Jagatjit Palace is a remarkable building situated in Kapurthala
, about 21 km from Jalandhar
, in Punjab
. It was the erstwhile palace of Maharaja Jagatjit Singh and was modeled after the Versailles Palace. Presently, the Jagatjit Palace is managed by the Defence Ministry and Kapurthala Sainik School functions in this building.
Jagatjit Palace is a unique example of French architecture. The painted ceilings and the plaster of Paris figures represent the finest of French art and architecture. The interior decoration of the palace is exquisitely garnished with imported art work from France, Italy and Holland. The Darbar hall of the palace is one of the finest in India.
The palace has a sunken park in front of it known as Baija.
Kapurthala Railway Station, on the Jalandhar-Ferozepur rail route, is the nearest railhead. Amritsar International Airport is the nearest airport.