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Hawa Mahal at night in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal is a palace located in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. It was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh and designed by Lal Chand Usta in the form of a honeycomb. The palace is made of pink sandstone and has 953 small windows or jharokhas that are decorated with intricate latticework.

The purpose of the palace was to allow the women of the royal household to observe the street festivals and processions without being seen by the public. The jharokhas also provided a cool breeze, which gave the palace its name “Hawa Mahal” (Palace of Winds).

Today, the palace is a popular tourist attraction in Jaipur and is considered a masterpiece of Rajput architecture. Visitors can climb up to the top of the palace and enjoy a panoramic view of the city.


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