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The Hawa Mahal in the Indian city of Jaipur was designed by Lal Chand Ustad and completed in 1799.

The Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace) is considered his one of the symbols of Rajasthan and is located in the heart of Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. Built as an extension of the women’s room in the City Palace, it was intended as a privacy screen. Through this screen (a sort of architectural veil), the ladies of the royal family could see the bazaar and its lively happenings unnoticed. The term Mahal is misleading in context. The five -story building is actually quite low, the top floor three floors have only one depth, and the rooms are sitting.

According to the image of the “Pink City” Jaipur, the whole Hower Mahar is made of red sandstone and shines pink with the sunshine. It is often quoted as the highest building in the world built without a base. It is caused by the large -pet style of architecture, but it also has the influence of the very strong Mugal Empire, which appears in the symmetry in front. This facade with a height of 15 m has a window exceeding 950, each with a white lime paint. The front entrance is on the back of the building, and a series of slopes are connected to the upper floors. These were designed to lighten palanquins (chairs carried on men’s shoulders).

Hawa Mahal
When it was built:
1799

who built it:
Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh

Where is it:
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Why it was built:
So that royal women can enjoy events and festivals on the streets

Architectural style:
A mixture of Hindu Rajput architecture and Islamic Mughal architecture

Visiting hours:
Every day at 9:
30-4:
30 pm

How to achieve:
The city of Jaipur is well connected by air, rail and road to other Indian cities and by air to several international cities. Jaipur International Airport is located in the southern suburbs of Sanganar, 13 kilometers from Jaipur.

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