Posted July 24, 2013 by Ankana Joshi in Destinations by Interest

Jagatjit Palace: Kapurthala

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Jagatjit Palace is one of the famous places in Kapurthala city which was built in 1908 and is very famous for its beautiful architecture. It was considered as a residence of Maharaja Jagatjit Singh in past.

At present the Jagatjit Palace is looked after by the Defence Ministry. It is now the house of “Sainik School”. The Jagatjit Singh palace, set within a 200 acre park has a spectacular architecture based on the “Palace of Versailles” and “Fontainebleau”.

Its plaster of Paris figures and painted ceilings represent the finest features of French art and architecture. It was built in renaissance style with the sunken park in the front (Known as Baija) and has many other similarities to that of Palace of Versailles. The interior decoration of the palace, which is unique of its kind in India was carried out by expert European and Indian workmen. The great Darbar Hall is one of the finest in India. The palace is full of imported art work from France, Italy, Holland.

Jagatjit Palace is considered to be a must see place in Kapurthala because of its fine architecture.

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