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Hawa Mahal in Jaipur

Hawa Mahal Jaipur

Hawa Mahal Jaipur is a dream weaved in reality in the red and pink sand stones in Rajasthan. Each wall of the Hawa Mahal in Jaipur stands as a testimonial to the sheer artistry of the people here.
The Hawa Mahal,one of the most important of Rajasthan Palaces and Forts , is situated adjacent to the famous City Palace wall. It was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh and it stands as a signature monument in Jaipur now.
It is shaped like a pyramid and the five-storied building, has as many as 953 small windows and latticed screens, with arched roofs. The surprising aspaect is that the front fa├žade of Hawa Mahal is intricately decorated but the back side is comparatively prosaic and is more a mass of pillars and passages. It is said that the presence of so many windows ensures that there is constant breeze blowing here.
The time when Hawa Mahal , Jaipur was built there was strict purdah system prevalent in India so this palace was built for the ladies who can watch the processions and daily thoroughfare . This is the reason why Hawa Mahal has such small windows and many screened balconies.
Hawa Mahal in Jaipur is a perfect blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture and it is said that the best time to view Hawa Mahal is at dawn whne the golden hues of the sun drapes the palace in magical glow , it seems straight out of dream.

How to Reach Jaipur:

There are regular flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Jodhpur, and Udaipur to Jaipur. The city is also well linked to Delhi, Mumbai, Madras, Kolkata, and Jammu by both trains and buses. Tourist Places Rajasthan invites you to come and experience the architectural wonder ,Hawa Mahal Jaipur.