Saturday, 30 May 2015

Hawa Mahal in Jaipur

By Raj Thakkar  |  05:03 2 comments

Hawa Mahal is one of the tourist attractions of Jaipur, India. Hawa Mahal is also known as the Palace of Winds. Main attraction of this Hawa Mahal is it's Pyramid and 953 Windows which are decorated with intricate designs. Main intention of this windows was not air circulation but it were made to facilitate the royal women. They were not allowed to go in public. To provide the street view to them that much windows were made in this beautiful five story building.

Hawa Mahal

Brief History and Architecture of Hawa Mahal

In 1799, Kachhwaha Rajput ruler, Sawai Pratap Singh built the Hawa Mahal as a continuation of the royal city.He was the grand son of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh who built the city jaipur.  Red and Pink sandstones were used in construction of Hawa Mahal. It is designed as a beehive castle. It has 50 feets height from its base.This beautiful Palace was designed by Lal Chand Ustad. if we look it from far then it looks in a shape of crown of God Krishna.  Windows of this Palaces are also named as jharokhas which are decorated in intricate design. There is no stairs to go at upper storeys. In Hawa mahal Storeys are connected via slope. Its entrance door leads us to spacious courtyard surrounded by two storey buildings on three sides. This Monument has also an archeological museum. If you are interested in historical things then you can visit to this museum.

Hawa Mahal inside
this palace is now most popular tourist attraction of Jaipur, India. Jantar Mantar and Amer Fort are the nearby attractions.If you are planning to go for vacation in Rajasthan then must visit Hawa Mahal. If anyone has already visited this wonderful Palace of winds then must share your experience in comment box which can help others when they visit this place. Have a nice day.  

Author: Raj Thakkar

Raj Thakkar is a Blogger (By Choice) from Bhuj.He has completed his B.Tech. CE from Ganpat University.

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