Check out: Hawa Mahal – The face of Jaipur
A large number of tourists only get to see the facade of the Hawa Mahal which is facing the road.
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.
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.
Thirdly, the visitor doesn’t have a piece of complete information. They stick to the popular itineraries listed on the internet. Most of these “standard” itineraries never suggest exploring 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.
But for now, here are few pictures from the top floor of Hawa Mahal. It allows you to see things from a different perspective.
Here is a picture which overlooks the other side of Hawa Mahal -towards City Palace.
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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