India is a land of mesmerising wonders. The temples and palaces of India not only speak of a bygone era but also of the beautiful craftsmanship that India is always so famous for. The best part about tourism in India is that you can amalgamate both pilgrimage and sight-seeing together. You can avail the different pilgrimage tour packages in India and get the best of both worlds. Jaipur, for instance, is an amazing tourism destination. Dotted with different palaces and historical monuments, it is one of the most-visited places in India. Hawa Mahal in Jaipur in instance is one such place which can take you to the times of royalty. Walking through the premises you can actually smell the pages of history. Here’s what a tour of Hawa Mahal can reveal to you:
A walk through Hawa Mahal
Hawa Mahal – The shining star of Jaipur:
Maharaja Jai Singh built the city of Jaipur in the year 1772. The entire city was planned and built with an active supervision of the king. The architectural wonders of the city and well-planned landscape gives the city a beautiful look. No wonder, it is a well-travelled tourist destination. One of the brightest wonders of Jaipur is the “Hawa Mahal” or the Wind Palace.
The perfect peep-out for the women:
Even though it is a Palace, Hawa Mahal was rather a premise for the entertainment for the royal women of Jaipur. Being strictly a part of the ‘purdah’ or ‘veil’ system, therefore the women could hardly go out or even watch the on-goings of the city. Also The latticed windows of the Mahal provided the perfect architectural curtain for them to visualize , what was happening in the city around them and yet not be visible. The Hawa Mahal, contrary to its name, is not a palace with grand rooms and balconies, it is actually a tower which is about a room wide and has a height of about fifteen meter. The grand look of the mahal comes from the intricately done, latticed enclosure where the women could look out into the city . Especially during royal parades or ceremonial rallies.
You can enter Hawa Mahal from the City Palace side. There is a beautiful fountained courtyard at the backside. There are chambers of harem on three sides where only the women would stay. The fourth side comprises of the intricately done wall of the Mahal which is visible from outside. What is beautiful about Hawa Mahal is the intricately done windows with filigree work. Nestled amidst the bustling and colourful Johri Bazar, the place whispers beautiful tales of the past.
If you are planning for a trip to Jaipur through all india pilgrimage tour packages do not miss to visit Hawa Mahal. And if you are looking forward to a happy and hassle-free tour then book your travel package through My Tirth India.