Open Time : 11:00 to 17:00
Entry : paid
Address : Hawa Mahal, Hawa Mahal Road, Badi Choupad, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
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Why to visit Hawa Mahal
Hawa Mahal is known for its architectural beauty. It is a symbol of the splendid Rajput style architecture. It is five storied and the main feature is the 953 small windows, or jharokhas that are intricately designed.
Hawa Mahal Museum:
- The archeological museum, which was founded in 1983, will provide you with some insight into the area’s regal past.
- The museum contains collections such as antiques, weapons, and other objects used by the royals.
- Some of the major exhibits include arrow heads, fish hooks, a storage vessel dating back to the 2nd century, terracotta items, etc.
- Hawa Mahal features a splendid fusion of Islamic, Mughal, and Rajput architectural styles.
- Designed in red and pink sandstone, this one-of-its-kind palace boasts of a pyramidal shape.
- Delicately designed hanging cornices are another attractive aspect of Hawa Mahal’s architecture.
- There are no stairs leading to the palace upper floor.
- Each of the Hawa Mahal’s five floors contains a temple. The Sharad Mandir is on the first floor, and the Ratan Mandir, with its colourful glasswork, is on the second.
- The front of the palace has no entrance. You have to enter through a door on the side of the building.
- For foreigners- INR 50/-
- For Indian- INR 20/-
- For Camera- INR 10/- for Indians & INR 30/- for Foreigners.
Even better, you can purchase a two-day composite ticket for Rs. 300 for Indian citizens and Rs. 1000 for foreign visitors. You can combine your visit to the ticket and other nearby sites.
- Jantar Mantar (700 m)
- Govind Dev Ji Temple (750 m)
- Raj Mandir Cinema (3.7 km)
- Jaipur Zoo (2 km)
- Albert Hall Museum (2.4 km)
- Govindam Retreat (0.1 km)
- Radhey Radhey Juice Centre (0.1 km)
- Hawk View Restaurant & Bar (0.4 km)
- The Palace Cafe (0.3 km)
Best Time to Visit: September to February
Ideal Duration: 1-2 hours
FAQ on Hawa Mahal
When is the best time to go to the Hawa Mahal?
The best time to visit Hawa Mahal are at sunrise and sunset, when the golden sun rays illuminate the entire red and pink structure in a spellbinding manner.
What are the nearby attractions close to Hawa Mahal?
The nearby attractions include: Jantar Mantar (700 m), Govind Dev Ji Temple (750 m), and Raj Mandir Cinema (3.7 km).
How to reach Hawa Mahal?
The city of Jaipur has good air, train, and road connections to other cities as well as to certain foreign cities. Sanganer, a southern suburb and 13 km from Jaipur, is where the Jaipur International Airport is located.
When is the Hawa Mahal's entrance fee?
Four days of the year, Rajastha Diwas (30 March), International Museum Day (18 May), World Heritage Day (18 April), and World Tourism Day (27 September), are free entry days to the Hawa Mahal.
What are the Hawa Mahal admission fees?
The entry fee to the Hawa Mahal is Rs 50 for an Indian national and Rs 200 for a foreign national.
When is the Hawa Mahal closed?
The museum is open all day, except for Friday and Sunday.
What are the nearby restaurants close to Hawa Mahal?
The nearby restaurants include: Radhey Radhey Juice Centre (0.1 km), Hawk View Restaurant & Bar (0.4 km), and The Palace Cafe (0.3 km).
The museum is closed on Fridays. So, if possible, plan a trip on another day so that you don't miss out on the museum. It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes as you will be walking a lot and climbing many stairs.
By Rebecca Lal
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