If you try and search "Jaipur" or "Rajasthan" in Google, it is surely going to show you atleast one result with a picture of this beautiful Hawa Mahal. The Hawa Mahal, also known as "The Palace of Winds" or "The Palace of Breeze", is built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh ji, the grandson of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. There are a total of 953 small windows which is famously known as "Jharokhas". It was built with the intention of allowing the royal ladies of the palace to observe everyday life and festivals celebrated in the street below without being seen, since they had to obey the strict rules of "purdah", which forbade them from appearing in public without face coverings. There are many legends behind the name Hawa Mahal, one such is that this architectural feature of Jharokhas also allowed cool air to pass through, thus making the whole area more pleasant during the high temperatures in summer.
You can get best of the pictures for your Instagram stories here. People flock in numbers to get the best captures they can have and this palace doesn't even disappoint you once.
Below are the timings and entry fees for visiting Hawa Mahal
Time: 9:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M
Entry fee: ₹50 for Indians
₹200 for Foreign Nationals
After having clicked through the Hawa Mahal, we proceeded to do some local shopping at Jaipur's famous, Johari Bazar and Bapu Bazar, as it was our last day at Jaipur.