Mysuru’s famous heritage property, Lalitha Mahal to be re-positioned into a luxury heritage hotel to increase the worth among the niche tourists and the Government of Karnataka has decided to give it a green signal.
Reportedly, with this move, the place will be expecting the arrival of tourists in luxury segments which helps to further boost the economy of the state.
As per reports, the government has spoken to a leading news agency where they have said that the request for proposal was released in 2020, however, no action could be initiated due to the covid-19 pandemic.
However, the RFQ will be re-issued with few changes in rules & tenders and this will be floated internationally to invite the best in business for running Lalitha Mahal, the heritage location is due to celebrate its 100th anniversary.
Located near the base of Chamundi Hills, Lalitha Mahal is the second largest palace in Mysuru. The palace was constructed in the year 1921 at the command of His Highness Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV for the stay of the Viceroy of India.
It has been designed like St. Paul’s Cathedral in London with a large open space and has been constructed on a raised ground. It has 52 airy and spacious rooms painted in white. This heritage property was converted to a hotel in the year 1974.
The palace has a beautifully made viceroy room, a dancing floor, a banquet hall, and an Italian marble staircase and embellished with ornamentations and is one of the prides of Mysuru.