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          Tonk is located 96 km. from Jaipur, in eastern Rajasthan. It lies just south of the Banas river. The old walled town, which was capital of the former princely state of Tonk, was founded in 1643 A.D. and lies on the slopes of a small hill range. Tonk was once the stronghold of the Pathan tribesmen of Afghanistan who came to India. The modern Tonk was founded by Nawab Ameer Khan as a result of a treaty whithe the British in 1818 A.D.Tonk is a quaint amalagamation of crosscultural influences. It became a part of the state of Rajasthan in 1948

Population         :

135,663 (2001)

Altitude :  
Best season : October to March
Languages :

Hindi, English, Rajasthani, Urdu.

Access : Jaipur 162 km,       


PALACES OF INTEREST

  • Sunheri Kothi

  • Arabic-Institute

  • Tada Rai Singh Town

 

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