Hawa Mahal

Hawa MahalSituated in the picturesque city of Jaipur, the stunning Hawa Mahal overlooks one of the city’s main streets.  The palace, which is part of a huge complex is also popularly known as the “Palace of Winds” due to its unique design which allows wind to circulate freely through the 950 windows, keeping the palace cool.

This impressive five-storied, semi-octagonal structure was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Singh.

Its purpose was to allow royal ladies to observe everyday activities as well as to enjoy the processions without being seen.

Hawa Mahal Side View

This architectural marvel is made up of small casements, each with small windows and arched roofs with hanging cornices.

Hawa Mahal Inside

The overhanging balconies, domes and spires, carved sandstone grills and lace screens truly make it one of the finest examples of Rajpur artistry.

Hawa Mahal Architecture

Its fascia makes Hawa Mahal look more like a screen than a palace.

Hawa Mahal Facade

Built as part of the City Palace located in Sireh Deori Bazaar, this monument is also known as “fantasy in pink stone”. Along with the numerous distinctive structures inside, the palace also has a museum near the entrance displaying a beautiful collection of handicrafts, paintings and many other such displays.

Hawa Mahal Up Close

The top storey of the palace offers magnificent views of the city and its many attractions. The entrance of the palace is from the back side.

Hawa Mahal Fee– Rs. 50

Hawa Mahal Timings– 9:30am-4:30pm (Open on all days)

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