The Palace of Winds: Hawa Mahal in Jaipur Rajasthan
Hawa Mahal is a unique architecture of India which was built by Maharaj Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799. Hawa Mahal is also called the Palace of Winds. The Palace is situated in Jaipur, the Pink City in Rajasthan. Hawa Mahal is a five-story building that looks like a honeycomb. The whole building is constructed with red and pink sandstone. In earlier times, women were not allowed to come to public places and show their faces to strangers. So the Hawa Mahal was specially designed for the Royal Rajput women, so they could get the glimpse of activities and festivities happening on the street directly from the windows of Hawa Mahal.
What is Special about Hawa Mahal?
The specialty of Hawa Mahal is the cool breeze of air that flows all the time. The Hawa Mahal has 953 windows from where the air passes and make this place very special for visitors.
Why is Hawa Mahal called palace of Winds?
Hawa means Breeze of Air, hence this is called a Palace of Winds.
Hawa Mahal for Tourists
Hawa Mahal is one of the most-visited places in Jaipur. The beautiful and ancient architecture of the Mahal attracts a lot of visitors every year. The Hawa Mahal was the symbol of royalty in the older times and still, it has maintained its royal magnificence, so if you visit Pink City, don’t miss visiting the royal Hawa Mahal.
How to go inside Hawa Mahal?
There is no front gate to enter Hawa Mahal. You need to take the side narrow street to go in. The inside architecture is very beautiful and you should miss the eye-catching view from Mahal to the street.
Hawa Mahal Jaipur Timing and Entry Ticket Fee
The time to visit the Hawa Mahal in Jaipur is from morning 9:00 am to evening 5:00 pm.
Entry fee is Rs. 20 for Indian visitors and Rs. 50 for Foreigners