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Hawa Mahal, JaipurCovered in this Section : Fast facts, Brief history, Hawa Mahal Overview, Speciality, Accommodation, Accessibility and Tour Packages.

Fast Facts
District : Jaipur, East of Rajasthan
Distance : Located near the city centre - Jaipur
Best Time To Visit : October to March

Brief History
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 collapse.

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.
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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 services.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 cities.

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