Jagatjit Palace


Jagatjit Palace was the residence of the erstwhile Maharaja of the State of Kapurthala, Maharaja Jagatjit Singh. The palace was built in 1908 and is has a remarkable Indo-Saracen architecture and is modeled after the Versailles Palace. The Jagatjit Palace is now inhabited by the Sainik School to train boys for the National Defense Academy.

Photo Gallery

  • Jagatjit palace during Festival
    Sainik School
  • Jagatjit Palace
  • Jagatjit Palace at Night
    Lightning of Jagatjit palace

How to Reach:

By Air

Kapurthala does not have an airport of its own, with the nearest airport being the Raja Sani Airport at Amritsar, which is at a distance of 75 km. It has a chain of flights operating both within and outside the country. Various domestic flights, like Indian Airlines, Kingfisher Airlines, and Spice Jet, come in and go out of this airport at, regular intervals. They connect Punjab with major cities of India, like Delhi, Jammu, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, etc. Besides, international flights like Turkmenistan Airlines, Uzbekistan Airlines, and Air India connect it with foreign countries like London, Toronto via Birmingham, Singapore, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, and others.

By Train

Kapurthala falls on the Jalandhar- Ferozpur railway line. The railway station has low-frequency trains running from and to major cities of the country. The main trains passing through the city are 9226 Express-UP, 2JF Passenger-Down, 1JF Passenger-Up, and 7JF Passenger-UP. The city is well connected by rail to major places both within and outside Punjab, like Delhi, Bathinda, Jammu, Jalandhar, Ferozpur, Veraval, etc.

By Road

Kapurthala falls on the Jalandhar-Ferozpur road. The city is conveniently connected to major cities both within and outside Punjab, through a wide network of roads. Important places like Jammu, Shimla, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Rajasthan and Delhi are well connected to Kapurthala by road. Both private and government owned buses run from the city, connecting it to different parts of the country. Taxis and autos run within the city, allowing for convenient short trips.