Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind

Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, Jaipur: Hours, Address, Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind Reviews: 4/5

Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind

Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Made of red and pink sandstone, Jaipur's signature palace of unusual architecture is a stunning example of local artistry. The top of the Hawa Mahal offers an excellent view over the city.
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Shravan B
9 contributions
Good place to take photos
Nov. 2021
You get a nice view of the city from the top and is a good place to take photos from both inside as well as outside of the place

Has a good market place around to do some shopping and is very near to the City Place
Written 12 November 2021
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Mickel
4 contributions
Hawa Mahal visit..
Dec. 2020 • Family
Such a great view from hawa mahal I had amazing to time to see the Hawa Mahal and we enjoyed to click photo and so much fun..
Written 7 November 2021
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DaveNavigator
Jaipur District, India3 contributions
Hawa mahal palace of winds
Nov. 2021 • Couples
It is a signature monument of Jaipur and should be a unesco world heritage list. A great place for photography and to see the perfect sign of Rajputana architecture. Must visit place also known as palace of winds.
Written 4 November 2021
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Prema_C
Mumbai, India824 contributions
Engineering marvel
Sep. 2021 • Couples
I visited hawa mahal from inside for the first time and was amazed with the genius mind of the builders. It was so airy from inside, gave a street view from one side and was well lit. Must visit in Jaipur.
Written 14 October 2021
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Ramkumar C
5 contributions
Attractive place at jaipur
Dec. 2020 • Friends
We all loved the place
The architecture of this is very funtastic that it was created very different.
Without any fan and cooler the place is very cool due to the winds comes in it
Written 24 September 2021
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Tsturgess
Belfast285 contributions
Beautiful building
Aug. 2021 • Couples
Best to go early in morning as gets crowded in front later on, it's just something to amaze at, you cannot go inside
Beautiful building
Written 22 September 2021
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kim buay p
Singapore, Singapore10,984 contributions
Gorgeous pink city
Sep. 2021
I did a guided live stream walking tour of the pink city of Jaipur with Dilip from Heygo.
He was an excellent guide who taught us so much about Jaipur's history, architecture and way of life. After independence in 1947, Jaipur was made the capital of the newly formed state of Rajasthan. He explained why the buildings are all painted pink in the old town. The city was painted pink to welcome HRH Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (who later became King Edward VII, Emperor of India), in 1876. Many of the avenues still remain painted in pink, giving Jaipur a distinctive appearance and the epithet Pink city. Even the buses are pink.
We also noticed that there are no policemen or traffic lights guiding the traffic on the roads but it works well among the citizens. There was much honkings but it was not due to impatient drivers. It is just a way of life for the drivers to greet each other. He showed us beautiful pink roadside buildings where the shops are on the ground floor while the businessmen and their families live upstairs. He also mentioned that ladies in Jaipur like to dressed in bright colours to make up for lack of colour in the desert part of Jaipur.
Even the street lamp posts are lovely.
When we reached the majestic and gorgeous Hawa Mahal, he explained that the facade with lattice windows were for the royal ladies to view the street processions without being seen. There are many windows as in the past the Maharajas had many wives. The pink colour for buildings is mandatory for the common people. Dilip kindly allowed us to take very good postcard shots of Hawa Mahal. However this rule did not apply to the Maharaja as we noticed the entrance to his Palace is not painted in pink.
He also pointed out the flowers market near the temples as the flowers are used as offerings to the God, Popular colours are red (which symbolises energy) and yellow (knowledge and wisdom).
Written 18 September 2021
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Vivek k aggarwal
2 contributions
Amazing
Aug. 2021 • Friends
Very nice experience and too windy ! Loved this architectural excellence! Would like to visit more often to this place.
Written 24 August 2021
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Dulichand S
12 contributions
Castle of winds.
Jul. 2021 • Family
Very beautiful historic place to watch in Jaipur. It is actually very famous place in Jaipur to watch.
Must visit place in Jaipur due to its architecture design.
Very well designed art in Jaipur. Hawa mahal means the castle of winds.
I recommend the place for must watch in Jaipur.
Written 22 August 2021
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lulu
Doha, Qatar21 contributions
Rating hawa mahal feb 2018
Feb. 2021 • Friends
Activity is only viewing and taking photos, a tour guide is a must without knowing the reason of the building you wouldnt enjoy.. however we only spent 5mins to take photos and there was no car park nearby
Written 1 August 2021
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