This is the Lalitha Mahal, built by the erstwhile Maharaja of Mysore to host his most important guest, the Viceroy of India.
The Lalitha Mahal is now one of India's most opulent hotels, a palace hotel that offers an experience of princely living in a real Maharaja's palace.
The erstwhile Ballroom has been recreated as a Gourmet Restaurant open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The stunning Durbar ambience with rich lace curtains and Jharokas. In the Balcony, fragrant magnolia and mogra flowers in lacquered brass bowls on each table, burnished silver, pictures of all the Kings in the Wadiyar Dynasty (24, down the line) in malleable gold, service staffin ethnic attire, exotic greens and more is nothing less than Nostalgia. Amongst the most sought after dishes is the "MYSORE SILVER THALI" which brings together in several small bowls the finest array of South India's delicately spiced delights.