Enjoy The Day Trip To Hawa Mahal
Hawa Mahal – Palace of Wind is undoubtedly one of the most visited iconic attractions in Jaipur. This magnificent red and pink sandstone palace in the heart of Jaipur’s Pink City features rows of carved screens and over 900 lattice windows that allow in just the correct quantity of breeze to keep the 5-story building cool. Let’s enjoy the day trip to Hawa Mahal by car.
Jaipur’s Hawa Mahal is considered one of the city’s most iconic attractions. The five-storey building looks like a honeycomb beehive and it is always windy inside, due to the many windows and jharokhas. This amazing ventilation the palace enjoys is why it was named Hawa Mahal, which literally translates to “Palace of the Winds”.
Hawa Mahal Day Trip
The main purpose of building this palace was to allow royal and court ladies to observe the bustling streets of Johari Bazaar from the many jharokhas in the palace, without being seen themselves. The Hawa Mahal is a five-storey building, and it is the tallest building in the world that was built without a foundation. It has a curved architecture that leans at an 87 degree angle and a pyramid shape that has helped it stand upright for centuries. If you planned Hawa Mahal day trip by car, So, you are exact right place. In the Jaipur sightseeing tour package we provide a personal vehicle also.
The Hawa Mahal is dedicated to Lord Krishna. The shape of the building is said to resemble Krishna’s crown. More than a palace, the Hawa Mahal is also a cultural and architectural wonder that reflects a truly harmonious fusion of Hindu Rajput and Islamic Mughal architectural styles. The Rajput style can be seen in the canopies of the domes and the fluted pillars, while the filigree work of the stone inlays and the arches are perfect representations of the Mughal style of architecture.
How To Visit The Hawa Mahal of Jaipur
The Hawa Mahal overlooks the main street of the old city, so you are bound to pass it when traveling. The best place to admire the Hawa Mahal is at the Wind View Cafe, on the roof of the building opposite. If you look carefully between the shops, you will see a small passage and a staircase leading to it. Enjoy the view with surprisingly good coffee with your friends or family.
Hawa Mahal by Car
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You don’t need to imagine what’s on the other side of the facade of the Hawa Mahal. You can actually stand behind its windows, as royal ladies once did, and indulge in people watching. Some tourists don’t realize it’s possible to get in because they don’t see an entrance. Indeed, the Hawa Mahal is a wing of the City Palace. To access it, you will have to go around it from the back and approach it by another street. Facing the Hawa Mahal, walk left to the Badi Chaupar intersection (the first intersection you will encounter), turn right, walk a short distance, then turn right into the first alley. There is a large sign that points to the Hawa Mahal.
Entrance Fees :
The entrance fee is 50 rupees for Indians and 200 rupees for foreigners. A composite ticket is available for those planning to do a lot of sightseeing. It is valid for two days and also includes Amber Fort, Albert Hall, Jantar Mantar, Nahargarh Fort, Vidyadhar Garden and Sisodia Rani Garden. Tickets can be purchased online here or at the Hawa Mahal box office.
Entrance to the Hawa Mahal is free on four days a year: Rajastha Diwas (March 30), World Heritage Day (April 18), International Museum Day (May 18) and World Tourism Day (September 27).
The Hawa Mahal is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Daily. One hour is enough to visit it and the small museum inside. You can also walk past the monument at night to see it beautifully illuminated.
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