Rajasthan is one of the ostentatious and most colorful states in India, and as its capital, Jaipur does not fail to live up to this reputation. There are many markup places ( Magnificent Temples and Holy monuments) in Jaipur to explore. Jaipur is named as “Choti Kashi” globally because of religious importance. Jaipur is fondly called as ‘Pink City’ and It’s hard to miss the pink. Home to opulent palaces towering forts and holy temples, not only has Jaipur gracefully retained its royal roots but it proudly displays them for visitors to see and experience. These historic structures are very well maintained and so abundant that they blend in with the surrounding city. Hawa Mahal is one of them.
The Hawa Mahal is one of the most recognized attractions of Jaipur tourism. It is the most iconic landmark. It is an architectural astounding building to behold. Mahal is likely to be one of your first destinations when you visit Jaipur.
History of Hawa Mahal :
The structure was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in the form of the crown of Krishna, the Hindu god. The original intention of the lattice was to allow royal ladies to observe everyday life in the street below without being seen since the women of the Royal family were not allowed out in public, so the Hawa Mahal was built to ensure they had a great view of the comings and goings of the city. It was designed by Lal Chand Ustad. The view from the street is the back of the structure.
The monument is a 5-story building in pyramidal shapes. It’s 953 windows (also called jharokhas) decorated with intricate latticework. The elegant palaces that give Jaipur its old-world charm were largely constructed from locally sourced sandstone.
It takes 21 minutes to travel from Hawa Mahal Jaipur to Jaigarh Fort. The approximate driving distance between Hawa Mahal Jaipur and Jaigarh Fort is 18 km or 11.2 miles or 9.7 nautical miles.
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