Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Exploring Hawa Mahal

History
He is regarded as one of the main attractions in the pink city of Jaipur , Hawa Mahal stands upright in the popular City Palace Complex . Known as an important landmark of the city, the five-storey Hawa Mahal - is a perfect example of Rajput architecture - also known as Palace of Winds or Palace of the Breeze known .
The palace was constructed in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh and Lal Chand Ustad was the architect who designed this impressive structure in pink sandstone . The pink sandstone was chosen so that the building of Hawa Mahal is in the same color , in which the other monuments were built in the city .

The main attraction of this pyramidal Hawa Mahal is its 953 small windows known locally as jharokhas and you can look through this window to see the pink city of Jaipur . These windows are also important in the free circulation of air cooler whereby the palace.

A beautiful specimen of fanciful architecture Hawa Mahal is a wonderful example of Rajput art painted in red and pink sandstone, the beautifully outlined with white border and motif with quicklime . The facade of the Hawa Mahal from the street makes it seem as sensitive screen instead of a palace. The five- tier pyramid structure of Hawa Mahal stage after stage of 953 small disks which worked each with tiny lattice ( Jali ) pink windows, small balconies and arched roofs with hanging cornices, modeling exquisite and thereby carved a striking resemblance to a honeycomb .
Best time to visit

The best time to visit Hawa Mahal is between October and March as the weather during this period is conducive enough to explore the palace. The temperature ranges between 22 ° C and 5 ° C so that the weather is more pleasant to explore without worrying about the bright sun the palace .
Trivia
It is interesting that the entrance to the Hawa Mahal from its rear end and not in the front as usual with most of the monuments and palaces.

There are no regular stairs to the Mahal ramps are only there to get from one floor to another .
Timing 
While there are no specific timings visit Hawa Mahal , but it is best visited in the early morning hours , as this is the time when the beauty of the Mahal is at its peak . The morning sun brings the original color of the monument overlooking the east side of the royal gates .

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