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Hawa Mahal

Rajasthan Monuments

Hawa Mahal (the Palace of Winds) was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in the land of monuments – Rajasthan, India. Hawa Mahal (the Palace of Winds) is one of the major landmarks of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. Jaipur, popularly known as the Pink City, is the capital of Rajasthan, India. Hawa Mahal is an integral part of the impressive City Palace Complex. This is an addition of Zenana (Women’s chambers) standing away from the main complex.

The Palace of Winds – Hawa Mahal is a strange architecture which is the highlight of this palace. This remarkable architecture was designed by Ustad Lal Chand. The unusual architecture Hawa Mahal is an impressive example of Rajput artistry. The Palace of Winds – Hawa Mahal is made of red and pink sand stone. The palace is magnificently outlined with white borders and motifs are painted with quick lime.

The Palace of Winds – Hawa Mahal with a fabulous look of the Pink City – Jaipur with road avenues, crossroads and bustling bazaars was predominantly built with the aim of enabling women of the royal families to watch the daily life and royal processions in the Jaipur city without coming out or being seen by others.

The frontage of Hawa Mahal looks more like a flimsy screen than a palace from the road side. This five-storey Hawa Mahal is a pyramid shaped structure and has row after row of 953 small casements. Each casement has pink windows with net works, small balconies and arched roofs. The entrance to Palace of Winds – Hawa Mahal is from the side of City Palace. The five-storey unusual architecture, the Palace of Winds – Hawa Mahal is currently under the supervision of the State archeological department. At the period of sunrise when the sunlight through the latticed pink windows gives it a fantastic glow is best time to view this amazing palace.

Jaipur is well-connected by road and rail from all the major cities of India. Jaipur is also well-connected by air from some major cities of India and abroad.

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