Tonk is one of the well-renowned districts of Rajasthan. The city of Tonk is the administrative headquarters of the district. It is situated near the right bank of Banas, just 60 miles by road south from Jaipur. Tonk was also the capital of the eponymous princely state of British India from 1817 to 1947. Tonk has been called ‘Rajasthan ka Lucknow’, ‘Adab ka Gulshan’, ‘Romantic poet Akhtar Shreerani ki Nagri’, ‘Meethe Kharboojo ka Chaman’, and ‘Hindu Muslim Ekta ka Maskan’ . These names designate Tonk a significant status in Rajasthan.
The city of Tonk is situated on National Highway No. 12 at the distance of 100 Km. from Jaipur. It is located between longitudes 75°07^ to 76°19^ and latitude 25°41^ to 26°34^. It is bounded on the north by Jaipur district, in the east by Swai Madhopur district and in the west by Ajmer district.