The ancient town takes pride in its beautiful architectural wonders, established during the Mughal era. A historical town of archaeological significance, Tonk is an absolute delight for any tourist who visits this town.
Let's know about the major tourist spots in Tonk.
Sunehri Kothi - The main attraction of Tonk is the 19th century Sunehri Kothi or the Golden Mansion, situated near Bada Kuan on Najar Bagh Road. Sheesh Mahal, or the glass hall of Sunehri Kothi, is adorned with the amazing glass and floral work along with exquisite samples of Meenakari work that are sure to leave spellbound.
Jama Masjid - Located in the heart of the bustling city is the Jama Masjid, Rajasthan’s finest mosque. Delicately frescoed inside and out with intricate patterns, mosque still contains some of the ancient lamps.
The Arabic and Persian Research Institute - The research institute is located in the heart of the Tonk city in the valley of two historical hills of Rasiya and Annapoorna. The Institute houses some of the oldest collection of books and manuscripts in Persian and Arabic. Some of the ancient books here are beautifully adorned in gold, emerald, pearls and rubies.
Haathi Bhata - Situated around 20-30 kilometres from the Tonk- Sawai Madhopur Highway is the Hathi Bhata. Carved out from a single stone, it is magnificent life size stone elephant. This monument bears an inscription that narrates the story of Raja Nal and Damayanti.
Bisaldeo Temple - Bisalpur, located around 60-80 kilometres from Tonk, is considered very important due to the temple of Gokarnesvara, also known as Bisal Deoji’s temple. The inner sanctum of the temple enshrines a Shiva linga. The temple has a hemispherical dome, supported on eight tall pillars sporting floral carvings.
Hadi Rani Baori - This stepwell is rectangular on plan with double-storeyed corridors on the western side. Each of these corridors is flanked with an arched doorway. Images of Brahma, Ganesha and Mahishasura Mardini are enshrined in niches on the lower storeys. This step well is about a 2 hour drive from Tonk.
Diggi Kalyanji Temple - At 5600 years, this temple is probably one of the oldest, functional Hindu temples. Shri Kalyanji, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu is enshrined here. Located at a distance of around 60 odd kilometres from Tonk, the pinnacle of the temple is supported by 16 pillars and makes for a truly a magnificent sight.
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