The Hawa Mahal, also known as the ‘Palace Of The Winds,’ is a popular tourist attraction and a significant landmark in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. The location is at the center of the picturesque Pink City of Jaipur. Moreover, it is known for its rich cultural and architectural heritage. A magnificently adorned exterior that resembles the honeycomb of a beehive, giving one a sense of the Rajputs’ rich past. Also, you might wish to read more stories from the Pink City of Jaipur.
Our first stop on day 3 is the 18th century (Thikana Mandir Shri Govinddevji Maharaj) Lord Krishna temple. For worshippers, this Vaishnav temple is one of the most important and significant temples. According to tradition, Lord Krishna’s picture at this temple is identical to Krishna’s shape during his Earthly incarnation. In addition, during the festival season, expect a larger throng at this temple, so go early in the morning.
Hawa Mahal Jaipur
Our next stop is Hawa Mahal Jaipur, the palace of breeze. The rearview, which you can see from the main road, is the most stunning. The palace sits on the edge of the City Palace. The structure is of 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, the grandson of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, who was the founder of Jaipur. Lal Chand Ustad is the designer. Keep your camera ready when you approach the courtyard of the Hawa Mahal in Jaipur to snap the massive fountain. To capture the broad architecture, I recommend bringing a wide-angle lens. There are also many chambers with numerous antique items.
Architecture of Hawa Mahal Jaipur
Hawa Mahal ‘The Palace of Winds’ or ‘The Palace of Breeze’ is a palace in Jaipur, India built from red and pink sandstone. Firstly, the Mahal has 953 tiny windows called Jharokhas that are adorned with exquisite latticework. Secondly, the building’s five-story facade resembles a honeycomb. This architectural element also allowed for the passage of cold air, making the entire space more pleasant during the hot desert summer months. The lattice design was originally intended to allow royal women to view daily life and festivities on the street below without being observed by the general public. We’ll look around the architecture and come back at night to view the Hawa Mahal Jaipur lit by a sodium bulb.
Albert Hall Museum
As you climb higher, you get to see the Amer Fort and also Jantar Mantar which is right next to this place. From here we go to the Albert Hall Museum. If you stay back late in the evening, you get to see the Albert Hall Museum illuminated with pink, blue, and purple lights. Watch the video below till the end. Also, support my work by SUBSCRIBING to my YouTube channel and sign-up to my newsletter for more info.