Hawa Mahal

Scenic Spot

 

Overview

Hawa Mahal is Located in the heart of Jaipur, this beautiful five-storey palace was constructed in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh who belonged to Kachhwaha Rajput dynasty. The main architect of this palace built of red and pink sandstone,constructed in the form of the crown of Krishna, the Hindu god. Considered as an embodiment of Rajputana architecture, the main highlight of Hawa Mahal is its pyramid shape and entire structure is made up of 953 small casements each with small lattice worked pink window, small balconies and arched roofs with hanging cornices. Cool breezes enter through the window and keep the inner atmosphere extremely pleasant and airy.   The main intention behind the construction of the Mahal was to facilitate the royal women and provide them a view of everyday life through the windows, as they never appeared in public.
 
Visitors will be surprised to notice that in sharp contrast to its rich exteriors, the interiors of the Hawa Mahal is strikingly simple. However, it is from here that visitors can have some of the finest views of the modern city of Jaipur. 
 
History
It was in 1799 that the Kachhwaha Rajput ruler, Sawai Pratap Singh, grandson of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh who built Jaipur, constructed Hawa Mahal as a continuation of the Royal City Palace. Sawai Pratap Singh's devotion to Lord Krishna is evident in the palace's construction as it resembles the lord's crown. Though many reasons are cited behind the construction of the fort, Purdah system followed by the Rajputs is said to be one of the main causes. During those days, Rajput royal women did not appear in public or in front of strangers. However, they were keen to follow the day-to-day events and royal processions occurring on the streets. It is for their benefit that the Hawa Mahal was built, complete with small windows and screened balconies. This gave the women a sense of freedom, without appearing in public.
The establishment of this famous monument redefines the creativity and excellence of mind used in daily pleasure activities. One such renowned monument in Jaipur famous for its excellent architecture and concept is Hawa mahal. Hawa mahal is also known as “palace of winds”. Jaipur Hawa Mahal is one of the best Jaipur tourists places to the guests and tourist in pinkcity. Every guests and tourists are recorded to be impressed by the architecture and the history behind the establishment of royal palace of winds.
There’s a small museum, with miniature paintings and some rich relics, such as ceremonial armour, which help evoke the royal past.
 
Open Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
 
Entrance Fee
Indian: Rs.10
Foreigner: Rs.30.
 
 

Location

Country
India
State
Rajasthan
City
Jaipur
Location
Badi Jori
Address
Hawa Mahal, Hawa Mahal Rd, Badi Choupad, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002.
Contact Info
Phone: 91-141-2600445
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Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Hawa Mahal
Nearest Railway Station
Jaipur Jn (JP)
Nearest Airport
Jaipur International Airport
IN
latitude : 26.824199680 longitude :75.812202450
Corporation : Jaipur
GPS Code : VIJP
Open Year
1799
Height
15 m
Architect
Mughal architecture
Dedicated To
Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh
Visiting Hours
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

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