Can you imagine a place called palace of winds or wind palace in your life? Yes it is there in the city of Jaipur, Rajasthan. This is called as Hawa Mahal or Wind Palace. It is the most outstanding monument in the city. It is the most striking land mark of Jaipur located at the heart of the city. Hawa Mahal the great Famous Monuments in India are worth to visit. It was built in the year 1799 by Maharaja Pratap Singh. The palace is intricately carved and balconied, five storeyed pink sand stone building. It is an amazing architectural creation. The palace is shaped like a pyramid with number of small windows and screens decorated with tiny lattice work with arched roofs. The windows are made of sand stone which are known as ‘Jharokhas’ are constructed in such a style that it looks like a honeycomb. The air circulation through the windows always keeps the palace cool. Known for its Beehive like structure, the entrance to the palace is in the back side of the main building. The front part of the building has no entry at all.
The amazing fact about the Hawa mahal is that the rear side of the palace is rather plain. It does not have much ornamentation within the palace. The contrasts of both the sides are surprising, while every detail of the front side is done with minute accuracy and back side is white and plain. The back side is more a mass of pillars and passages. The famous Famous Monuments in India Hawa Mahal is built of using red and pink sand stones, which are exquisitely outlined with white boundaries and motif’s painted with quick lime. The Mahal is designed by Lal Chand Usta. The building is a stunning example of Rajput artistry. Its front from the road side makes the palace look more like an exquisite screen than a palace. The structure has the tier after tier of around 953 small casements.
Today, Hawa Mahal offers visual treat for the tourists who visit Jaipur. You can experience the admirable views of the city and a bird’s eye view of the Jantar Mantar. This is a medieval observatory and a significant visitor place in Jaipur. Whenever you are planning a tour to Jaipur visit this beautiful Famous Monuments in India.