Hawa Mahal, Jaipur - Timings, Ticket Price, Location, Photos

Hawa Mahal is a beautifully designed palace in Jaipur. Lots of tourists come to visit Hawa Mahal every month. Know more about timings and ticker price

Hawa Mahal is a wall of the City Palace in Jaipur, which is the main palace of Jaipur, Rajasthan. The Palace was built by King Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799. The palace is called Hawa Mahal because it has a total of 365 windows built. These windows were made to keep the palace cool. And that's why this palace is called Hawa Mahal.

Every month millions of tourists come to visit Hawa Mahal. If you also want to visit Hawa Mahal, then this information will be very useful for you. Read the full post carefully and you will know all about Hawa Mahal like timings and ticket prices.

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
Hawa Mahal (Image Credit)

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

Jaipur was the main city for the kings of Rajasthan which is 300 kilometres from Delhi. The city was named Jaipur after Raja Jai Singh.  Here you will see many palaces and forts of Rajasthani princely states. Here you will also get a very big market where you can also shop for clothes, gifts, and jewellery. There is also no shortage of hotels and restaurants here.

Hawa Mahal was built only for women. The king wanted the queens to see outside scenes such as markets, bushes, festivals, and war-going events without revealing their faces. From the wall of the City Palace (Hawa Mahal), the women of the Raj family could see the market area without going to the market.

Hawal Mahal Jaipur

You will see from the road the back part of the City Mahal which is called Hawal Mahal. Its front part is on the other side from where you can go inside the Hawa Mahal. King Sawai Pratap Singh was a great devotee of Lord Krishna, so he built This palace in the shape of the crown of Lord Shri Krishna.

The government had to change many things to repair this palace. Many of the glasses on the windows have been replaced. And some wall carvings have also been replaced. The stones on the ground have also been replaced.

Inside Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

Hawa Mahal is a five-level building. Each of its floors is known by a different name. 1st floor is called Sharad Mandir, 2nd Ratan Mandir, 3rd Vichitra Mandir, 4th Prakash Mandir, and 5th Hawa Mandir. Let's explore all of the levels.

top floor Hawal Mahal Jaipur

First Floor | Sharad Mandir

The first floor is called Sharad Mandir, where winter festivals are held.

Second Floor | Ratan Mandir

On the second floor are Carvings done with precious stones. This is why it is called Ratan Temple.

Third Floor | Vichitra Mandir / Pratap Mandir

This was the personal room of the king. In this, the king used to worship Lord Krishna. And used to write poems by sitting here. King Sawai Pratap Singh was also a very great poet. His written book name was Brajnidhi.

Hawal Mahal Jaipur

Fourth Floor | Prakash Mandir

On this floor, the light of the sun reached everywhere. No part of this floor lived in darkness. Therefore this floor is called Prakash Mandir.

Fifth Floor | Hawa Mandir

On the fifth floor, air comes from all four directions. Due to this, the palace was named Hawa Mahal. This is the top floor of Hawa Mahal.

Bhojanshala (Kitchen)

Here food was made for King Sawai Singh and his family. You can see colourful glass on its windows. This glass was sourced from Belgium. When the direct light of the sun fell on these colourful glasses, then the whole room was illuminated with beautiful colours.

And you can see such colourful glass windows in the entire palace. Red, green, blue, and yellow colours will be seen in them. Due to the colours of the king's flag, these colours were also filled in the windows.

Hawal Mahal History
Historical View of Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal History

Hawa Mahal was built in 1799 by King Sawai Pratap Singh. Before this, a palace called Hawa Mahal was located in Jhunjhunun, Rajasthan. After seeing this palace, King Sawai Pratap Singh thought of building the Hawa Mahal in Jaipur too. Its designer was Ustad Lalchand.

How to Reach Hawa Mahal, Jaipur?

  • Nearest Bus Stop: Badi Shop is the nearest bus stop to Hawa Mahal. It is just 750 meters of distance.
  • Nearest Railway Station: Jaipur Junction is the nearest railway station to Hawa Mahal, It is 4.8 km of distance.
  • Nearest Airport: Jaipur International Airport is the nearest airport to Hawa Mahal. It is 12.2 km of distance.

Hawa Mahal Ticket Price 2024

Ticket Price
Indian ₹50
Indian Student ₹5
Foreigner ₹200
Foreigner Student ₹25
Below 7 Years Free
Photography Indian ₹10
Photography Foreigner ₹30

If you are a student, you will need to bring your ID card with you for the student discount.

Hawa Mahal Timings

Days Timing
All Days 9AM to 4:30PM
Duration 2 Hours
Museum Closed Friday

The perfect time to visit Hawa Mahal is from October to March. There is not much heat here at this time. And you will be able to enjoy Jaipur more.

FAQ

Q. Where is Hawa Mahal?
Hawa Mahal is located in Jaipur's city centre. Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan, India.

Q. Can you go inside Hawa Mahal?
Yes, you can go inside Hawa Mahal. To go inside, you need to buy an entry ticket.

Q. What to see in Hawa Mahal?
Hawa Mahal has a total of 5 floors. Every floor has its own story. You can see the real structure of Hawa Mahal from inside it.

Q. What is the height of Hawa Mahal?
Hawa Mahal has 5 floors, and Hawa Mahal is about 87 feet.

Q. Why Hawa Mahal is called Hawa Mahal?
In this palace, the wind comes from all sides. Being airy, it is called Hawa Mahal.