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Hawa Mahal

In the rose-pink city of Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan in Western India, is the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), a latticed facade of balconies and perforated screens built in the 18th century is one of the major landmarks of Jaipur. 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. It was originally built to enable ladies of the royal household, to watch the everyday life and processions of the city. The palace was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, and is part of the City Palace complex


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