Tonk is a small town, located on National Highway No. 12 at distance of 96 kms from Jaipur. This little town of Tonk is also known as the "Lucknow of Rajasthan" “Adab ka Gulshan” “Romantic poet Akhtar Shreerani ki Nagri” “Meethe Kharboojo ka Chaman” “Hindu Muslim Ekta ka Maskan”
As per the history, Jaipur's King Man Singh conquered Tari & Tokra Janpad in the regime of Akbar. In 1643 twelve village of Tokra janpad were given to Bhola Brahmin. Later Bhola gave a name to these twelve villages as ‘Tonk’. It is surrounded by 5 districts i.e. in north Jaipur, in South Bundi & Bhilwara, in East Ajmer and in West Sawaimadhopur districts.
Tonk is famous for its leather industry. You can buy quality leather items and accessions from here
If you are looking for a better way to expand your holiday in a royal past way then tonk heritage hotels are witnesses to its majestic past. There are two royals hotels available
- Castle Awan
- Rajmahal Palace Hotel and Resort
Attraction in Tonk:
Sunehri Kothi : Sunheri Kothi is situated near Bada Kua on Najar Bagh road in Tonk City
Golden Mansion: The Golden Mansion is declared to be a Historical Place, by the Government of Rajasthan. The walls of the mansion are golden polished, which looks fascinating. The mansion has a big hall, which is known as 'Shishmahal'. The walls of the hall are decorated with glass work, flower paintings, mother-of-pearl and the exquisite work of 'Pachhikari' & 'Meenakari'.
Jama Masjid: Jama Masjid is another attraction in Tonk, which is one of the biggest mosques in India. The construction of the mosque was started by the first Nawab of Tonk, Nawab Amir Khan in 1246 A.D.