India Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace)

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Ilya Melnik

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Hawa Mahal, also known as the Palace of Winds, is a beautiful pink sandstone palace located in the heart of Jaipur, India. It was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh and features an ornate facade with 953 small windows, or jharokhas, designed to allow cool air to circulate throughout the palace. The five-story palace was originally intended as a place for royal women to observe the city's bustling street life while remaining concealed behind the intricately carved screens. Today, it is a popular tourist attraction and a must-visit destination for anyone visiting Jaipur, offering a fascinating glimpse into the city's rich cultural heritage and architectural prowess.

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