Located right behind the majestic Hawa Mahal in Jaipur, Rajasthan, the Hawa Mahal Museum is a house full of historical artifacts and antiquities that reflect the cultural essence of the royal state of Rajasthan and mesmerizes the visitors in all its glory.
Timing: 10 am to 4:30 pm (Closed on Friday and public holidays)
Location: Malve Nagar, Pratap Mandir, Hawa Mahal, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Entry Fees: Rs50 for Indians, Rs200 for Foreigners
The marvelous and beautiful city of Jaipur, also known as the ‘Pink City’, is abundant with some of the great and majestic architectural edifices that tempt travelers from all over the world to come and witness these jaw-dropping grandeur. However, the city also offers other places of attractions that are termed must-visit places and museums are one of those places. Jaipur has numerous museums that display an extensive range of historical artifacts and cultural heritage and the Hawa Mahal Museum certainly grabs the bucket.
Situated behind Hawa Mahal, one of the magnificent and the landmark structure in Jaipur, the Hawa Mahal Museum was established in 1983 and is a fascinating place to witness the historic and rich culture of the state through exhibits that have been collected from Ganeshwar, Virat Nagar, Raid, and Sambhar. The prominent exhibits in this museum comprise statues and sculptures and the artifacts such as ancient terracotta items, fish hooks used in the olden days, arrowheads, swords, helmets, belongings of the Maharajas of Jaipur, and other royal memorabilia. A huge storage vessel dating back to the 2nd century AD that has been excavated from Sambhar attracts a plethora of visitors from all over the country.
Other artifacts that were excavated include black, red, and grey painted earthenware, coins, sculptures, beads, pottery, stone vessels, terracotta plaques, bird and animal figurines, iron and copper implements, copper coins, terracotta figurines of elephant, horse, bull, camel, donkey, sheep, peacock, parrot, swan, etc., and some other archaeological remains. The display in the museum is a mixture of all of these mentioned artifacts and a photo citation of these archaeological findings. As a trip to Jaipur is incomplete without visiting Hawa Mahal, the Hawa Mahal Museum has gained equal importance in all these years for the display of a comprehensive range of exhibits that edify the people about the glorious history of the state.