Hawa Mahal is one of the most popular landmarks in Jaipur built by Sawai Pratap Singh in the year 1799. This beautiful monument has an impressive Rajputana architecture, still tells the splendor of the royal family. It consists of a five storied structure along with a massive tapering composition. Besides it, it houses attractive arches, small windows, spires. The most exciting site of this Mahal is roomy structure which might puff away by a gentle breeze.
Hawa Mahal has well-ventilated interiors that provide a fresh atmosphere where the royal ladies used to sit comfortably and watch everything at the same time as remaining veiled. It is also remarkably designed that reminds the vivid history of Jaipur. The palace is open at 10 am to 5.30 pm, except on Fridays.
Hawa Mahal is a pyramid-shaped facade with five stories consisting 953 small windows that are adorned with tiny lattice work. These pink sandstone windows are especially designed in a beautiful style usually to looks like a massive honeycomb also known as "Jharokhas”. The air passes through windows representing the wonderful touch of Mughal designing, which keeps the Palace always cool. Moreover, it has small screened balconies and arched roofs add the beauty of the Palace. The Pyramidal outline and replication of pattern of this fort makes it more imposing glance.
Watching the fort at early morning brings original charm on the face of the visitors. At this time, Hawa Mahal looks amazing. It is drenched in the golden light of the Sun that one cannot possibly describe the beauty of the Palace in words.