accordingly and enjoy sightseeing and other outdoor activities.
While talking about shopping, people usually love to buy the traditional items that are easily available at the local markets. The Phulkari and traditional Punjabi jewelry are some of the items that are very famous of Kapurthala. You should better avoid going to the malls and target the local markets to get more flavor of this fabulous city. Don't forget to enjoy the famous and delicious Makki Di Roti and Sarson ka Saag (in winter) and deliciously cooked stuffed parathas, lentils, Chole Bhature and mouth-watering sweets like Pinnis. In fact, you can get kilos of sweets back home for your friends and family.