Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal

The Hawa Mahal, located at Jaipur, is a palace that is made of pink and red sandstone and was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799. Inspired by the Khetri Mahal. The hawa Mahal is a five storied building and is akin to a honeycomb having 953 small windows. These windows served as a door to the women during those days who were forbidden to appear in public without their faces covered.


This palace gave them the chance of observing public festivals and everyday life without being seen. The Hawa Mahal is also called the Palace of Breeze and is built in the forms of the crown of Lord Krishna. The second floor of the palace has colorfully designed glassworks on them. The view of the city of jaipur from the palace is breathtaking. The entrance is to the back of the Mahal and there is a small museum inside that houses small relics and miniature paintings which evoke the royal past. The Hawa Mahal is located at a stone’s throw away from the commercial hub of Jaipur.

Nearby Places

Amber fort and palace, Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal and City Palace.

Best Time To Visit

During the early mornings, when the sun enters the glass windows, the palace is encompassed in golden lights.

Ways To Reach

By air :Jaipur international airport is a 12 kilometer drive to Hawa Mahal.
By train : The nearest railways station is a 5 kilometer distance from the Palace.
By road : Jaipur is easily accessible from all major cities in the country by road.