Top things to do in Tonk

Sculpture in Tonk

Hathi Bhata

About 22km out of town, off the Tonk–Sawai Madhoper Rd, is this huge elephant carved out of a single block of stone. The pachyderm was carved in 1200 – the date is given in script on the elephant’s right ear. Beside…
Mosque in Tonk

Jama Masjid

Another building worth visiting in Tonk is the imposing Jama Masjid, Rajasthan’s finest mosque. Delicately frescoed inside and out with interlocking patterns, ferns and flowers, and sinuous gold decoration. This imp…
Palace in Tonk

Sunehri Kothi

Worth seeking out is this early-19th-century palace, decorated with exquisite coloured Belgium glass, inlay work and gilding. It is all much in decay, however, with amateurish renovation attempts. You must sign in a…
Museum in Tonk

Arabic & Persian Research Institute

Houses a rare collection of old Arabic and Persian manuscripts and books dating from the 12th to the 17th century. It's east of the town centre, near the Jaipur bus stand.