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The Hawa Mahal, also known as the Palace of Winds is one of those classic instagrammable spots that looks amazing in every picture that you see. This fact allied to the central location of the palace makes it an obligatory stop for every traveller who visits Jaipur.
When our bus stopped right in front of the palace, we immediately realized two things:
1. The palace really is beautiful with its 953 small windows that make its structure resemble a honeycomb of a beehive;
2. The building is located right at the intersection of two of the busiest streets of Jaipur.
Standing in front of the palace and trying to absorb all of its beauty while being right next to these two streets listening to the sound of one hundred car honking, typical of most Indian cities, wasn’t a particularly relaxing experience.
Just when we were about to leave, we realized that there was a restaurant with a rooftop right in front of the palace. The name of the restaurant was Tattoo Café, which makes absolutely no sense given the fact that it served pizzas and salads and didn’t seem to have any relevant connection with tattoos but that doesn’t matter because its rooftop really had a great view of the Hawa Mahal at Hawa Mahal