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Hawa Mahal
The Hawa Mahal, or Palace of Winds, is easily one of Jaipur’s most iconic attractions. This stunning red and pink sandstone structure in the heart of the Pink City features rows of carved screens and more than 900 lattice-worked windows that allow in just the right amount of breeze to keep the 5-story complex cool.
 
The Basics
With unusual Rajput architecture often likened to a honeycomb, this structure was artistically built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh as a safe place for royal ladies to watch street scenes unfold without being seen (in those days, royal women were traditionally kept out of the public eye). It’s called palace of winds because of its layout, which allows air to circulate throughout the complex, keeping temperatures cool. 
 
Most group and private tours of Jaipur (including half-day and full-day tours, plus Golden Triangle tours that visit Jaipur and Agra) stop outside for photo opportunities, and a few include tours of the simpler interior, where there are a small museum and unparalleled views from the top. Composite tickets that allow access to a number of sights—including Amber (Amer) Fort, Albert Hall, Nahargarh Fort, and the Jantar Mantar—are available at the ticket counter.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Hawa Mahal is a must for all first-time visitors to Jaipur.
  • Wear a hat and sunscreen—the sun can be powerful.
  • Comfortable shoes are a must, as there are lots of ramps to climb if you want to visit different sections and floors of the palace.
  • Bathrooms are located just outside of the complex, before the ticket gate.
  • The Hawa Mahal is not accessible to wheelchair users. 

How to Get There
The Hawa Mahal is situated in Jaipur’s Pink City, near Tripolia Gate and due north of Badi Chaupar. It’s a few minutes’ walk from here to both the City Palace (the official residence of the royal family) and the Jantar Mantar observatory. Driving, Amber Fort (Amer Fort) is about 30 minutes away.
 
When to Get There
This popular tourist spot is open 9am to 4:30pm daily; the museum is closed Friday and Saturday. If you’re visiting the palace interior during the hotter months of the year (approximately April through October), come early in the day, when temperatures are lower and gentle sunlight streams into the rooms through the hundreds of windows. 
 
Why Pink?
Jaipur is known as the Pink City because of its salmon-hued walls and edifices located in the old part of town. The city center was first painted this hue to impress Prince Albert, who visited India in 1876. The color stuck, so to speak, and to this day local businesses and residences within the walled part of town are required to retain the color.
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Jaipur 8 Attraction Admission Ticket with Optional Guided Trip

Discover the best of the Pink City with one admission ticket to eight top attractions. This Jaipur composite ticket is valid for two consecutive days and includes entrance to the Amber Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Nahargarh Fort, Albert Hall, Isarlat, Sisodia Rani garden, and Vidhyadhar garden. Explore the sights on your own or select the transfer option which includes a private driver and air-conditioned vehicle for a full day.
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Full-Day Jaipur City Tour Including Amber Fort and City Palace

See top attractions in Jaipur and have time for shopping on this private full-day tour. Visit landmarks including the Amber Fort — a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jal Mahal (Water Palace), Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), and the City Palace, and go shopping in the afternoon. Includes entrance fees, buffet lunch, transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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Jaipur Full-Day City Tour visit Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort and City Palace

Experience the best of the Pink City with this full-day tour of Jaipur's most popular attractions. Throughout the course of the day, you'll visit the City Palace, where Jaipur's royal family still lives, as well as the Janar Mantar astronomical observatory and the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), known for its honeycomb design. You'll also get to visit the towering Amber Fort just outside the city center and still have enough time for shopping and lunch.
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Private Day Trip to Ranthambhore Tiger Safari Tour from Jaipur

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Ranthambhore Tiger Safari Day-Trip from Jaipur

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Taj Mahal and Agra Day Tour from Jaipur ending in Delhi by Train

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Private Day Trip to Pushkar from Jaipur and Jodhpur Drop-off

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Authentic Jaipur City Tour With Guide

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Full-Day City Tour of Jaipur

Explore Jaipur and its top attractions on a private 10-hour tour. Visit landmarks such as the Amber Fort — a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the City Palace, and make photo stops at Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) and Jal Mahal (Water Palace). Includes time for afternoon shopping, entrance fees, buffet lunch, transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 12 hours
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