HAWA MAHAL

JANTAR MANTAR
June 24, 2019
JAIGARH FORT
June 24, 2019

HAWA MAHAL

Hawa Mahal "The Palace Of Winds" was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. Hawa Mahal is a five story building that is situated in the heart of the city of Jaipur. This structure is made of red and pink sand stone lined with white color to make it vibrant. The walls of palace have 953 jharokha or overhanging balconies and curved and arched small chhatris or dome-shaped pavilions showing the richness of vivid Rajputana architecture.
There's a small museum within the complex of Hawa Mahal, which houses famous items like miniature paintings and ceremonial armor. The interior of the Mahal has been described as "having rooms of different coloured marbles, relieved by inlaid panels or gilding; while fountains adorn the centre of the courtyard".Apart from the beautiful architecture and the breeziness of the palace there is museum that is worth a visit, Art and History lovers will really enjoy the terrific collection of antiques, weapons and articles used by royal families.
The main reason behind the making of Hawa Mahal was to felicitate Rajput women who were not allowed to appear in public places. It is for the women's benefit that the Hawa Mahal was built,through this fort all the women used to catch the glimpses of royal processions, hustles and bustles of the city.

How To Reach Hawa Mahal :

The Hawa Mahal is located on the main road near Badi Chaupar and it is at walking distance from other attractions like city palace complex and jantar mantar or you can take cab from anywhere in jaipur to reach hawa mahal.

Timing:

Morning 9 to Evening 4.30 (All Days)

Famous For:

  • Photography
  • Culture
  • Monument Fort
  • Fortress History
  • Entrance Charges :

    Foriegner - INR 200 per person
    Indian - INR 50 per person

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