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
Visit Timing: Daily, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
How to Reach: The city of Jaipur is well-connected with other Indian cities by air, rail and road and also with some international cities by air. The Jaipur International Airport is situated at Sanganer, a southern suburb at a distance of 13 kilometres from Jaipur.
In 1799, the Kachhwaha Rajput ruler, Sawai Pratap Singh, grandson of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh ordered Lal Chand Usta to construct an extension to the Royal City Palace. The Purdah system at the time was strictly followed. Rajput royal ladies should not be seen by strangers or appear in any public area. The construction of Hawa Mahal allows the royal ladies to enjoy from every day street scenes to royal processions on the street without being seen.
The Hawa Mahal is a palace in the city of Jaipur, India. Built from red and pink sandstone, it is on the edge of the City Palace, Jaipur, and extends to the Zenana, or women's chambers...