The Lalitha Mahal Palace is a heritage hotel in Mysuru (Mysore), Karnataka.
Cost: Approx. ₹ 3,000 per room per night (incl. of breakfast and taxes)
The foundation stone of this Palace was laid by Maharaja Krishnaraja Wadiyar IV in November 1921 making it a 100 years old in November 2021. It took 10 years to complete and was finally handed over to the Maharaja in 1931.
The Palace is said to be modelled after St. Paul's Cathedral in London and has been built in neoclassical architecture.
The Indian Tourism Development Corporation converted this Palace into a hotel in 1974 but since 2018, the hotel was handed over to Jungle Lodges and Resorts (JLR) to manage. Recently, there were rumours that the Tata Group offered to take over the hotel.
Mysore is known as the land of palaces and royalty. After the Mysore Palace, this Mysore's 2nd largest palace.
Don't forget to read till the end for a couple of tips/fun facts.
The grandeur and opulence of the interiors will baffle you starting with the immaculately polished grand Italian marble staircase resembling glass that welcomes you. (I imagined myself gliding down these stairs as if I were in a Bollywood film à la K3G..)