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Hawa maha( palace of winds), Jaipur /Rajasthan/ INDIA

 
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Jan 21, 2008 07:28 |  #1

Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace)
Built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh,
Hawa Mahal is the most stunning sight in the city of Jaipur. The palace, part of a huge complex, overlooks one of Jaipur's main streets and was originally constructed to offer women of the court a vantage point, behind stone-carved screens, from which to watch the activities taking place in the bazaar and the surrounding streets. Hawa Mahal Jaipur five-story, pyramid-shaped structure is made up of small casements, each with tiny windows and arched roofs with hanging cornices, exquisitely modeled and carved. Its façade makes Hawa Mahal look more like a screen than a palace. Its top three stories are just a single room thick but at the base are two courtyards. It is a fifty-foot high thin shield, less than a foot in thickness, but has over 900 niches and a mass of semi-octagonal bays, carved sandstone grills, finials and domes, which give this palace its unique façade.

Hawa Mahal or Hawa Mahal Jaipur is also popular as " Palace of Winds
" and it is designed by Lal Chand Usta and this name of the palace is given because Hawa Mahal has about 953 windows through which wind or (hawa) flows and keep the palace cool.

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** tips for anyon travelling to jaipur, to photograph hawa mahal , cross the road and climb up on the roof of the shops, good view from thr.

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Jan 21, 2008 08:28 |  #2

sweet shots :D


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Jan 21, 2008 08:29 |  #3

Wow thats amazing


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Jan 21, 2008 10:54 |  #4

thanks u all for looking.. didnt have much time or else wud have easily spent 2 hrs or more jusut at this site, i must have been the only person who spent like 5 minutes thr and didnt get time to go and see the inside:(


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Jan 21, 2008 10:56 |  #5

just fyi..the first shot is actually a pano of 3 images.


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Jan 21, 2008 11:01 |  #6

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Jan 21, 2008 21:36 |  #7

coming soon the street scenes arnd hawa mahal and market place of the pink city...


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