On a low hill, just outside the royal city of Mysore, stands a shimmering
white palace-a splendid Italian palazzo, double columned and domed-set
in sprawling terraced and landscaped gardens. 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.