Kapurthala is a city in Punjab state of India. It is the administrative headquarters of Kapurthala District. It was the capital of the Kapurthala State, a princely state in British India. The secular and aesthetic mix of the city with its prominent buildings based on French and Indo-Saracenic architecture self-narrate its princely past. It is also known as the city of palaces and gardens.
Moorish Mosque situated in Kapurthala in the Indian State of Punjab is patterned on the lines of the Grand Mosque of Marrakesh, Morocco. It was commissioned by Maharajah Jagatjit Singh, the last ruler of Kapurthala.
Kanjli Wetland, a man-made Wetland, which subsumes the Kanjli Lake, located in the Kapurthala district of Punjab state in India.
Jagatjit Palace is set within a 200-acre complex featuring spectacular architecture that had been borrowed from the famous Fontainebleau and Palace of Versailles.
Elysee Palace is a particular structure which is located in the Kapurthala district of Punjab. In the present day, the monument is served as a school named MGN Public School.
Panch Mandir in Kapurthala town is dedicated to several Hindu Gods and Goddesses. It was constructed by "Fateh Singh Ahluwalia" called the "Panch Mandir" in Kapurthala town in Punjab.
Shalimar Gardens are situated in roughly the center of the city and provide an escape from the hustle-bustle of the city. The Shahi Samadhs in the Shalimar Gardens emphasizes the traditions of its ruling Dynasty.
Jagatjit Club is an elegant building situated in the heart of the city based on the Greek Revival style of architecture. Its design loosely resembles the Acropolis of Athens and features the Coat of Arms of the erstwhile ruling family of Kapurthala with their royal motto "Pro Rege et Patria" on its pediment.
Best Time To Visit Kapurthala
Kapurthala experiences a sub-tropical continental monsoon type climate, which is typical of northern Indian states. October through March is considered to be the ideal time to visit Kapurthala. Summers of Kapurthala is extremely hot and exhausting. The temperature ranges from 29°C to 40°C in the months of March to June. Winters approach Kapurthala in December and lasts till February. The climate is pleasantly cool and the temperature ranges from 11°C to 20°C. July marks the beginning of the monsoon season in Kapurthala and lasts till September. This season is marked by high humidity.