Hawa Mahal is very famous monument and visiting spot in Jaipur. Its mean ‘Palace of Wind’ and very prominent visiting spot in the city. The palace is located in the ‘heart of city’ and very great hustles and bustles near by the palace. The beautiful building has five storeys those looks very attractive and it was constructed in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh that was related to Kachhwaha Rajhput dynasty. Lal Chand Ustad was the designer of gorgeous palace in pink city. The palace was built with red and pink stone. According to a legend the palace is known as crown of Lord Krishna that is pyramid shape and 953 windows. The palace was specially built for royal women; those were bound to social life so they could look everyday life to window.
Sawai Pratap Singh was the grandson of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh; he was the real founder of Pink city, (Jaipuir). Sawai Pratap Sing was an ardent devotee to Lord Krishna so that palace is says crown of Lord Krishna, but the real fact of the palace was built for royal women because stringent purdah system was followed in Rajput regions. So royal women have no permission to know what is happening in society as well as outer person couldn’t enter in the royal palace. This was main reason to build this very beautiful palace.
The grand palace made in the form of a beehive castle with number of windows that is 50 feet from its base. The most famous thing of the palace is that the palace built to red and pink sandstones; palace window creates very beautiful scenic nearby areas. The courtyard is so big that related to two and three storey buildings. The palace is considered as a very important archeological museum in India.
Various tourist attractive spots are available nearby the Hawa Mahal as like very Govind Devji Temple, Jantar Mantra, Nahargarh Fort, Ajmer forts are very attractive monuments. Some other spots are Ram Niwas Bagh, Jain Temple, Sisodia Rani Garden and B M Birla Planetarium.