Jaipur sightseeing Tour with Hawa Mahal
I still remember looking at Hawa Mahal’s stunning photographs online. This is how I discovered this architectural marvel many years ago. The desire to visit it grows over time. Finally during my trip to Jaipur, I had the chance to visit Hawa Mahal. So let’s start with some reasons why to Hawa Mahal to your Jaipur sightseeing tour package.
Hawa Mahal is so much more than what we can see in the pictures. These images are usually only part of the Hawa Mahal, although it is undoubtedly the most attractive part, but it is still only one side of the palace.
The famous city full of forts and palaces , famous Jaipur. Also known as the Pink City has become a major tourist attraction in recent years. Hawa Mahal is one of the main attractions in the city, as visitors can’t afford to miss this attraction while planning Jaipur sightseeing tour. Visiting Hawa Mahal in Jaipur on a pleasant evening, you will be totally mesmerized by the place. Discover the rich past and cultural heritage of the Rajputs in one place. This beautiful structure has also become a good picnic spot as a number of children flock there with their families. So, learn more about this magnificent palace from our guide here.
Why Hawa Mahal Acknowledged as Palace of Winds?
As you may know before, Hawa Mahal is also acknowledged as the Palace of Winds. As the name defines “Hawa” means Wind. An artistic facade, made in the shape of a crown, faces the road in the market square. This facade is what is usually seen in most photos of Hawa Mahal.
I decided to travel like many locals and chose the electric rickshaw to arrive at the Hawa Mahal in the morning. The city was already awake. People were rushing to work and stores were opening. The rickshaw-wala took approx 15 minutes to reach the destination ‘Hawa Mahal’.
Hawa Mahal – Must Visit Site in Jaipur
Summer months are a bit warmer to visit this place. It is advisable to visit Hawa Mahal during the months of October to March as the weather is pleasant at this time. And the morning hours can add to your joy as the palace is all the more beautiful with the rays of the sun falling upon it.
Hawa Mahal is a cultural heritage exhibiting a idiosyncratic combination of Rajputana and Mughal structural design. The Rajput architectural and structural design can be distinguished from its domed canopies, lotus and floral patterns and fluted pillars while the Islamic style is seen in its arches and filigree stone inlays.
Hawa Mahal: The Iconic Landmark
An iconic monument often used to represent the city of Jaipur, Hawa Mahal is a must-see attraction during your sightseeing tour of Jaipur. A unique monument of its kind in Jaipur, Hawa Mahal is mainly known for its 953 jharokas (windows) that make up its facade.
Built by Maharaj Sawai Pratap Singh in the Rajputana style of architecture, it is a five-storey building that was built so that the women of the royal family could see the daily happenings of the city without seeing themselves due to of the prevalence of the Purdah system, then.
- Why Hawa Mahal is Famous: Architecture, History, and Photography
- Opening and Closing Timings: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
- Time Taken to Explore: 0.5 – 1 hour
So, now you know why to add Hawa Mahal to your Jaipur sightseeing tour package.
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