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Indian Monuments » Hawa Mahal

About Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal is called "palace of winds" because it has thousands of small window through which wind flow and keep the palace cool. If you look from outside, from a distance, it looks like a beehive. It is not imagination but a real palace, which is in the pink city of Jaipur. As a matter of fact, Hawa Mahal is believed to build for the women of the Royal Families, when they desired to have a look at the happenings of the outer world it is so because the royal families did not wish their women folk to be seen in public. Sawai Pratap Singh constructed Hawa Mahal in the year 1799. It is an amazing architecture that boasts of Rajput heritage and architecture. Lal Chand Ustad Hawa Mahal designed this marvelous architecture in red and pink sandstone. Hawa Mahal is a five-story, pyramid-shaped structure is made up of small casements, each with tiny windows and arched roofs with hanging cornices, exquisitely modeled and carved. The main gate opens into a huge courtyard that has two storied buildings on three sides. The eastern wing of the palace has another three stores. There are no stairs to access the upper floors, only ramps. Tourists for its excellent view of the city favor Hawa Mahal. The best time to view Hawa Mahal is at sunrise as sunlight filtering in through the latticed windows gives it a wonderful glow. Hawa Mahal in the golden light of the sun is an experience truly to be savored. A tourist attraction in Hawa Mahal brings along with it a bundle of excitement and joy. It is a place where one can breathe the fragrance of history and enjoy the modern features of a metropolis. You can enjoy the jarokhas of the Hawa Mahal, and see the purdah-veiled panorama of Jaipur as the queens and princesses saw it in the old days. Thus the tourist from around the world flock in large number to see this beautiful monument and thus brings along with it a bundle of excitement and joy.

Climate

Summer (Mar. to Jun.): Warm
Winter (Nov. to Feb.): Pleasant
Monsoon (Jul. to Aug.): Warm
Best time to visit: October and March

Transportation

  • Air: The nearest airport to Jaipur is the Sanganer Airport in Jaipur, 10 km from the city. Domestic flights connect Jaipur with Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jodhpur and Udaipur.
  • Rail: Jaipur is well connected by trains to all the major cities of Rajasthan and India such as Delhi, Agra, Chennai, Jodhpur, Mumbai, Udaipur, Bikaner and Ahmedabad.
  • Road: A well-developed network of road connects Jaipur to important tourist towns of Rajasthan and north India. There are private as well as government buses that connect Jaipur to all the nearby major cities such as Delhi and Agra.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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