Hawa Mahal of Jaipur or Palace of the ‘Vientos of Jaipur’ is an icon of the pink city of Rajasthan. You can visit it on tours around Rajasthan.
History Of The Palace
It is interesting to know the story before visiting the Hawa Mahal. The ‘Palace of the Vientos’ of Jaipur, has a unique and iconic design. Firstly, In 1799, the Hawa Mahal was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. It seems to be that the Maharaja was a very macho and celestial type, he did not allow his women to show themselves in public.
He kept them reclusive in this grand palace considered to be a golden cage. The king installed numerous balconies, ventilated windows and celosías so that they could observe the world from the inside. Therefore, the purpose of the Hawai Mahal of Jaipur was to accommodate all the women who formed a part of the vast harem of the Maharaja.
Its impressive façade mainly preserves its past and its superb palace. It has more than 900 windows framed by columns and pink sandstone domes, right to the aesthetics of Jaipur, known as the ‘Pink City’ of India.
Hawa Mahal Architecture Of Jaipur
The Mughal architecture has in the Palace of the Vientos one of its most elaborate examples. One of the characteristic elements of the Hawa Mahal is the polylobulated arches present in Puertas and Ventanas.
The building is built with sandstone tiles, with the characteristic red and pink colors that identify the city. The facade is adorned with white marble.
The palace has five floors in total, but there is no scale in its interior. Each of the plants is accessible through several meters of ramps. The Hawa Mahal is very popular in India.
When we visit the Hawai Mahal of Rajasthan, we will find that behind the façade there is nothing, only paths of waterfalls and some semi-wrought walls to the concubines of Marrakesh.
Rajasthan’s Palace of Winds is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The best time to visit the Mahal Hawai is in the winter season, from December to March. The weather in these months is cold and pleasant, it will be easier to explore the city without having much of a wind, which is normal during the summer season when the temperature rises a lot.