Historical Places in India - Hawa Mahal
Hawa Mahal, situated on Badi Chaupar in the Pink City of Jaipur, is a symbol of the amazing blend of royal heritage, architecture and culture of Rajputs. Hawa Mahal is considered to be one of the oldest buildings in the state. Beautifully built Hawa Mahal is one of the most famous tourist attractions of Jaipur. Hawa Mahal is also known as "Palace of Winds" due to its many windows and windows. This five-storey building, like the crown of Lord Sri Krishna, has 953 jharokha, which resemble the honeycomb of the bees, which create a rich heritage of Rajputs. Hawa Mahal, made of red and pink sandstones, is built on the side of the City Palace. The special thing about Hawa Mahal is that it is the tallest building in the world without any foundation.
At present, Hawa Mahal is one of the great destinations for tourists from India and abroad. Let me tell you that the palace has now become a great shooting point for shooting many Indian and international films.
Hawa Mahal means Hawa Mahal. This palace has 953 small windows and windows. These windows were built for the entry of fresh air into the palace. Hawa Mahal was a special destination for the Rajputs to get relief during the summer, as the cool breeze coming from the vents kept the entire building cool. Hawa Mahal derives its name from the fifth floor here, which is called Hawa Mandir.
Hawa Mahal in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, was built in 1799 by Sawai Pratap Singh, the grandson of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. He was so impressed with the Khetri Mahal built by Maharaja Bhupal Singh in Jhunjhunu city of Rajasthan that he built Hawa Mahal. It was built as an extension of the Royal City Palace. The main purpose of the construction of this beautiful Hawa Mahal adorned with fine lattice windows and curtained balconies was to allow the royal Rajput women of royal Jaipur to watch the festivities happening on the street from the windows.
At that time, women followed the purdah and avoided appearing in public to get a glimpse of daily events. With the help of these vents, his face used to feel cold and even in the hot sun, his face was very cold, which was also a secret of his beauty. They could enjoy the spirit of freedom from these vents while maintaining their customs.
Hawa Mahal is one such unique building which has Mughal and Rajput style settings. Lal Chand Ustad, the architect of the five-storeyed pyramid uma palace measuring 15 meters in height. Despite being 5 storeys, Hawa Mahal still stands upright. The design of the building reflects an exquisite blend of Hindu Rajput architectural art with Islamic Mughal architecture. It is said that Maharaj Sawai Pratap Singh was a great devotee of Krishna, his devotion seems to be from the design of the palace structure, which looks exactly like the crown of Lord Krishna. The palace has 953 carved windows, some of which are made of wood. These vents were constructed in such a way that the entire building remained cool through fresh air in summer.
The peak season for tourists is from the beginning of November to the middle of February. With the pleasant weather, you will be able to visit many ancient buildings here in a relaxed manner.
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