An allusion hidden in the name itself. In hindi language \’Hawa\’ refers to breeze and \’Mahal\’ refers to palace. The most recommended place to visit in Jaipur. Also known as the Land of Rajputs. This beautiful sculpture was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, the grandson of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh ~ the founder of Jaipur.
Built from red and pink sandstone, the palace sits on the edge of the City Palace, Jaipur and extends to the Zenana, or women\’s chamber.
It\’s five floor exterior akin to honeycomb with it\’s 935 small windows called Jharokhas decorated with intricate latticework. The original intent of the lattice design was to allow royal ladies to observe everyday life and festivals celebrated in the street below without being seen, since they had to obey strict rules of \”purdah\” which forbade them from appearing in public without face coverings.
Fun Fact 》Many people see Hawa Mahal from the street view and think it is the front of the palace, but it is the back.