Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, a beehive-shaped red and pink sandstone structure which shelters airy courtyards, stands in the middle of the city on a crowded street. It offered the ladies of the royal family a chance to observe elaborate city processions in an era when women remained largely veiled and house-bound. Hawa Mahal was designed by architect Ustad Lal Chand to allow for cross-ventilation, which is why wind flows freely through its many jharokhas (windows) even today.
Hawa Mahal