Kapurthala is situated in Doaba region at confluence of river Beas and Sutluj. It is the one of the earlier princely state. Maharaja Jagatjit Singh the last ruler of Kapurthala before independence, was a great enthusiast of French architecture, which is reflected from the palaces and various monuments of the city. It is known as 'Paris of Punjab. The Jagatjit Palace, French and Indo-Saracenic architecture has made this town a must visit for all the tourists. Jublee Hall is the peaceful oasis within the hustle-bustle of the city. Durbar Hall of this Palace, which was used for ceremonial occasions entirely Indian in d'cor while its pillars and fire places of Italian style, is very famous. Many other places of tourist interest are Moorish Mosque designed by French architect who designed the Jagatjit Palace. It was the inspiration attained from Quitbia mosque in Markesh (Morracco). This is the only Mosque of this style is in South East Asia. It is a national monument. Ghanta Ghar, State Gurudwara depicting Indo- Saracenic style, Bhoot Bangla, Shalimar Garden, Panch Mandir, Gol Kothi, Baghi-khana, Handira- Nurmahal Sarai, Sultanpur Lodhi connected with the life of Sh. Guru Nanak Dev Ji the first Sikh Guru, Gurudwara Ber Sahib, Anteryatma Sahib, Guru Ka Bagh, Sehra Sahib. It is also famous for Rail Coach Factory, Jagatjit Cotton Textiles Mills, agro based industries mainly oil extraction and rice mills etc. There is one greatest attraction in Kapurthala which is Pushpa Gujral Science City, the biggest project of its kind in Northern India. It has a multi-channel Planetarium System (Digistarthree) for projections of 3D Colour Night Sky created by Graphic Generators in Dome Theatre. Its Galleries covers a range of subjects from the physical to social sciences, engineering, evolution, health, neuclear science and robotics. Children as well as adults love to visit the Science City and it is receiving the crowds. Kapurthalal has a Wetland also known as Kanjli Wetland, a Ramsar Site which is home to multiple species of birds. It is very popular site for bird watching and boating.
City with a glorious past and a promising future! The place is deeply rooted in Sikh religion because Guru Nanak Dev Ji spent 14 years of his life here, and meditated under a Ber tree which continues to flourish, hence, it is the most revered place by followers of the Sikh religion. The town is also known for the architectural elegance of Jagatjit Palace and scenic vistas of Kanjli.
Kapurthala does not have an airport. The nearest airport is Amritsar Raja Sansi Inernational Airport, 53 km away, which is well connected.
Kapurthala (KXH) is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular trains.
Beas, 19 km away has regular bus service. Jalandhar, 20 km away is well connected by bus service to major cities of India
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