Holiday Trip in Kapurthala

Explore History with Kapurthala Holiday Packages

Kapurthala, also referred to as the "City of Palaces and Gardens", is the administrative headquarter of the Kapurthala district. As per legends this city gets its name from Rana Kapura scion of the Rajput Gharana of Jaisalmer (Rajasthan), who founded this place in the 11th century. The secular and scenic mix of the city with its prominent buildings is based on French and Indo-Saracenic architecture that self-narrates its princely past. This makes Kapurthala, a unique kaleidoscope of history and culture housing varied range of attractions. Right from Jagatjit Palace to Panch Mandir to Gurudwara Ber Sahib, it attracts a huge of tourists from country and across the globe. Explore this wonderful city by booking any of the Kapurthala holiday packages offered by and enjoy a memorable Kapurthala tour.
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Best Sightseeing Places in Kapurthala

Before going for your Kapurthala vacation, be familiar with where you must visit during the trip.

Sainik School (Jagatjit Palace):
The Sainik School (erstwhile Jagatjit Palace) is housed in what was formerly the palace of the former Maharaja of Kapurthala state, HRH Maharajah Jagatjit singh. The building has a magnificent architecture based on the Palace of Versailles and Fontainebleau sprawling over a total area of 200 acres. The palace was designed by a French architect M. Marcel and built by a local builder Allah Ditta.
Elysee Palace:
This Palace was constructed by Kanwar Bikrama Singh in the year 1862. Its wonderful building with its imposing and stylish facade has now been converted into MGN School of Kapurthala.
Moorish Mosque:
A stunning example of the secular history of Kapurthala is the Moorish Mosque, a popular replica of the Grand Mosque of Marakesh, Morocco. It was built by a French architect, Monsieur M Manteaux.
Jagatjit Club:
This elegant building is located in the heart of the city and has a Greek Revival style of architecture. This building has been used for a variety of purposes since it was built. It was used as a church in the early nineteenth century, as a cinema hall in 1940s and now houses a local club.
Shalimar Gardens:
Shalimar Gardens are situated in the centre of the city and provide an escape from the hustle-bustle of the city. These Shahi Samadhs (The Royal Cenotaphs) in the Shalimar Gardens emphasize the traditions of its ruling Dynasty. Also, the nearby- a grand structure built in 1880 and built on a marble plinth, houses the Samadhs of Maharajas Kharak Singh, Jagatjit Singh and Paramjit Singh.
Panch Mandir (Five Temples):
Panch Mandir of Kapurthala is a wonderful place of worship for all faiths. The temple complex features a spectacular edifice and is home to five small temples. It was constructed during the reign of Sardar Fateh Singh. A unique feature of this temple is that from the entry door, you can see all the five idols and pay obeisance to all.
Other Famous Attractions:
Some of the other places worth visiting are The State Gurdwara, Pushpa Gujral Science City, Gurudwara Ber Sahib and Kanjli Wetlands

Best Time for Holidaying in Kapurthala

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.

Things to Buy from Kapurthala

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.

Explore Options to Reach Kapurthala

Before booking your Kapurthala holiday packages, you should know about the modes to reach this city. Read on to more:
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.
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