Hawa Mahal Overview

Ranked 10 of 282 sightseeing in Jaipur

Hawa Mahal, built in 1799 by Sawai Pratap Singh, was designed by Lalchand Usta. It is a five-storey structure that has more than 950 windows. The latticework was built for allowing women to watch everyday life of the city. Hawa Mahal is situated near the Johari Bazaar and provides a beautiful view of the entire Pink City.

Housing an archaeological museum, the entire structure was built with red and pink sandstone. This museum is connected with the nearby women section, which is known as 'zenana'.
 

What travellers are saying about Hawa Mahal

Experience scale
  • Good 36
  • Very Good 18
  • Excellent 12
  • Average 11
  • Poor 2
  • Below Average 2
  • Terrible 1
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
9:00 AM -4:00 PM
Saturday:
9:00 AM -4:00 PM
Sunday:
9:00 AM -4:00 PM
Public Holidays:
9:00 AM -4:00 PM
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Video Reviews

Built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799  Video Review

Built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799

Entry of Hawa Mahal  Video Review

Entry of Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal is very easily accessible  Video Review

Hawa Mahal is very easily accessible

Hawa mahal in Jaipur  Video Review

Hawa mahal in Jaipur

Great monument (Hawa Mahal)  Video Review

Great monument (Hawa Mahal)

Reviews and Ratings

Vinit kumar Bibhu

Vinit kumar Bibhu4.3/5

24 reviews

Beautiful pink palace

this palace has lots of windows, the purpose was that the royal ladies could see the city from inside the palace. your sound echoes within the palace. it has a honeycomb like structure
  • Beautiful pink palace

Parth Sabharwal

Parth Sabharwal5.0/5

367 reviews

Mahala with 953 windows

This mahal was built by maharaja savoy singh of jaipur,it was built with pink and red stonemud,this mahal have 953 windows,these windows were used to see outside activities by the then women from inside.

Latika vashishtha

Latika vashishtha5.0/5

1 review

Glorious, megnifician, beautifully carved windows

Hwa Mahal,the palace of wind,worth to see,Magnificent architecture, beautifully decorated windows,you can feel the proud on the architect dovelopment in ancient india,most glorious site I have ever seen.
  • Glorious, megnifician, beautifully carved windows
  • Glorious, megnifician, beautifully carved windows

Saranya Devanathan

Saranya Devanathan4.6/5

345 reviews

How thoughtful about women's needs

This is the first time, i saw hawa mahal from inside in detail. Otherwise after sight seeing there is no time and energy that we see it from road outside and click photos of Hawa Mahal.It was very thoughtful of those rulers to think of giving some vent to the women folk - not only to get wind but also to see the busy street in front without being seen. Those multiple windows at 5 different levels facing the street and few windows facing the side trees are very artistically designed. Apart from stairs there is a ramp for climbing up and down. Very nice for senior citizens. I saw such ramp in Spain - Seville mosque made into church. That ramp is for the mule to take moulvi for prayer call.namaz. Jaipuri trellises are very photogenic. Few colorful glasses are an eye sore in these pink trellises.It is very nice to see around with foreigners and newly weds posing for photos all over the mahal.The puppeteers have put up a small tent inside the mahal. The woman plays on drums and sings. The man operates the puppets. They do sell some puppets for pittance of Rs.100 -200.

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  • How thoughtful about women's needs
  • How thoughtful about women's needs
  • How thoughtful about women's needs
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Vikash Agarwal

Vikash Agarwal4.3/5

127 reviews

Beautiful historical fort

This is one of the famous place to visit in Rajasthan. Fort is very well maintained. Fort is in Old Jaipur city. There are lots of windows in this fort.

Muskan bamnia

Muskan bamnia4.3/5

1 review

A wall of Fame standing alone speaking thousand stories!

Must carry goggles, cap as Jaipur is still hot. Dehydrate urself enough. Enjoy the local food if u r foodie. I bet u would love the hospitality & the food.

Mona ittina thejaswi

Mona ittina thejaswi4.3/5

1 review

Your 'jharoka' to a colorful Jaipur

Hawa Mahal is exactly like its name- breezy and oh yes, it springs on you out of thin air. Located in the bustling old city area, you would never think that this beautiful structure exists in all that chaos. The facade is so breathtaking that you will, for a moment, lose sight and sense of all of the world that is coming at you from every direction. Walk past and enter the Mahal and you are in a dizzying maze of stairs, open spaces, jharokas or windows and lots and lots of stained glass. The colored windows and glass decorations are a great spot for some artistic photography. Nothing better to send your social media on a tizzy tailspin.Your run of the mill travelogues or guides would say that Hawa Mahal is one of the must do. Listen to them. It is a must do. Don't miss it or it's simplistic grandeur.

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Devendra murkar

Devendra murkar4.6/5

6 reviews

Hawa Mahal- A Natural Air Conditioner

You need a mind full of appreciation for the planners and creators of this place. The kings in those days were respecting women and were taking good care of them if exemplified thorough this lovey Mahal. Our guide Mr. Sharma was very hospitable, polite and fully appreciative of Rajasthan Govt for taking care of this monument.I was surprised to observe that there were no means for CASHLESS transactions at the Govt monitored site!!!A wonderful site to enjoy cool breeze during during noon of summer!!

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Tarang nigam

Tarang nigam5.0/5

1 review

Hawa Mahala

The main reason behind the making of Hawa Mahal was to felicitate Rajput women who were not allowed to appear in public places. GREAT PLACE AND GREAT LANDMARK IN THE VIBES OF THE CITY WHICH ATTRACTS TOURIST ALL OVER THE WORLD
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  • Hawa Mahala
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Neeraj Pandya

Neeraj Pandya3.6/5

20 reviews

Good place to visit located in city centre

Nominal entry fee 50rs. Camera fee also to be paid. Discount for students available. Only rs 5 entry fee for students if shown their school id card. Foolish people are asking for id card for 12-13 years children for discount. They can't judge that such small children are school going only. Batter.. Keep id card. Nice place for photography.

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