The Hawa Mahal

The Hawa Mahal built in 1799, the Hawa Mahal, or Palace of the Winds, is one of the major landmarks of Jaipur. . It was in the beginning built to enable ladies of the royal household, to fob watch the everyday life and processions of the city. This five storey building, which looks out over the main street of the old city, is a stunning example of Rajput artistry, with its pink semi octagonal and delicately honeycombed sandstone windows The palace was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, and is part of the City Palace complex.