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Check out THESE 7 places while on your tour from Jaipur to Tonk for a trip down history lane!

The exotic collection of old books and regal outfits at the Arabic Persian Research Institute will dazzle your eyes.

Once a princely state ruled by the Pathans of Afghanistan, this quaint little town of Rajasthan will surprise you with its rich history and mentions by Huen Tsang, dating back to the Mauryan period. Situated on the banks of River Banas, Tonk is located almost 100 km from Jaipur and is a paradise for history lovers who are looking to explore the state beyond Rajputana royals. Further, this city is also famous for its leather and felt industry and one can pick up a good bargain from the markets here. So chalk out your itinerary for this weekend getaway as we list down the 7 must-visit places when in this locale!


Sunehri Kothi

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The focal point of tourism in Tonk is the Sunehri Kothi (Golden Bungalow) which imitates an ethereal piece of enamel jewellery. The sumptuous expanse of enamel mirror-work and painted glass decorating the walls, ceilings and the hall of the old palace complex, is why it is also referred to as 'Sheesh Mahal' sometimes. A picturesque backdrop for all your Instagram photos, you cannot miss this spot!

Rasiya Ki Tekri

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If you are a hopeless romantic who is enchanted by the tales of Laila-Majnu and the likes, then make your way to Rasiya Ki Tekri. A fabulous tourist attraction in Tonk, which is believed to be named after a lover who used to sing love songs in the monuments located here. Celebrate the love of your life with a visit to this scenic place as 'mera pehla pehla pyaar' plays in the background!

Arabic Persian Research Institute

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Just like the erstwhile nawabs of Tonk, if you too are an avid book lover, then you should head to APRI- India's premier institute engaging in the furtherance of Arabic and Persian studies. Established in 1978 by the state government, this institute preserves some important and historical manuscripts in its display hall. Further, the main attractions here are- calligraphy on human hair, pulse, rice and sesame along with transparent glass bottles which have lines engraved inside of them,

Hadi Rani Baori

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Dating back to circa twelfth-thirteenth century AD, Hadi Rani Baori is a rectangular step-tank with doubled-storeyed corridors and arched doorways on the western side. This location grabbed the attention of mainstream media especially after the release of the Bollywood movie, Paheli. ​If you are a lover of geometric designs and aesthetic locations, then travel to Todaraisingh in Tonk for a photoshoot at this Baori!

Shivaji Garden

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Shivaji Garden, situated in the Newai town located approximately 30 km from Tonk, is where tourists throng for a scenic evening because it is said to bear resemblance to the Mysore Gardens and the Hiran Magari Park. Sprawling over an area exceeding five acres in measurement, this destination is home to musical fountains and swimming pools, apart from the garden area. Spend some quality time here before you resume your exploration of Tonk!

Bisaldeo Temple

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Located on the banks of River Banas, the Gokarnesvara Temple of Bisalpur, also known as Bisaldeo Temple, was constructed in the twelfth century. Enshrining a linga in its sanctum, this temple is a haven for architects with its hemispherical dome supported by eight pillars, square mandap and a portico with sikhara. Even if you know nothing about art and architecture, this place will capture your heart with its location and aura!

Hathi Bhata

Popular as one of the most beautiful monuments in the state, the Hathi Bhata of Tonk is an absolute beauty to behold as it is carved out of a single stone. Situated almost 30 km from Tonk-Sawai Madhopur Highway, the inscriptions carved on the right ear of this elephant are believed to state the tale of Hathi Bhata. Attracting tourists from all over the country, this monument is the epitome of artistic skills and excellence.

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If you are looking to explore monuments and buildings with rich interiors and an opulent collection of antiques, then Tonk is the perfect weekend destination for your inquisitive mind. Also, don't forget to carry your camera so that you can keep this trip stored vividly in your memories!

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