After sending a splendid evening near the Jal Mahal in Jaipur, we retired back to the hotel. In the night we attended a traditional Rajasthani festival which was held in the hotel itself. The celebration made in the hotel showed us a little glimpse of the lifestyle and rich culture of Rajasthan. So all in all we had a pleasant night in the hotel. On the next day we decided to make a visit to the Hawa Mahal. The Hawa Mahal is also one of the best constructions of the city which has loads of historical importance in Jaipur.
Just like the Jal Mahal, the Hawa Mahal was also built by the king Sawai Pratap Singh. This building is also known as the landmark of Jaipur as it is also visible from the far off roads. The architecture is found beside the common roads and is not in any secluded part of the city. Therefore tourists visiting Rajasthan and Jaipur keep this as the landmark for reference. There is bust market street along the roads of the Hawa Mahal which is one of the most striking features of the building. The intricate designs made on the building and the Rajput culture is clearly visible in the appearance of the building.
The building has 953 pink sandstone windows which are known as ‘jharokhas’. In the earlier times also the busy market used to be at the same place and the sole purpose constructing the building beside the road is to let the royal households to take a sneak peek of the city and its busy lifestyle through the jharokhas. The processions in the city used to take part in the busy street and the queens of the kingdom would watch all of them within the veiled comfort.
The Hawa Mahal was built in the year 1799 and now it is one of the most frequently visited lookout places of the entire state. The structure of the Hawa Mahal is also quite impressive and it is a massive 5-storey building where there are large numbers of windows. Upon the windows there are stone carvings and work of miniature arts which enhance the beauty of the building. It was truly an delighting experience to visit he Hawa Mahal on the second day stay at Jaipur.