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The Hawa Mahal or Palace of Breeze is a 5-storey high pink and red sandstone structure with over 950 windows forming a honeycomb facade, built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Singh as part of City Palace. It was an extension of the Zenana (women's chamber) which allowed royal ladies a view through the jharokhas or intricately designed lattice-work windows to observe everyday life in the street below without being seen. The windows allowed the flow of cool breeze into the chambers, which gave the building its name. The interior of the palace are built of marble, detailed with a variety of coloured stones and gems. The inner courtyards have elegant fountains. The iconic facade is best seen from the street.



About Hawa Mahal

 Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Hawa Mahal and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
City Palace

City Palace(0.4 km)
The 18th century City Palace, once the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur, harmoniously blends traditional Rajput and Mughal architecture.

Nahargarh Fort

Nahargarh Fort(1.9 km)
The Nahargarh Fort is the smallest of the 3 forts in the Jaipur area, Built in 1734 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in a mix of Indian and European styles.

Govind Devji Temple

Govind Devji Temple(0.6 km)
For Vaishnavites, particularly followers of Lord Krishna, the Govind Devji is the most important temple in the world after Vrindavan.

Raj Mandir Theatre

Raj Mandir Theatre(2.8 km)
The Raj Mandir Theatre is an experience in itself, from the jostling and general chaos in the ticket line, to an audience that laughs, cries, cheers, claps, and consistently talks through the entire film.

B.M. Birla Auditorium and Convention Centre

Gaitore(2.1 km)
Gaitore is the royal cremation site of the Maharajas of Jaipur, with elegant cenotaphs marking the tombs of the erstwhile rulers including Sawai Ram Singh, Sawai Madho Singh and Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II.

Iswari Minar Swarga Sal

Iswari Minar Swarga Sal(0.5 km)
The entrance is not from the main street, but is around the back of the shops.

Ram Niwas Garden

Ram Niwas Garden(1.3 km)
Located at the exact center of the city, Ram Niwas Garden was built in year 1868 by Maharaja Sawai Ram singh of Jaipur.

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