10 Interesting Hawa Mahal Facts

Hawa Mahal Facts

Hawa Mahal Facts

  • Hawa Mahal has been built in the shape of a crown.
  • The structure was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, the grandson of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, who was the founder of Jaipur.
  • In 2006, renovation works on the Mahal were undertaken, after a gap of 50 years, to give a facelift to the monument at an estimated cost of Rs 4.568 million.
  • The Hawa Mahal’s windows were designed to replicate the honeycomb of a beehive.
  • This palace is a five-story pyramidal shaped monument that rises to about 50 feet (15 m).
  • Hawa Mahal was also known as the chef-d’Ĺ“uvre of Maharaja Jai Singh as it was his favourite resort because of the elegance and built-in interior of the Mahal.
  • Hawa Mahal is a palace in Jaipur, India approximately 300 kilometres from the capital city of Delhi.
  • The monument stands upright because of its pyramidal shape. It is a five-storey building, but due to the lack of solid foundations, it is curved and leans at an angle of 87 degree.
  • Hawa Mahal means the ‘Palace of Winds’ or the ‘Wind Palace’.
  • Hawa Mahal does not have a direct entrance; you will have to enter from the side of the City Palace.
Hawa Mahal Facts
Interesting Hawa Mahal Facts