Hawa Mahal Palace Jaipur

Hawa Mahal : Palace of Winds

Hawa Mahal (हवा महल “Palace of Winds” or “Palace of the Breeze”), is a palace built from red and pink sandstone and lies in Jaipur’s Pink City. The original intention of the latticed windows was to allow royal ladies to observe everyday life in the street below without being seen since they had to obey strict “parda” (face cover). It was built in 1799 in red and pink coloured sand stone, tying in with other monuments in the city that give Jaipur the name “Pink City“.

HawaMahalPink Palace Of the Winds – Hawa Mahal (Jaipur/ India)

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