Lalita Mahal is
a heritage building standing on a beautiful location overlooking the Chamundi
Hills. It was commissioned by Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV in 1921 for the
exclusive stay of the Viceroy of India.
It was designed
by E.W.Fritchley from Mumbai in the Renaissance style with concepts from the
Italina palazzo and English manor. The royal guest palace has now been
converted into a five-star hotel of the India Tourist Development Corporation
of the Government of India. It is one of the most expensive hotels and the
hospitality here is supposed to be Royal just like the origin of the hotel!
heritage the Palace has been well-preserved; right from the viceroy room,
banquet hall and dancing hall to the Italian marble staircase all have been
carefully maintained. The dancing and banquet halls have been converted into
dining halls and are also made available for meetings and conventions. To suit
the requirements of the hotel, modern conveniences have been provided in its
interior. However, old fixtures and furniture, elevator, and portraits are well
The vast lawn,
though reduced in, is being well taken care of, with fountains and parking
spaces for vehicles. The side lawns are made available for tea and cocktail
parties. The hotel is also now equipped with a swimming pool. If you want to
land in the lap of Royal Luxury, you must stay here.