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Kapurthala - The City Of Palaces And Gardens


Kapurthala, also known as the 'City of Palaces and Gardens', serves as the administrative headquarter of the Kapurthala district. The city is named after Rana Kapur, a scion of the Rajput Gharana of Jaisalmer (Rajasthan), who founded this place in the 11th century. With a rich history and vibrant culture, this city is sure to capture the attention of any traveller.

Tourist Places In And Around Kapurthala

Kapurthala is a kaleidoscope of history and culture, housing a varied range of attractions. From Panch Mandir, Kanjli Wetlands and Jagatjit Palace (one of the most extraordinary architectural marvels of the area) to Gurudwara Ber Sahib and Pushpa Gujral Science City, there are many sights for tourists to visit in this beautiful city.

Within a short distance from Kapurthala, there are many cities and towns that tourists can explore. The city of Jalandhar, around 21 km away from Kapurthala, is counted amongst the popular tourist destinations in Punjab. Other places that tourists can visit are Amritsar, Hoshiarpur, Gurdaspur, Ferozepur and Nawanshahr, among others.

Festivals like Holi, Diwali, Lohri and many more are celebrated with much enthusiasm. Baisakhi, named after the month of Vaishakh (April-May) and generally celebrated on 13th April annually, is a major highlight of Kapurthala tourism. This festival marks the commencement of the harvesting season and is celebrated with zeal.

Besides, the city is home to some of the best French and Indo-Saracenic architectural marvels, which are part of the itinerary of Kapurthala tourism.

How To Reach Kapurthala

The city of Kapurthala is well-connected by buses and trains to major cities of Punjab and many other Indian states. The nearest airport to Kapurthala is Raja Sansi International Airport in Amritsar, which is around 82 km away from the city.

Best Time To Visit Kapurthala

Kapurthala experiences sub-tropical continental monsoon type climate, which is typical of northern Indian states. October through March is considered to be the ideal time frame for Kapurthala tourism. 

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How to Reach Kapurthala

  • By Road
    Kapurthala is situated on the Jalandhar-Ferozepur Road, which is well-connected by buses. State transport buses, in addition to many private buses, connect all the major cities of Punjab to Kapurthala. Besides buses, taxis are also available to reach this city from different parts of the state as well as nearby states.
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  • By Train
    The city of Kapurthala has a railway station, which is served by few trains. The nearest major railway station is in Jalandhar, around 22.5 km away from Kapurthala railway station. Jalandhar railways station is connected to different parts of Punjab and other Indian states by many trains on a regular basis. Travellers can easily board a bus or hire a taxi from Jalandhar to reach Kapurthala.
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  • By Air
    The nearest airport to the city is Raja Sansi International Airport in Amritsar, which is located at a distance of around 82 km from Kapurthala. This airport is served by many international and domestic airlines like Air India, Indian Airlines, Indigo and Jet Airways. After reaching Amritsar, tourists can board a bus or hire a taxi to reach Kapurthala.
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