Tonk District Guide Map Rajasthan- Tonk District Information Tourism Details

In the south-eastern part of Rajasthan, aligned with the eastern banks of Banas River this district named as Tonk is located. Its boundaries are touched with these seven districts- Bundi, Bhilwara, Ajmer, Jaipur, Dausa, Sawai Madhopur and Kota.

History

History of Tonk is very old. It was a part of Bairath culture and civilization. It was under Mouryas in the Mouryan period, than it was merged with Malvas and was under Harsh Vardhan. Then Rajputs ruled over here.

Jaipur’s king Man Singh conquered Tari and Tokra Janpad in the period of Akbar. In 1643 AD twelve villages of Tokra Janpad was given to Bhola Brahmin and he named them ‘Tonk’.

In 1806 AD, Afgan ruler Amir Khan conquered it from Balwant Rao Holkar, but the British government took it from him. Later in 1817 AD they returned it back to Amir Khan gave him the title of Nawab. Fromm then it was ruled by the Nawabs till the independence of India. That’s why it is also called as the “Lucknow of Rajasthan”.

Demographics

According to census 2011 the total population of Tonk is 14,21,326 of which the total male population is 7,28,136 and the female population is 6,93,190, where the total growth rate of the population with the comparison of census 2001 is 17.30%. Density of Tonk is 198 persons per km square. The sex ratio of this district is 952 girls per 1000 boys. Average literacy here is 61.58% of which the male literacy is 77.12% and female literacy is 45.45%.

Tonk District Guide Map Rajasthan

Places of interest

Sunahari kothi also known as Sheesh Mahal is one of the most beautiful things of Tonk. Its walls are painted with golden paint and are decorated with beautiful art of meenakari, pachhikari, paintings, glasses and flowers.

Bisldev temple or Bisaldev dham is situated at the beautiful location on the banks of Banas River. This temple is devoted to Lord Gokern. Bisal Dam also located here, which is made on Banas River and is one the favorite location of photographers.

Hathi Bhata is a single stone which is carved in the shape of an elephant also attracts many tourists for its unique art.

Jama Masjid, Ghantaghar, Raja Mahal, Shivaji Garden, Rasiye ki Tekri are some other places to visit in Tonk.

Transportation in Tonk

Taxis are the main medium to travel inside the city, these taxis don’t use meters, you have to fix the fair before taking the ride. Rental cars are also easily available.

How to reach

Jaipur airport is the nearest airport to reach here via airways, which is 91km away from the city. Taxis and buses to Tonk are easily available from here.

Banasthali Niwai railway station is the nearest railway station from the city, which is well connected to several major and minor cities of India. Jeeps, cars, taxis and buses are easily available from here to reach Tonk.

Regular buses are easily available for many major cities of Rajasthan from Tonk.

River

Banas, Mashi and Bandi are the rivers which pass through and nearby Tonk.

Special about Tonk

As it was ruled by Nawabs for a very long time several mosques and historical monuments were constructed here and this place is popularly known as “the Lucknow of Rajasthan”.

 

 

 

History of Tonk

Demographics of Tonk

Places of interest in Tonk

Transportation of Tonk

How to reach Tonk

Tourism Guidance in Tonk

Rivers in Tonk

STD codes list of Rajasthan, Tonk District

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