Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal

The name Hawa Mahal, literally translates to the Palace of the Winds, and is a marvelous structure built in red and pink sandstone. The building is located at the end of the City Palace complex and is linked to the women’s residence, which was used by the Royal women during the old days. The building was commissioned by Sawai Pratap Singh and was designed to resemble the crown of Lord Krishna. It is considered to be one of the prime examples of Rajput style architecture in Jaipur and features a total 953 ornamental windows known as Jharokhas. The windows are all decorated with latticed screens, which allowed cool breeze to enter the building. The front entry to the building is however closed and visitors must enter through an alternative gateway from the side.

Entry Timings

9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Entry Fees

INR 5 (Indians and Foreigners)

Photo by Russ Bowling, CC BY 2.0