Skywatch Friday

Skywatch Friday – Hawa Mahal

Written by Poorna & Brinda

“Hawa Mahal” or “Palace of Wind” in Jaipur.

We were in Rajasthan last week. Partly to attend Jaipur Literature festival and partly to see Tigers of Ranthambore. Having been to Jaipur couple of times we did not have any craze for “sightseeing”. But we wanted to get up early and just drive around the city early in the morning to capture the winter vistas.

The walled city of Jaipur is painted in Pink giving the sobriquet of “Pink City” to Jaipur. Construction of metro has ruined the beauty of the walled city. But can’t help it.

As we drove around clicking candid shots, we came in front of “Hawa Mahal” or ” Palace of Wind”. The early morning lighting was perfect. The shadow play over the numerous exquisitely carved windows was breathtakingly beautiful. The sky was clear blue making it a lovely contrast to the pink building.

Here is what we clicked.

Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal

Finer details of Windows

Hawa Mahal was built in 1799 as a palace for women of royalty to observe the life on the streets. It is best seen early in the morning when sunlight caresses the miniature windows and carved red stone grills!

Be there early in the morning when you go to Jaipur next and marvel at the beauty of Hawa Mahal!

Interested to know more about Hawa Mahal? Check out this link in Wiki – Hawa Mahal

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Poorna & Brinda

We are Brinda and Poorna from Bengaluru, the “Silicon city” or “Garden city” of India.

We travel together. We caught the travel bug 20 years back. On our honey moon, we traveled over the sea, in the train, by bus and in an aircraft! Our adventures probably started in that year. It continues, ever since.

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