Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

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About Hawa Mahal

The regal Hawa Mahal is perhaps one of the oft visited tourist destinations of the lovely Pink City of Jaipur. Instituted by the famed maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, circa 1799, the 'palace of the winds', is the repository of history and tradition of the colorful state of Rajasthan.

A portion of the magnificent City Palace, the Hawa Mahal is a stupendous melange of Rajasthan and Mughal schools of architecture. Etched in punk hued sandstone, it soars up to a height of about five stories and is one of the most remarkable monuments of Rajasthan.

The brain child of Lal Chand Usta, it comprises of nine hundred and fifty three tiny jharokha adorned, curved roofed cells, that cuts a comely picture. The unembellished and stark back portion of the mahal may, however, intrigue visitors.

Legend has it that the purpose of building this arresting site was to enable the purdah clad womenfolk to soak in the feel of the sights and sounds of the place.

Enchanting views of the majestic Jantar Mantar, the celebrated observatory, the grand City Palace and the bustling Siredeori Bazaar is the unique selling protocol of the beautiful Hawa Mahal. The history buffs can queue up at the museum and catch a glimpse of the glorious regal life.

It is said that the stunning Hawa Mahal is in its glorious best when the golden rays of the morning sun caresses it. So, troop to this tourist hotspot and be a witness to breathtaking beauty and splendor.


Located at Hawa Mahal Rd, Badi Choupad in Jaipur, you will not find any hassle while spotting this attraction. In fact, if you run short of time but want to see Hawa Mahal, you can have a quick view of it while travelling through Badi Chaupad. This was built so intricately that you can see the beauty even at a glance.

Best Time to Visit

Since it's Jaipur, which is in Rajasthan, it is always better to plan your trip during October and March. In fact, these are the six months when the Jaipur weather becomes very pleasant. In the day time, the weather becomes pleasing, while in the night, you may need to pull on the quilts.

How to Reach

You can reach the city by three modes of transport, plane, train or bus and even cab.

From Sanganer airport, you will get buses and cabs. It is up to you which one you would like to take. If you want to consider trains, then the nearest metro station is Merta Road Jn Railway Station. Bus service is also available, which will help you to reach the city without any trouble. But if you want even a more convenient travel experience, you can book a cab. You can take a look in and around the city whenever you want.

Hawa Mahal - Entry Fee, Timing, Address, Official Website

AddressHawa Mahal Road, Badi Choupad, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002, India
Entry FeeEntry fee for Indians: Rs. 50 Entry fee for Foreigners : Rs. 200
TimingVisiting Hours - 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Phone No (Official)+91-141-2618862
Official Websitewww.jaipur.org.uk
Photography allowed or notNot allowed
Nearest railway stationMerta Road Jn Railway Station

Location of Hawa Mahal, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Last Updated on : September 23, 2016