Nur Mahal

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Nur Mahal is famous for being home to Nur Jahan, wife of Mughal emperor Jahangir -she was brought up here. It houses buildings with some of the finest Mughal architecture in the state such as the Nur Mahal Sarai. Nur Mahal is situated at a distance of 13 km from Nakodar and 35 km from Jalandhar. It can be reached easily by train, the nearest station being Nakodar, and road as it is well connected with Nakodar and Phillaur, which are dubbed as its sister towns.

Nur Mahal has a long history and it is believed that an ancient city named Kot Kahlur was present at this very place at the time of 1300 A.D. The Mughal Emperor Jahangir’s wife, Nur Jahan spent much of her childhood here and she commissioned the construction of the Serai Nur Mahal for the travelers who would visit this city.

The Serai Nur Mahal has an impressive architecture and is built in the form of a quadrangle. It is divided into 140 cells that are spread all over the structure. It has two gateways, one each towards east and west. Lotus medallions dot its spandrels. Serai Nur Mahal also houses a mosque and a well.

Serai Nur Mahal is an important tourist attraction in the region. The intricate artwork, huge structure and lawns sprawling over a large area allow for a fascinating day of exploration.

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