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Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
Written by Rahul on May 30, 2020 Share on

Hawa Mahal – Be blown away by the Visual Spectacle “Palace of Winds”

India is a marvellous land with all known places. It has several places that manifest the beauty of nature. From hilly, snowy regions to the desert regions, India gives the best places and experiences for its tourists. In India one of the most sought after tourist destination, Rajasthan. This place is one of the best places to visit, as it gives you one of the most authentic experiences that give out the traditional beauty of India. Not only it is one of the most visited places in India for tourism, but also one of the best. In this is the largest city in Rajasthan, Jaipur. Often referred to as “Pink City”, it is one of the World Heritage sites by UNESCO. Due to the Dominant colour schemes in its buildings, it is the Pink City. Now let us look at the Hawa Mahal in Jaipur.

Jaipur City view
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Hawa Mahal:

One of the most Iconic Monuments of Rajasthan, The Hawa Mahal is over 200 years old. One of the most exciting things about this monument is that all you see are windows. Built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, the ruler of Kachhwaha Rajput, the year of its birth is 1799. This is a fusion of Islamic, Mughal and Rajput architectural styles. Complimenting these, the lavish arches and the filigree work in the stones represent the Islamic style of architecture. It is one of its kind pyramid structure, a 5-storeyed building which also represents a pattern of a Beehive. The best time to visit the Mahal is during the sunrise and the sunset as the golden rays lights up the red and pink sandstone building which is spectacular to view.

Hawa Mahal Side view
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Interesting facts on the Hawa Mahal

  • This palace was a summer retreat for the Rajput families during the olden times as there is excellent cross ventilation of air. this is due to the prevalence of 953 windows in the building.
  • Built for the Royal ladies of Rajputs, the women would see the life of the common people through the windows.
  • The facade is designed in a honeycomb structure. This is for the Royal ladies to watch the daily buzz of the city while the people can’t.
  • Built as a part of the Royal palace, the Mahal has no front entrance. One has to enter the Mahal through the side entrance.
  • There are no stairs to reach the top floor. Instead, ramps were used. This was to not compromise on the architecture of the building.
Brilliant view of the Mahal
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Timings and Tickets

This 50 metres high monument is one of the must-visit places in Rajasthan. So as to be accessible, this Mahal is open every day for the public to access. That is one of the best things about this Monument.

Time: (All Day)
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

The entry fee to the monument is also not very expensive. The entry fee collected per person for Indian citizens is 50 INR. For foreign tourists, the Mahal charges an entry fee of 200 INR per person.

View of the Hawa Mahal
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Jaipur is one of the best tourist locations in India. One has to truly have the artistic eye to appreciate the master architect of this monument. Add this to your Itinerary of your Jaipur holiday to enjoy and be baffled from the beautiful place. Pickyourtrail will help you by providing you with stellar itineraries for Jaipur. Keep yourself posted with Cool deals ana amazing packages by following the Pickyourtrail website constantly.

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