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Kapurthala

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Kapurthala is a small town in the state of Punjab in India.

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The town is famous for Rail Coach Factory, which is a rail coach manufacturing unit of Indian Railway. It produces 1500 coaches every year.

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There are frequent buses between Kapurthala and Jalandhar. Buses and taxis are also available from Amritsar, about 75km from Kapurthala, where the nearest airport is located.

Kapurthala is in the Jalandhar-Firozpur section of the Indian railway network.

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Jagarjit Club - Kapurthala
  • Gurudwara Ber Sahib. It is here Guru Nanak Sahib entered the Bein rivulet and stayed three days in the water.
  • Jagatjit Palace. Once home of Maharaja Jagatjit Singh, it is the most impressive building in the city, inspired by European palaces. Built in 1906.
  • 1 Kanjli Wetlands. This is a great area for birdwatching and boating.
  • Mazar of Mir Nasir Ahmed. A pilgrimage site for Indian classical musicians.
  • 2 Panch Mandir. A temple, home of five small temples.
  • 3 Pushpa Gujral Science City. This has been established on Jalandhar Kapurthala Road.
  • 4 Moorish Mosque. A replica of the Grand Mosque of Marrakech, commissioned by the last ruler of Kapurthala, Maharajah Jagatjit Singh to a French architect. Its construction was complete in 1930. The mosque is a National Monument of India.

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Sultanpur Lodhi - An old city with historical shrines.


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