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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  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

  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.

  4. Olá

    lindissima foto:)


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

  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 :)

  7. @ sideny: Thank you :)

    @ Anna: Indeed! :)

  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.

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


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