Hawa Mahal in Jaipur is considered one of the most iconic beautiful attractions of the city. The five-storey building looks like a honeycomb (beehive) and there is always air moving inside it due to many doors, windows and vents. It is this wonderful ventilation that the palace enjoys, which is why it was named Hawa Mahal, which literally means “Palace of the Winds”.
This Hawa Mahal is dedicated to Lord Krishna. It is said that the shape of the building is like the crown of Krishna. More than a palace, Hawa Mahal is also a cultural and architectural marvel which shows a truly harmonious amalgamation of Hindu Rajput and Islamic Mughal architectural styles. The Rajput style can be seen in the dome canopy and curved pillars, while the stone inlay work and arches are ideal depictions of the Mughal style of architecture.