Pet parents are often torn with guilt for leaving their furry friends behind while going on a holiday. But now, with several hotels and homestays offering pet-friendly accommodation across India, you can take your pets anywhere, anytime. Here’s a list of a few pet-friendly hotels and resorts, where you can enjoy your pawcation along with the best services for your pets. Read on…
1. Hotel Diggi Palace, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Hotel Diggi Palace, Jaipur, Rajasthan
If you want a royal vacation with your pet, make your way straight to Hotel Diggi Palace in Jaipur. This ancient palace was built in the 19th century and has the feel of a bygone era. Spread across 18 acres of lush green lawns, there is ample space for your pooch to run around.
The mesmerising architecture of the palace blends beautifully with the warm hospitality, allowing you and your furry companion to unwind in luxury. The rooms are spacious, adorned with traditional decor with a small balcony to sit with your four-legged companions.
Price: Starting from Rs 11,000
Location – Shivaji Marg, C-Scheme, Jaipur
Driving Time: Approximately 5 hours 30 minutes from Delhi
2. Forest Hills Tala, Raigad, Maharashtra
Forest Hills Tala, Raigad, Maharashtra
Tucked away in the Sayadharis inside a dense and untouched forest, this gorgeous eco retreat is a beautiful space to spend time with your pet. This artistically designed resort is nestled amidst verdant greenery and quaint waterbodies against an edge-of-the-valley backdrop. It has a wide range of accommodations, making it an appealing destination for every traveller. From luxurious villas to tree houses, mud huts, and a container box, Forest Hills has combined contemporary style with rustic charm, giving you a completely immersive experience.
With many hiking trails and great outdoor settings, you and your pet can spend time walking through the forest and relishing nature in all its glory. When you and your furball want to relax, the outdoor pool is all yours! Yes, they do allow pets to splash around in the water too. And as for food, you can rest assured that your pet will get sumptuous treats prepared at the resort.
Price: Starting at Rs 8,000
Contact: +91-98192-02000 , +91-93249-16985
Driving Time: Approximately 3 hours from Mumbai
3. Della Resorts, Lonavala, Maharashtra
Della Resorts, Lonavala, Maharashtra
Go on an adventurous holiday with your pet to Della Resorts, Lonavala, for an immersive experience with nature. Spread across 50 acres, this property has an expansive green landscape. It offers a one-of-a-kind experience with impeccable service, state-of-the-art amenities and, what’s best, no additional charges for your furry companion.
Depending on your budget, you can choose from a wide range of accommodation — from the luxurious Presidential Suite to the Enclave rooms and more. Every room is equipped with modern amenities. There is dedicated space for your pet to roam around and enjoy the sheer joy of being in nature. The resort offers many activities to keep you enthralled — from camping, hiking, spa treatments and much more. And while you are away exploring the resort, an adventure marshal is available to take care of your pet.
Price: Starts from Rs 12,000
Location: Della Resorts, Della Enclave Rd, Kune Village, Lonavala
Driving Time: Approximately 2 hours from Mumbai
4. The Dune Eco Village & Spa, Keelputhupet, Tamil Nadu
The Dune Eco Village & Spa, Keelputhupet, Tamil Nadu
A short drive from Puducherry, this exotic property has 62 villas and rooms with a traditional and contemporary blend, making it a wonderful pawcation option for you. This eco-village has bright, airy rooms, open spaces, and a healing center offering Ayurvedic treatments and recreational activities.
The accommodation is comfortable, comprising beach huts, family houses, suites, and private pool villas, each with an intricate fusion of contemporary and modern design. The resort is located near the beach where you can take long strolls with your pet and let them have a dip in the water.
With no additional charges for pets, this place is a perfect getaway with a lot to explore within and outside the resort.
Price: Starting from Rs 5,000
Location: 70, East Coast Road, Pudhukuppam, Keelputhupet
Driving Time: Approximately 3 hours 30 minutes from Chennai
5. The Mandrem House, Goa
The Mandrem House, Goa
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Holidaying in Goa is on everyone’s bucket list, and there could be nothing better than taking your pet along. The Mandrem House could be your perfect holiday location. This luxurious villa is nestled amidst huge mangrove trees and a butterfly garden, and it’s just a stone’s throw away from the secluded Mandrem Beach. The villa and its surroundings boast of more than 30 mangrove trees, each over 60 years old and 15 species of butterflies which add to the serenity of the place.
There are five bedrooms, two living rooms, sit-outs — all elegantly done, and a pool to relax in. This private property also has a fully equipped kitchen where you can cook your own meals or pre-order your favourite dishes.
Spend some quiet time at the villa or step out to enjoy a visit to the Mandrem Beach, which is about 400 meters away, for a roll in the sand, a game of Frisbee with your pet, or a quick swim in the sea.
Price: Rs 35,000 for the villa that can accommodate 10 people with additional Rs 3,000 for the pet
Location: 352, Junas Waddo, Mandrem, Goa
Driving Time: Approximately 1 hour from Panjim
6. Praana Experience, Dombe Karnataka
Praana Experience, Dombe Karnataka
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A great getaway for you and your pet companions, Praana Experience, is run by Priyanka and Tanveer. Praana is a restored heritage beach house with three bedrooms. Each room has sliding nets on all the doors and windows so you can let your curious pets move around freely without worrying about them scurrying off. The rooms are simple without any fancy aesthetics, but offer all the basic amenities. The homestay has a separate dining space where you can devour some delicious home-style Udipi food and also get food for your pet on special request.
The USP of this homestay is its location. Situated right next to the beach, you can walk across to the sun and sand with your four-legged friend for a swim in the ocean.
Price: Starting at Rs 7,500 with no additional charges for pets
Location: Paduvary village, Taluk, Baindur
Driving Time: Approximately 2.5 hours from Mangaluru, 4 hours from Panjim, Goa and 6.5 hours from Bengaluru
7. Elgin Hotels & Resorts, Darjeeling
Elgin Hotels & Resorts, Darjeeling
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About 125 years old, Elgin Hotels & Resorts used to be the summer palace of the King of Cooch Behar. Today, it has been transformed into a beautiful mountain retreat, nestled amidst the tea gardens of Darjeeling and the majestic Himalayas. The hotel exudes a colonial era charm that is evident from the period Burma teak furniture, crackling fire places, and orantely done up rooms overlooking the pine forests and ancient monasteries.
The property has a lot of open space around it as well as natural trails close by, where you can go on a guided trek with your pet. While in Darjeeling, do explore the sprawling tea estates too. Some of them will allow your pets to accompany you as well.
Price: Starting at Rs 13,000 with no additional charges for pets
Location: 18 H.D Lama Road, Darjeeling
Contact: +91-354-2257226, +91-354-2257227
Driving Time: Approximately 4 hours from Gangtok
So pack your bags, load up the car, and drive with your pooch to these beautiful pet-friendly places for a fun ‘paw’cation!
Last updated on 15.07.23, 05:07 PM