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Know, what you Don't Know about Hawa Mahal, Jaipur!

The most iconic attraction of Pink City Jaipur is Hawa Mahal. While it boasts some well-known features like always being windy inside, there are some interesting facts that you may not know!

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Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal - The Wind Palace

Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal - An Architectural Amalgamation

Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal - Behind Closed Doors

Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal - Foundationless

The Hawa Mahal in Jaipur is one of the most iconic attractions of the city. Whether they’ve visited it or not, almost everyone has at least heard of it. While the palace has some well-known features, like how it’s always windy inside, but there are a few interesting facts that most people aren’t aware of.

  • About Name

The five-storey building that looks like the honeycomb of a beehive, with 953 windows, is literally named the “Palace of the Winds”, which fits in perfectly with the amazing ventilation of the building.

  • Behind Closed Doors

The main purpose behind building the Hawa Mahal was to allow the ladies of the court and the royal family to observe the happenings of everyday life in the streets below, without being seen themselves. This was in complete accordance with the strict purdah rules of the time.

  • Architectural Amalgamation

Hawa Mahal is more than a palace; it is an architectural and cultural heritage that truly reflects a harmonious fusion of Hindu Rajput architecture and the Islamic Mughal architecture. You can see the Rajput style in the fluted pillars and domed canopies, and the Mughal style is visible in the arches and the stone inlay filigree work.

  • Foundationless

The Hawa Mahal is a 5 storey building and is the tallest building in the world that is built without a foundation. Because of this, the building is curved and leaning at an angle of 87 degrees, in a pyramidal shape that keeps the building erect.

The Hawa Mahal is dedicated to Lord Krishna and it is said that the shape of the building depicts the crows of Krishna. Truly an architectural and cultural wonder, Hawa Mahal in Jaipur definitely deserves a visit.

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