Hawa MahalApprox. Time: 2 hours
Activity Level: Easiest

The Palace of the Winds offers a stunning example of Rajput artistry. Built in 1799, the Hawa Mahal, or Palace of the Winds, is one of the major landmarks of Jaipur. This five story building, which looks out over the main street of the old city, features pink semioctagonal and delicately honeycombed sandstone windows. It was originally built to enable ladies 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 part of the City Palace complex. There is also a small archaeological museum on the same site.

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