Friday, 31 May 2013

Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace)

Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace) at Night.
Hawa Mahal, Jaipur  was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, and designed by Lal Chand Usta in the form of the crown of Krishna, the Hindu god. Its unique five-storey exterior is also similar to the honeycomb of the beehive with its 953 small windows called jharokhas that are decorated with complex lattice work. The original intention of the lattice was to allow royal ladies to observe everyday life in the street below without being seen, since they had to follow strict "purdah" (face cover).

Built of red and pink sandstone, the palace is situated on the main avenue in the heart of Jaipur’s business centre. It forms part of the City Palace, and extends to the Zenana or women's chambers, the chambers of the harem. It is particularly striking when viewed early in the morning, lit with the golden light of sunrise.
Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace) in Morning.
The palace is a five-story pyramidal shaped monument that rises to a height of 50 feet (15 m) from its high base. The top three floors of the structure have a dimension of one room width while the first and second floors have courtyard in front of them, on the rear side of the structure. The front elevation, as seen from the street, is like a honeycomb web of a beehive built with small portholes. Each porthole has miniature windows and has carved sandstone grills, finials and domes. It is a veritable mass of semi-octagonal bays, which gives the monument its unique facade. The inner face on the back side of the building consists of need-based chambers built with pillars and corridors with least ornamentation, and reach up to the top floor.

Hawa Mahal is Located at the Center of Jaipur City. From outside you can enjoy it anytime but to go inside timings are 9am to 5pm. This place is Highly Recommended.
Entrance Gate of Hawa Mahal.
As we Entered in the Main Courtyard.
Left Side of Main Courtyard.
Right Side of Main Courtyard.
From Second Floor looking towards the Entrance Door.
Third Floor Architecture.
Fourth Floor Architecture.
Looking Towards Fifth and top Most Floor of Hawa Mahal.
View towards Back Side from Top Floor of Hawa Mahal. We Can see “Jantar Mantar” and “City Palace”.
View of Left Side Market area of Jaipur from Top Of Hawa Mahal.
View of Right Side Market area of Jaipur from Top Of Hawa Mahal.
Towards the Exit you will go through the passage which will take you to the Rooms of Queens.
First floor Rooms.
“Tibari” On First floor.
Tibari is decorated with beautiful fresco paintings and have windows which Connect to the Jaipur Market.
This is what Tibari Looks like From Main Jaipur Market. After Exit.

By Manav Singhi

179 comments:

  1. Fabulous pics, thanks. The kings of Rajasthan sure knew how to live life kingsize!!

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  3. Reminds me of the beautiful time I have spent their. Nice captures!

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  6. Wow wonderful pics and amazing details..have not been to Rajasthan but its a definite must on my list

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  7. Amazing Place..Amazing Jaipur,The Pink City... :-)

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  9. Lovely photography! I was in Jaipur last year and your pictures revived my memory of a beautiful city and it's rich heritage! Kudos!

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  10. mughe mount abu jana hai, lautate samay 2 din jaipur me rukana hai, is dauran mai ye sari chije dekhane ki koshish jarur karuga. abhar

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  11. Breathtaking pics!! Wonder where has such skilled artists gone now?

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  36. Very beautiful pictures, thanks for the detailed information. This just shows that how lavish was the living standard of royal families. There were no Air Conditioners , coolers and fans in those days so common people must have suffered a lot in facing heat, such was not the case with kings they must be getting fresh air anytime they wanted.

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  38. i have been to this palace so many times but such details my god...... n beautiful pics :)

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  40. Wow..the more I read about Jaipur from your blog, the more I am serenaded with its beauty. Thank you for the gorgeous pictures.

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  52. its an absolute beauty !! I am sorry I came so late on this post .. i took it to be your last post which i had seen .. until I now realized that this Hawa Mahal !! :) Nice captures !!

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  54. That is a very interesting and impressive structure. I wish Hawa Mahal a long, long life. I didn't know it was in the midst of such a busy area until I visited it. It's a really impressive building.

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