20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Beehive Windows of Hawa Mahal in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

A palace built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799, which incorporates as an extension a beehive of windows so royal women could observe local life on the streets from above. Women of the time were restricted from public appearances and the palace extension allowed them to see outside culture.

Photo Detail
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Jaipur, India
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Copyright: © Vishal Jhaveri