is a five storey, pyramid-shaped building with beehive like structure.
Hawa Mahal is constructed of Pink and Red Sandstone, it is a part of
City Palace which is a very famous sight of Jaipur. The palace complex
inside Hawa Mahal have a large number of windows which are overlooking
the street below. There are about 953 small windows inside the palace,
each having its own balcony. From these windows amazing views of
Jaipur city can be viewed. Royal ladies use these windows in the
ancient times to look at the city and the festivals and processions
taking place in the bazaar and the nearby streets without being seen,
as they were not allowed to go outside.
casement has small windows and arched roofs with hanging cornices
which are elegantly modeled and shaped and the rooms inside are in
different colours. Front wall of Hawa Mahal appear like screen instead
of a palace. The top three stories of the building are just a single
room thick but at the base there are two courtyards.
complex of Hawa Mahal is carefully and magnificently carved and
outlined with white pattern and borders. Unique decorations and
carving work on the walls of the palace are evidence of the efforts,
devotion and ability of the artists of that period.