The honeycombed Hawa Mahal was constructed in 1799 by poet-king Sawai Pratap Singh, and, according to legend, was originally where the female members of the royal family could look down on the people in the streets below without being observed. Visitors can do some people watching of their own from this vantage point or can climb to the rooftop for an overhead view of the City Palace to one side and Siredeori Bazaar to the other.
A small museum within the palace offers more information on its architecture and royal history. The entrance to Hawa Mahal is in the back, and for the best photographs you’ll want to get there just before sunrise to capture the golden rays on the front facade.
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