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Hawa Mahal

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The Hawa Mahal or the 'Palace of the Winds' is one of the most renowned and distinctive landmarks in the Jaipur city of Rajasthan. The Hawa Mahal was built in 1799 by King Sawai Pratap Singh to enable ladies of the royal household to watch and enjoy the life and processions of the city.

The main highlight of this unique five-storied palace is its pyramid shape which is also the shape of the crown of Lord Krishna. It's other main attraction is its 953 windows or 'Jharokhas' which are decorated with intricate designs. The Hawa Mahal is built from pink sandstone and this iconic structure serves as a retreat to visitors when viewed completely from outside. The Hawa Mahal images also serve as wallpapers for many desktops. The Hawa Mahal is now under the Archaeological Department of Government of Rajasthan and also houses an archaeological museum in the courtyard. The top offers stunning views of the Jantar Mantar, City Palace, and the Sireh Deori Bazaar.

Special in Hawa Mahal: Sit near the Jharokhas and Enjoy the city view

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Location:
Jaipur
Rajasthan, India
Best time to visit Jaipur: 
Jan, 
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Ticket / Cost / Expenses
₹10
Time people usually spend here:
1.5 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
26.9239387°N, 75.8261966°E
Distance from Jaipur city center to Hawa Mahal
-- km
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Opening and Closing Timings:

Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Read traveller's reviews about Hawa Mahal..

Overall Rating:4.3

reviews
  '5' out of 5
"Awesome place. It's really amazing to know how the people of ancient times were intelligent. Hawa mahal was built to take in mind that the ladies of mahal could see the outer area but no outsider could see them. The proper air ventilation was also in their mind. It's a clear example of mind marvel. "
  '5' out of 5
"great hawa mahal i love hawa mahal 3"
  '5' out of 5
"!! " WIND PALACE " !! -- hawa mahal is also known as palace of wind and this beautiful building is near to local jaipur market callet johari bazar and bappu bazar so whenever you go to local market or city palace jantar mantar please visit this monument . This building is adjoining to city palace campus and jantar mantar . from inside of hawa mahal you can have a beautiful view of market ,This building was buit in such a manner that in ancient times royal ladies could observe festivities and unseen from outside Visited July 2015"
  '3' out of 5
"The structure is beautiful but nothing so special as claimed. Yes there are many tiny windows(the size of your aircraft ones) and most part of the year they are closed. Also it is located in the middle of the market and unless you're wanting to shop for bangles and spices, its a real pain to walk with utter commotion and dirt all around. Its not more than a 20 min lookaround so in my opinion shouldn't be as a priority for your sightseeing plan. "
  '4' out of 5
"Bhut garmi hai ree bawa...do not go in summers"

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