Thursday, June 20, 2013

Lalitha Mahal Palace, Mysore

The Lalitha Mahal Palace is located on the outskirts of Mysore city near Chamundi Hills. The palace was built in 1921 at the orders of His Highness Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, the Maharaja of Mysore.



This magnificent palace in the middle of the garden is the second largest palace in the city. The two storied palace was designed by E.W. Fritchley, and constructed by Munivenkatappa. The palace built in Renaissance architectural style resembles the St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. 



It has a projecting porch in the front. Spherical domes with the dominating central dome sets the front elevation of the palace. Painted in pure white color with green color in the background it looks elegant.



It has been converted into a heritage hotel in 1974. However, the splendor of the palace has been maintained.



42 comments:

Indrani said...

It looks grand!

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Magnificent!

R Niranjan Das said...

I had seen it almost 9 years back. Looks so white and pristine. Nice shots.

www.rajniranjandas.blogspot.in

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

Beautiful clicks

Lowell said...

It's absolutely gorgeous! Beautifully designed. I'd love to see the inside of it.

Jeevan said...

Absolutely brilliant photos on the palace! Marvelous architecture!
I have seen this palace only in movies.

rupam sarma said...

Awesome photos & post.
Super Like.

Saru Singhal said...

Such a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing such amazing facts and clicks.

http://joshidaniel.com/ said...

the color makes it different and great :)

Panchali said...

WOW!!...great shots, rupam!!!

Steffi said...

Very good and interesting post about India!Your photos are really beautiful!

Joyful said...

Enjoyed your photos. What a beautiful place.

HansHB said...

Great buildings, nice sky!
Happy SWF to you!

sylvia kirkwood said...

A magnificent castle it is indeed, Rajesh, and your captures are superb as always!!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful palace, lovely shots! Happy Skywatching!

Jim said...

Amazing architecture.

Heather said...

A statelt and beautiful old building. The center dome looks much like that of our state Capitol (Wis).

sceneoftranquility said...

A beautiful building especially its domes.

Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

Beautiful palace...

great photos...

thanks

ladyfi said...

Wow - it's a magnificent building!

Annemor said...

The Wren connection is quite clear.
Great photos
Have a nice day.
Mormor

Gattina said...

Looks very "European" !

Gunilla Bäck said...

It's a beautiful place.

Carver said...

That's a beautiful palace and the grounds are lovely too.

Ercotravels said...

Wow,Glamorous Palace! looking beautiful to visit.

Debopam said...

Grand palace indeed......


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Kim Hkiss said...

It's beautiful and yes it looks very European. Great shot!

Kim,USA

Leovi said...

Wonderful photos of this great palace!

Sheenzie said...

Beautiful.. I took a few pics too of the Palace..

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Laerte Pupo said...

Beautiful palace, great post.

Gillena Cox said...

beautiful, beautiful;

have a nice Saturday

much love...

Karen said...

WHat a grand palace!

DeniseinVA said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful Palace with us Rajesh, and also for those lovely flowers.

Wishing you a happy day,
Denise
Today’s Flowers
An English Girl Rambles

Jeanne Baney said...

Can you just imagine living there? Heavens!

JM said...

Fabulous architecture!

Rajesh said...

Thank you for appreciating this palace.

Chubby Chieque said...

Wish I can visit India, in our exploration (soon)

I myself is in Prague and trying to go up in the World's biggest castle, Prague castle.

Enjoy your week ahead.
/CC girl

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Beautiful and majestic :) Happy Blue Monday from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Lina Gustina said...

Awesome palace!

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Nima Das said...

wow looks lovely.

D.Nambiar said...

Love this grand structure, its grand staircase and its famous dome.

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

Magnificent architecture..