Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, Jaipur

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Admire a distinctive pink sandstone facade and ornate architecture at Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, the city's most recognizable landmark. Rising five stories above the street below, the 18th-century palace features an array of cupolas, verandas, and balconies attached to the royal residence. As you wander the hallways and rooms within, you'll be treated to the same view enjoyed for centuries by the women of the royal family. Forbidden from being seen in public, the women peaked at the outside world from behind the palace walls. Bring your camera to snap images of the royal grounds and the nearby market. Put Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Jaipur trip itinerary app .
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  • Amazing architecture you dont need a guide follow the signs and wander at your own pace. its built of red sandstone.The lattice windows are a marvel allowing air to flow through so the iadies could wa...  more »
  • This is probably the most famous image of Jaipur and certainly the facade is magnificent, so intricate and towering in the typical Jaipur pink. The palace inside is worth visiting as well with quite a...  more »
  • Hawa mahal is beautiful and great photo opportunity. We went there early morning before the market got busy. Did not go inside, but it is so stupid bing that it is worth the visit and then walk and wi...  more »
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  • One of the best structures in Jaipur. They portray this when they are to portray Jaipur! The structure is awesome but is on a busy street. So parking is obviously difficult. Didn't find any guide here to explain the importance of the place. Overall its a beautiful architecture! If you liked this review please give a thumbs-up below! 👇
  • Brilliant view in the evening. There's not much to see from the inside. So, if you're on a strict timeline, you can skip seeing the insides and visit this place in the evening. In the evening the whole place is lit up with lights inside the windows as well. One can see the beauty of the place with the coloured windows. Also, plan to spend some time at places opposite of Hawa Mahal (on the other side of the road facing Hawa Mahal) to get a full view of the place. View from the top at night is beautiful.
  • This place is very beautiful. As the name suggests, "Hawa Mahal", there is always a cool breeze blowing through its windows. The entire structure is clean and well maintained. It is not as small as it looks from the outside. There is a courtyard, a small fountain, open corridors. The tourism department has also set up a canteen from where you can buy refreshments. In summer season, it gets really hot so avoid going there in the afternoon at that time. The view from here is great. One can see the entire Pink City and the various monuments. The hills are in the backdrop. Nahargarh fort is also a site to watch from here. It's a very unique place and you would definitely enjoy here.
  • Architecture is beyond a normals persons imagination....view from tops are great. Great place for photoshoots. The market around Hawa Mahal is expensive. If you can negotiate then it wont be a problem for you. Places to eat are good. Traffic is actually a real problem you will face there. The best part is near Hawa Mahal there are other palaces and museums so you don't have to travel far away...you can walk and go there and also enjoy the street life. Must visit with friends and family too. Have fun..bye.
  • Very historical Palace in Jaipur, amongst all the other Palace. A palace which has 365 windows. A huge palace. The queen's could not come out in the open to greet the king as he left the palace, the windows would then facilitate her to take a proper view. A must visit place in the pink city. One of the awesome heritage in India that I visited. This is the place where concept of air pressure difference is utilized and a number of small and big windows are made so that air blow with high velocity inside the palace. So it is called Hawa Mahal.
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