The Hawa Mahal- Palace of Breezes

The Hawa Mahal is all facade- an elaborate palace exterior with nine hundred and fifty three windows and nooks and crannies everywhere. Behind this facade are no buildings – it is a maze of corridors and resting points. The royal women of the zenana used to peek out and see the city, or watched processions passing down below. The design also trapped the breeze, that is how it got the name “Palace of Breezes”.

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