|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.|