The capital city of Rajasthan was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II an
1727 A.D. Washed in Pink, Jaipur displays a remarkable harmony and
architectural grandeur. The Pink city endorses palaces, rustic fortresses
nestled on barren hills. Jaipur is the only planned city designed on Vastu
: Jaipur is connected to Delhi Mumbai, Udaipur, Jodhpur,
Aurangabad, Calcutta and Varanasi by domestic flights.
: Jaipur is well connected to all the major parts of the
: Bus services are available that connects all the major
places in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Delhi and Mumbai.
- Sireh deohi bazzar in Jaipur.
Hawa Mahal(Hava Mahal), a classical monument that reciprocate a fresh
feeling within the minds of the onlookers. This historical monument was
constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh II in 1799. Maharaja Jai Singh had a
specific purpose behind constructing this multilayered edifice. The main
purpose was that royal females, who used to follow stringent purdah system,
could easily see the ceremonial processions on the streets. For this
specific purpose, the building was designed in such a manner that it had 900
peepholes. Hawa Mahal is an exotic cenotaph in Jaipur, the pink city of
Rajasthan and one can also cover this edifice within the famous package
Golden triangle. This much popular historical place is one great attraction
that tourists seldom miss.
Lal Chand Usta, the vibrant designer, was responsible for making a unique
monument -Hawa Mahal. He dedicated Hawa Mahal to Lord Krishna and Radha.
The five storeyed facade entrusted with the elegant trellis work on the
windows and small balconies with around 900 niches. The upper floor is
reached through a raised ramp rather than stairs a device to facilitate
movement by palanaquins carried out by servants. The beautifully carved
doors opens into the majestic courtyard. The courtyard has a double story
building on the three sides. There is a small archeological museum here.
Only the eastern wing has three more storeys above, which are just a single
room thick. The building, standing on a high podium, is a fifty-foot high
thin shield, less than a foot in thickness, with small intimate chambers,
which give this historical place its unique facade.
Best time to visit Hawa Mahal:
The best time to view
Hawa Mahal is during sunrise when sunlight through the latticed peepholes
falls across and gives it a unique glow.