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Places Near Jaipur
Tonk is located about 100 kms away from Jaipur and 80 kms from Sawai Madhopur. This is a quiet town which was ruled by 'Pathans' from Afghanistan. The focal point of Tonk is the Sunheri Kothi, or the Golden Bungalow.
A fairly ordinary looking monument from outside, it has stunningly rich ornamental interiors. There are some more interesting buildings that accommodated the British officers. Tonk is also famous for its leather and felt industry and one can pick up several interesting items from the markets. One of the Nawabs of Tonk was an avid book lover and built a sizable library of Arabic and Persian manuscripts which became the nucleus of The Arabic and Persian Research Institute (APRI) is also located here.
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