Hawa Mahal or “Palace of the Winds” is one of most distinctive landmarks in the Pink City, Jaipur. Needless to say, this five-storied palace is not only one of most popular attractions in this famed city but also in whole of Rajasthan. Constructed in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, the idea behind this palace was to give the royal ladies a peek into the outside world from a safe place and height.
Without doubt, Hawa Mahal is an extraordinary pink-sandstone palace of monumental architectural heft that rises, as it often seems, to the sky. It’s a must-visit site in Jaipur as much for its great historical worth as for its splendid architecture. The top offers a breathtaking view of the city and some of its famous landmarks, including the Jantar Mantar and City Palace. It’s a palace that evokes the royal past in the best way possible.
A visit to the city of Jaipur is not complete without coming here at Hawa Mahal and marveling at its myriad splendors. Tourists will also get to visit a small museum that has a collection of miniature paintings and some rich relics to remind the glory of the erstwhile period. For art and history lovers, this palace gives a perfect opportunity to enjoy the rich slice of Rajasthani history and its rich essences together.