Samrala is a city and a municipal council in Ludhiana district in the Indian state of Punjab. It is about 35 km east of the district headquarters Ludhiana, on the highway to Chandigarh. Samrala is a Class III Municipality. It is also known for it oldest tehsil situated in this city as compared to other cities near it. It is also believed that the name Samrala came from the name of two brothers Sama and Rala.