Lalitha Mahal Palace
Lalitha Mahal Palace is the Second Largest Palace in Mysore. It is the heritage building standing on beautiful location overlooking Chamundi Hills. It was commissioned by Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV in 1921 for the exclusive stay of Viceroy of India. The Palace is painted in pure white. It was designed by E.W. Fritchley with the concepts from English manor houses and Italian Palazzos.
The Palace is meant for special royal guests has now been converted into a heritage category five-star hotel of India. The palace has exquisitely designed Viceroy room, a banquet hall, a dancing floor and an Italian marble staircase and has been maintained properly. The Palace exclusively has Italian marble floors and Belgian crystal chandeliers, cut glass lamps, heavy ornate furniture, mosaic tiles and a couple of exquisite Persian carpets. After the conversion of Palace into heritage hotel dancing and banquet halls have been converted into dining halls and conference halls for holding meetings and conventions. A vast Lawn and Swimming pool is maintained properly. The elevator, carpeting and the Ottoman, upholstered with tapestry are treasured items in the palace.