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Hawa Mahal

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  • Hawa Mahal is famous ancient monuments of Rajathan.
  • It is located in Jaipur city, capital of the Rajasthan.
  • Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh built the Hawa Mahal Palace in the year 1799.
  • Hawa Mahal is also known as “Palace of Winds”.
  • The Hawa Mahal consists of five floors.

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  • Hawa Mahal has about 953 windows which keeps the palace cool.
  • All the Jaipur royals utilized this building as their summer retreat.
  • Hawa Mahal was designed by “Lal Chand Usta”.
  • The building was especially erected for the royal ladies of Jaipur.
  • The purpose of this building was to allow the royal ladies to watch all the activities of the local marketplace without being seen.

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  • It is unique building which consist of Mughal and Rajput architectural styles.
  • The palace is also constructed in pink and red colored stone.
  • Hawa Mahal is the tallest building in the world without a foundation.
  • Hawa Mahal has 5 storeys and it is still standing upright because it is curved and leaning at an angle of 87 degrees.

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  • It is a five-storey pyramidal shaped monument that rises 50 feet (15 m) from its high base
  • Hawa Mahal is built in the shape of the Lord Krishna’s crown.
  • The  jaali work in the windows of “Hawa Mahal” is similar to the honeycomb of a beehive.
  • There is no front entrance to the Hawa Mahal. If you want to get in, you have to enter from the rear side.
  • The Hawa Mahal has only ramps, instead of regular stairs to reach the upper floors of the building.
  • In the present day, the “Hawa Mahal” has become a famous tourist spot and one of the spectacular sights in Jaipur
  • The palace has become a famous spot for the shooting of several Indian and international films.

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The Famous places Near Hawa Mahal are:

City Palace, Jaipu
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Jantar Mantar
Jal Mahal
Jaigarh Fort
Nahargarh Fort
Amer Fort

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