Historically called Mysuru, Mysore is located in Karnataka, south-western India, and from 1399 to 1947 was formerly the capital of the Kingdom of Mysore. Mysore Palace is a beautiful building of Indo-Saracenic architecture, which blends Islamic, Hindu, Rajput and Gothic styles. Visitors can enjoy scenic views from the Sri Chamundeshwari Devi Temple or stroll in the Brindavan Gardens with their pretty flowers and a fountain show. Visit exotic animals at Mysore Zoo in the Sri Chamarajendra Gardens of the city. When visiting this beautiful city, get a real feel of its historic past by staying in style in one of the heritage hotels in Mysore, India. Scroll below to view our top picks.
Enjoy a stay in a real Maharaja’s palace in the JC Nagar area in the beautiful Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel, located a short walk from the Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum, Chamundi Hill Bull Statue and all the other attractions of Mysore. The property offers an outdoor pool and restaurants serving local and international cuisine. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building. Guest rooms and suites are tastefully furnished and offer flat-screen TVs, slippers, a private bathroom, and free Wi-Fi.
Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel
Price: from 54 USD
Royal Orchid Metropole was formerly a Maharaja’s residence and offers the latest in amenities in a heritage building. The hotel offers a fitness center and outdoor pool and there is parking on the property. Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is a 13 km (8 mi) drive away and the historic town of Srirangapattana is an 18 km (11 mi) journey from the hotel. The hotel’s restaurant, Shikari, serves a selection of local specialties and barbequed dishes overlooking the tropical gardens of the hotel. There is also room service available. Rooms feature wooden four-poster beds and balconies offering views of the garden. They also have seating and dining areas and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and DVD player. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout.
Royal Orchid Metropole
Address: 5, Jhansi Lakshmi Bai Road
Price: from 39 USD
Sun loungers or beach chairs Internet services Designated smoking area Breakfast in the room Outdoor pool (all year) Business centre Children television networks Shared lounge/TV area
The Green Hotel is a former palace turned eco-hotel, located 7 km (4.3 mi) from Mysore Railway Station, 10 km (6.2 mi) from Mysore Palace and 15 km (9.3 mi) from Srirangapatna. The hotel is surrounded by a pretty garden and has a shared lounge, a restaurant serving Chinese, Indian and continental dishes and games room for guests to enjoy. There is also free parking on the property. Guest rooms are fan-cooled and offer garden views. Each comes with a bathroom with a shower and free toiletries. Free Wi-Fi is available to guests throughout the building.
Royal Orchid Brindavan Garden is located in Belagula, a 15 km (9.3 mi) drive from Mysore. The heritage hotel overlooks the Cauvery River and the world-famous Brindavan Gardens. The hotel is an 18 km (11 mi) drive from the historic town of Srirangapattana and 13 km (8 mi) drive from the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary. The hotel offers three different restaurants offering international and Indian cuisine and the Elephant Bar serves drinks. An outdoor pool and a spa are available to guests, as well as a modern fitness center. Rooms feature free Wi-Fi, four-poster beds, flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and a DVD. There is also a minibar and en-suite bathroom.
Other types of heritage properties
This beautiful heritage villa is located in the quiet residential area of Laxmipuram, close to Mysore Palace, Kakkarahalli Lake, and Chamundi. The building is 108 years old and is surrounded by a beautiful walled garden. Guests can enjoy breakfast in the open kitchen and take a morning yoga class or relax and gaze at the paintings and sculptures in the villa. Free high-speed internet is available for guests’ use. Guided tours and Ayurveda treatments are on offer. All three bedrooms feature king-size beds and the third has an additional two single beds. Each has an en-suite bathroom.
Heritage Villa Near Palace Private Large gardenMysuru, Karnataka, India
Top guest reviewslarge airy rooms common areas with beautiful touches a nice courtyardthe netted beds were both practical and romantic
Host:linen quality that would put most 5 star hotels to shame and very warm and welcoming hostsRead more reviewsthe neighborhood is relatively quiet and there’s a guard present on the grounds at night for extra securityplace is fantastic especially for a family of four
This tastefully restored heritage guest house is located steps away from KPJAYI yoga shala. The property is surrounded by a beautiful garden of fruit trees and exotic plants. Accommodation is available in the main house and there are two cottages with additional sleeping arrangements in the garden. Organic-inspired breakfasts are served each morning on the patio. The home offers Goa hippy chic and comfort and free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.
Shanti Nilayam (peaceful house)Mysore, Karnataka, India
Top guest reviewsthere is also an a/c for hot summer season) and free wifi (available throughout the house)breakfasts at shanti nilayam are a treat plentiful and deliciousthe backyard has a great peaceful vibe and the cottages were very comfortable with cozy and fun decorvery nice room great breakfast and amazing yoga lessonthe kids aged 8 and 3 felt very comfortablethe rooms were meticulously clean and tastefully furnishedthe room was cleanbathrooms were clean with good supply of hot waterthe room was clean and airy and breakfast was delicioustowels clean bedsheets were all readily provided upon my arrival
Host:mark and stephanie were wonderful hostsmark and stephanie are wonderful hostsmark and stephanie are a wonderful host warm and lovely couplemark and stephanie are exceptionally hospitable and each are also great conversationalists as wellmark and stephanie were very friendly and welcoming on arrival; and were extremely helpful throughout our stayRead more reviewsmark's place is an ideal for travelling yogisperfect location for a yoga related visit to mysoregood accessibility to the centre of town and the railway station by convenient busstuff i loved - 1) the location was just perfectthis was a really cool spot tucked in what seemed to be a bustling and popular location
Experience historic Mysore in style
While exploring the city and gazing at the beautiful architecture of this area of the country, get a real feeling for history while enjoying all the many comforts available in the heritage hotels or villas in Mysore, India.
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