The massive edifice of Hawa Mahal stands at the intersection of the main road in Jaipur, Badi Chaupad and was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in the year 1799. Hawa Mahal derives its name from its unique structure, which is a mesh of small windows that allowed cool wind to enter the palace and hence kept the palace comfortable during the hot summer months. The main reason behind the palace's construction was to allow the women of the royal house to observe the festivities on the streets whilst being unseen from the outside as was the custom of the land. It is located right on the edge of the City Palace Jaipur and extends right to the 'zenana'.
Hawa Mahal is a structure made of red and pink sandstone and has a pyramidal structure which almost resembles a crown. It has been embellished with 953 tiny windows, also known as 'Jharokhas' and embellished with gorgeous latticework. From within, the Hawa Mahal palace is based on five floors each of which has a uniquely decorated chamber. A charming fountain welcomes you inside the main palace, from whereon you can make your way up to the different floors. The top of the palace offers a brilliant view of the City Palace, Jantar Mantar and the ever-busy Siredeori Bazar. There is a small museum as well which holds some rich relics and miniature paintings.
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4 months ago by gauranshi srivastava
This is another beautiful palace in the pink city. Hawa Mahal is very close to some of the best local markets of Jaipur like Bapu Bazar, Johri Bazar and Nehru Bazar. It would be a more enriching experience to first traverse through these markets and then go to Hawa Mahal. There are a lot of street food options at the beginning of the marketplace but it is still advisable to carry some with you. Students get a discount on the entry ticket so carry your student id. There are a lot of floors to climb so it is advisable to carry water.
4 months ago by Rajasthan Tour
Hawa Mahal is really one of the top tourist places in Jaipur. If you are visiting Jaipur than you must visit Hawa Mahal. To know more about Hawa Mahal You can also visit - ***link hidden***
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