W is for Wind Palace

The Wind Palace, or Hawa Mahal, is in Jaipur. It’s called the wind palace because of its 953 small windows which allow the wind to pass through.

The Mahal is attached to the women’s wing of the City Palace and was built so that the women could look down on the goings on in the street below without being seen themselves.

 

Haiku:
Curious women
Could watch the world going by –
Envy eyes both ways.

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