Hawa Mahal, Jaipur – History, Facts & Timing | Rajasthan Tourism

Hawa Mahal History

Jaipur which is known as pink City and also a city of Rajputs, have many places which has its own importance in Indian History and Hawa Mahal is one of them. This unique landmark of Jaipur which is also known as “Palace of Winds” is made up of red and pink sandstone.


The main reason behind the construction of this palace is to make possible the royal woman’s to see the city life through their windows.

Facts –

This palace is an ultimate mix of Rajputana and slamic styles of architecture,  In this post, I am covering some facts & important information about this beautiful palace of Jaipur-
  • It was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh.
  • The Palace was designed by Lal Chand Ustad.
  • The palace is a pyramid shape architecture and have 953 windows.
  • The lattices of Hawa Mahal allows “venturi effect” through intricate pattern,  which makes it cooler throughout the summers.
  • In 1876, the exterior walls of the palace was painted by calcium oxide paint.


The top story of the hawa mahal offers the spectacular  views of Siredeori Bazaar and  over Jantar Mantar from the other side. If you are planning to visit here than don’t forget to see the small museum inside the palace which has  mini paintings, rich remnants of Rajputs, which shows the royal history of Rajasthan.

Tourist Attractions Near Hawa Mahal, Jaipur-

Jain Temple, Jantar Mantar, Amer Fort,  City palace, Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, Swargasuli Tower, Sisodia Rani Garden , Albert Hall Museum, Nahargarh Fort etc.

Major Hotels and Accommodation Near Hawa Mahal – 
  • Pearl Palace Heritage – The Boutique Guesthouse
  • Rajdeep Hotel
  • Hotel Sweet Dream
  • Fly View Hotel & OYO Rooms
  • Kesar D Villa Residence
  • Balaji Palace Hotel

Timings- 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Entry Fees-
Rs 50 – Indian

Rs 200 – Foreigners

Top 7 Facts  About Hawa Mahal “Palace Of Winds”

Address- Hawa Mahal Road, Badi Choupad,
 Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002, India
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