Did You Know Hawa Mahal Is Without A Foundation?

01. History:


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It was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh and was designed by Lal Chand in the form of Lord Krishna’s Crown.

02. Architecture:


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It has a fusion of Rajput and Mughal architecture. It is of five floors and has 953 small windows, which was specially made so that Queen or Princesses can observe daily life of people without getting noticed. It was built using red and pink sandstone’s.


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The small windows were designed as ‘honeycomb of a beehive’.

Now u know why Jaipur is called the ‘Pink City’?

 

03. No Foundation:


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It is the tallest building in the world that stands without a foundation! Aye, that be true. It is still standing upright and in a good condition because the palace is tilted at an angle of 87 degrees.

 

04. Ramp Walk:


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The Palace of Wind doesn’t have any stairs. The only way to reach upper floors are ramps.

05. Best Time To Visit:


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If one really needs to see this beautiful structure the best time is to visit early morning, when the palace gets lit up with beautiful sunrise.

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