A small town close to the city of Jaipur, Tonk is amongst the most interesting places in the royal state of Rajasthan. Tonk is known worldwide for its old mosques and 'havelis'. This graceful town near the pink city-Jaipur was once ruled by the 'Pathans' of Afghanistan, thus takes pride in its spectacular architectural wonders, established during the Mughal era. It has been known that the Nawab of Tonk used to be very fond of literature and thus, built a large library of Arabic and Persian manuscripts. Established during the 17th century, the town of Tonk serves as a host to several havelis, British colonial buildings and mosques. This cross-cultural town offers a mixture of Muslim architecture and Rajput buildings, which sets this town apart from others in the state. The rich cultural heritage and wonderful structures of Tonk attracts a huge of tourists from all over the world. Planning to visit this fascinating city? Explore the Tonk holiday packages offered by EaseMyTrip.in and get best offers to choose from.
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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 River.
Other Tourist Attractions:
Chandlai, Ghanta Ghar, Jaldevi Mandir, Mandakala, Nagarfort and Kalpvriksh are some of other places of interest.