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Famous Monuments in India- Hawa Mahal the Palace of the Winds

Indian Monument Attractions 4 - Hawa Mahal

Can you imagine a place called palace of winds or wind palace in your life? Yes it is there in the city of Jaipur, Rajasthan.  This is called as Hawa Mahal or Wind Palace. It is the most outstanding monument in the city. It is the most striking land mark of Jaipur located at the heart of the city. Hawa Mahal the great Famous Monuments in India are worth to visit. It was built in the year 1799 by Maharaja Pratap Singh. The palace is intricately carved and balconied, five storeyed pink sand stone building. It is an amazing architectural creation. The palace is shaped like a pyramid with number of small windows and screens decorated with tiny lattice work with arched roofs. The windows are made of sand stone which are known as ‘Jharokhas’ are constructed in such a style that it looks like a honeycomb. The air circulation through the windows always keeps the palace cool. Known for its Beehive like structure, the entrance to the palace is in the back side of the main building. The front part of the building has no entry at all.

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The amazing fact about the Hawa mahal is that the rear side of the palace is rather plain. It does not have much ornamentation within the palace. The contrasts of both the sides are surprising, while every detail of the front side is done with minute accuracy and back side is white and plain. The back side is more a mass of pillars and passages. The famous Famous Monuments in India Hawa Mahal is built of using red and pink sand stones, which are exquisitely outlined with white boundaries and motif’s painted with quick lime. The Mahal is designed by Lal Chand Usta. The building is a stunning example of Rajput artistry. Its front from the road side makes the palace look more like an exquisite screen than a palace. The structure has the tier after tier of around 953 small casements.

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Today, Hawa Mahal offers visual treat for the tourists who visit Jaipur.  You can experience the admirable views of the city and a bird’s eye view of the Jantar Mantar. This is a medieval observatory and a significant visitor place in Jaipur. Whenever you are planning a tour to Jaipur visit this beautiful Famous Monuments in India.

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Indian Monument Attractions – Qutab Minar

Qutub minar is one of the famous and beautiful monuments of india. It is started builting in 1193 by Sultan Qutb-ud-din Aibak also called “Lakh Baksh Sultan” or “giver of hundred thousands” because of his generous nature. Qutbuddin Aibak was a very good builder. He constructed security towers, tax posts, check posts and a few of the forts in the most important cities of his empire to avoid loots and plunderings. He also initiated the construction of Delhi’s earliest Muslim monuments. The beautiful indian monument attractions  minar was surronded by full of green garden. This minar is having height of 72.5 metres or 238 ft. The diameter of minar is 14.32m at the base and about 2.75m on the top.  Every year billionf of peoples arround the world are visiting this place. This monument is located at Mehrauli in the southern part of the city, which is in delhi.  The beautiful minar has 5 storey. Qutab-ud-din Aibak has builted only the first story and the rest of the four storeys are builted by his son in law and successor.This minar is an example for  Indo-Islamic Afghan architecture. Builters of this minar has put great efforts. Because of them now we got a beautiful and historical monuments. This is included in the indian monument attractions.

There are 379 steps are in minar and it is one of the Highest stone tower in India. There is a door on the northern side, leading inside the tower to a spiral stairway with 379 steps that winds its way up to the balcony in each floor and culminating in a platform at the top. honey combing is a special feature of the minar. October to march is the best months to visit and you can enjoy these place till sunrise to sunset. This indian monument attractions is made up of It is all red sandstone, except for the top, which is made of white marble. The qutab minar description is fully writtern in islamic character from top to bottom. It looks great. But today peoples are not allowed to go inside the qutab minar, because the staircase inside the tower has been closed following an accident in early 1980’s when a party of school girls panicked when the lights failed and a stampede led to a number of deaths. For this reason peoples are not allowed to go inside the minar.

The builder of the great indian monument attractions qutub minar ,Sultan Qutbuddin aibak died accidentally while he was playing a game of polo in Lahore on horseback (polo aka chougan in India) in 1210., his horse fell and the sultan was impaled on the the raised area at the front of an equestrian saddle. And He was buried near the Anarkali bazaar in Lahore.