Hawa Mahal


Perhaps my favourite piece of architecture after Amber Fort is the Hawa Mahal, which was built in the late 18th century, was intended for the royal women to look down on creation (aka everyday life on the streets below) through the jharokhas (small windows) without being seen. It is part of the City Palace‘s harem chambers. A five-storey palace with 953 windows, the Hawa Mahal has an imposing façade. Each floor served a different purpose, and named accordingly. My favourite floor was one with coloured glass windows.

The Hawa Mahal Facade

Coloured Glass windows

Inside Hawa Mahal

Looking through the Jharokha

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