Hawa Mahal – Beautiful Palace In Jaipur, India
There is a huge meaning and a reason of constructing a unique building hidden in the given name of Hawa mahal which means palace of wind. It is located in Jaipur, India near the famous Jantar mantar. It was built in1799 upon the order of the Hindu king Maharaja Sawai pratap singh who gave the duty of construction to the well-known local architecture Lal chand Ustaad.
It is a unique construction on its own with its fascinating and amazing structure of a pyramid shape but it has been said that use of this shape is according to the crown of the Hindu God Krishna because the royal family of then were devoted to Krishna. The building is famous for its small windows locally known as jhorkans which are more than 900. As the name shows the basic reason of constructing this monument is that the women of the royal family should have some fun and fresh air by sitting in the palace because at that time the female royals do not use to be out and by residing in this building they simply enjoy the daily life of the people from the windows and the breezing air should come inside the building, so called the Hawa mahal.
Red and pink sand stone is central material which had been used in the entire building for construction. The architecture of the building is Rajput style and it is surrounded by some other historical destinations of the city. The building is a five storey with courtyards in the lower storeys and only room in the upper portion.
Around 4586 million became the coast of reconstructing and rebuilding the building in 2006. Now the Hawa mahal is under the authority of Unit trust of India. Being a historical and an ancient monument it is among the India’s top most tourist destinations.