Hawa Mahal ~ the Palace of Breeze ~ in Jaipur, capital of India’s Rajasthan state
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Hawa Mahal ("Palace of Winds" or "Palace of Breeze") located in the heart of the beautiful Pink City of Jaipur in Rajasthan, India, is one of the most famous tourist attractions and a prominent landmark of the city that is renowned for its rich cultural and architectural history.
Built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh of the Kachhwaha Rajput dynasty, this beautiful structure is predominantly a high screen wall made of pink and red sandstone that facilitated royal women to get an eyeful of the street festivals and busy city life while remaining out of the view of public.
Situated on the edge of the City Palace, this pyramidal structure was built in the shape of a crown of Lord Krishna with 953 jharokhas (or overhanging balconies from where cool and fresh air can pass) and a beautifully decorated façade resembling a honeycomb of a beehive that gives one a feel of the rich heritage of the Rajputs.
Despite the large number of windows, each of them are size of a peep hole such that the royal ladies were not to be seen by the public.
There's a small museum within the complex of Hawa Mahal, which houses famous items like miniature paintings and ceremonial armor.
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