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“Good for a quick visit.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind

Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind
Badi Chaupad, Jaipur, India
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Owner description: Made of red and pink sand stone, Jaipur's signature palace of unusual architecture is a stunning example of local artistry. The top of the Hawa Mahal offers an excellent view over the city.
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“Good for a quick visit.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013 via mobile

The front facade is really the main reason to go. Views from the top were ok but can be had from many roof tops in Jaipur. Inside it is pretty dingy and empty. Maybe I'm just palaced out but I really wasn't overly impressed and shot through it quite quickly.

Visited May 2013
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“Wind mahal the Monument in the mid of the city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Hawa mahal is located in the mid shopping area which is not good. The architecture is great and awesome. The government has to take necessity steps to safe guard the heritage properties like this by vacating 100 mts surrounding places....

Visited May 2013
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“Facade under a face lift”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Unfortunately the front was shrouded by bamboo scaffolding. The inside is devoid of any atmosphere or examples of the decorative lives the Queens had in those days. Still a must for Jaipur tourists though.

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“Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Although this place is undergoing renovation and there is scaffolding surrounding it, we couldn't help but admire its sheer bury and architectural wonder. Really fantastically designed to give the inhabitants of days gone by cooling and comfort. Interesting history.

Visited May 2013
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“Wind castle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

It is a great unexpectedly beauty in this Pink City
It is a 7 floor palace without any concrete bases, and is beautifully designed
From top you can see it all, and all the other palaces (almost)
The back of the Palace is more beautiful than the facade

Visited January 2013
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