1. Hawa Mahal
Hawa Mahal or the ”The Palace of Breeze" is located in the Badi Choupad area of the Pink City of Jaipur in Rajasthan, India. It is one of the most famous tourist attractions places in Jaipur.
Hawa Mahal structure was built by Kachhwaha Rajput ruler Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in the year 1799 and it was designed by Lal Chand Ustad.
- The Khetri Mahalin Jhunjhunu built by Bhopal Singh in the year 1770 is believed to be the inspiration behind the construction of the Hawa Mahal.
- During the earlier years, the royal ladies had to follow the “Purdah” system, Since the Hawa Mahal is located in the center of the Jaipur city it allowed the ladies the leisure to watch the everyday happenings of the city and other festivities through the 953 windows.
- These windows or “Jharokhas” as they are called were decorated in criss-cross designs known a Latticework. These designs on the windows allowed the royal ladies the privacy from the public eye at the same time they could experience everyday life.
- One more interesting fact about the Hawa Mahal is that the view that we see from the outside is actually the backside of the structure.
Entry Fee - For Indian Tourists: INR 50 per Person, For Foreigners: INR 200 per Person
Timings - 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM IST
Locality - Badi Choupad Jaipur
Establishment - 1799
Height - 50 Mtr
Architectural Style - Rajput architectural styles
2. City Palace
The City Palace, Jaipur was built by Maharaj Sawai Jai Singh II. The construction of the same started simultaneously along with the construction of the Jaipur city.