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Jaipur’s most prominent landmark, the Hawa Mahal is an extraordinary and awe inspiring sight in the popular tourist destination famously known as the Pink City. This intricate, pink sandstone building, also known as the Palace of Winds due to its...more

Jaipur, India

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Jaipur’s most prominent landmark, the Hawa Mahal is an extraordinary and awe inspiring sight in the popular tourist destination famously known as the Pink City. This intricate, pink sandstone building, also known as the Palace of Winds due to its numerous windows, 953 to be exact, was built in 1799. The 5 storey building with its plethora of small windows allows wind to flow through the openings, giving the palace its name. Hawa Mahal is a great place for people watching and legend has it that the pyramid shaped facade was built so that the women of the royal household could view the daily activities in the lively and busy streets below, without being observed. Located in the heart of the city, at the edge of the City Palace complex, the palace offers visitors stunning views of Jantar Mantar, City Palace and the rest of the old city. The building also houses a small archaeological museum.

Ticket Price

50 rupees

Opening Hour

9.30am-4.30pm

Recommended Visit Duration

Around half an hour or more

Suitable For

Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children

Must See

The beautiful exterior, panoramic views of the city from the top, the museum

Prayer Facilities

Although Muslim visitors may not find prayer facilities at Hawa Mahal, they will be able to locate mosques in the city of Jaipur, as it is home to a number of masjids; the most prominent one being the Jama Masjid. Tourists could therefore ask the locals to direct them to a nearby mosque, when needed.

Halal Food

Locating Halal food in Jaipur is not a problem, as the city is known to have a number of fabulous Halal restaurants. Visitors could also dine on vegetarian dishes as the city of Jaipur, like most Indian cities, is home to numerous vegetarian restaurants serving some fantastic local cuisine. Those visiting Hawa Mahal could get directions from the locals to the most popular restaurants in the area. 

  • Grill Inn

    P No 1-2,4th Floor,Counter No 10,Chatori Food Court,Pink Square Mall Govind Marg, Janata Colony Jaipur, Rajasthan 302004, India

    2.42KM Get Direction
  • Ring in Happy Hours

    SP-36B RIICO Industrial Area Delhi-Jaipur Highway Kukas Jaipur Rajasthan India

    3.19KM Get Direction
  • Subway

    Cafe No.1 , City Pulse , Narian Singh Circle Narayan Singh Rd, Tri Murti Circle, Rambagh Jaipur, Rajasthan 302004, India

    4.10KM Get Direction
  • Subway

    R-8, ground floor, Crystal Palm, 22 Godam, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302006

    4.10KM Get Direction
  • Subway

    Aamrapali Cir, Vaishali Nagar Jaipur, Rajasthan 302021 India

    4.12KM Get Direction
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