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Hawa Mahal Jaipur

Hawa Mahal Jaipur
Visitor Information
Famous for : Monument Fort / Fortress History & Culture
Entrance Fee: INR 200 for Foreign Tourists and INR 50 for Indians
Visiting Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Visit Duration: Around 1 hour

Hawa Mahal JaipurThe renowned 'Palace Of The Winds', or Hawa Mahal, is one of the prominent tourist attractions in Jaipur city. Located in the heart of Jaipur, this beautiful five-storey palace was constructed in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh who belonged to Kachhwaha Rajput dynasty. The main architect of this palace built of red and pink sandstone, is Lal Chand Ustad and the palace is believed to have been constructed in the form of the crown of Krishna, the Hindu god. Considered as an embodiment of Rajputana architecture, the main highlight of Hawa Mahal is its pyramid shape and its 953 windows or 'Jharokhas' which are decorated with intricate designs. The main intention behind the construction of the Mahal was to facilitate the royal women and provide them a view of everyday life through the windows, as they never appeared in public. Read further to know more about Hawa Mahal, its history, architecture and its visiting hours.


Architecture & Design of Hawa Mahal

The architect of this unique five-storied pyramidal palace with a height of 15 m from its elevated base was Lal Chand Ustad. The design of the building showcases an excellent blend of Hindu Rajput architecture with that of the Islamic Mughal architecture. The former style is palpable from the fluted pillars, floral patterns and domed canopies while the arches and stone inlay filigree work are manifestations of the latter style.


How to Reach Hawa Mahal

The city of Jaipur is well-connected with other Indian cities by air, rail and road and also with some international cities by air. The Jaipur International Airport is situated at Sanganer, a southern suburb at a distance of 13 kilometres from Jaipur.


Entry Fee and Timings

Hawa Mahal is open from Visiting Hours - 9.30 AM - 5.00 PM, Entry fee for Indians: 50 Rs. Entry fee for Foreigners : 200 Rs.


Best Time to Visit the Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

The best time to visit Hawa Mahal is in the early morning when the sun enters the rooms from the windows. The mahal is illuminated with golden sun lights.