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Hawa Mahal Road, Badi Choupad, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002, India
entry fee
per person for Indians
per person for Foreign Tourists
All days of the week
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
visit duration
Around 1 hour

how to reach hawa mahal

The Hawa Mahal is located on the a big road intersection known as Badi Chaupad, one of the prime areas of Jaipur. Jaipur Railway Station is located at a distance of 5.2 km from this palace. If you take a cab, you can reach this structure in approximately 30 minutes from Jaipur International Airport.

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about hawa mahal

Built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Singh as a part of the City Palace, Hawa Mahal was an extension of the women's chamber with the purpose of allowing royal ladies to observe everyday life in the street below without being seen. A five-storey high red sandstone structure complete with over 950 windows, Hawa Mahal was made in such a way that the breeze circulates through these windows, giving the palace its name.

If you look at it closely, the five-storeyed Hawa Mahal in Jaipur appears like a bee hive, specially so because the windows are decorated with very fine lattice work. It is said that the designer of this structure, Lal Chand Ustad envisioned the Hawa Mahal in such a way that it resembles the crown of Lord Krishna, the favourite deity of women in Rajasthan. One of the most prominent landmarks in the city, Hawa Mahal is perhaps also one of the most unique historic structures of the country.

There is little to be seen inside the complex, if you want to save yourself the effort of climbing up 5 cramped set of stairs, just click pictures from outside!

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Hawa Mahal traveller reviews

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Piyush Verma
Piyush Verma
Great architecture
Dec 21 2015
It is a really beautiful palace. The detailed work on the stones is visually appealing. You can visit with family or friends.
Chinoy Mishra
Chinoy Mishra
hawa mahal jaipur the place of winds
Jun 30 2014
hawa mahal was built in 1798 by maharaja sawai pratap singh, it is part of the city palace. made of pink sandstone like a honeycomb hive 5 floor mahal. small windows from where anyone inside can have a look of everything outside without coming into a ...... read more