Amritsar to Kapurthala Day Tour
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Product Code : AGORA505
Full day excursion tour to Kapurthala include AC vehicle and accompanies English speaking guide service from Amritsar. Its include visit to all places of tourist interest in city and entrances to all monuments in the itinerary. Pick up and drop off from any hotels in Amritsar is well included. We serve complementary bottled water in vehicle and flexible to accommodate guest requirement during the tour.
Pick up from your hotel for full day excursion to visit Kapurthala (70kms/ 1.3hrs approx one way).
Kapurthala the princely state city is often referred as the ‘Paris of Punjab’ due to its architecture. The monuments and gardens in the city are evident of the Indo-Saracen and French style architecture.
Since the time it was founded in the 11th century by Rana Kapur of Jaisalmer, Kapurthala has been associated with warriors and kings. It is most intimately connected with Baba Jassa Singh, the founder of the Ahluwalia dynasty, a prominent leader of the Sikh Confederacy whose strength, piety and courage have acquired a legendary status in Punjab history. His nephew, Sardar Fateh Singh, fought alongside Maharaja Ranjit Singh while his great-grandson, Randhir Singh would prove his mettle during the First War of Independence in 1857. Randhir Singh’s grandson, Jagatjit Singh inherited the throne in 1877, ruled the state uninterrupted for 71 years, and is looked upon as the architect of modern Kapurthala. A brilliant, highly educated and widely travelled man, the Maharaja had an abiding interest in aesthetics and architecture. While his keen interest in development and reform, saw Kapurthala acquire a modern sewage and water system, a telephone exchange, an improved judiciary, a State Assembly and State Council, free and compulsory primary education, and agricultural co-operative credit societies, all within a period of twenty years at the turn of the 20th century. The gardens, palaces, villas and mosques he commissioned, blend European, Indo-Saracenic and Sikh styles with enthusiastic abandon. The Jagatjit Palace, Moorish Mosque and Panj Mandir are a major attraction for visitors to Kapurthala. Science enthusiasts are known to make a beeline for the Pushpa Gujral Science City, while nature lovers take in their fill of avian activity at the Kanjli Wetlands. A short distance from the city is Sultanpur Lodi, a site held sacred by Sikhs for its association with Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism.
After sightseeing drive back to Amritsar and drop off to your hotel.
Transport by private AC deluxe car
Pick up and drop off to your hotel.
Services of a knowledgeable, government-licensed English-speaking tour guide.
Monument entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary.
Bottled water within the vehicle.
Camera charges at monuments.