Hawa Mahal is one of the attractive places in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. There are many tourist spots in Jaipur among them one is Hawa Mahal or the ‘Palace of Winds’. It is one of the historic places located in the heart of the city. Many tourists from all over the world visiting the place and astonishing while looking at the monument. Most of the constructions in the city were constructed with Pink marble. So that the city became famous as the pink city.
Hawa Mahal History:
Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, the founder of Jaipur city and his grandson Kachhwaha Rajput ruler Sawai Pratap Singh built the outstanding Palace in 1799 at the heart of the Jaipur city. in those days the famous architecture, Lall Chand Usta designed this Mahal. Basically, Sawai Pratap Singh, the great devotee of Lord Krishna which is visible in this creation too as Hawa Mahal looks a lot like the crown of Lord Krishna.
There is a story associated with the construction of the palace in Rajasthan. According to the story, royal women of Rajputs not allowed to appear in Public places or in front of unknowns. They interested in following the day to day events, which held on the streets. Generally, the royal families strictly follow the traditions and customs of those days. Hence the customs don’t allow them to watch the fairs on the street. So then the king wanted to solve this problem by constructing the great Hawa Mahal. The monument has several small windows and screened balconies to witness the activities.
Hawa Mahal Design:
The construction seems very beautiful and signifies to the royal culture of Rajasthan. The Mahal looks like a five-storeyed Pyramid, the constructors used the red and pink sandstones for construction. This Mahal considered as the symbol of Rajputana architecture, the
palace is fifty feet high from its base. The interior side of the mahal work dedicated to Hindu God Krishna and Goddess Radha. The palace has 953 windows decorated with twisted designs. The windows are comforted to enter cool wind into the palace make the inner environment very cool and pleasant. The interior of the palace is very elegant, seems very peaceful. There is no stair in the palace to reach the upper floors, instead, slopes connect these stories. The designs of the exterior of the palace are very sharp and visitors can get the eye-catching view of the Pink City.
Other Tourist Attraction places:
There are many attraction places around Hawa Mahal. They are Niwa’s bagh, Govind Devji Sanctuary, BM Birla Planetarium, Jain Temple, Sisodia Rani garden and Amer Fort etc.