Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

  • Spend Time

    1 Hour

  • Best Time To Visit

    October To March

  • Timings

    Sunrise To Sunset



Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

The huge Hawa Mahal is at the intersection of the major road in Jaipur, Badi Chaupad, and was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. The term Hawa Mahal comes from its distinctive construction, which is a mesh of tiny windows that enabled fresh breezes to enter the palace and so kept it cool throughout the hot summer months. The major motivation for building the palace was to allow the women of the royal house to view the festivities on the streets while remaining hidden from the outside, as was customary in the area. It is situated on the outskirts of Jaipur's City Palace and extends all the way to the 'zenana.'

This five-story palace in the style of Lord Krishna's crown, with 953 jharokhas or windows and a finely painted façade like a honeycomb of a beehive, offers one a sense of the Rajput’s' rich past.

Best time to Visit Hawa Mahal

 September through February are the best months the visiting the Hawa Mahal. Early morning or late afternoon is the best time to visit Hawa Mahal, in my experience. The colour of the walls in your images will vary depending on the location of the sun. On Fridays, the museum is closed. So, if possible, arrange a vacation on other days to avoid missing out on the museum.

Things to do in Hawa Mahal

The Hawa Mahal's entrance is hidden behind the main facade and can only be reached by walking through a few minor passageways. The main entrance, known as the Anand Pol, faces the City Palace.

The best thing to do in Hawa Mahal is to enjoy the architecture and history of that place. Hawa Mahal is one of the most popular attractions in Jaipur and having visited it personally, I can see why. I know the outside is stunning, but you should also go inside. You never know what you might see. 

A number of small stores are located directly outside the palace grounds, where you may purchase a broad range of gift products as well as everyday necessities. This sprawling commercial district, also known as Badi Chaupal or Manek Chowk, is a hub of activity in the city. Traditional apparel, jewelry, showpieces, vases, traditional footwear or 'juttis,' key chains, and many other products are readily available here. You may also buy Jaipuri print clothing materials, sarees, jewelry, handicrafts, Rajasthani furniture, and antiquities here. A variety of street sellers provide fabulously tasty delicacies like as golgappas, bhelpuri, samosas, and kachoris. A café beside the Hawa Mahal provides an excellent view of this architectural masterpiece.

Timings, Entrance Fee and Location of Hawa Mahal

1 Entrance Fee ₹ 50 for Indians; ₹ 200 for foreigners
2 Timings 9:00 am to 4:30 pm; every day
3 Location Badi Choupad

Attractions Nearby Hawa Mahal

Many of the famous forts and palaces are located right outside the Hawa mahal and it is always a pleasure to see such beautiful architecture situated all in one place that what is a better place than Jaipur to get that?

Some attractions near Hawa Mahal are:

City Palace

The City Palace in Jaipur was formerly the seat of monarchs who dominated the region here. The City Palace is a large complex that contains various buildings, courtyards, and gardens. It is one of the top tourist attractions in the city.

Govind Ji temple

The Govind Dev Ji Temple, which is heavily embellished with stories and tales, is a well-known Hindu pilgrimage site. The Temple, which is located inside the City Palace Complex, is well-known for its daily 'Mangala Aartis.' The magical and peaceful air that the temple bestows on its believers is captivating.

Chand pol (Moon gate)

Chand pol (Moon Gate) is a fine example of Rajput architecture in Jaipur. The towering Chand pol offers a spectacular perspective of the historic old market, as well as a, peek at Rajasthani culture.


Frequently Asked Question

Q1. Can we go inside the Hawa Mahal?

A1. Yes, you can visit the Hawa Mahal from Inside with paying a small amount of fee.

Q2. Do people live in Hawa Mahal?

A2. No, Hawa Mahal is not residential. No royal family lives inside the Hawa Mahal.

Q3. Is it worth to go inside Hawa Mahal?

A3. If you love architecture and old buildings, I think it is the best place to visit and you will find it worth.

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