Situated at Badi Choupad, Pink City of Jaipur, Hawa Mahal was built in 1799 at the order of Jaipur's ruler, Sarai Pratap Singh. It has 953 windows on the outside walls. The honeycomb shaped and beautifully carved windows allow breeze to blow through the palace and makes it a perfect summer palace. It was constructed as an extension to the City Palace nearby. The five-story palace was built in the form of Krishna’s crown because Sarai Pratap Singh was devoted to Krishna, the Hindu god.
The best time to visit Hawa Mahal is in the early morning when the sun enters the rooms from the windows. The mahal is illuminated with golden sun lights.