THE PALACE OF WINDS🍃

HAWA MAHAL

An allusion hidden in the name itself. In hindi language \’Hawa\’ refers to breeze and \’Mahal\’ refers to palace. The most recommended place to visit  in Jaipur. Also known as the Land of Rajputs. This beautiful sculpture was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, the grandson of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh ~ the founder of Jaipur.
Built from red and pink sandstone, the palace sits on the edge of the City Palace, Jaipur and extends to the Zenana, or women\’s chamber.
It\’s five floor exterior akin to honeycomb with it\’s 935 small windows called Jharokhas decorated with intricate latticework. The original intent of the lattice design was to allow royal ladies to observe everyday life and festivals celebrated in the street below without being seen, since they had to obey strict rules of \”purdah\” which forbade them from appearing in public without face coverings. 
Fun Fact 》Many people see Hawa Mahal from the street view and think it is the front of the palace, but it is the back. 
My experience there was so good as i visited there at the time of evening. I asked to local people there and they told me to visit there in the evening time between 5-7p.m. The Mahal looks fabulous when it get a touch of lights. The palace looks more beautiful at the time of evening. 

Advertisement

3 responses to “THE PALACE OF WINDS🍃”

  1. Want to visit once and explore

    Like

  2. Amazing information keep up the good work!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: