Jaipur & the Winds Palace
Jaipur is a charming city, a delight for any tourist, the original architecture of the eighteenth century, the bright colors of the buildings, handicrafts and jewelry from every corner, with all sorts of wonderful decorative and handicraft, jewelry, accessories and more.
The town is fascinated , it seems like Noah’s Ark…everywhere people, elephants, camels, vendors, trainers snakes, stalls ... you can have a headache, but above all, in Jaipur seems like everyone is accepting and living together, which I find it wonderful. Among the most popular attractions here are: Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, City Palace, Jah Mahal, Jantar Mantar - UNESCO, and a lot of temples and gardens.
In Jaipur there is a famous palace, called Palace of Winds, located on a high platform near the city wall , it has symmetrical façade, 5 levels, which are up to 15m. Hava Mahal - or Palace of Winds is has 343 balconies and 953 windows and it is said that the Maharaja's wives stood in the balconies and were allowed to look outside without them being seen. It is built of red sandstone and pink , common in buildings of Jaipur, is surrounded by white borders and motifs are painted in whitewash. The facade has 935 spectacular windows , arranged in a large curve . Each has a beautifully carved balcony , went outside , and a roof top arch and cornice . Openings are almost like the windows of observation, partially covered by gratings beautiful plaster, providing a constant flu air with imperative little rooms behind them. Last three levels of the building have only one room . To the west is a vaulted entry , cleanse open in a building surrounded by two levels, built on three sides, the fourth , in the east , the building has an additional level . It is interesting that there are no stairs to reach the upper floors , only ramps . Palace of Winds is a true symbol of the city, with over 150 windows.
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