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Built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Singh as a part of the City Palace, Hawa Mahal (Rajput Palace) was an extension of the women's chamber with the purpose of allowing royal ladies to observe everyday life in the street below without being seen. A five-storey high red sandstone structure complete with over 950 windows, Hawa Mahal (Rajput Palace) was made in such a way that the breeze circulates through these windows, giving the palace its name.

If you look at it closely, the five-storeyed Hawa Mahal in Jaipur appears like a bee hive, specially so because the windows are decorated with very fine lattice work. It is said that the designer of this structure, Lal Chand Ustad envisioned the Hawa Mahal in such a way that it resembles the crown of Lord Krishna, the favourite deity of women in Rajasthan. One of the most prominent landmarks in the city, Hawa Mahal (Rajput Palace) is perhaps also one of the most unique historic structures throughout the country.

There is little to be seen inside the complex, if you want to save yourself the effort of climbing up 5 cramped set of stairs, just click pictures from outside!
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Dec 21 2015
It is a really beautiful palace. The detailed work on the stones is visually appealing. You can visit with family or friends.
hawa mahal jaipur the place of winds
Jun 30 2014
hawa mahal was built in 1798 by maharaja sawai pratap singh, it is part of the city palace. made of pink sandstone like a honeycomb hive 5 floor mahal. small windows from where anyone inside can have a look of everything outside without coming into a ...... read more
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