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Serai Nurmahal or Mughal Serai is a structure of historical importance located at Nurmahal, near Jalandhar, Punjab, India.
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During the Mogul period much importance was given to construction of buildings, roads lined with trees, water wells and other infra structure for the people, as the economy was gradually on the increase. Trade and commerce developed well and there was political stability. Resting places / inns for travellers called Serais were constructed on orders from Noor Jahan, wife of Mogul ruler Jehangir under the supervision of Zakariya Khan in 1618 AD, then Governor of the Doab ( a region in Pujab). Nurmahal got its name from Noor Jahan, who is said to have been brought up here. The serais were of great help to the travellers who would form a group to travel to far off places.
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