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Hawa Mahal The Cultural Heritage of Rajasthan;

• Due to the dominant use of pink color on its building color scheme the city is called the Pink City.

Pink city Jaipur:

Jaipur is the largest city in Rajasthan aka the Pink city is the capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan. Jaipur is situated approximately 300 kilometers from the capital city of Delhi. Surrounded by palaces, many of which are also hotels, the pink city of Jaipur, is a must see city of Rajasthan on every tourist's Itinerary.

Hawa Mahal from the road side

A well-known shopping and handicrafts paradise, Jaipur has become well known for its breezy Hawa Mahal, popularly known as "The Palace of Winds".

Hawa Mahal:

The palace sits on the edge of the City Palace, Jaipur, The Hawa Mahal is also known as The Palace of Winds" or "The Palace of Breeze",

Known as Jaipur's signature building, the Hawa Mahal, is a multi-layered palace, built by Sawai Pratap Singh, who was grand son of Sawai Jai Singh and son of Sawai Madhoo Singh in 1799 AD and Mr. Lal Chand Usta was the architect.

The Impressive Architecture - Hawa Mahal In Jaipur, the facades do look beautiful ornate and complementing the other side of the Hawa Mahal is the inner part that is way to simple and soothing.

The Hawa Mahal, part of the Jaipur city palace complex is a familiar landmark.

In fact, the pretty much characterises what for, on the inside the building is no more than a series of corridors with windows overlooking the street.

Structure & Purpose:

It has five floors while comprises of 953 small windows called Jharokhas decorated with intricate latticework.

Latticework is an openwork framework consisting of a criss-crossed pattern of strips of building material, typically wood or metal. The design is created by crossing the strips to form a grid or weave.

This palace rises to about 50 feet (15 m). The top three floors of the structure have the width of a single room, while the first and second floors have patios in front of them.

The front elevation, as seen from the street, is like a honeycomb with small portholes. Each porthole has miniature windows and carved sandstone grills, finials and domes. It gives the appearance of a mass of semi-octagonal bays, giving the monument its unique fa├žade.

The inner face on the back side of the building consists of chambers built with pillars and corridors with minimal ornamentation, and reach up to the top floor. The interior of the palace has been described as "having rooms of different coloured marbles, relieved by inlaid panels or gilding; while fountains adorn the centre of the courtyard".

Its purpose was simply to allow the royal women a view of ceremonial processions while seated behind the small windows. Allowing them to look out without themselves being seen.

Famous for it's beehive like structure, the Hava Mahal is interplay of red and pink sandstone, carefully and painstakingly outline with white borders and motifs, The palaces and forts of yesteryears, which were witness to the royal processions and splendours are now living monuments, accepted quite naturally into the lifestyle of the people of Jaipur.

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