Hawa Mahal is one of the greatest tourist attractions spot in Jaipur city. It is also known by the name of “Palace of Winds” and built for his wife. It is one of the most historical places India. The palace was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. It is also called the Royal City Palace of Jaipur.
History of Hawa Mahal
It was in 1799 that the Kachhwaha Rajput ruler Sawai Pratap Singh, grandson of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. He built the Hawa Mahal as a continuity of Royal City Palace. He is piety to Lord Krishna is explicit in the palace’s structure as it resembles the lord’s crown. As many reasons are cited behind the structure of the fort, Purdah strategy pursued by the Rajputs is said to be one of the main causes. Then Rajput royal women did not present in front of strangers. However, they were keen to follow the day by day events and royal processions befall on the streets. It is a benefit to their that the Hawa Mahal was built and complete with small windows, veiled balconies. This gave the women a sense of freedom without appearing in public.
Architecture of Hawa Mahal
Hawa Mahal is a famous architecture at Rajput and the most famous tourist attraction spot of Jaipur.It is built in a five-storeyed steeple shaped monument that improves to a height of 50 feet. The front part of the palace is like a beehive web which is built with a number of small windows. Each port cave has small windows and has carved sandy stone grills, finials, and domes. The palace is a correct pressure of semi-octagonal bays which pay the monument its one frontage. It was built on another objective of keeping the Queens and other royal women in purdah but still, they can see the exotic activities.
Almost in every season of each morning, people from around the world and go to see the great Hawa Mahal in Jaipur. The tourists prefer to visit it in the beauty of the morning sunlight.
How to go, Hawa Mahal
Hawa Mahal is one of the most significant landmarks in Jaipur. So once you want to go the city, there will be no problem to going there.
By Road: Jaipur is well connected by Road to another part of the neighboring city of Rajasthan and. There are the number of buses which connects Jaipur to other cities of Rajasthan and India.
By Rail: Jaipur Railway Station is one of the important railway station in Northern India and related to about every major place of India and Rajasthan.
By Air: Jaipur International Airport is the nearest the Hawa Mahal about 13 km distance from the main city center.