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Hawa Mahal Facts
Hawa Mahal has been built in the shape of a crown.
The structure was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, the grandson of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, who was the founder of Jaipur.
In 2006, renovation works on the Mahal were undertaken, after a gap of 50 years, to give a facelift to the monument at an estimated cost of Rs 4.568 million.
The Hawa Mahal’s windows were designed to replicate the honeycomb of a beehive.
This palace is a five-story pyramidal shaped monument that rises to about 50 feet (15 m).
Hawa Mahal was also known as the chef-d’œuvre of Maharaja Jai Singh as it was his favourite resort because of the elegance and built-in interior of the Mahal.
Hawa Mahal is a palace in Jaipur, India approximately 300 kilometres from the capital city of Delhi.
The monument stands upright because of its pyramidal shape. It is a five-storey building, but due to the lack of solid foundations, it is curved and leans at an angle of 87 degree.
Hawa Mahal means the ‘Palace of Winds’ or the ‘Wind Palace’.
Hawa Mahal does not have a direct entrance; you will have to enter from the side of the City Palace.