The Arabic & Persian Research
Institute: Houses a superb collection of Arabic
& Persian manuscripts, some of them lavishly ornamented
with gold, rubies, emeralds and pearls. The Nawabs of
Tonk were avid book lovers and collectors. In the nineteenth
and early decades of the present century, they built
up a large collection of rare and magnificent manuscripts
and books in Arabic and Persian.
Toda Rai Singh Town: Surrounded by hills, the
picturesque town of Toda Raisingh is situated in Tonk
district. It is an ancient town of archaeological significance.
In earlier times, it was also known as Takshakagadha
or Takshakpur, Todapattan, Ishtikapur, etc. Founded
by the Nagas in or around 4th century, this town was
also ruled by Yuhilas of Chatsu and Chauhans of Ajmer.
In 15th & 16th centuries, it was the capital of
Solanki Rajputs. The town got its present name from
Rail Singh Sisodia, the famous ruler of this place.
He was a Mughal 'Mansabdar' during the reign of Shahjahan.
Toda Rai Singh is blessed with glorious historical past
as well as rich cultural heritage.
It has a number of places of tourist interest. Prominent
among them are - Hadi Rani Ki Baori (kund), Raja Rai
Singh’s Mahal, Isar Baori, Bhopat Baori and beautiful
temples of Kalyanji, Raghoraiji, Gopinathji,, Govinddeoji,
etc. Bijolia inscription of V.E. 1226 suggests that
Toda Rai Singh was a popular centre of Jainism.
Sunheri Kothi: The golden mansion is the focal
point of Tonk. A fairly ordinary monument from outside,
the interior is richly ornamented with stained glass,
mirrors, stucco and gilt. Other interesting buildings
are those built to accommodate the British officers.