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Kapurthala : City Travel Guide

Facts at a Glance
Area:1633 Sq. km
Languages: Punjabi, Hindi, English and Urdu
State: Punjab, India
STD Code: : 91-1822
Population: 7, 54, 522 (in 2001)

Best Time to Visit: :Best months to visit Kapurthala are October, November, December and March.

kapurthala city Guide

Geography & Climate
Kapurthala City, a small city of Punjab, also known for palaces and gardens was formerly a princely state ruled by the Ahluwalia dynasty. It is located between 31°23' north and 75°23' east. It is just 19 km from south west of Jalandhar. In the west of the city Beas flows and in south Sutlej flows after which Ferozepur district lies. The entire district of Kapurthala is an alluvial plain, always promising a decent crop. However, the city is also known for a number of industries.
As for the climate of the district, it is largely characterized by dry and arid season. Summers are very hot and winter brings shivering cold. The area of Kapurthala City has mainly four seasons, viz. winter, spring, summer and rains. June is the hottest month of the year, while January and February are coldest months. Passing western disturbances cause cold waves in the district and temperature falls below the freezing points for some days.

How to Reach
Kapurthal is decently connected with other cities of the states and the country by all means of transport.

By Air:
Amritsar has the nearest airport for Kapurthala City Guide, which is well connected with Delhi, Srinagar and Jammu. Almost all the domestic airlines have their flights for Amritsar from major cities of India.

By Train:
The rail network of Kapurthala is well connected to Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Puri and Nagpur.

By Road
As for the road connectivity to the city, its vast network of bus services is connected to Delhi, Chandigarh, Jammu and other cities of neighboring states. You can get here by taxies as well from Delhi, Jammu and Chandigarh etc.

Tourist Places in Kapurthala

Kaputhala has numerous sight seeing places of religious and historical importance. It is also a pleasant city for picnic and other activities

Durbar Hall KapurthalaDurbar Hall :
It is one the most magnificent edifices in north India and intensely exhibits Mogul style of architect. District court is also located in it.

The Jagatjit Club:
It is situated on popular mall road and presents wonderful mixed architect of Greco-Roman. The building has passed through a few transitions in different times. In 19th century it served as a church, a cinema in 1940s and now a club house.

The Jubilee Hall :
It was built in 1916 to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of Maharaja Jagatjit Singh. The Jubilee Hall is known as one of the famous tourist places in Kapurthala.

Ghanta Ghar or the Clock Tower :
Built in 1901, the building constantly reminds of city's Royal Past.

The Elysee Place :
It is a magnificent building constructed by Kanwar Bikrama Singh in 1862, now houses MGN school of Kapurthala.

Villa Buona Vista :
It is a beautiful palace located on the bank of rivulet Bein, once the residence of Maharajas, now is the residence of Brigadier Sukhjit Singh MVC, grandson of Maharaja Jagatjit Singh.

What to Buy in Kapurthala
Kapurthala has a number of industries, so there are several things and items, which attract tourists. However, it is mainly famous for handloom clothes and furniture etc.

What to eat in the City
Apart from popular Punjabi foods, the city has pretty number of restaurants which offer Chinese, South Indian and Continental foods to guests visit Kapurthala City Guide.
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