Ten-Second Takeaway

Once occupied by princesses of the Mysore kingdom, The Green Hotel has been painstakingly restored to give travellers a taste of the royal life. Best part is, you won’t have to spend like a king to stay here.

Princess And The Pea

In the 1920s, Maharaja Wadiyar IV built Chittaranjan Palace for his three daughters. The sizeable palace has since been converted into a hotel that has retained the charm of its royal past. Surrounded by vibrant gardens, the Green Hotel is a whitewashed hotel with its window hoods and shutters painted green. And it’s not just the greenness in its gardens and the building that gives the hotel its name. The Green Hotel prides itself on being an eco-friendly property, using solar energy and recycled water for its operations. The good work doesn’t stop there. All profits generated by The Green Hotel are donated to charity.

There are thirty-one rooms in all at The Green Hotel, and we love that each of them – big or small – have their own style. Since the rooms come without air conditioning, we suggest that you book yourself a nook in the garden block where you’ll have a cool terrace garden to loll about in. Inside, you’ll find the rooms decked up with vintage beds, furniture and wooden rafters. The thing we love is that while this is a hotel, the rooms still give out a homely feel {there are no designer touches or fancy props that remind you of a hotel room}.

Palace Gardens

When you need a breather from sightseeing, we think you should spend quality time lounging around the hotel. The common areas in the hotel are simply beautiful, many of them feature stained glass windows, old world rocking chairs, and there’s even a library where you can catch up on your reading.

If you love the outdoors, step out into the gardens that have been carefully nurtured to include quite a variety in plant life. The bright-coloured blossoms {in deep pinks, reds, mauves, yellows} make for a happiness-inducing sight. The hotel is also home to a restaurant and coffee shop. You can tuck into European, Chinese, and Indian fare at the restaurant. Their cinnamon toast served during evening tea is a big hit with patrons.

Malgudi, their coffee shop, is a must visit because it is run exclusively by women from the marginalised sections of society. Trained by French bakers, this awesome brigade of women are known to serve the some of the best bakery treats in town.

Where: 2270, Vinoba Road, Jayalakshmipuram, Mysore

Price: INR 2,150 onwards

Contact: 0821 4255000

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