Best Sightseeing Places in Tonk
Before planning your Tonk tour, be familiar with what you must visit during the trip.
Rasiya Ke Tekri:
It is a marvelous tourist attraction in the town of Tonk. As per folklore, the place was
named after a Kayasth lover, who used to sing love songs in the monument. This
place was renovated in 1859 by Shri Ambaji Maharaj, the Governor of Tonk in order to
preserve the monument and cherish the memories of the Kayasth lover.
Sunehri Kothi or Sheesh Mahal is one of the great monuments with historical
significance, which attract huge of tourists every year. The inner walls of this monument
are polished in gold and portray brilliant artworks on diamonds and glasses. This
building is also called as the 'Mansion of Gold' in admiration of the artworks and the
architectural brilliance portrayed in the building. The entire structure of Sunehri Kothi
looks like a delicate piece of enamel jewellery.
It is a popular tourist attraction, located at a distance of 22 KM from the Tonk town. This
edifice was built in 1200 AD by Ram Nath Slat and showcases the quality of the artist
who intricately carved a single stone into the shape of an elephant. The inscriptions on
the right ear of the elephant mention the historic tale of Hathi Bhata.
It is amongst the largest mosques in India and magnificently depicts the great Mughal
architectural style of the bygone era. The first Nawab of Tonk, Nawab Amir Khan, began
its construction in 1246 AD and the mosque was finally completed in 1298 AD, during
the reign of Nawab Wzirudhoula. This edifice has four massive minars, which can be
seen from a long distance. The Meenakari work and Golden paintings are the highlights
of the walls that enhance the beauty of the mosque.
Bisalpur is a village in the Tonk district of Rajasthan. This village is famous for the old
Lord Gokarneswar Temple and the Bilaspur dam, which is constructed over the Banas
Other Tourist Attractions:
Chandlai, Ghanta Ghar, Jaldevi Mandir, Mandakala, Nagarfort and Kalpvriksh are some
of other places of interest.
Best Time for Holidaying in Tonk
Tonk experiences hot semi-arid climate and the main seasons of this region are,
summer, winter and monsoon. The best time to go for a Tonk vacation is between the
months of October and March, when the weather is cool and pleasant. During this time,
you can explore the historical monuments and enjoy sightseeing. So, make your holiday
Must Buy Things from Tonk
Majorly a historical destination, Tonk has some specialties to go shopping for. The
place is best known for its sweet watermelons, leatherwear and the felt cloth industry.
So, apart from exploring the historical monuments etc., you can go for buying some
interesting souvenirs and home items made of leatherwear and the felt cloth. Along with
all this stuff, you can get loads of sweet watermelons back home from Tonk trip for
your loved ones.
Explore Options to Reach Tonk
Before booking your Tonk holiday packages, you must be aware of the ways to reach
this historical city. To know more, read on:
Sanganer Airport (Jaipur Airport) is the closest to Tonk and is well connected to all the
major cities of the country. From the airport, one can get a cab or use bus services to
reach this town.
The nearest major railway station to Tonk is Banasthali-Newai station (around 35 KM
away from Tonk) and from here, passenger trains can be boarded to reach the Bhanwar
Tonk Railway Station.
Tonk is well-connected by good roads. Rajasthan Tourism provides regular bus
services that run through major tourist cities and nearby towns. So, select your choice of
Tonk travel mode for enjoyable journey.