Kapurthala is a city in Punjab state of India. The city is based on French and Indo-Saracenic architecture. It is well known as city of Palaces & Gardens.
Monuments and building to visit in Kapurthala city
Sainik School (Jagatjit Palace) was formerly the palace of the erstwhile Maharajah of Kapurthala state.
The Elysee Palace was built by Kanwar Bikrama Singh in 1862.
Moorish Mosque, a famous replica of the Grand Mosque of Marakesh, Morocco, was built by a French architect.
Shalimar Gardens are situated in roughly the centre of the city and provide an escape from the hustle-bustle of the city. The Shahi Samadhs (The Royal Cenotaphs) in the Shalimar Gardens emphasise the traditions of its ruling Dynasty.
Gurudwara Ber Sahib
The famous Gurdwara Ber Sahib is situated at Sultanpur Lodhi, which is one of the four sub-divisions (Tehsil) of Kapurthala. This historic site is of great importance to Sikhism as it is said to be the very place where the First Guru of Sikhs, Guru Nanak, spent 14 years of his life and attained enlightenment whilst bathing in a small rivulet, the Bein.
The Shalamar Gardens are laid out as a royal pleasure garden at the command of Emperor Shah Jahan and express the pure aesthetic taste of Mughal landscape architecture and embody the Mughal concept of a perfect garden.