Patterned on the lines of the Moroccan Grand Mosque in Marrakesh, the Moorish Mosque is one of the most enchanting and prominent places to visit in Kapurthala. The Sikh Maharaja of the city, Jagatjit Singh, built this extravagant mosque to show his love for his subjects, who comprised majorly of Muslims and reflect his secular nature. French architect Monsieur M. Manteaux was called to commence the architectural work of the mosque. The aesthetic brilliance of this mosque is increased by leaps and bounds when the tourists have a look at the intricate wall paintings and the manicured gardens of this mosque.
It Is Known For:-
1) The excellent French architecture that makes it one of the best and most aesthetically pleasing mosques in South-East Asia.
2) Preserved by The Archeological Survey of India as a national monument showcasing religious sentiments.
3) The beautiful interiors and artwork inspired by French style.
4) The replication of Grand Mosque of Marrakesh in Morocco under the guidance of French architect Monsieur M. Manteaux.
Best Time To Visit:-
The entire vicinity of the Moorish Mosque in Kapurthala is filled with a festive feel during the times of Eid. People planning a visit to this holy shrine can make a visit during the festive months of Ramazan to get immersed in the festivity.
The Moorish Mosque is located on the outskirts of Kapurthala and a drive of 2kms will take the tourists to the architectural marvel. The bus and other public transport can be availed from different parts of Punjab to reach here.
Nearest Railway Station:- Kapurthala Railway Station
Nearest Airport:- Raja Sansi International Airport, Amritsar
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