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Introduction of Tonk

Recognized with different names viz., Nawabo ki Nagari, Rajasthan ka Lucknow, Adab ka Gulshan, Hindu Muslim Ekta ka Maskan and Meethae Kharbujo ka Chaman, all these recognitions are enough to define the versatile feature of the district Tonk. Located in the north-eastern part of the state at geographical location of 75’190 to 76’160 East longitude and 25’410 to 26’240 North Latitude. The total area of district is 7194 sq kms. The district is bordered by the district of Jaipur in north, Bundi and Bhilwara in south, Ajmer in west, and Sawai Madhopur district in West.
Some historic records also reveal that under the auspice of Mughal ruler Akbar, the king of Jaipur Maharja Man Singh I captured the areas of Tari and Tokra janpad. During 1643 twelve villages of Tokra janpad were donated to Bhola Brahmin, who later gave these villages the name of Tonk.

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History of Tonk

Nawabi Nagari 'Tonk' is famous not only in Rajasthan but also all over India for its historical legends. It is situated on National Highway No. 12 at distance of 100 kms from Jaipur. It is located in North- Eastern part of the state between 75.19' & 76.16 East longitude and 25.41' and 26.24' North Latitude. The total area of the District is 7194 sq kms. 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 given to Bhola Brahmin. Later Bhola gave a name to these twelve villages as 'Tonk'. It is enclosed by 5 districts i.e. in north Jaipur, in South Bundi & Bhilwara, in East Ajmer and in West Sawaimadhopur districts. Average rain fall is 62 mm. Agriculture and animal husbandry are the main occupation of the people.

The history of Tonk dates back to ancient period of Mahabharat when it was known as Samwad Lakshya. During the throne of Maurayas it was merged in the states of Malvas and the huge portion of the state was under the control of Maurya ruler Harshwardhan.

However, Chinese tourist deals its history related to Bairath culture and civilization which was under the control of Bairath state. When Rajputs dominated the state was under the control of different clans of Rajput rulers namely Chavras, Solankis, Kachvahs, Sisodiyas and Chouhans. Later, it came under the control of King Holkar and Sindhia.
When the state was under the control of Nawab’s , once on the occasion of Miladdunabi all the citizens of the state were invited to attain the function which continued for seven days during the month of Rabiul Awwal, without any discrimination of caste, creed or colour.

During the regime of Nawabs all the native were invited in a islamic function of Miladdunabi without caste,color and greed, which was organised by the ruling Nawabs for the period of seven days in the month of Rabiul Awwal,collectively with all zeal in Tonk.It is further important to mention here that the first founder ruler of Tonk was Nawab Mohammed Amir Khan. It is known as Samwad Lakshya in Mahabharat period. In the regime of Mouryas, it is under mouryas then it was merged in to Malvas. Most of the part was under Harsh Vardhan. As per Hevan Sang, tourist of China, it was under Bairath State. In the regime of Rajputs, the parts of this state are under Chavras, Solankis, Kachvahs, Sisodiyas and Chouhans. Later, it was under the regime of King Holkar and Sindhia.

The history of Tonk would be incomplete without describing the name of its founder ruler Nawab Mohammed Amir Khan. Amir Khan captured the throne of Tonk from the Blawant Rao Holkar in 1806. However during the ruler of British government in India the state was under the control of British rule. Later during 1817 a treaty was signed between Amir Khan and British administrator’s and the state was handed again to Amir Khan.

Tourist Attraction in Tonk

Rasiya Ke Tekri
Appointed by raja holkar, as a governor of this place Shri Ambaji Maharaj, a schooler ,known for composing love songs , renovated Rasia Ki Tekri in 1859. As per the local history, one Kayasth lover used to sit here and always sing love songs. On account of this romance (rasiya), this monument is called by the name of ‘Rasiya Ke Tekri’.

It is located about 70 kms from District HQ. and 13 kms from Deoli tehsil head quarter. One can visit the beautiful Dam and historical Lord Gokarneswar temple. As per the local history, Ravan has made ‘tapasya' here. Dam was constructed between two mountains on Banas river. Here, river banas splits the Aravali mountains. Its catchment area is 27,725 Sq. Kms. The project is to be completed in two phases. In first phase, it will provide drinking water and in second phase irrigation facilities through the canals. The total lenghth of the Dam will be 574 meters and the height is 39.50 meters.

Hathi Bhata
It is about 22 kms from district Hq. 5 kms far from this place, one can find a monument of Elephant. Single stone was carved in to the shape of an elephant. It was made by Ram Nath Slat during the regime of Sawai Ram Singh in 1200 AD. This evidence is written on the right ear of that Elephant. Even today you can read this script.

Historical Ghanta Ghar
This was constructed by Mohd. Sadat Ali Khan, Nawab of Tonk in 1937. As per the local history, in 1936, public suffered from the disease Haiza. Nawab Sadat Ali Khan, 5th Nawab of Tonk distributed medicines house to house personally. Public appreciated this and presented money to him. He constructed this monument with the amount.

Jama Masjid
This monument is was one of the biggest masjid's and the most beautiful monuments in India. This was started by First Nawab of Tonk, Nawab Amir Khan in 1246 A.D and was completed from 1297 A.D. to 1298 A.D. by his first son Nawab Wzirudhoula . 4 Minars of this monument can be seen from a long distance. Four big doors are constructed in the Moughal style. The main part of the monument resembles Delhi & Agra Mughal style monuments. One can find the Golden paintings & Meenakari on the walls.

The 'Sangam' of three rivers Banas, Khari & Dai attracts the tourists. This Mahal is located at bank of banas river. There is good heritage hotel that provides accomodation to the tourists. One can enjoy the boating in ‘Dah of Salam Singh'. Many national and international tourists who visited this place praised the beauty of this place. It is just 10 kms from Bisalpur.One can see the Raj Mahal constructed on a big mountain at Kakor. This Mahal attarcts the tourists. In olden days, this village is known by Kanakpura.

Shivaji Garden
It is situated in Bhagat Singh Colony, Newai Town about 30 Kms from Tonk. It is located on the National Highway, 70 kms far from Jaipur. Its map is designed like Maisoor Gardens & Hiran Magari Park. Musical fountains are arranged in this garden. A Swimming Pool is here for childrens.

Sunahari Kothi

Jama Masjid

Hathi Bhata

Anpurna Ganesh Ji



How to Reach Tonk

By Air
Jaipur’s Sanganer Airport is just south of the city.

By Rail
Jaipur Station is well connected to Delhi by Ajmer Shatabdi and Delhi-Jaipur Express, to Mumbai by the Bombay Central-Jaipur and Aravalli expresses, and to Kolkata by the Howrah-Jaipur Express.

By Road
NH8 links Jaipur to Delhi via Shahpura and Dharuhera, and to Mumbai via Ajmer, Udaipur, Ahmedabad, Baroda, Bharuch, Pardi, Talasari and Manor.


You will visit “Tonk” during the below Tours of Rajasthan

31 Days Rajasthan Tour (Including Tonk)
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Delhi - Alwar - Deeg - Bharatpur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Dholpur - Ranthambore - Tonk - Bundi - Jhalawar - Kota - Bijolia - Chittorgarh - Dungarpur - Banswara - Udaipur - Rajsamand - Nathdwara - Kumbhalgarh - Ranakpur - Mount Abu - Rohetgarh - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Bikaner -  Nagaur - Mandawa - Sikar - Jhunjhunu -Jaipur - Delhi


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