Suchit Nanda Photography
<b><i>The Hawa Mahal</b></i> (Palace of Winds) is one of the Jaipur's major landmarks, although it is actually little more than a facade. Built in 1799, this five-storey building which looks out over the main street of the buzzing old city is a stunning example of Rajput artistry with its pink, delicately honeycombed sandstone windows, of which there are 953. It was originally built to enable the women of the royal household to watch the everyday life and processions of the city. The palace was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh and is a part of the city palace complex.
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