Hawa Mahal Jaipur also known as palace of Winds. There are 953 small windows also known as jharokhas in Hawa Mahal at Jaipur. Hawa Mahal is one of the popular tourist attraction of Jaipur situated in Indian state of Rajasthan.
Fact About Hawa Mahal
Address: Hawa Mahal, Johari Bazar Rd, Badi Choupad, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302002
Location : Johari Bazaar in pink city Jaipur, Rajasthan
Best time to visit: October to February
Completed : 1799
Build By : Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh
Good for : Experience Seekers Photo Fanatics History Buffs.
The Hawa Mahal is located on the a big road intersection known as Badi Chaupad, one of the prime areas of Jaipur. Built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Singh the Hawa Mahal or Palace of winds is a part of the City Palace.The reason behind constructed Hawa Mahal is it the women of royal families at that time could a view of everyday life through the windows of the palace because the royal families rule that they never appeared in public. At Hawa Mahal five storeyed pyramid structure was designed by Lal Chand Ustad.
This gave the women a sense of freedom, without appearing in public. Hawa Mahal was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, who was the ruler of Rajasthan and had also planned and build the city of Jaipur in 1727. Hawa Mahal is famous for its windows or ‘Jharokhas’ which enable free air circulation in the structure. The main entrance to the Hawa Mahal is from the City Palace side, through a door that opens into a spacious courtyard.
Entry Fee and Timing for Hawa Mahal
Open Days: Open All days of the week
Timing: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM.
Entry fee for Indian Adult: Rs 10
Entry fee for Indian Student: Rs 5
Entry fee for Foreign Adult: Rs 50
Entry fee for Foreign Student: Rs 25
Closed on public holidays: No
Photography charges for Indian: Rs. 10.00
Photography charges for Foreigner: Rs. 30:00.