Sarai_Ban1Not far from Nakodar is Nur Mahal, a small town best known for the ruins of a beautiful medieval sarai built by Noor Jehan. Sacked on several occasions and effectively ruined by armies from within and outside Punjab, it wasn’t till the end of the 19th century that the town saw a turnaround when the British restored the sarai’s grandeur. Its exquisitely ornamented western gate stands like an imposing sentinel over the marketplace today.