Palaces in Jaipur

Hawa Mahal

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Hawa Mahal (Hindi: हवा महल, translation: Palace of Winds), is a palace in Jaipur, India. It was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, and designed by Lal Chand Usta in the form of the crown of Krishna, the Hindu god. It forms part of the City Palace and extends the Zenana or women's chambers, the chambers of the harem. Its original intention was to allow royal ladies to observe everyday life in the street below without being seen.

It has five stories and is constructed of red and pink sandstone, highlighted with white quakeee quick lime. The side facing the street outside the palace complex has 953 small windows, and the breeze (hawa) which circulates through these windows gives the palace its name, and keeps it cool even in hot months.

The entrance opens onto a courtyard with a double-storied building on three sides, and one on the eastern wing with three more stories, which is just one room wide. There are no stairs to reach the upper floors, only ramps.

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3 October 2012
The Hawa Mahal, built in 1799 has now become one of the major landmarks of Jaipur. The palace is shaped like a pyramid & is a five-storied building, with small windows, screens & arched walls.
Virendra Wadgama
15 April 2011
Hawa Mahal is historical place. It is not built in air, but has beautiful ventilation for air.
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0.7km from J.D.A. Market, Kanwar Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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