Published on: November 19, 2021


LALITHA MAHAL PALACE NEWS Lalitha Mahal Palace, a celebrated architectural icon built by the Mysore royals has turned 100.


  • On November 18, 1921, the foundation stone of this palatial building
  • Situated at the foot of the Chamundi hill
  • Modelled on St Paul’s Cathedral in London
  • Laid by Krishna-raja Wadiyar IV
  • For stay of viceroys and other state guests
  • Had a hand-operated heritage lift imported from England in 1921
  • Foundation stone is mounted in the lower portion of the portico
  • Architect of the palace was E W Fritchley
  • Features –
    • Two-storey composition of twin ionic columns
    • Projecting porch on the ground floor
    • Spherical domes with laterns
    • Central dome which dominates the elevation rises above the central entrance hall
  • Is now one of India’s most opulent hotels
  • Featured in many movies