Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind

Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind

Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind
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9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Made of red and pink sandstone, Jaipur's signature palace of unusual architecture is a stunning example of local artistry. The top of the Hawa Mahal offers an excellent view over the city.
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  • Rajasthan Cab Tour
    Jaipur, India5 contributions
    Hawal Mahal Jaipur
    Beautiful view with lots of subtle works of precision. You have to pay Rs50 per adult as entry fee. There are some passages, which are very congested, so a bit careful while climbing the mahal. Climb till top to get the best views of the city too.
    Visited April 2022
    Written 24 February 2023
  • Kaviyanathan
    Chennai (Madras), India141 contributions
    Historical but not to our Imagination.!
    Every time, then this one was shown in television are in any film. I would rather think that this is a very gigantic and have a great appearance from outside but when we visited Jaipur, I can able to see that this is only a small wall which is not properly maintained and because of the crowd in the area the actual Glamour of the wall is missing and even for taking photographs you need to stand in the so-called queue for an hour .!
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 February 2023
  • Michelle P
    Whitchurch, United Kingdom30 contributions
    The street view is the back of the Palace, not the front!
    We stopped here in passing. Our guide told us there are 900 plus windows in the building and these were for females to watch festivals through as they were not allowed to be seen. He told us we could visit inside for a small entrance fee, but we felt that a snap from the outside was enough as we had plenty more places to visit the same day. We since learned that the picture taken from the street is actually the back of the Palace, so probably worth going in to get a look from the other side.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 March 2023
  • Sanjay T
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates67 contributions
    230 year old Beauty!
    Close to 230 year old structure built in city of Jaipur. The structure is built from red and pink sandstone. It has 953 small windows called Jharokhas. It is designed to allow royal ladies to observe everyday life and festivals celebrated in the street below without being seen. These small windows allowed cool air to pass through the palace and kept it pleasent through out the summer. Cost of ticket: 50 Rs for Indians & 200 Rs for foreigners.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 March 2023
  • Ankit Saxena
    Mumbai, India137 contributions
    Amazing view from outside
    Been to Hawamahal many times. But the real and beautiful view you will get from outside only. There is no need to take ticket unless you want to know the history and inner architeof the building. Best place to take photos: Cafes opposite to Hawamahal. Windview and Tattoo cafe. They charge cover charge around 200-300 pax. The food is not good. Freebie: If you just want to take photos from outside. Go at night. There is very very less crowd. No parking problem on the street.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 March 2023
  • Andrew Smith
    New York City, New York3 contributions
    Hawa mahal
    The Hawa Mahal is a stunning palace with intricate latticework and an impressive facade. The palace is an architectural marvel and a must-see for anyone visiting Jaipur. The palace is well-maintained and offers visitors an opportunity to explore the rich history and culture of the region. The palace's design allows for a comfortable breeze to flow through, making it a perfect spot to beat the heat. The palace's various chambers and balconies offer breathtaking views of the city and provide visitors with an insight into the lives of the royals who once lived there. The palace interiors are beautifully decorated with paintings and intricate carvings. The Hawa Mahal is easily accessible, located in the heart of the city. The palace is surrounded by shops and restaurants, making it a perfect spot for a leisurely stroll or a quick bite to eat. The palace is also well-lit at night, providing visitors with a different view of the palace's beauty.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 23 March 2023
  • Dennis P
    Melbourne, Australia2,107 contributions
    WORTH A LOOK
    Yes this is an excellent 200 year old example of Indian architecture. The windows, there is some arguement as to how many there are, perhaps over 200, were for the women of the palace to view the goings on in the street without being seen. Mainly in the pink colours of the city, the facade is lacelike in appearance. Viewing the wall is from the very busy street outside, and trying to get a photo free of cycles, tuktuks, motorbnikes and cars is darned near impossible. Worth seeing if in the area
    Visited February 2023
    Written 26 March 2023
  • jojo
    Navi Mumbai, India1,767 contributions
    Marvellous local artistry
    Local artistry providing with intricate carving in the front and much atttention for finishing.. The scenic view of Jaipur City was marvellous. The purpose was alllowing the royal women the view of the ceremonial procession without showing the identity.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 30 March 2023
  • Dirk W
    Alexandra Headland, Australia6,463 contributions
    Snap & go
    A relatively recent palace (built in 1799), the photogenic back of it is what tourists stop for. Facing Tripolia Bazaar, it features 953 windows, creating cool air flow, hence its name "Wind Palace". Because it is a major tourist attraction, lots of hawkers, hustlers, snake charmers and musicians gather on the footpath in front. We were there during Holi Festival and the place was absolutely buzzing. It is a large facade on an extremely busy street, so it's hard to capture.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 April 2023
  • JenAnnie
    Nottingham, United Kingdom700 contributions
    Fabulous.
    This was such a fascinating place to visit. This is also known as the Palace of the Winds. The whole city of Jaipur is so beautiful it is known as the Pink City. A lot of the buildings & city walls are Pink, & they were painted Pink for a visit of Prince Albert.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 April 2023
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Francisco A
Santiago, Chile113 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
The place inside is nice but the putside view of the temple pays for the visit. Must go in Jaipur nearby top attractions in the Pink City
Written 18 February 2024
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Janka K
Brno, Czech Republic6,317 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
Visiting just the facade of this building, this place is iconic enough for you to make some nice photos from Jaipur.
The street in front of the building is super crowded, though, so expect a lot of heads around you on and at your pictures. If you want a clean shot, it might take some patience and waiting time to get to the right moment and then you need to promptly use it.
For the front facade of the building, no ticket is needed.
Written 17 February 2024
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ldgp14
Walsall, UK2,826 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
The Hawa Mahal exterior is spectacular and like most things in India you probably wouldn't expect it to be located where it is at the side of the road. This will be one of your stops in Jaipur and it is certainly wonderful.
Written 14 February 2024
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Jazzy1995
London, UK138 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
This is a must do in Jaipur - try and go early to minimise the queues and volume of tourists. Beautiful palace with lots of architexture still remaining. Best to go without a guide I think; easy to navigate around by yourself. The back of the palace has the stunning view.
Written 7 February 2024
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Chinmay J
3 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Beautiful place!! We saw it in morning and at night. Worth experiencing from outside. Lots of shops across. Make sure you bargain well.
Written 5 February 2024
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E G
Meerut, India19 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Does not meet the expectations of “hawa” mahal!

It’s filthy , not maintained by the local government and feels like a place to dump things.

As a structure - it’s fine , but did not feel “hawa” at all even when we reach on the top floor.

Place is entirely in a mess , everywhere you can see some garbage lying.

For me it was a disappointment!
Written 28 January 2024
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Jill G
3 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
This is the second time I have been to Jaipur and I enjoyed it just as much. I went as part of a tour- so inevitably went to a carpet shop and even on a second visit that was interesting. The palaces and the astronomical park are amazing. I could have done with longer in Jaipur. I love the street plan and the fact that everything in the centre is painted pink. I was reading about the maharajah of Jaipur in mid 20th century as I arrived - and then you see his wealth! There were 565 independent maharajahs even when the British ruled India and it was an eye opener to see how much they owned. Mountbatten went to a parliament meeting with the Maharajah in the City Palace and then there am I standing there. I love History and this is an ideal place to go to feel the past and enjoy the present.
Written 28 January 2024
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Raghunadh AR
New Delhi, India120 contributions
Feb 2023 • Family
Excellent place, had a good time of clicking lot of picture as there were dark and white clouds, Blue sky and sun keep coming out and could see the entire colour of building changing as photography point of view. Must see place in Jaipur, lot of shopping place around and eateries. Parking is a concern as you need to park on road side and you may have walk on busy street.
Written 28 January 2024
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RabiJha
Hyderabad, India33 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
Reaching there in own car is very problematic. Highly recommended to leave your car away and reach in local autos which are the root cause of traffic in the area.

The palace is worth a climb. You get a good view of Jaipur city. You won't need more than 30-45 mins since there is not much besides climbing the top and trying to find some good camera angles. The best picture view remains from outside the palace I think.
Written 27 January 2024
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Renan
226 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
The outside is truly the place to see. The inside is ok but nothing amazing. If you are in a rush I'd say you can skip it.
If you go up to a cafe in front of it, be aware that you'll be asked to pay 200rps (deducted from your drink), just to go up. There are two cafes with the one to the right (when you turn your back to the palace), offering the most centered view of the palace.
Written 22 January 2024
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