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Tonk is a quiet tourist destination which was ruled by tribes of 'Pathans' from Afghanistan. Tonk also contains some interesting building that accommodated the British office.
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Located 96 kms from Jaipur, on the way to Ranthambore is the quiet little town of Tonk, which was ruled by a tribe of Pathans from Afghanistan. Tonk is a city in eastern Rajasthan in northwestern India. It lies just south of the Banas River. The old walled town, which was capital of the former princely state of Tonk, was founded in 1643 AD and lies on the slopes of a small hill range. Tonk was once the stronghold of the Pathan tribesmen of Afghanistan who came to India.

The modern Tonk was founded by Nawab Ameer Khan as a result of a treaty with the British in 1818 AD. Tonk is a quaint amalgamation of cross-cultural influences. It became a part of the state of Rajasthan in 1948.

Prime Attractions of Tonk

Arabic & Persian Research Inst
Houses a superb collection of Arabic & Persian manuscripts, some of them lavishly ornamented with gold, rubies, emeralds and pearls.
Sunheri Kothi
The golden mansion is the focal point of Tonk. A fairly ordinary monument from outside, the interior is richly ornamented with stained glass, mirrors, stucco and gilt. Other interesting buildings are those built to accommodate the British officers.
Toda Rai Singh Town:
Surrounded by hills, the picturesque town of Toda Raisingh is situated in Tonk district. It is an ancient town of archaeological significance. In earlier times, it was also known as Takshakagadha or Takshakpur, Todapattan, Ishtikapur, etc. Founded by the Nagas in or around 4th century, this town was also ruled by Yuhilas of Chatsu and Chauhans of Ajmer. In 15th & 16th centuries, it was the capital of Solanki Rajputs. The town got its present name from Rail Singh Sisodia, the famous ruler of this place. He was a Mughal 'Mansabdar' during the reign of Shahjahan. Toda Rai Singh is blessed with glorious historical past as well as rich cultural heritage. It has a number of places of tourist interest. Prominent among them are - Hadi Rani Ki Baori (kund), Raja Rai Singh¿s Mahal, Isar Baori, Bhopat Baori and beautiful temples of Kalyanji, Raghoraiji, Gopinathji,, Govinddeoji, etc. Bijolia inscription of V.E. 1226 suggests that Toda Rai Singh was a popular centre of Jainism.

Excursions from Tonk

(91Km.)
The Ranthambore National Park was the hunting ground of Maharaja of Jaipur. In 1955, it was declared a game sanctuary; in 1980, it became a national park. But with the commissioning of Project Tiger in 1972, it was included in the project. more..
(75Km.)
Lying on the main Delhi - Mumbai railway line, Sawai Madhopur is the gateway to the world renowned Ranthambhore National Park - the famous Tiger Reserve, just 12 kms away from here. more..

Climate - Tonk

Summer
43.5°C
39.0°C
Winter
27.0°C
7.0°C

General Information - Tonk

Location
96kms from jaipur, Rajasthan
Best Time
October to March

Clothing - Tonk

Summer
Light Tropical
Winter
Light Woollen

Shopping - Tonk

Where to Shop
There is thriving leather and felt industry in Tonk and one can pick up some good bargains in the markets here. The watermelons of Tonk are known for their quality and sweetness


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