This beautiful five-story palace was constructed in 1799 and built of red and pink sandstone. Considered as an embodiment of Rajputana architecture, the main highlight of Hawa Mahal is its pyramid shape and its 953 windows or ‘Jharokhas’ which are decorated with intricate designs. The intention behind the construction of the Mahal was to facilitate the royal women and provide them a view of everyday life through the windows, as they never appeared in public. This was one of the coolest structures I’ve ever seen. It is what truly makes Jaipur the Pink City. From a frontal view, it appears to be a massive complex. However, from a side view, you realize it’s almost one dimensional.

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