November 16, 2009

Lalitha Mahal Palace

The Lalitha Mahal is the second largest palace in Mysore. It is located near the Chamundi Hills, east of the city. Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV commissioned this two-storied Palace in 1921. This Palace was built to exclusively to accommodate the Viceroy of India. The palace is noted for its white colour and is visible from a great distance. This Palace is designed in Renaissance style and included designs concepts from the Italian palazzo and English manor. 

The Palace meant for special royal guests has now been converted into a heritage category five-star. The Palace has been maintained very carefully to keeps its grandeur intact. Life size portraits of the royalty of Mysore, lithographs portraying Tippu Sultan's battles with the British decorate the main hall and most of the old Palace furniture is being used in the hotel to this day


  1. This is a beautiful building. I am glad it is being kept up. I liked your history lesson. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Always learn so much from your posts and I'm always delighted by the beauty you share with us, Sam! This is an incredible looking place! Would love to see it for real! I, too, am glad that it is being kept in good shape!

    Enjoy your week!


  3. Wow! Amazing's amazing to see life as it is beside this great historical building. Beautiful post and incredible information. Thank you.

  4. Beautiful building. Good that this is kept for future generations.

  5. the panoramic view is a real treat. thanks for sharing this regal castle.

  6. A great place to stay in if you can afford it. Nice view of the surroundings as well.

  7. God evening Anthony :-)
    Just read your latest posts and I justhave to say your SW picture was soooOOOO very very spesial and beautiful. Never ever seen such a landscape in my life, and so totally different than ours og course. Thanks a lot for sharing my friend.

    Looking at this picture = :-) so happy I`m not a royalty, its all to big for me, and happy not been the queen living her for ages ago...,hat cleaning you know, he he

    Hugs from Anne.