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Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) at Bari Chaupar, Jaipur was built in 1799 A.D. by Maharaja Pratap Singh (1778-1803 A.D.). The chief architect was Usta Lal Chand.

This five storied building has two large courts. The names of the five stories are: Sharad Mandir, the first one where the autumn celebrations took place. The second storey is known as Ratan Mandir because of the dazzling glasswork on its walls. The third storey is called Vichitra Mandir, where the maharaja worshipped his deity Lord Krishna and the fourth Prakash Mandir with an open terrace on both sides. The fifth storey is known as Hawa Mandir after which the whole structure came to be known as Hawa Mahal.

Hawa Mahal is a remarkable structure which overlooks one of the main streets and also provides some excellence views of the city. Hawa Mahal is an icon of Jaipur the Pink City and hence always in "must to visit" list of tourists on Jaipur tour.

Sawai Pratap Singh was a devotee of Lord Krishna and he dedicated this palace to his deity. It is shaped like a "Mukut" or crown, which adorns the Lords's head. This five storied pyramid shaped structure is made up of small casements, each with tine windows and arched roofs with hanging cornices, exquisitely modeled and carved. This unusual structure is more like a screen than a palace, its top three stories are just a single room thick and at the base are two courtyards. Basically, it is 87 feet high thin shield which is less than a foot in thickness but have over 900 niches and a mass of semi-octagonal bays, carved sandstone grills, finials and domes which give this palace its unique facade.

In this Jaipur Photo, you can see Hawa Mahal - an icon of Jaipur tourism. This view is captured from inside Hawa Mahal.

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