When was it built: 1799
Who built it: Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh
Where is it located: Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Why was it built: For the royal women to enjoy the events and festivals in the street
Architectural Style: Blend of Hindu Rajput architecture and the Islamic Mughal architecture
Visiting Timing: Daily, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Visit Hawa Mahal
This is located in Jaipur by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in the year 1799 which has a unique structure with honeycombed windows that allow cool air to pass making it comfortable for existence during hot summer months. The motive of constructing this monument was to allow the women of the royal house to observe the festivities on the streets although being unseen from the outside. It is a structure that has been made out of red and pink sandstone in a pyramid shape with 953 tiny windows, also known as 'Jharokhas' that is etched with brilliant latticework. You will get a wonderful view of the City Palace, Jantar Mantar and also the Sireh Deori Bazaar. Also, there is a museum that holds rich relics and miniature paintings. To visit this major attraction in Jaipur, you must choose a transport system like buses, cabs or auto rickshaws to reach Hawa Mahal from Jaipur. There are many shopping options situated outside the palace premises where you can shop for souvenirs like Badi Chaupal or Manek Chowk. You will get a lot of items like, traditional clothing, jewellery, show pieces, vase, traditional footwear or 'juttis', key chains, dress materials with Jaipuri print, sarees, jewellery, handicrafts, Rajasthani furniture and antiques along with a lot of delicious items to eat. Book jaipur travel packages with Swan Tours at best price.