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Hawa Mahal

Overview

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur Tours Jaipur is a fascinating city but to make the city fascinating, it has great palaces and other structures that are architectural wonders. Look you may from whichever way - houses, shops and havelis - they are all pink. The long crenellated walls protecting the city and the huge gateways guarding the entrance to the city are all in pink. Even the women who come to the city market from their neighboring villages are dressed in pink, gorgeous yellow, red and blue. Men dressed in white dhoti and shirts carry huge magnificent turbans - mostly pink, red and yellow.

Jaipur, like the entire Rajasthan, loves color and pink more often than not. Amidst this riot of colors, the City Palace of Jaipur stands at the center.This royal residence is the tallest structure in the whole complex and received additions from various maharajas till all further additions were ruled out. But even before this, within sixty years of its construction, the City Palace had to accommodate a new extension of the zenana quarters. This was the Hawa Mahal.


To the north of the city's main road intersection, the Badi Chaupad, stands Hawa Mahal - the world famous landmark of Jaipur, the best known specimen of fanciful architecture. Built in 1799 by Sawai Pratap Singh, the aesthete among maharajas, it is an integral part of the City Palace though standing away from the main complex. At first glance it looks rather whimsical in design. From the roadside, where most visitors view Hawa Mahal for the first time, it looks a mere facade. But there is much more than meets the eye.

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur VacationsViews from Hawa Mahal
The upper floors are reached through a ramp rather than the regular stairs, a device to facilitate movement of palanquins carried by servants. This is a less tiresome way as the ramp ascends lazily to the top of the freestanding square tower. Imagine queens and princesses loaded with the heaviest jewelry and covered with the endless yardage of Clothes - skirts and sarees, climbing to the uppermost pavilion heaving and painting for respite from the sweltering summer heat. Here even the May-June winds feel so mild and cool. Jaipur itself appears in all its grandeur, with straight, wide roads, intersections and teeming crowds in the market.

Jantar Mantar looks a collection of mystifying masonry instruments. The City Palace stands apart, surrounded by a maze of courtyards. The Nahargarh fort, perched upon the hill, which slopes down sharply towards the palace, keeps its vigil over the city looks spectacular, a truly fairy-late setting.

Hawa Mahal - Architecture Hawa Mahal, Jaipur Tourism
The facade of the Hawa Mahal has sometimes aroused unfair judgments as 'a baroque folly' and a 'bizarre piece of architecture'. The five storeyed facade encrusted with elegant trellis work on windows and small balconies have 953 niches. Lal Chand Usta who designed the Hawa Mahal had dedicated it to Lord Krishna and Radha but its fanciful structure appealed to the Maharaja who found it ideal for the seraglio.


Hotel

Tour Cost Based on Per Person in US$
No. of person travelling Budget Standard Deluxe
Single person 1231 1512 On Request
Twin Sharing ( minimum 02 ) 714 866 On Request
Triple sharing ( Minimum 03 589 746 On Request

Hotel Envisaged
City Budget Standard Deluxe
Delhi Incredible Home Stay Hotel Almondz The Royal Plaza
Mandawa Mandawa Haveli Mandawa Haveli Castle Mandawa
Bikaner Hotel Sagar Heritage Inn Gajner Palce
jaisalmer Hotel Bharat palace Pleasant Haveli Hotel Rang Mahal
Jodhpur Ajit Mansion Haveli Inn Pal The Gateway
Udaipur Pichola Haveli Ram Pratap Inder Residency
Jaipur Rajputana Haveli Khandela Haveli Country Inn Suits
Agra Hotel M House Royal Residency Wyndham Grand
Varanasi Hotel Heritage Inn Grand Meraden Hotel Ramada


Inclusions:
• Accommodation in all the hotels on single/twin/triple sharing basis in A/C STD room, as per the list above.
• Breakfast on all days.
• All prevailing taxes like Luxury tax in all hotels and Expenditure tax wherever applicable.
• All transfers to or from hotels, city tours, excursions, drives by an air-conditioned transport.
• Inter state road tax, toll tax, driver’s allowance, parking etc.
• An elephant ride at Amber Fort , Jaipur.
• Camel Ride in Jaisalmer.
• 01 hour man pulling rickshaw ride.  
  • Train Tickets : Agra – Varanasi – The best available A/C class


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    • Services of an English speaking local guide
    • Flight : Varanasi – Delhi
    • Entrance fee to any monuments or camera fee.
    • Any airfare or airport tax
    • Tips, gratuities.
    • Portage, laundry, telephone calls, table drinks or any other expenses of personal nature.

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