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Lalitha Mahal Palace

Lalitha Mahal Palace in Mysuru was built by the former Maharaja of Mysuru as a residence for his most important guest, The Viceroy of India. Situated on a low hill at the foot of Chamundi Hill, just outside Karnataka’s cultural capital Mysuru city, Lalitha Mahal Palace was an opulent residence, vintage building and now a super luxurious heritage hotel.

Lalitha Mahal is an iconic two-storey building coloured in white. Lalitha Mahal features a projecting porch, spherical domes, a large central dome and iconic columns. Interiors are done with immaculately polished marble floors, highly crafted rosewood furniture, majestic staircases, imported carpets, intricate chandeliers and curtains. Stately upper floor offers breathtaking views.

Lalitha Mahal will complete a century in 2021. The central hall has life-size portraits of royal family members and artwork that depicts the history of Mysuru

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Lalitha Mahal Palace Package Tour

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This is the Lalitha Mahal, built by the erstwhile Maharaja of Mysore to host his most important guest, the Viceroy of India.

The Lalitha Mahal is now one of India’s most opulent hotels, a palace hotel that offers an experience of princely living in a real Maharaja’s palace.

On a low hill, just outside the royal city of Mysore, stand a shimmering white palace – a splendid Italianate palazzo, double-columned and domed – set in sparawling terraced and landscaped gardens. This is the Lalitha Mahal Palace, built by the erstwhile Maharaja of Mysore to host his most important guest, the Viceroy of India.

The Lalitha Mahal is now one of India’s most opulent hotels, a palace hotel that offers an experience of princely living in a real Maharaja’s palace.

Set on a ridge commanding a panoramic view of the gently sloping and curving valley, at the foot of the Chamundi hill, this dream-like palace was built in the year 1931 for special guests of the Maharajas. The building is a majestic, two-storey composition of twin ionic columns, a projecting porch on the ground floor, spherical domes with laterns and the central dome which dominates the elevation.

On a little hillock of the Royal City of Mysore stands a shimmering White Palace – A majestic two storey composition of twin lonic columns with a projecting porch, on top of which rests a slightly recessed pedimented pavilion, spherical dome on the roof top placed on colonnaded drums. The central dome which dominates the elevation rises above the central entrance hall.

Set amidst sprawling terraced and landscaped gardens, this imposing edifice is the LALITHA MAHAL, commissioned on 18th Nov, 1921 by his Royal highness MAHARAJA KRISHNARAJ WADIYAR BAHADUR IV to house his most important guests.

The show piece interiors, with immaculately polished venation marble floors, priceless carpets, ornate Rose wood furniture and the stately balustrade staircase that sweeps up to the stately upper floor is breathtaking.

The central hall is adorned with life size portraits of the Royalty, lithographs portraying tippu Sultan’s skirmishes with the British, decorative motifs on the walls and ceiling, stand Belgian glass dome, carved wood shutters, wall panels and myriad touches of regal embellishment.

The accommodation at this Heritage Hotel consists of 54 stately suites and rooms with tariff chargeable in US Dollars. LMPH also offers various packages to suit the needs of the discerning traveler.

The Viceroy, Vicerine, Duplex Suites and rooms of the Hotel are of princely proportions. They are cool, airy, high ceiling with plenty of natural light, period furniture, four poster beds, deep velvet covered arm chairs, gilt framed Belgian mirrors etc. The huge Awe inspiring Bathrooms are equipped with original Shanks of Scotland plumbing fixtures.

For the sports enthusiasts there are the Swimming Pool, Billiard Room, Tennis Court, Chess, Jogging Track and Health Club to choose from. LMPH has also tied up with the local Sheri Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar Golf course for the benefit of Golf Addicts.

The erstwhile Ballroom has been recreated as a Gourmet Restaurant open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The stunning Durbar ambience with rich lace curtains and Jharokas. In the Balcony, fragrant magnolia and mogra flowers in lacquered brass bowls on each table, burnished silver, pictures of all the Kings in the Wadiyar Dynasty (24, down the line) in malleable gold, service staffin ethnic attire, exotic greens and more is nothing less than Nostalgia. Amongst the most sought after dishes is the “MYSORE SILVER THALI” which brings together in several small bowls the finest array of South India’s delicately spiced delights.

The hotel plans to setup an elaborate Health Club with Ayurveda and Yoga being the core competency. A large scale renovation is also on the cards wherein besides other things the hotel will do away with the carpets in the rooms and go for parquet tiles or wooden flooring.

LALITHA MAHAL PALACE HOTEL assures its guests a memorable, comfortable and pleasant Sojourn.

Mysuru is well connected by Air, rail and road network from all over Karnataka. 

  • Air: Mysuru airport is 11 km from the city centre and has flights from select cities such as Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Goa and Kochi. Bengaluru and Kannur are two nearby international airports with better flight connectivity. (180 and 160 km from Mysuru respectively) 
  • Train: Mysuru has a railway station and is connected to Bengaluru and Mangaluru by train. Shatabdi Express covers the distance between Bengaluru and Mysuru in about two hours.
  • Bus: Mysuru has excellent bus connectivity from major cities of Karnataka.

From Mysuru city hire a taxi or auto to reach Lalitha Mahal Palace.

Facilities - Royal Dining
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Relax n Lounge Bar

Conveniently located at the lobby level, this favorite watering hole of city offers a convivial ambience for a leisurely break where you can try your hands at the century old billiards table along with some refreshing drinks. True to its name; ‘Cue Bar’ is the place to Celebrate, Unwind & Experience the heritage of palace.

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Relish The Fine Dining

‘The Sapphire’ serves Indian, Continental and Chinese specialties. Live Performance of flute and tabla during Lunch & Dinner will enhance your Royal dining experience. You may choose alfresco seating or private dining seating as well. Timings: 6.00am – 10.30 am, I 2.30pm – 3.00pm 7:30pm – I I .00pm Weekend Buffet Lunch: I 2.30 pm – 3.00 pm

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Romance at The Royal Terrace

Located at the first floor of the palace; the Royal terrace gives you a panoramic view of the majestic Mysore city. An exclusive candle lit Rajshahi dinner served by our professional butlers with soft classical music in background is more effective than the arrow of cupid..

  • Non smoking Floors
  • Wi — fi enabled public areas
  • Business cente
  • Money changer
  • Laundry
  • In Room Dining
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis court
  • Royal Buggy
  • Helipad

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