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Hawa Mahal Jaipur

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hawa mahal jaipur
 Entry Fee
350 Rs. for Foreigners / 75 Rs. Indian (Includes entry to Amber Palace, Jantar-Mantar, Hawa-Mahal, Nahargarh & Albert Hall & Valid for two days)
8 AM to 5 PM Daily
 Visit Duration
20 to 30 Minutes

Hawa Mahal also known as “palace of winds” is a five storey palace located amidst the heart of the pinkcity – Jaipur. It was established in the year 1799 under the rule of Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh and is one of the best Jaipur tourist places. The tourists are fascinated by the architecture and history behind the establishment of royal palace.


History of Hawa Mahal:

Lal Chand Ustad, the architect of Hawa Mahal was told to build this palace by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, the king of Jaipur, who was a prominent person from a royal family known for his excellence and knowledge in the whole globe for his establishments of amazing art works. Hawa Mahal was build in order to enable the queens and other women from royal families to enjoy the view of nature by the windows which serves the purpose of freezing winds inside the palace.The architecture of the building is so build that it concrete the shape of a pyramid with total of 953 windows uniquely carved in the Rajasthani pattern and designs.


An interesting fact about Hawa Mahal is that the appearance of this palace resembles to the crown of Lord Krishna in the form of peacock feathers. King Sawai Pratap Singh was a biggest devotee of Lord Krishna and thus created this idea of building Hawa Mahal as a dedication to his almighty.


Also, the Purdaah system was in practice among the royal women in the city, during the rule of kings in Jaipur. They were restricted to interact with the outsiders or the strangers. This became one of the strong reasons of the creation of this palace which helped the royal women enjoy the beauty of nature through the windows of this palace. Hawa Mahal is registered as one exemplar portraying dignity and honor of the city in the history pages of Rajasthan. The palace of winds plays a vital role in uplifting the social and renowned responsibilities which is running from more than a decade ago by the kings of the city.


Beauty of Hawa Mahal:

The palace is at a height of 50 feet from ground designed manner of a castle along with small windows. The erect walls of the Mahal are beautifully carved on the thin shield. It would be interesting to know that the thickness of the walls of the palace is even lesser than a foot. The top three storey of the palace out of the five storeys have a thickness of a room with bottom two storeys furnished with beautifully designed courtyards on the three sides of the palace.


It is said that the stunning Hawa Mahal is in its glorious best when the golden rays of the morning sun caresses it and the soothing breezes gives a mesmerizing effect.

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