Lalitha Mahal is the second largest palace in Mysore. It is located near the Chamundi Hills, The elegant palace is painted pure white. It was converted into a heritage hotel in 1974.It is now run as an elite hotel of the Ashok Group of the India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) under the Government of India.
Set amidst sprawling landscaped gardens below the Chamundi hills, It is a two storied structure. The supporting structure of the palace is of Ionic double column.
At the ground level, there is a projecting porch. Spherical domes with the dominating central dome sets the front elevation of the palace. Decorative stained glass has been extensively used to enhance the elegance of the palace both in the exterior facades and in interiors doors, windows and ceilings. A lovely view of the Chamundi Hill to the left and the Mysore city in front of the palace is seen from the balcony upstairs.The palace has exquisitely designed viceroy room, a banquet hall, a dancing floor and an Italian marble staircase (has an arresting curve) and also embellished with small ornamentations, which are said to be replicas from various palaces in Britain.
Location: Lalitha Mahal Nagar, Mysuru