When one talks about Jaipur, what comes to mind are the beautiful palaces, amazing food and heritage forts. You have read a lot about all of these. In this post, you will read about the exciting facts about Jaipur Hawa Mahal you didn’t know.
Hawa Mahal is one of the most iconic places in the city of Jaipur. It has a mesmerizing architecture. The attractive red and pink monument is sure to make you fascinated. After reading this, it will be hard to stop yourself from backpacking and leaving for Jaipur.
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Facts about Jaipur Hawa Mahal
The center spot
The monument is located at the center of the city. That is in the heart of Jaipur, Badi Chaupad. It is famously known as the Palace of Breeze.
The Hawa Mahal was built by Maharaj Sawai Pratap Singh. It is standing there proud, in the heart of Jaipur since the year 1799.
The peculiarity about this architecture is that the entire Hawa Mahal is made with red and pink sandstones. This is done to symbolize the fusion of Hindu Rajput and Islamic Mughal forms of architecture.
The reason behind the Marvelous Creation
Hold on as you will be surprised to know that the palace does not have any direct entrance. This is because Hawa Mahal stands on the edge of the City Palace. It is a part of the City Palace and therefore does not have an entrance of its own.
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The reason why the Hawa Mahal was built is because of the Rajputana Royal Ladies. The tradition of purdah system was followed by the ladies of the royal household in those days. Therefore, they were not allowed to make any public appearances. However, this cut off from the real world then.
So that the royal ladies could witness the royal processions and everyday scenes, the Hawa Mahal was built.
The Artistic Windows
The windows of Hawa Mahal are called as ‘Jharokhas’. This was from where the queens and ladies took glimpses of the outside world. The windows are built such that the ladies could see outside from them. However, anyone from the outside could not see those on the windows.
The Hawa Mahal has a total of 953 jharokhas.
The Maze of Five Floors
Looking at the structure of the Hawa Mahal. It looks just like a honeycomb. There are five floors to Hawa Mahal in all. Each of the five floors has a unique name of its own.
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Hawa Mahal (English translation: "The Palace of Winds" or "The Palace of Breeze") is a palace in Jaipur, India. Made with the red and pink sandstone, the palace sits on the edge of the City Palace, Jaipur, and extends to the Zenana, or women's chambers. Shot by @ma5hoor ・・・ Amalgamation of then and now //
Hawa Mahal remains one of the most visited monuments of India. The beauty of Hawa Mahal attracts a pool of tourists each year.
The Hawa Mahal has an archaeological museum. There is also a cool fountain in the heart of Hawa Mahal.
Strong but No Foundation
The Hawa Mahal is recognized as the world’s tallest building that was built without any foundation.
The top of the Jaipur Hawa Mahal is said to built especially in a way that resembles the crown of Lord Krishna. In the palace, there is a room dedicated to Radha. There is also a room for Krishna. In addition to this, there is a room dedicated to God on each of the floors of the palace.
Let us know in the comments section, how many of these facts did you know. Also, tell us your fondest memory at Jaipur Hawa Mahal.
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Greece Is Welcoming Tourists From June 15th!
Greece is all set to get its tourism industry back on track by opening to tourists June 15 onwards! It is a tourism-reliant country and in order to boost it, the country actually preponed its reopening date. Greece had initially planned to open up on July 1st! But don’t worry, they’re only going to allow international flights into the country gradually from 1st July.
As per CNN, the Prime Minister of Greece—Kyriakos Mitsotakis addressed the nation regarding the updated date. He also mentioned that they would only be allowing tourists from countries that have low rates of COVID infection. Also, the tourists coming in will not be required to go through any quarantine or testing. But they will be carrying out spot tests in the tourist areas as per requirement.
Not just this, but the Greek government is also focusing on strengthening its healthcare service in tourist destinations. As per Harry Theocharis, the Tourism Minister, as many as 600 beds will be separately available to aid Coronavirus care.
Greece On Reviving Its Tourism Industry
The tourism industry in Greece makes up almost 20% of its GDP. It is believed that every fourth job in Greece belongs to the tourism industry. The country highly depends on its tourism and it is coming up with new measures to revive it in the best way possible.
The Greek government plans to subsidise the salaries of the tourism industry, catering industry as well as the industrial sectors. They also plan to reduce taxes for those in the hospitality and travel sectors. Also, along with Greece, Iceland to plans to open its gates for tourists June 15 onwards!
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The Countries That Are All Set To Re-Open Again
Coronavirus has definitely shaken the entire world. While you might not expect full normalcy, find out about countries that are picking up their pace in getting back to normal. Countries that reopen while COVID-19 is still circulating will likely face strong waves of virus again. However, the relaxation of some public health measures may also be normal as countries learn how to track and control the virus.
Canada remains in lockdown till now. The country closed the border with the USA. Canada is allowing some in house travel, but the summer tourism season in places like Ontario remains in serious jeopardy. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced during a news conference on May 19 the border between the U.S. and Canada will remain closed until at least the third week of June. The border remains closed since March 21. Additional 30-day extensions are not out of the question.
Costa Rica began easing some coronavirus measures on May 1, allowing theatres, cinemas, hair salons, gyms and athletic centres to reopen under reduced hours and strict sanitary guidelines. This move came after the country’s active infections declined for 11 consecutive days. The ban on foreign tourists is currently expiring on June 15. But there’s no surprise if it gets extended.
El Salvador has fewer than 400 reported cases. The country took early steps to curb the pandemic and in fact, El Salvador was one of the first Central American countries to go into lock down before any cases of coronavirus were reported. The travel here is not specifically forbidden, no international flights are currently pass in or out of the country. The visitors would be subject to the same strict isolation and movement guidelines as locals.
Australia and New Zealand
Types Of Tea In India
It is believed that Chai (Tea) was first founded some 5000 years ago in an ancient royal court of India. The reigning king experimented and created this recipe as an Ayurvedic tonic. Years passed, the concept of tea became a national treasure for everyone. It was drank as a daily beverage by everyone; tea/ types of tea did not believe in any form of discrimination.
Later people felt the need of experimentation with their ‘personal’ beverage. They added different types of spices and thus, different types of tea were born.
In 1935 British East India Company established tea plantations in Assam to establish Great Britain’s monopoly over the National Drink of India in order to free India from the chains of tea commands of China.
This led to the evolution of different types of tea in India, and it is safe to say that almost every state has a tea to its name now.
NOON CHAI / PINK CHAI
Noon chai, also known as shir chai, gulabi chai, Kashmiri tea or pink tea, is a traditional tea beverage originating in the Kashmir Valley. It is perfect for winter evenings and you can drink it alongside biscuits.
Kahwa tea is a flavourful Kashmiri green tea. It is an exotic mix of Kashmiri green tea leaves, whole spices, nuts and saffron which an exotic combination of taste, aroma and health benefits.
Butter tea, also known Gur Gur Chai in the Ladakhi language, is a drink of the people in the Himalayan regions of Nepal, Bhutan, India and Tibet and other Western regions of modern-day People’s Republic of China. It is associated with warmth on a cold day and good times spent with Tibetan friends, or the adventure of travel in Tibet or Tibetan communities in India or Nepal.
DOODH PATTI CHAI
Doodh pati Chai is different from saada chai: it only uses milk and tea. This tea does not include water. The roots of this tea are from Punjab/ West Pakistan.
Kangra tea is a tea originating from the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. Both black tea and green tea have been produced in the Kangra Valley since the mid-19th century. Kangra tea was given the Geographical Indication status in 2005.
Darjeeling tea is a well-known tea variety that is exported around the world which grows in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India. Darjeeling tea is unique because of its leaves. They can be processed in different ways, resulting in black, green, white, or oolong tea.
Indigenous to the state of Assam, it is mainly produced in the Brahmaputra valley. Loose Assam tea gives a malty strong flavor. Black Assam Teas are ideal for breakfast and drinking in the morning. Loose Assam teas are popular for their rich maltiness.
This recipe is inspired from the famous tea shop in Pune ‘Chai La Pune’. Tandoori chai is unique variety of Indian tea local to the people of Pune. In this recipe, tea is prepared in the usual Indian way. After that, a clay pot is heated (usually in a Tandoor) and prepared tea is poured in the clay pot so that it absorbs flavors of the hot clay pot.
Which tea are most looking forward to try? Meanwhile you can read about snacks to munch with your tea here: 8 yummy tea time snacks for lazy evening
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