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Hawa Mahal of Jaipur

Hawa Mahal, means the Palace of Winds, was constructed in 1799 ad by the king Sawai Pratap Singh who belongs to the Kachwaha Rajput clan. It is placed near Jaipur City complex aside by the Badi Chaupad (big four square) and just 12 km away from Jaipur International Airport.

The builder of Jaypur city (1727 ad) Sawai Jai singh and his family initially used the palace as a hot weather retreat during the summer season due to its 953 small windows which produces cool wind and these windows also allowed the ladies of the royal families (as they were detached from outer world) to observe everyday life of Jaypur city peoples and the nature of the city.

hawa mahal of jaipur

(Hawa Mahal of Jaipur, Rajasthan)

Architecture of Hawa Mahal

The design of Hawa Mahal was created by the architect Lal Chand Usta, the designer of the Jaipur City. It is a five- storey pyramidal shaped monument and standing with a height of 50 ft. It is basically made of with red and pink colored sand stone. The main attraction of the palace is 953 windows which are locally called as Jharokhas. The architectural of the palace reflects the traditions of Hindu Rajput architecture and the Islamic Mughal architecture. This monument was reconstructed in 2005 by the state government of Rajasthan with an estimated cost of Rs 45 lakhs.

Basic Info of Hawa Mahal

Country India
State Rajasthan
City Jaipur
District Jaipur
Address Near Jaipur City Palace complex
Tel: 0141-2618862
STD Code 0141
Road Route Nearest Airport - Jaipur International Airport (distance 12 km)
Nearest Ralway Station - Jaipur Station
Nearest Hotels Hotel Unique Castle (3 star)
distance 1,407 yd (20 minutes walking)

Hotel Shree Nikunj Home Stay (1 star)
distance 1,407 yd (20 minutes walking)

Hotel Samode Bagh (0 star)
distance 1,407 yd (20 minutes walking)

Hotel Bani Park Palace (3 star)
distance 634 yd (9 minutes walking)
Best time to visit Any Time, except April, May and June
Attractions Architectural excellence and beautiful designs with red and pink colored sand stone.
Clothing Summer Season - Light Cottan
Winter Season - Light Woolen
Fooding Bail-Gatte, Balusahi, Besan-Chakki, Chaavadi, Churma, Dal-Bati, Dhungari Hui Chaach, Ghevar, Googri, Jhajariya, Laapasi, Nukhti, Panchkoota, Raabdi, Tarfini, Beans ki sabji, Gajar ki sabji, Guwar fali ki saag, Karela ki sabji, Keri ki sabji, Khaddi, Kicha ki sabji, Kikoda ki sabji, Makki ki raab, Matar ki sabji, Moranga ki sabji, etc.
Language Hindi, Rajasthani (main language), English, Punjabi and Sindhi.
climate Summer Season: Max 45°C Min 25°C
Winters Season: Max 22°C Min 8.3°C
Tour Spots near Hawa Mahal Amber Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Ram Niwas Bagh, Govind Devji Temple, Swargasuli, Dolls' Museum, BM Birla Planetarium, Birla Temple, Jain Temple, Statue Circle, Ghat ki Guni, Sisodia Rani Garden etc.
Restrictions There have no restrictions for visitors in Hawa Mahal. All type of religions and social clothings are allowed here.
Type of Nature Urbanized metropolitan area, land type is plain.
Police Station Jaipur Police Station (Head Quarter)
Tel ->> 0141- 2201050
Open Days Every Day
Entry Fees Indian Visitors: 10 Rs (indian rupee)
Foreigner: 50 Rs (indian rupee)
Visiting Hours 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Hospital SMS Medical College and Hospital : Sawai Ram Singh Road
Telphone ->> 0141- 2560291
Major Religions Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Buddhism and Christianity.
Currency Indian Rupee (indian rupee)