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Lalitha Mahal - 1931

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Heritage Hotel part of State owned ITDC
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Building Cost : In 1931 at the cost of about Rs. 13 Lakhs

Seven Km east of the City, set on a ridge, is the Lalitha Mahal Palace, a European-Classical two storied Palace, built by Majaraja Krishnaraja Wodeyar in 1931 for special guests from overseas.  Designed by E. W. Fritchley in Renaissance style with a Italian Plaza and an English Manor concept a much patronized Bombay based architect of those days, the building at a cost of 13 lakhs  and composition of twin lonic columns, a projecting porch on the ground floor, spherical domes, the circular entrance hall, dominating central dome and the stained
glass embellishment present a regal touch.  Its central dome is modeled on St. Paul's Cathedral, London.  Its luxurious interiors are embellished with the finest of local craftsmanship as well as imported luxury fittings.  The palace has now been converted into a heritage hotel which is part of the state owned ITDC.
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