Majestic Kapurthala from Amritsar: Palaces, Temples, and More
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Embark on a captivating day tour from Amritsar to the enchanting city of Kapurthala. Admire the architectural marvels of Kapurthala, including the Jagatjit Palace, known for its distinctive Indo-Islamic and French architectural fusion. Visit the historic Jagatjit Club and explore the colonial-era architecture. Delight in local Punjabi cuisine during a leisurely lunch. Discover the serene Shalimar Bagh, a Mughal-style garden, and the State Gobindgarh Palace, a royal residence brimming with history. Complete your day with a visit to the Kanjli Wetland and the Jagatjit Singh Museum, showcasing Kapurthala's rich cultural heritage.
Morning: 7:00 AM: Depart from Amritsar to Kapurthala. 9:00 AM: Arrive at Kapurthala and begin your exploration with a visit to the magnificent Jagatjit Palace, often referred to as the Moorish Mosque. Built in the 20th century by the Kapurthala royal family, this palace is renowned for its unique blend of French and Indo-Islamic architectural styles. Roam the palace grounds, including the grand Durbar Hall, lush gardens, and the exquisite mosque.
10:30 AM: Continue your journey with a visit to the Jagatjit Club, a historic social and recreational venue for the Kapurthala royal family. Marvel at the colonial-era architecture and delve into the club's history, which still holds significance as a prominent social institution in Kapurthala.
Lunch: 12:00 PM: Relish a delectable lunch at a local restaurant, where you can savor local Punjabi cuisine or other culinary delights based on your preferences.
Afternoon: 1:00 PM: Discover the enchanting Shalimar Bagh, a Mughal-style garden nestled in Kapurthala. Appreciate the lush greenery, fountains, and pavilions in this serene garden, crafted by French architect M. Marcel in the early 20th century. Enjoy a leisurely stroll and embrace the tranquil ambiance of this scenic garden.
2:00 PM: Venture to the State Gobindgarh Palace, a 19th-century residence of the Kapurthala royal family. Explore the opulent palace complex, including the ornate Durbar Hall, royal chambers, and a museum housing a diverse collection of artifacts that reflect Kapurthala's rich heritage.
3:30 PM: Your next stop is the Kanjli Wetland, a picturesque wildlife sanctuary situated near Kapurthala. This wetland is a haven for various migratory birds, including Siberian cranes, making it a paradise for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts. Enjoy a peaceful walk along the wetland while soaking in the natural beauty of the surroundings.
Evening: 4:30 PM: Conclude your day with a visit to the Jagatjit Singh Museum, located within a section of the Jagatjit Palace. The museum features a captivating collection of artifacts, including paintings, sculptures, coins, and manuscripts, offering a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of Kapurthala and its royal lineage.
6:00 PM: Return to Amritsar, marking the end of your engaging and private day tour.
Private AC car/van for pick up and drop off from/to your hotel.
English speaking local guide, if option selected.
Entrance fees to monuments, if option selected.
Lunch, if option selected.
Bottled water in the car.
Camera charges at monuments.
Gratuities and optional activities.
Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.