Just near the city palace is situated, Hawa Mahal. This beautiful historical monument resembles a crown if seen from a certain distance. According to the folklore, the Hawa Mahal was specially designed to resemble the crown of Lord Krishna. The major aim of the Hawa Mahal was to allow royal ladies to enjoy the street scenes of the city. In fact, due to the royal traditions, the royal ladies were prevented from public eyes. Hence, they had to follow several restrictions in order to save themselves from being seen by the public. This palace had 900 exquisitely carved lattices called Jharokhas that allowed the queens to relish the street scenes without being seen by the public. There are as many as 900 lattices in the palace. The Jharokhas or lattices also ensured the excellent ventilation and even during scorching summers of the city the palace remained adequately cool. Hence it got the name Hawa Mahal, the palace of wind. It was constructed in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh.