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Jaipur Tourist Places

  Amber Fort
  Hawa Mahal
  Laxmi Narayan Temple
Albert Hall
  City Palace Complex
  Jantar - Mantar
Central Museum
Meditation & Yoga
Fairs & Festivals
  Shopping Ideas
  Art & Crafts
  Modern Art Gallery
  Sisodiya Garden
  The Jaigarh Fort
  The Nahargarh Fort
  The Gaitor
  The Galta
  Sanganer & Bagru

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Wildlife Sanctuaries

  Ranthambore National Park
  Bharatpur Birds Sanctuary
  Sariska National Park

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Fairs & Festivals Rajasthan

  Pushkar Fair
  Camel Festival
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  Elephant Festival
  Mewar Festival
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Red Fort Jama Masjid
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Rashtrapati Bhawan
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Birla Temple Appu Ghar

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Hawa Mahal                                                   

 Hawa Mahal JaipurBuilt in 1799, by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh the 'Hawa Mahal', Palace of the Wind, is one of the major landmarks of Jaipur. It is an integral part of the City Palace, an extension of the Zenana (women's chambers) standing away from the main complex. This five storey building of unusual architecture designed by Lal Chand Usta, is a stunning example of Rajput artistry made of red and pink sand stone, beautifully outlined with white borders and motif's painted with quick lime. The monument with a spectacular view of Jaipur city with road avenues, intersections and colourful crowds in the market, was originally conceived with the aim of enabling ladies of the royal household to watch the everyday life and royal processions in the city without being seen by others.

Its facade from the road side makes Hawa Mahal look more like a delicate screen than a palace. This five-story, pyramid-shaped structure has tier after tier of 953 small casements, each with tiny lattice worked (Jali) pink windows, small balconies and arched roofs with hanging cornices, exquisitely modeled and carved. These small windows circulate cool air (Hawa) even in hot months. The pyramidal outline is even throughout by cramming and multiplying casements; and uses repetition of motifs to enhance its beauty.

The entrance to Hawa Mahal is from the City Palace side, through a stately door which opens into a spacious courtyard. The courtyard has a double storeyed building on three sides. There is a small archeological museum here. Only the eastern wing has three more storeys above, which are just a single room thick. The building, standing on a high podium, is a fifty-foot high thin shield, less than a foot in thickness, with small intimate chambers , which give this palace its unique facade. There are no regular stairs to reach the upper floors, but only ramps.

Hawa Mahal which is currently under the supervision of the State archeological department provides the visitor with excellent views of the city. The best time to view Hawa Mahal is sunrise when sunlight through the latticed windows gives it a wonderful glow.

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Amber Fort  Hawa Mahal   Albert Hall  City Palace Complex  Jantar - Mantar
Central Museum  Laxmi Narayan Temple  Meditation & Yoga   Fairs & Festivals
Shopping Ideas  Art & Crafts  Entertainment  Modern Art Gallery  Sisodiya Garden 
The Jaigarh Fort  The Nahargarh Fort  The Gaitor  The Galta  Sanganer & Bagru  Samode 
Ramgarh  Abhaneri  Karauli

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