The grandeur and magnificence of Hawa Mahal can captivate any onlloker who
passes by the main streets of
known as 'The Palace of the Winds', it is Jaipur's most acclaimed
attraction. This five-storey majestic palace is built in pink sandstone and
possess hundreds of screened windows and small balconies.
Hawa Mahal was built with some specific purpose in mind. Maharaja Sawraj
Pratap Singh, in 1799, built the Palace of Wind. It was built for women in
the royal family to view the ceremonial processions on the street, behind
delicate stone-carved jali, while seated behind the small windows. The
windows were built in such a way that the women were not visible to anybody.
A Fanciful Facade- Hawa Mahal:
» The main entrance of the Mahal is from eastern side.
Under the bright rays of the sun the Mahal appears like a shining star.
Hawa Mahal is a five storey building, that recalls the era of the royal
Rajputs. The building is accentuated with unique pink semioctagonal and
delicately honeycombed sandstone windows. The architecture is a stellar
specimen of Rajput artistry.
» This 150 years old monument still in the same status: its
age-old architecture is matchless one.
Time Your Trip:
The grandeur of Hawa Mahal can be witnessed in a day long trip. Jaipur
has some other magnificent places to offer that are worth a visit. Your
trip can be extended for a few more days if desired.
Summer (Mar. to Jun.): Warm
Winter (Nov. to Feb.): Pleasant
Monsoon (Jul. to Aug.): Warm
Best time to visit: October and March
Jaipur is connected to Delhi (300Km), Mumbai,
Udaipur, Jodhpur, Aurangabad, Calcutta and Varanasi by domestic flights.
The train service to Jaipur is available from all
the major parts of the country.
Jaipur can be accessed from all the major places in
Rajasthan, Gujarat, Delhi and Mumbai by bus.