Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal Hawa Mahal is a famous palace in Jaipur. The words "Hawa Mahal" mean "Wind Palace".

It is designed in a way that the rooms of the palace always have adequate wind flowing inside and through. It is inspirational to know that the people of the old times had such a thought and that they actually developed such a palace! The queens of Jaipur were residing in Hawa Mahal. And as the queens were residing, the design of Hawa Mahal had to integrate a crucial aspect — the queens were able to see what was happening outside, but the people outside were not able to see the queens. What a great mind the designer had, don't you think so?

I was able to photograph the beautiful Hawa Mahal in the evening. I hope you like these photos :)

Hawa Mahal

Some facts about Hawa Mahal…
• Hawa Mahal was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh.
• Built in 1799, Hawa Mahal was designed by Lal Chand Usta.
• The design of Hawa Mahal was inspired by the crown of Lord Krishna.
• Hawa Mahal's design resembles to honeycomb of a beehive also.
• There are 953 windows in Hawa Mahal, which are called Jharokhas.
• Hawa Mahal has a blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture.
• The building material of Hawa Mahal are red and pink sandstone.
• The geological coordinates of Hawa Mahal are 26.923873, 75.82688.


Hawa Mahal

The location of Hawa Mahal is in the following map…

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12 comments :

  1. such a glorious jewel!




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  2. Amazing palace. What a great wind design! I wish my house was efficient with the air. ~Val

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  3. Bhavesh, how I would love to live in such a palace - though I don't think I would want to be one of many wives of a sultan. I am much too selfish to share, even to have accomodations in such a gorgeous place. When I visited Brunei, the first queen and second queen had separate palaces - the first wife's palace, of course, was quite larger and fancier...but the second wife's place was, by no means, shabby.

    Lovely photographs, my friend.

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  4. Olá

    lindissima foto:)

    Parabéns.
    beij

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  5. I am just amazed with this one. Exploring different cultures is so much fun. Creativity is price-less. Anna :)

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  6. @ Cloudia: It really is! :) And that fish work is nice :)

    @ Joy: Right! :)

    @ Miss Val's Creations: Try it! It will be amazing!!

    @ RNSANE: That would be nice to see! And I'm glad you liked the photographs :)

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  7. @ sideny: Thank you :)

    @ Anna: Indeed! :)

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  8. Anonymous23 June, 2011

    Great photos… gives the memories of Jaipur tour where we enjoyed a lot last year. We should be proud to be Indians as such historical places are kept alive with all the Indian traditions.

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  9. Hawa Mahal is one of my favorite monuments in Jaipur. Last month also I visited Jaipur.

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