An Indian Palace That Has Similar Beauty to Taj Mahal

An Indian Palace That Has Similar Beauty to Taj Mahal

We’ve all heard of the “Taj Mahal,” an Indian Palace that became a famous tourist destination for people around the world because of its grandeur and beauty.

India is known to have some most beautiful architectural buildings on the planet. No wonder that people flock into this country to see those architectural designs, especially the Taj Mahal.

There is another palace that you may not have heard of, as beautiful as Taj Mahal, and that is the Hawa Mahal.

It is about five hours away in the city of Jaipur, and it is they also call it the Palace of Winds, it’s truly a sight to discover.

The Indian Palace of Winds

Hawa Mahal of India
Flickr / lensnmatter

The Palace of Winds is known for its rose gold color and has 953 windows on its lattice-like structure.

It was built in 1799 as part of the women’s section of the City Palace. The ladies of the royal court could watch the drama unfold in the streets below.

the indian palace: old
Flickr / Boston Public Library

Most parts of Hawa Mahal is thin, just one room deep, making it a perfect observation tower and the atmosphere like that of a screened porch.

hawa mahal
Flickr / Ron Knight

The pink color comes from sandstone that’s native to Jaipur, “The Pink City.”

the pink city
Flickr / Art Poskanzer

It’s a brilliant example of Rajput architecture and absolutely breathtaking to behold.

the indian palace: hawa mahal
Flickr / Art Poskanzer

The interior of the building is just as beautiful as the outside. Watch below to take a tour through the Palace of Winds.

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