Nakodar is a city and a municipal council in Jalandhar district in the Indian state of Punjab.
The city is almost 424 km from Delhi, 24 km from Jalandhar and about 114 km from Amritsar. Surrounding villages include Mehatpur, Nawan Pind Jattan,Bir Pind,Shankar and Sarih. The Town is of considerable antiquity and had been held in succession by three different races, the Kambohs (Kamboj), the Khanzadahs and then by the muslim Rajputs, traces of whom still exist in the extensive ruins by which the town is surrounded. The town was anciently founded by the Hindu Kamboh, according to Sir William Wilson Hunter. The Kamboh settlements lay to the west of present town and the sites are still marked by extensive ruins and two old fine tombs, now called the Black and Red Domes, from the color of the material. Tradition attributes the Kamboh expulsion to the Nawab Kutb Khan who came with an army from Indor near Nuh in 1570 AD. As a consequence, the lordship of the town thus passed over to the Khanzadaas from the Kamboj tribe. Within two generations, the Rajputs got the town in jagir from Emperor Jahangir, in later sixteenth century, apparently divesting the Khanzadahs, the successor race to the Kambohs.