Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur, Rajastan


Hawa Mahal is an iconic building in Jaipur, which looks majestic from the roadside. I finally got to visit this place. One can either have a free view of Hawa Mahal from outside or chose to go inside and explore a bit, with a Rs 10 ticket. I did both. Outisde view is the best. From the inside, one can’t feel the beauty of the building- it feels like any other old palace. Tourists can go till the top. Below are some photos of Hawa Mahal, inside and outside.
 
Located amidst a busy commercial area, this building doesn’t get much protection from natural elements or human intrusion.
Audio tour is available for the benefit of tourists. Refer Wikipedia for history of this place, I don’t intend to repeat the same.

Another point to be noted: if we go early morning, sun light will be on the Hawa mahal. I went in second half of the day, hence above picture has sunlight behind the mahal
 
 






18 comments:

Arumugam Easwar said...

OMG! How majestic and elegant it looks? Nice pictures.

Deepak Madhyastha said...

By looking @ the name, thought that it will be in the air; Hawa Mahal!

magiceye said...

Beautifully captured!!

Vishal Rathod said...

Nice post and pictures .I ahd visited on 1st Jan 2013 . Soon I am coming with a post on this

desi Traveler said...

Beautiful POV for all pictues..a fresh look on Jaipur I must say.

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks Arumugam, Deepak M, Deepak, Vishal and DT

Arnab Maity said...

Interesting perspectives Srinidhi. Waiting for more from your Rajasthan diaries

cricket said...

I remember visiting hawa mahal in 1980s. It is not about the beauty but about the breeze that blows inside all the time. The construction is done so marvelously to enable the flow of breeze at all times. Did you experience that?

Meoww said...

Wow. This looks lovely. How amazing it would have been to live in that place :)

Wow pics!

D.Nambiar said...

Long live, this impressive Mahal. Great shots, Srinidhi.

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Arnab, thanks

Cricket: No. One, it was crowded with people, second, weather was chill with hardly any breeze. Air was kind of still

Meoww: Yes

DN: Thanks

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Arti said...

Never saw the mahal captured from so many different angles, wonderful perspectives!

indu chhibber said...

Nice views from the top.

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks Indu, Arti, Rahul and Paul

TravelNina said...

Hi

WOW ! amazing photgoraphs !

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks TravelNina

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