by palaces, many of which are also hotels, the pink city of Jaipur, is a
must city of Rajasthan on every tourist's itinerary. A well-known
shopping and handicrafts paradise, Jaipur has become well known for its
breezy Hawa Mahal, popularly known as "The Palace of Winds".
Known as Jaipur's signature building, the Hawa Mahal, is a
multi-layered palace, built by Sawai Pratap Singh, who was grand son of
Sawai Jai Singh and son of Sawai Madhoo Singh in 1799 AD and Mr. Lal
Chand Usta was the architect.
The Impressive Architecture - Hawa Mahal
In Jaipur, the facades seem to have become as ornate as the interiors
and sometimes, as in the case of the Hawa Mahal, Even more so. The Hawa
Mahal, part of the Jaipur city palace complex is a familiar landmark,
and is ties of pierced windows overlooking the street below.
In fact, the façade pretty much characterises what for, on the
inside the building is no more than a series of corridors with windows
overlooking the street. Its purpose was simply to allow the royal women
a view of ceremonial processions while seated behind the small windows.
Allowing them to look out without themselves being seen.
Famous for it's beehive like structure, the Hava Mahal is interplay of
red and pink sand stone, carefully and painstakingly outlined with white
borders and motifs. The palaces and forts of yesteryears, which were
witness to the royal processions and splendours are now living
monuments, accepted quite naturally into the lifestyle of the people of