Location: Jaipur, Rajasthan
Founded By: Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh
Founded In: 1799
Architect: Mr. Lal Chand Usta
Hawa Mahal is a magnificent building situated in the 'Pink City' of Jaipur. A multi-layered monument, it dates back to the year 1799. The palace was built under the patronage of Sawai Pratap Singh, the grand son of Sawai Jai Singh and son of Sawai Madhoo Singh. Mr. Lal Chand Usta was selected as the architect of the splendid Hawa Mahal. The structure of the palace looks quite similar to a beehive. It has been constructed out of red and pink sand stone, which have been meticulously outlined with white borders and motifs.
Status: World Heritage Center
The city Hampi served as the capital city of the Vijayanagar Empire of India in the 14th century. It is situated in the Deccan state of Karnataka and is spread over an area of more than 26 sq km. Hampi stands surrounded by River Thungabhadra in the northern side and by rocky granite on the other three sides. The site where Hampi now stands is believed to have housed the monkey kingdom of Kishkindha (associated with Ramayana). The city is believed to be the abode of Lord Virupaksha and His consort Pampadevi.
FATEH PRAKASH FORT
Location: Udaipur, Rajasthan
Fateh Prakash Palace counts amongst the popular tourist attractions of the Udaipur city of Rajasthan. This palace is a part of the City Palace complex, which dates back to the early 20th century, the time when Maharana Fateh Singhji used to rule over Udaipur. The most famous attractions of the Fatehprakash Palace of India are the exquisite Mewar School paintings that adorn its corridors. This school flourished in Rajasthan during 17th to 19th century. Maharana Fateh Singh used this palace for residential purposes.