Fernhill Palace was the erstwhile summer residence of the Maharaja of Mysore.The first Fernhills bungalow was built in 1844 as a private residence in the hill station Ooty in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The palace resembles a Swiss Chalet. Its carved wooden bargeboards and ornamental cast iron give it that characteristic appearance. The palace grounds accentuate the alpine look of the place with its manicured gardens, firs and cedars. There is a church-like indoor badminton court on the grounds.
The Palace is spread out over 50 acres (200,000 m2) of green lawns, stylized gardens and dense woods with views of terraced tea gardens and lush verdant valleys.