Built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, as an extension to the City Palace Jaipur. Hava Mahal extends the Zenna or the women's chamber from where the royal women could observe the daily life on the streets. The women during those days had to cover their faces with a veil. The tiny windows in this five floored structure provided a convenient place for them to observe the processions on the street without revealing their identities. The design is such that it would let the breeze in but filter the sunlight hence the name.
The palace is built in Rajput Style using red and pink sandstone, highlighted with white quakeee (quick lime) in the shape of the crown of Lord Krishna. The structure is fifty foot high and less than one foot in thickness and exquisitely carved from outside.