Tonk, also known as the "Lucknow of Rajasthan" due to its elegance, is a beautiful town which is bounded by Jaipur in the North, Sawai Madhopur in the East, Ajmer in the West and Bundi in the South. It 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. It is popular among tourists for its magnificent mosques, mansions and havelis and boasts of the architecture prevalent in Mughal era.
The founder of Tonk was Nawab Mohammad Aamir Khan. This former princely state, founded in the year 1824, was originally the seat of the Bairath civilization. The area was also ruled by the Mauryas and then by Harsha Vardhana. The place was part of the Bairath State. It was ruled by famous Rajput dynasties like the Chauhans, Sisodias. Holkars, Solankis and others. In the year 1950, the region was converted into a district and it became a part of Rajasthan.
By Air: The closest airport is located in the town of Jaipur and this is situated around 82 km from the town.
By Rail: Few trains pass through the Tonk Railway Station, and this railway station is located along the Mumbai to Delhi route and most of the trains along this route stop here.
By Road: Tonk is located along National Highway 12 and it is connected to places such as Jaipur and Jablapur by road.