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Hawa Mahal

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Hawa Mahal , is a palace in Jaipur, India. It was built in 1798 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, and designed by Lal Chand Ustad in the form of the crown of Krishna, the Hindu god. Its unique five-storey exterior is also akin to the honeycomb of the beehive with its 953 small windows called jharokhas that are decorated with intricate latticework. The original intention of the lattice was to allow royal ladies to observe everyday life in the street below without being seen, since they had to observe strict "purdah" . Besides this, the lattice also provides cool air caused by the Venturi effect through the intricate pattern and thereby air conditioning the whole area during the high temperatures in summers.



Entry Ticket:
Indian Nationals : Rs 10
Foreign Nationals: Rs 50

Opens on:
All Days

Other Information:
Sikh house of worship, in Delhi, known for its association.

Jauhari Bazar road, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002, India
Tel: +91 141 261 8862

Closest Local Transport:
Bus Stop
Hawa Mahal
Badi Chopad

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Faseeh Uddin

Hawa Mahal is one of the most visited tourist attraction in Jaipur

Reviewed 19 December 2012
As history and tourist guides It was originally built to enable ladies of the royal household to watch festivals and pink city. Situated in main pink city near City Palace.Read Full Review

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Sreya Basu

Hawa Mahal : A must visit place in Jaipur

Reviewed 19 March 2013
I was spellbound by architectural design of Hawa Mahal located at Badi Chaupad, in Jaipur, Rajasthan. This Palace of Wind has 953 small sized windows which are beautifully decorated with ...Read Full Review

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