Nakodar is an ancient town situated 24 km south of Jalandhar
, in Punjab
. It is a major center for durries and khadi goods in the Jalandhar District
Though there are a number of accounts in contention regarding the christening of the town, the word Nakodar is thought to be a corrupted form of the Persian words 'neki dar' which means the 'gate of goodness or virtue'. Ain-i-Akbri records the town as a strong hold of the Manj Rajputs. Then, the town came under the rule of Sardar Tara Singh and Maharaja Ranjit Singh. By 1854, after the Anglo- Sikh war, Nakodar became a British colony and it remained so until India’s Independence in 1947.
Places of tourist interest include Dakhni Sarai, tombs of Haji Jamal and Muhammad Momin and the 17th century Mughal Bridge.
Nearest airport is at Ludhiana.
Nakodar Junction Railway Station is on the Jalandhar-Nakodar-Ludhiana line of the Northern Railways. By road, Nakodar is linked with Jalandhar (24 km), Phillaur (34 km), Sultanpur (40 km) and Kapurthala (35 km).