Everybody deserves a vacation, including our pooches. Here’s a line-up of the best pet-friendly hotels in India.
Being stuck at one place, mewed up inside your home all day can take a toll on anyone, including our pets. And while planning a vacation might be exciting, pet parents often face a toss-up between taking a break and leaving their fur babies behind, or not going on a holiday at all.
Do trust me when I say, just like you, your pet is also dreaming of far-off open lands, fresh mountain air, and a switch in neighbourhoods. Taking the burden off your shoulders, we have curated a list of best pet-friendly hotels in India that not just allow your furry friends, but roll out the red carpet for them and welcome them in with a hearty pat and loads of treats!
7 best pet-friendly hotels in India
Della Resorts, Lonavala
At Della, your pet lives the proverbial time of their life. Travel with your pet to this expansive property nestled in the picturesque hill station of Lonavala that goes above and beyond to pamper the two of you. Enjoy a series of adventures as a dedicated Adventure Marshal looks after your baby (and makes sure they have a fun time!). From blankets, bowls to special meals — the resort comes complete with pet-pampering amenities.
Additionally, your pet will have access to the open, lush gardens and lap pools. Dog walking and outdoor dining experience with pets are also available on request. What’s more? Nothing tells that Della is a safe space for your baby then the fact that it currently shelters 23 rescued dogs, 11 horses, and five jersey cows! No additional charge for pets, except for food.
A Dog’s Story, Jaipur
A dedicated pet-focussed getaway in Jaipur, A Dog’s Story comes with two comfortable, independent sets of accommodation options with fully-equipped kitchens, private lawns, and even a plunge pool for your dogs! Adjoining the Tree of Life Resort & Spa, Jaipur, the resort doesn’t charge any additional living cost for pets — the tariff includes charges for two adults and one pet and complimentary breakfast.
Pet beds, along with two bowls are installed in each room, while you are free to carry pet food or order from their WAGS menu that lists freshly-prepared/ready-to-eat meals for your pooch. Go on evening strolls, spend some time in leisure by the pool, or watch your fur baby run free through resort’s open spaces with the resident dogs! A Dog’s Story also has similar pet-friendly properties in Agra, Corbett, and Mussoorie. No additional charge for pets, except for food.
The only pet-friendly hotel in Aerocity, Andaz Delhi ensures only the best for your pet. Bring in your dogs, cats, and even your pet fish, and the warm staff will take care of them as their own. The fancy Hyatt hotel promises to pamper its furry guests with the pawfect five-star experience for a little extra fee, offering everything from leashes, comfy beds, food bowls, pet shampoo, to cat litter, fish bowls, pet food and what not. Just make sure to inform them about your petcation plans at least three days before your arrival, and the hotel will take care of the rest. INR2,500 per stay for up to two pets.
President, Mumbai – IHCL SeleQtions
This iconic Taj hotel in Cuffe Parade is the perfect place to chill with your pampered protégé when in Mumbai. Available at all SeleQtions properties, the dedicated Petcation programme includes all the pet-friendly amenities — think daily breakfast, all-inclusive in-room menu, an exclusive canine high teas, beds, bowls, toys, and even consultation services with a vet! Certainly one of the best pet-friendly hotels in India, this property also houses a pet-friendly bistro, HerbHouse, that features an open terrace and adjoining pool where pets can have a enjoyable playtime under the observation of an expert trainer. INR3,000 per night for one pet.
SaffronStays Nandanvan Estate, Kodaikanal
SaffronStays’ Nandanvan Estate is a unique three-bedroom villa snuggled in a 35-acre organic coffee plantation overlooking the rolling hills of Kodaikanal. Experience the much-needed quietude with your pet as you enjoy a leisurely trek in the estate, plan a picnic by the stream, or simply destress by playing with the two adorable resident pooches in the lawn. Just carry your pet’s bedding and food, or ask the caretaker to cook a ‘happy meal’ for your little tyke. INR500 per night for one pet.
The Nilaya, Mashobra
Nestled close to a thick reserved forest near Mashobra, the boutique property of The Nilaya is where you and your four-legged friend can arrive to find respite from Delhi’s heat and enjoy breathtaking panoramas of snow-clad peaks amid tranquillity. Thanks to bespoke pet menus with dishes like boiled chicken, eggs, and veggies, dedicated play areas, and a cooperative, trained staff, you can enjoy a peaceful vacation in the hills without a bother in the world. The Nilaya’s adopted Bhutia dog sisters, Mango and Litchi, are naughty, playful, and extremely friendly too. Bare in mind that only the rooms on the ground floor can be booked by guests with pets. No additional charges for pets, except for food.
The Kumaon, Binsar
Located on a ridge in Binsar, Uttarakhand, The Kumaon is a private mountain retreat that welcomes your pooch to run around its (many) open green spaces, all public areas, and pretty much everywhere. Expect to find an extra bed in your room, a pet menu, bowls, and more on arrival. There’s also services like vet on call and pet-sitter on request that make sure your vacation is absolutely worry-free. Take your fur baby on a trek through nearby hamlets, walk them through forests of oak, cedar, and rhododendron, and play with them in the pet-friendly pool or dedicated play spaces. Make sure to meet Juno, the most popular resident at The Kumaon! INR 2,000 per night for one pet.