Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, Jaipur

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Admire a distinctive pink sandstone facade and ornate architecture at Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, the city's most recognizable landmark. Rising five stories above the street below, the 18th-century palace features an array of cupolas, verandas, and balconies attached to the royal residence. As you wander the hallways and rooms within, you'll be treated to the same view enjoyed for centuries by the women of the royal family. Forbidden from being seen in public, the women peaked at the outside world from behind the palace walls. Bring your camera to snap images of the royal grounds and the nearby market. Put Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Jaipur trip itinerary app .
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  • I did not visit the inside but according to the guides, there is not much to see and this Palace boils down to this façade, great.
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  • turned out to be smaller than thought off . External viewing is enough and there is no point getting into it.  more »
  • A beautiful monument build amidst the centre of Jaipur city is the Hawa Mahal, as the local name which means Wind Palace. Built for women of Royal family to observe street festivals through the small ...  more »
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  • Centrally located and very old monument. You need to each before 4.30 to get entry. Overall you will like it. the place shows the contemporary architecture of those days about how to keep a place cool in hot whether. Lots to learn.
  • It is wonderful architectural work of Rajputana. It is famous for its windowed structure which gives ventilation in whole palace plus its unique design famous for giving access to royal ladies to see the festivities of royal family without being noticed. Well maintained by authorities. Neat and clean. Located on main road of city, it gives a beautiful view of market from all the five floors.
  • It is wonderful architectural work of Rajputana.famous for its windowed structure which gives ventilation in whole palace and its unique design famous for giving access to royal ladies to see the festivities of royal family without being noticed. Well maintained by authorities. Neat and clean. Located on main road of city, it gives a beautiful view of market from all the five floors.
  • FULL OF HAWAA AND WINDOWS! Entry charges - 50 Rupees for adult. If you want to see a awesome architecture, puppet dance and peaceful area and beautiful creation. But LEAVE your vehicle somewhere because parking slot is too small. It can afford only 20 two wheels vehicles (Although it is free). So come with four wheels or take a public transport.
  • A must tourist spot if you visiting Jaipur. An icon of the city. Located on a very busy road in the walled city, beautiful architecture, wonderful monument. Cleanliness could be better. Beware of agents and hawkers, they will disturb you, distract you and are nuisance.

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