Hawa Mahal a famous tourist spot, can’t afford to miss to visit to Jaipur. Hawa Mahal is a palace in Jaipur, which stands with pride holding long history with it. Jaipur stands distinct with imperial landmark. Hawa Mahal is one of the extraordinary, pink-sandstone, a structure like honeycombed hive rises like five-storey. It was constructed by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in the year 1799, the main purpose of the structure was to enable ladies of the royal household to watch processions of the lively city. The top-view from the palace offers mesmerising view over City Palaces on one way and Jantar Mantar on other hand.
If you are planning to visit this Majestic palace, note museums timing. The museum holds all miniature paintings, rich relics, ceremonial armour and so. Visitors are allowed to visit the museum from Saturday to Thursday. Claustrophobic people should be aware, the palace has narrow doors which sometime look extremely crowded and cramped inside.
About Hawa Mahal Jaipur
The Hawa Mahal means ‘Palace of Winds’, it is one of the renowned tourist attractions in Jaipur City. The palace is located in the heart of Jaipur, the place belonged to Kacchhwaha Rajput Dynasty. Late Lal Chand Ustad was main the architect of the palace, who built the structure using pink and red sandstone. Today, the palace was constructed in the form of a crown of Hindu God Lord Krishna. The prime highlight of the palace is, it has 953 Jharohas or windows with intricate designs.
The Palace of Wind popularly known as Hawa Mahal, is designed as Beehive castle or honeycomb with small windows. The 953-windows also hold a part of history with it. During those days, the royal Rajput women did not appear in public or in front of strangers. In order to follow regular events and royal processions occurring, with respect to offer them benefits, Hawa Mahal was built with number of balconies and window to get a glimpse of the street. This gave women to get benefits without appearing in public.
The Palace is 50-feet high from the base, erected on thin shield or podium. The structure is famous for ‘Jharokhas’, which enable free circulations of air. The entrance leads to a spacious courtyard surrounded by two-storey building. From the 5-storey Mahal, three storeys have a single room. Moving to the interior of the Hawa Mahal it has a stark, with plain passages, pillars. The building does not have stairs to reach upper floors. The palace holds slop to connect to upper floors. The monument has an archaeological Museum.
Other tourist Attractions
Other tourist Attractions to visit are Jantar Mantar, Amer Fort, Statue Circle, Ram Niwas Bagh, Birla Planetarium, Jain Temple and so. Hawa Mahal today quintessence stands with full pride as a Rajput architecture. Visiting Hawa Mahal must be on your list, while visiting Jaipur.