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.
At present, Lalitha Mahal Palace is a luxury hotel maintained by Jungle Lodges & Resorts. Lalitha Mahal offers 54 stately suites and rooms, including the most luxurious “The Viceroy Suite”. The former ballroom has been repurposed as a gourmet restaurant. ‘Mysuru Silver Thali’ is the most royal and exquisite meal one can have in Mysuru, served on silver cutlery.
Lalitha Mahal palace campus has a swimming pool, tennis court, jogging track, health club and other facilities. Guests can also access nearby golf courses. A host of support staff in traditional attire ensures a truly royal experience.
How to reach:
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.
Stay: Lalit Mahal Palace itself is a heritage stay and can be booked online. More stay options are available in Mysuru city across all budget categories