30 December 2013
Hawa Mahal is a widely known tourist place in Jaipur. When I first visited Jaipur in 2005, I had to be contented with a glimpse of it from outside as the building was being restored. We got another opportunity last December when we visited Rajasthan.
Located in the Pink city (old city), Hawa Mahal is a part of the City Palace. The structure we see in photos is not the main entrance.
From the side entrance one enters a courtyard with fountains. In the photo below, you can also see Jantar Mantar in the background.
People are allowed to climb to the top of the building though the pathway becomes narrow at the top. From the top, nice views of pink city can be seen.
To get the front view of Hawa Mahal (what you see in photographs), we have to come to the main road.
A tip: All monuments in Jaipur require entrance ticket. There is also a “combined ticket” which works out cheaper. One can avoid standing in queue for tickets and the ticket is valid for 48 hours!!