It is located, 96 kms away from Jaipur. This is a quiet
town which was ruled by tribes of 'Pathans'
Afghanistan. The focal point of Tonk is the Suneri Kothi, the
Golden Bungalow. A fairly ordinary monument from outside, it has
stunningly rich ornamental interiors. There are also some
interesting building that accommodated the British office. Tonk
is also famous for its leather and felt industry and one can
pick up a good bargain from the markets. The Nawab of Tonk was
an avid book lover and built a sizable library of Arabic and
Persian manuscripts. Arabic and Persian Research Institute are
also located here.
Ganesh Chaturthi marks the
birth of Lord Ganesha and is celebrated all over the
country. This is also symbolic of the advent of all festivals
dedicated to other Indian Gods.
temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha is located in the fort of
Ranthambhor, about 12 kms from Sawai Madhopur and it is one
of the most important Ganesha temples in the State. There is
always a lot of activity at the temple because people believe
that the first invitation to a marriage should be sent to Lord
Ganesha. This temple is the site for Ganesh Chaturthi
celebrations attracting devotees from all over to join in the
singing of devotional songs. The Orange color in which the idol
is painted as well is the holy colour for this festival. The
idol is lavishly decorated with golden ornaments and every day
felicities with huge garlands of marigold.
There are markets around the temple attracting the tourists and
It is preferable to approach Ranthambhor from Sawai Madhopur,
which lies on the main Delhi-Mumbai railway line and is also
connected to Jaipur by rail. A road link with Jaipur exists as