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Why you must visit and explore Hawa Mahal in Jaipur?

I am sure many of you have seen umpteen pictures of the iconic Hawa Mahal in Jaipur. I have posted few pictures of Hawa Mahal in my posts as well, since it is synonymous with Jaipur .

Check out: Hawa Mahal- Face of Jaipur


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Hawa Mahal is inspired and shaped like the crown of Lord Krishna.

A large number of tourists  only get to see the facade of the Hawa Mahal which is facing the road.

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Tourists capturing picture of Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

And why is it so? The reasons for it are plenty.

Firstly, the tour companies cram as many places in the itinerary during a short span of time to create more “value”. They are able to add this “illusion” with a customary 5-minute halt outside the Hawa Mahal. This allows tourists to click few pictures of this iconic building, on way to Amer Fort. That’s it!  Visitors are wrongly informed that there is hardly anything to see inside the building.

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Entry gate for the Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

Secondly, with many things to see and experience in Jaipur, it’s natural for some “compromise” which results in few visitors exploring the Hawa Mahal fully from inside.

Inside Hawa Mahal/The beautiful architecture of Hawa Mahal,

Thirdly, the visitor doesn’t have a complete information. They stick to the popular itineraries listed on internet. Most of these “standard” itineraries never suggest exploring Hawa Mahal.


A wide angle view inside the Hawa Mahal. You will miss all this and more if you choose not to visit Hawa Mahal

Exploring Hawa Mahal complex allows you to enjoy the great views of the surroundings including City palace, Sirehdyodi bazaar and Johari Bazaar. I’ll be dedicating a full post on Hawa Mahal, soon.

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Overlooking the street from the supplementary buildings attached with the Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
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Overlooking at street and market – Sirehdyodi BazaarHawa Mahal, Jaipur. 

But for now, here are few pictures from the top floor of Hawa Mahal. It allows you to see things with a different perspective.

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The view from the top floor of Hawa mahal, overlooking the Sirehdyodi Bazaar, Jaipur

Here is a picture which overlooks the other side of Hawa Mahal -towards City Palace.

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I feel Hawa Mahal is a very interesting structure. It is one of its kind in the entire world. While it may not interest everyone, heritage, history, art and architecture enthusiasts should not miss on exploring Hawa Mahal complex.

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68 thoughts on “Why you must visit and explore Hawa Mahal in Jaipur?

  1. I so completely agree that there is so much more to see inside the Hawa Mahal than just the exterior. I was personally mesmerized by the interiors, its five different levels, the lovely jharokas, view of the Nahargarh from there….SIGH! I can go again and again and find something new.

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    1. You said it well, Ami! There’s so much to see inside the Hawa Mahal.I’m sure Jaipur will pull you back for another trip. Try monsoon season next time, for a change!


    1. Most people generally go by popular opinion. Its always a good idea to explore around based on your choices. Thanks for Sharing your thoughts 🙂


    1. Well, even though Jaipur is on international tourist map, i wouldn’t be surprised if you haven’t heard about the pink city. Its not a major city on international map. But the city has its own charm and attraction. I’m happy that you like this blog and pictures. Thanks for the visit. 🙂

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    1. I’m happy that you explored Hawa Mahal. Certainly, view from the top are superb!
      I guess you still have not chronicled this travel on your blog, yet!


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