The Wind Palace: Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal: The beauty of Pink City was built by Maharaja SawaiPratap Singh in 1799. It’s called ‘the palace of winds’ because it has 953 windows (also called “Jharokhas”) which is its specialty. Its design is based on a mixture of Rajput and Mughal architecture. Hawa Mahal is standing proud with its eye-catching structure and a height of about 50 feet (15m) at the south of Jaipur city near Badi Chaupad.

In ancient time, Queens and royal women were limited to their palace. So to connect them to the outside world, Hawa Mahal was made. They could look at market area and cherish the events going on around them through many windows without coming in sight of strangers. It gave them a sense of freedom.

The Jharokas of Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal is one of the most happening places of Jaipur and very popular among tourists of various states of India and different countries. It has a small museum with a collection of ancients, armors, weapons, galleries, and exhibits.

The golden lighting in Hawa Mahal looks so alluring as the evening slowly turns into night. Recently, new couples have started to go there for a pre-wedding photo-shoot. Because at the end of the day, it’s all about good memories. 🙂

Timings to Visit: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Entry Fees: 50 to 200 INR

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