Tonk and Gatior - Rajasthan
Tonk is a beautiful city in the Indian State of Rajasthan and is bounded by Jaipur in the North, Sawai Madhopur in the East, Ajmer in the West and the District of Bundi in the South. The city is situated on the National Highway No. 12 which is situated about 100 km from Jaipur. The district covers a total area of about 7194 square km and has an annual rainfall of 62 mm. The main occupation of the people in this region is animal husbandry and agriculture. Tonk has a very old history and is said to have connections with Bairath culture and civilization. This historic city formed a part of Harsha Vardhan’s empire during which the Chinese traveler Fa-Hien visited India. Touristplacesinindia.com provides you with complete information on all that you want to know about Tonk in Rajasthan.
Some of the most important tourist attractions in Tonk include:
Bilaspur: It is located 70 km from Tonk where one can visit the beautiful dam and the Lord Gokarneswar Temple. According to legends, Ravana, the ruler of Lanka meditated here. The Aravalli Mountain Ranges get split up here by the Banas River.
Sunahari Kothi: Situated on the Najar Bagh road near Bada Kuwa, this Kothi has walls with golden polish. This Kothi is also known as “Shishmahal” and one can find diamonds, glasses, paintings, flowers, Paccikari and meenakari works on the walls.
Rajamahal: This Palace is located on the banks of the Banas River where one can enjoy boating at the confluence of three rivers - Banas, Khari and Dai. Tourists from all over Indian and abroad are attracted by the beauty of the place. It is one of the highlights of tourism in Tonk.
Jama Masjid: This mosque is one of the most beautiful monuments in India which was started by Nawab Amir Khan in 1246 AD and is said to have been completed by Nawab Wzirudhoula in 1297 -1298 AD.
Sri Kalyanji Mandir Diggi: This temple is situated in the village of Diggi about 75 km from Jaipur and is famous for the statue of Lord Anirudh. The temple has the famous Pratihar type of architecture which was famous during the 9th and the 10th Century AD.
Other most prominent temples in the city include the Nagarfort temple – the tapobhumi of Rishi Mandav, Jodhpuriya, Doonija Mandir, Jal Devi Mandir, Jain temples, Badri Nath temple, Ram Krishan Mandir, Kankali Mata Mandir, Annapurna Ganesh Mandir, Antariya Balaji Mandir, Mansha Purna Bhuteshwar Mahadev Mandir, Jain Nasiya, Mahadevali shiv Mandir, Nasiya Balaji Mandir, Jama Masjid and Swami Hundal Ram Mandir of Sindi community
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