Hawa Mahal - Jaipur

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About Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal is a five storey building in Jaipur, that recalls the era of the royal Rajputs. The building is accentuated with unique pink semioctagonal and delicately honeycombed sandstone windows. The architecture is a stellar specimen of Rajput artistry. The main entrance of the Mahal is from eastern side. Under the bright rays of the sun the Mahal appears like a shining star.

Maharaja Sawraj Pratap Singh, in 1799, built the Palace of Wind. It was built for women in the royal family to view the ceremonial processions on the street, behind delicate stone-carved jali, while seated behind the small windows. The windows were built in such a way that the women were not visible to anybody.