Hawa Mahal – Winds Palace

Built by Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799, the Hawa Mahal has been built for the women of the royal household to watch the royal and religious processions without being seen.

This five storied pyramidal building crowned with latticed balconies and miniature domes has sculpted stone jalis (screen), 953 in all.

Its pink little wind vanes moving in every direction with the slightest gust of wind gave the palace its popular name of winds palace.