The Pink Palace of the Winds in Jaipur

The pink Hawa Mahal, the Palace of the Winds, is one of the more amazing pieces of architecture in a country full of amazing architecture.

The exterior resembles an elaborate pink wedding cake, the building honeycombed with pierced windows that allow the breezes to keep the palace cool in the hot Indian summers, and also allow the haram trapped inside to peer out at the street without being seen. The pink Hawa Mahal, or Palace of Winds, is in Jaipur, IndiaThe view of the palace from the other side.The pink Hawa Mahal, or Palace of Winds, is in Jaipur, India

The Elaborately Decorated Interior.

Decorative painted walls at Hara Mahal, the Palace of the Winds in Jaipur IndiaSmall Ganesh, the elephant Boy God, at Hara Mahal, the Palace of the Winds in Jaipur IndiaDecorative painted door and walls at Hara Mahal, the Palace of the Winds in Jaipur IndiaDecorative painted balcony at Hara Mahal, the Palace of the Winds in Jaipur, IndiaDoor with guard at Hara Mahal, the Palace of the Winds in Jaipur India

The Stained Glass.

I’ve done a whole post just on the beauty of the stained glass windows.Backlit Stained Glass Windows in Jaipur's Palace of the Winds

The Musicians and Dancers.

This troupe also has its own post.A drummer in the Hawa Mahal, or Palace of Winds, Jaipur, India

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