hawa mahal in india

The Hawa Mahal is at Jaipur, the Red city, the capital of Rajasthan. Hawa Mahal means the palace of the Wind. The magnificent architectural structure was designed by Lal Chand Usta and built by King Savay Prathap Singh in 1799. It is a pink coloured five-storeyed building. The Hawa Mahal was meant for the ladies of the Royal family to watch festivals, processions and celebrations without being noticed by others. There are hundreds of casements and balconies in each storey. Today this beautiful castle is developed as an observatory.

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