A brief history of the magnificent Hawa Mahal
The capital of the state, Jaipur is additionally the biggest city in the august state of Rajasthan. It was established in 1727, by the Rajput Ruler Sawai Jaisingh II, who was the leader of Amber. Likewise known by the nickname ‘Pink City of India’ which is because of the saffron and pink shade of the structures. The organization of the city was done by Vedic Vastu Shastra (Indian engineering). The well planned streets and imaginative design make it one of the most favored tourist areas. You can reach here by taking Delhi Cantt to Jaipur train to witness history at its best. One of the best places to visit in Jaipur is the Hawa Mahal. Here is a brief history of Hawa Mahal.
The structure was fabricated by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799. It was planned by Lal Chand Ustad as the crown of Krishna, the Hindu god. Its special five-story outside structure is similar to the honeycomb with its 953 little windows called jharokhas beautified with complicated latticework. Originally, the aim of the grid was to permit imperial women to watch everyday life in the road underneath without being seen, since they needed to obey strict “purdah” (face spread). The cross section likewise permits cool air from the Venturi impact (breeze) through the complex design, aerating and cooling the entire range amid the high temperatures in summers.
In 2006, rebuilding and remodelling was undertaken at the Mahal, following a gap of 50 years, to give a cosmetic touch up to the landmark at an expected expense of Rs 45 crore. The corporate division helped out protect the historical landmarks of Jaipur and the Unit Trust of India pledged to look after Hawa Mahal. The royal residence is an augmented part of a gigantic complex. The stone-cut screens, little casements and angled rooftops are a portion of the elements of this prominent tourism spot. The landmark additionally has carefully modeled hanging cornices. Much the same as other various landmarks of Jaipur, the castle is likewise developed in pink and red hued stone.
Hawa Mahal, planned as a beehive fort with little windows, has an altitude of 50 feet from its base. This structure, raised on a thin platform has dividers less than a meter. Developed of red and pink sandstones by Lal Chand Ustad, Hawa Mahal is renowned for its windows or “Jharokhas” which allows free flow of air inside of the structure. Its passageway is an gateway which is surrounded by an extensive yard encompassed by two-story structures on three sides. Of the five stories of the Mahal, the main three stories have the thickness of a single room while the base stories have patios. The inside of the Hawa Mahal is stark and plain with sections and columns reaching to the top story. The building does not have stairs to go to the upper floors; the stories are connected by slopes. From Hawa Mahal, you have an incredible perspective of the city. The landmark also has an archeological historical museum.