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Places to See in Tonk

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Sunehri Kothi- The Sunehri Kothi, also known as the Sheesh Mahal was built by Nawab Mohammed Ibrahim Ali Khan, who was extremely fond of music, dance and poetry recitals. The inside walls of this monument are polished in gold and depict excellent artworks on diamonds and glasses. The building is also called as the 'Mansion of Gold' in appreciation of the artworks and the architectural excellence portrayed in the building. The entire structure of Sunehri Kothi looks like an ethereal piece of enamel jewellery. This beautiful building is of great historical significance and attracts a lot of tourists every year.

Ghanta Ghar- The Ghanta Ghar, a popular historical attraction of Tonk was built by the Nawab of Tonk ,Mohammed Sadat Ali Khan, in 1937. According to locals, people of Tonk place suffered an epidemic disease called Haiza in 1936. The Nawab distributed medicines among those inflicted, and the money collected was used to build this clock tower.

Govind Devji Temple– Govind Devji Temple, located in the Jai Niwas Garden of Jaipur is dedicated to the Hindu Lord Krishna. The idol of Lord Krishna was originally kept in a temple of Vrindavan, but later the King of Jaipur, Sawai Jai Singh II reinstalled it here as his family deity. It is one of the most popular shrines of Jaipur, which attracts a large number of devotees every year.

Jama Masjid– The Construction work of Jama Masjid of Tonk was started by Nawab Amir Khan, the first Nawab of Tonk in 1246 A.D and was finally completed in 1298 AD, during the reign of Nawab Wzirudhoula. The building has four massive minars, which can be seen from a long distance. Golden paintings and Meenakari on the walls enhance the beauty of the mosque. This beautiful monument depicts the great Mughal architectural style of the bygone era.

Rajmahal- Rajmahal, located on the banks of River Banas, attracts a lot of tourists from all across the globe. Rajmahal is located at the meeting point of three rivers namely, Banas, Khari and Dai. This historical monument of Rajmahal is built on a big mountain at Kakor. Tourists can enjoy boating in the ‘Dah of Salam Singh’.

Kalpvriksh- Kalpvriksh is a historic tree present in the Balunda village of the Tonk district. This tree is considered to be sacred, and many people visit here during the month of Kartik. It is believed believe that the tree fulfills all the wishes of the devotees who visit here offer worship.

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