Hawa Mahal, Jaipur – Architecture, History, Timings & Entry Fees

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Hawa Mahal or the “Palace of Winds” is a famous landmark in the heart of Pink City in Rajasthan.

Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh of Kachhwaha Rajputs Dynasty built this in 1799.

 

The Mahal is a five-storey building made of pink and red sandstone in the shape of a crown of Lord Krishna. In addition, it has 953 jharokas or windows built to facilitate the royal women to enjoy the processions without stepping into the public.

 

Moreover, the front is in a honeycomb-like structure decorated beautifully, giving a feel that the Rajputs had a rich heritage. And this is what makes it unique and famous monument.

 

It is situated between the hustle and bustle of the city which makes it popular. You can do sightseeing as well as eat, shop and relax at the same place.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION about HAWA MAHAL:

 

Visiting Hours: You can visit at any day between 9:30am-4:00pm. But if you want to take the best view of the monument, then definitely visit early in the morning. The golden rays glisten at the site and make it even more magnificent than it really is.

 

Entry Fees: INR 5

 

The best time to visit Rajasthan is between October to March as the weather is pleasant.

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