It is always exciting to plan for a holiday. However, it is not the same in case of pet owners. Before planning your trip to any destination, you have to think twice. And when you know that you can’t leave your pet with your neighbor or friend or feel too pet-deprived, you know it is time to plan your holiday the other way.
It is never a bad idea to take your pet along on your holiday. There are a number of luxury hotels in India, which welcome you and your pet with immense warmth. There are two types of hotels for the pets- pet friendly and pet tolerant. Whereas the pet-tolerant hotels let your pets stay with you, pet-friendly hotels also offer special amenities for your pets. Here is a list of 15 best pet friendly and tolerant hotels in India.
Vivanta by Taj – Kovalam, Kerala
One of the premier pet friendly hotels in India – Vivanta by Taj, Kovalam welcomes you and your pet with the legendary Taj Luxury. To accommodate your pet at the hotel, you may have to pay some extra charges per night. On your check in at the hotel, you get everything for your pet, right from the bed to the toys and food. Special staff of the hotel helps you to handle your pet and babysits when you are not there.
Arco Iris Homestay – Curtorim, Goa
Acro Iris Homestay is a pet friendly hotel which offers your pet, a comfortable environment to stay in which has a bed, pet toys and lots of delicious food. This 200- year old restored colonial mansion overlooks a seasonal lake which adds to its beautiful ambiance. The vast stretch of paddy fields and woods surrounding this hotel in Goa makes it a perfect place to stay with your pet.
The Four Seasons, Mumbai
Located in Mumbai, the Four Seasons Hotel is a pet friendly hotel which offers complete luxury to your pet, right from pet food, pet bed and pet toys. This luxury is available on a few conditions like your pet should weigh 15 pounds and less and he should follow your guidance and not litter around the hotel. Also, you must not leave your pet alone in the room as they may scare the housekeeping staff.
Fraser Suites, New Delhi
If you are planning to visit Delhi and stay in Fraser Suites, do get your pet a certificate from WHO which says that your pet is well-trained and vaccinated. Fraser Suites in New Delhi, only allow pets who have certification from WHO. And in case you pet has the certificate, you don’t need to worry about anything as the hotel welcomes your pet with complete luxury.
Camp Della Resort – Lonavala, Maharashtra
Well known as one of India’s first pet-friendly luxury resort, Camp Della Resort in Lonavala offers special facilities for your pet like pet bed, pet food, kennels, walking and pet-sitting so as to make your pet feel like home. As the resort has 12 dogs of its own on the premises, you don’t have to worry about playmates for your pet.
Tree of Life Resort & Spa, Jaipur
Tree of Life Resort & Spa in Jaipur is a pet friendly resort where you can easily stay with your pet in the villa. However, pets are not allowed in some areas of the hotel. When you are traveling with your pet, you can just visit the resort directly and book your rooms.
Elgin Hotels & Resorts, Darjeeling
Elgin Hotels & Resorts located in Darjeeling was once the summer palace of the King of Cooch Behar. This beautiful heritage property is a great place where you and your pet can enjoy in a cool ambiance near the snow-capped Himalayas.
OG’s Beach Bungalow – Alleppey, Kerala
Are you looking for an accommodation where you and your furry friend can have lots of fun? OG’s Beach Bungalow in the Kerala’s most popular backwater resort Alleppey is perfect in that case. Here you can enjoy a boat ride or beach-ball with your pet.
The Dune Eco Village and Spa, Pondicherry
Spread over an area of 35-acre, The Dune Eco Village and Spa is a beachfront property, which is located just 20 minutes’ drive from Pondicherry. The golden sands of the beach just outside the hotel are perfect for a fun evening with your pet.
Our Native Village – Hessarghatta, Bangalore
Our Native Village in the IT hub Bengaluru offers you a refreshing ambiance set amid its rustic surroundings. As you enjoy and unwind at this eco-resort, your pet can run around the vast grounds of the hotel and make friends with goats, cows and chickens.
Kewzing Homestays – Kewzing, Sikkim
If you are traveling to North East India with your pet, try Kewzing Homestays in Sikkim which is one of the finest pet friendly hotels in India. Kewzing Homestays is a perfect accommodation for those who wish to enjoy and explore the scenic beauty of Sikkim in the company of their pet friend. Delicious food from the family kitchen is great for both human and animal palates.
Presa di Goa Country House, Goa
Situated very near to the famous Calangute beach in Goa, Presa di Goa Country House is a pet-friendly boutique hotel which is a restored colonial Portuguese bungalow. It deserves a must stay from you and your pet for its beautiful environment and warm hospitality.
Alipura Palace, Khajuraho
Located in the heart of Bundelkhand, Alipura Palace is not just a pet friendly hotel but one of the finest heritage hotels in Madhya Pradesh. Located in the Chhatarpur District close to Khajuraho, Alipura Palace is an ideal hotel to experience the cultural heritage of Bundelkhand region. The palace turned hotel offers world class facilities to you and your pet which surely make your stay a memorable one.
Emerald Trail – Bhimtal, Uttarakhand
Emerald Trail located in a village near Bhimtal in Uttarakhand far from the bustle of crowd is a pet friendly property and it welcomes the pets with equal hospitality like their owners. Here, your pet can enjoy freely in the spacious 3 acre property of the hotel. So, the owners can enjoy a worry-free stay at the hotel as their pets enjoy wandering around the place. You get to share your room with your pet and they are provided with special beds and bowls. Also, they are treated with home cooked meals which are prepared after taking special instructions from the owners. You don’t need to worry when you are planning for a sightseeing tour around the destination as the staff of the hotel can babysit for your pet, if they are friendly enough. In any case, if there is an emergency, the local vet from the nearest government hospital is a phone call away. All this and more is offered to your pet at no extra charges.
Vivanta by Taj, Chennai
Coming to Vivanta by Taj, you need to sign a pet policy with the hotel and fill up a simple registration form. In this luxury hotel in Chennai, you have to shell out an extra amount of INR 3000 per night to accommodate your pet. As it is a pet tolerant hotel, they will not serve your pet with any luxuries but still it is one of the most luxurious pet friendly hotels in India.