Hawa Mahal Palace -The Palace of the Breeze
Hawa Mahal Palace is a beautiful historic palace in Jaipur city, Rajasthan, India. The palace name means ‘Palace of the Breeze’ or ‘Palace of Winds’. The Palace is made of red & pink sandstone. This Palace is situated near to the City Palace and extends up to the women’s area in the palace complex.
Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh constructed the Palace in 1799 in the form of Lord Krishna‘s crown. Hawa Mahal is a one among the historical places to visit in Jaipur city. Structure of Khetri Mahal in Jhunjhunu, inspired Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh to construct this historical palace.
The palace is a fusion of Rajput style of architecture with the Mughal architecture. This Pyramid shaped palace has a height of 50 feet or 15 meters from its base. The 5 storey palace is designed like a honeycomb with 953 small windows which are decorated with intricate lattice work. The idea behind lattice was that royal ladies can see everyday life of the city residents, without going out. These windows allows cool air to circulate, making the palace feel like air-conditioned. Fountains are there in the courtyard. The Colored glass works on enhances the beauty of the Palace when sun light falls on the glass.
An archaeological museum is there inside the palace complex of HawaMahal. The world famous Jantar Mantar can also be seen from Hawamahal palace.
Unit Trust of India has adopted Hawa Mahal in the last decade for maintenance of the Palace.
How Do I Go to Hawa Mahal?
HawaMahal Palace is in the heart of Jaipur city, near Badi Chaupad (the Big Four Square in English). You can hire a cab to visit this erstwhile royal palace. Jaipur is having a railway station and an International airport. The Pink city of Jaipur is well connected by roads to all parts of the country.
Is There Good Hotels Near to Hawa Mahal in Jaipur City?
There are a large number of hotels near to HawaMahal Palace in Jaipur city.