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Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

Hawa Mahal or the palace of the winds is located in Jaipur with splendid architecture stands in the city. The Hawa Mahal, Jaipur stands adjoining the famous city palace wall which was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh and it has now become one of the important landmarks of Jaipur. The splendid palace is created in a pyramid style and is a five-storied building with several small windows and screens and domed roofs. The rear portion of the building is usually very simply and not that ornamented. The contrast which is produced in the Hawa Mahal, Jaipur is itís another highlight; intricate carving is in the front while interior is very plain.

The Hawa Mahal, Jaipur was built at a time when women of the royal families had to follow strict purdah hence many believe that creation of Hawa Mahal was for women so that the ladies could watch the processions and certain other activities occurring on the streets. This is also proved by the tiny windows of the monument and its screened balconies. The Hawa Mahal, Jaipur is the perfect instance of the vibrant Rajputana architecture style influenced strongly by the Mughal style of architecture.



The Hawa Mahal is a popular destination more among the visitors to the state because of its amazing architectural style. According to local people the ideal time to visit the monument is during early morning with the rising of sun. As at that time the palace appears bathing in the golden light of the sun. The beautiful palace in the sun appears to be burning with light making you feel that even with the blinking of eyes the entire monument will disappear into air. There are many adjacent hotels located around Hawa Mahal, Jaipur offering best possible accommodation.

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