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Home » Jaipur Tour » Historical Monuments in Jaipur » Hawa Mahal in Jaipur

Hawa Mahal in Jaipur

A masterpiece of architecture, Hawa Mahal in Jaipur is one of the most famous tourist attractions of 'Pink City'. Situated right in the heart of the city, Hawa Mahal in Jaipur is easily accessible and lies in close proximity to the two prime historic monuments of Jantar Mantar and City Palace. One of the busiest marketplaces in Jaipur is located in the vicinity of Hawa Mahal and enables tourists to shop around for exclusive Rajasthani specialties while enjoying the beauty of this architectural marvel in striking pink.

Hawa Mahal in Jaipur was earlier known as 'Janana Deori' and was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh to enable the women of the royal family to witness public proceedings and functions without coming out in the open. During earlier times in Jaipur, the practice of 'Purdah' (veil) system commonly prevailed among women, even those of the royal family. They were restricted from entering public areas or from participating in daily meetings and other functions. Even while watching public ceremonies, these women were expected to always remain under veil. To enable royal women to enjoy processions on the road during festivals and other public functions, Hawa Mahal was constructed.

Hawa Mahal in Jaipur truly reflects the genius of its architect. The magnificent palace rises up to five storeys in the shape of a pyramid and encloses nearly 953 windows! Its main wall stands without any support and includes around 365 windowpanes. The intricate jaali work on the windows of Hawa Mahal is truly remarkable. On closer inspection, one can make out that each floor is tilted at an angle of 10 degrees. The rear view of Hawa Mahal gives it the appearance of a beautiful crown. The palace was carefully built along the main road of Jaipur to allow women of the royal family to watch festivities and celebrations that passed through the roads. Today popularly known as the 'Palace of Winds', one can still feel the cool breeze coming in from the tiny windows of Hawa Mahal in Jaipur that served as a natural ventilation source in the bygone era.

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