Hawa Mahal Jaipur
in this Section :
Fast facts, Brief history, Hawa Mahal Overview,
Speciality, Accommodation, Accessibility and Tour Packages.
Jaipur, East of Rajasthan
Located near the city centre - Jaipur
Best Time To Visit :
October to March
Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, was built by Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799
A.D. This many layered palace was designed by Lal Chand, a noted architect
at that time. The palace, that looks like honey comb from a distance has
attracted the attention of the people and tourists for centuries now. The
palace was built for the royal ladies, so that they can view the daily city
life and processions from here. The presence of a lot of balconies
ascertains this fact.
Hawa Mahal - Overview
The five storey palace, known as Hawa Mahal, is primarily a facade, built
in a very characteristic style. This harem has been built with sandstone and
that gives it a very colorful outlook. The architecture is typically
Rajputana, yet its unique structure makes it stand out from other buildings.
The delicate work and symmetry makes it one of the fascinating things to see
around. The whole thing looks like some theatre or movie set which will soon
What's So Special
The architecture and design of Hawa Mahal is praiseworthy. Featuring five
storeys, constructed to give it a pyramidal shape, numerous balconies and
the intricate works on its surface makes it one magnificent building in the
city. Hawa Mahal is composed of many cornices. The carved facades and
ornated interiors further puts it in the list of best attraction.
The historical importance also
contributes for the popularity of Hawa Mahal. The building forms an integral
part of the City Palace complex and tourists get more than just Hawa Mahal.
Transportation Services For Hawa Mahal
Transportation is not any problem as the monument is in the capital of
Rajasthan state. The city is hooked up with the rest of the state and other
important Indian cities by roads, railways and airline services.
The Jaipur airport is located within the city precincts and carries
passengers from various cities of Rajasthan and India.
The region is further connected by the railways. There are a number of halt
stations at Jaipur. trains from different cities regularly provide the
The state transport corporation also runs the bus services from nearby
cities. Long distance buses from Delhi and Agra, as well as many parts of
the state also provide the means.
Hawa Mahal Tour Packages
Features : The tour provides
for the best romantic destinations in the cities of Rajasthan, Agra and
Delhi. This tour showcases some of the best romantic places in India.
You will get to explore the Jaipur city. Explore the beauty and the
charm of some exotic places of Rajasthan. Places you will see yourself
through include Agra, Bharatpur, Jaipur, Pushkar, Udaipur, Narlai,
Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Gajner, Bikaner, Shekhavati.
Features : Experience the
North Indian feeling with the Grand North India Tour. The tour begins
from Delhi, moves into the cultural lands of Rajasthan and finally
concludes at Mumbai. Destinations covered include Delhi, Agra, Jaipur,
Pushkar, Jodhpur, Osian, Udaipur, Mumbai.
Features : On week tour - the
Golden Triangle Tour provides for the three major tourist hubs in the
country. Jaipur comprises one essential destination, the other two being
the cities of Delhi and Agra. You will get to see a lot about these
Features : It is just eight
days luxury; the tour - Palace On Wheels, gives you one of the best
train travels you will ever experience. The tour covers destinations
which include Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Sawai Madhopur, Chittaurgarh,
Udaipur, Bharatpur, Agra. It is a royal treat.
Features : This tour - a big
one, covers a lot of destinations. The tour highlights the monumental
and heritage sites in India. Places covered include Delhi, Mandawa,
Bikaner, Pokharan, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Mount Abu, Ranakpur, Udaipur,
Chittorgarh, Pushkar, Ajmer, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Sawai Madhopur,
Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Gwalior, Orcha, Khajuraho, Varanasi.