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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind and many more Jaipur attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Jaipur tour planner.
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  • Hawa Mahal is a good example of Indian Historical Architecture. One should definitely give a visit when he/she is in Jaipur. Also there is local market near by where one can shop for souvenirs.  more »
  • Hawa mahal was built by the rulers for their queen who used to sit besides the windows watching the city and having a good time with cool breeze flowing! You can enter through the back and see it from...  more »
  • Hawa mahal is a unique building, but it is good enough to see it from the outside while passing by in a car.  more »
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  • 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.
  • If you are visiting Jaipur, dont forget to see this beautiful piece of Architecture. Good place for photography and view from the top floors are awesome. Rooms have colorful mirrors..try to visit this place in sunlight will get better photography options. Kindly note stairs are steep, so watch out your step when you are using it.
  • A stunning pick and red sandstone five-story structure stands in the heart of Jaipur. One of the city’s most popular tourist attractions, the Hawa Mahal has a unique purpose. Also known as the Palace of the Wind, it was a place where royal women could view street activities outside while hidden from view. To this end, the pyramid-shaped palace has 953 windows, each with an intricate design. Constructed in 1799, Hawa Mahal is considered an excellent example of Rajputana architecture.
  • The Hawa Mahal Jaipur is the beautiful many windowed extension of the City Palace that is said to resemble the honeycomb structure of a bee’s nest. Since the construction of the Hawa Mahal Jaipur in 1799 the building has become the iconic structure of the city and the pink sandstone palace is considered as the finest example of Rajput architecture. The Hawa Mahal Jaipur translated into English means the Palace of the Winds and this name is in reference to the clever cooling system which propagates a gentle breezes through the inner rooms even during the intense Rajasthan summers. This ingenious design has been completely lost after a recent renovation in which windows were installed behind each of the lattice openings, so today the palace of winds has no wind.
  • It looks wonderful to watch. Maintained very well for the last few centuries. Gives us an idea of how the ladies of the Kings clan get to see the festivities of the public. Very symmetrically built with the red sandstone.