Palace of the Winds

The Hawa Mahal or “Palace of the Winds” forms part of the east wall of the City Palace of Jaipur. It was built in 1799 to allow the ladies of the harem to watch processions in the street below, without themselves being seen by curious onlookers from outside the palace:

© Mark Simms Photography (2015)

19 Responses to “Palace of the Winds”

    • Mark Simms

      Thanks Adrian…..yep, I’ll just add that to the list of other amazing places we saw on our trip.

  1. the dune mouse

    beautiful photos again Mark and I love that last one. Such amazing design and architecture. Was it windy at the top balcony?- I love the name of the place!

  2. Sreejith Nair

    I have seen many an images from this place, but you have shared some incredible images with a fresh perspective 🙂

    Hope you had a great time in India 🙂

    • Mark Simms

      Thanks Sreejith….we had a great time in India. I’m sure we’ll visit again one day, but maybe a different part.

  3. melody4044

    This is Beautiful Mark ty For taking the time to share these Photos. I also love photo taking.

  4. Scott Marshall

    Darn tablet – I thought I had commented on this already – apologies – this is your area of strength – telling the story – added to the bucket list Wow


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