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March 23, 2017 3 min to read

Top Pet Friendly Hotels in India

Category : Guides

One of the downsides of owning a pet is dealing with gnawing thoughts like ‘Would he have eaten’, ‘He must be feeling lonely’ and ‘Would he have destroyed the couch again?’ during your holiday. Well, it’s time to put those thoughts to rest by taking your furry pal along on your next vacation and checking in at these pet friendly hotels in India.

The Himalayan Village, Himachal Pradesh

Himalyan Village

This quaint, pet-friendly resort is nestled amidst Parvati Hills in Kasol. It is often rated as one of the best resorts in Kullu and Manali in terms of location and hospitality. The owner, Mr. Sood has renovated the property to beautifully blend in modern amenities into the rustic architecture. Take your pet on long walks in the surrounding Deodar forests and end the day with a stargazing session under the crystal clear skies studded with a million stars.

Approx Price for Cottage : Rs.9,500

Hotel Tip

  • Opt for meals with your booking as there are not many restaurants near the hotel
  • View from Machan is better

Best Time to Visit Kasol: October to June

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Greenex Farms, Wayanad

Greenex Farms

Located 2600 ft above sea level, this beautiful dog friendly resort comes with its own mini-backwater, tennis courts, cycling tracks, children’s playground, coffee plantations, a swimming pool fed by natural spring water and several nature trails. The resort covers a massive area which means your furry ball has plenty of space to play and run around.

Approx Price for Cottage : Rs.3,500

Hotel Tip

  • Book the Green House if you are a large group (10-12 people)

Best Time to Visit Wayanad : June to September

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Four Seasons, Mumbai

Four Seasons

This is a fairly popular property but not many know that they allow your dog/cat to check-in with you as well. The best part is that they extend the legendary Four Seasons hospitality and welcome to your pets as well in the form of food, toys and speciality beds. Try to book a sea-facing room and do check out Aer, their rooftop bar which is one of the hottest party spots in town.

Approx Price for Superior Room : Rs.12,000

Hotel Tip

  • Try to book the sea view rooms on the higher floors (28 – 32)

Best Time to Visit Mumbai : November to February

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Taj Vivanta, Gurgaon

Taj Vivanta

We know that a Taj property pulls no punches when it comes to hospitality and now your pets can enjoy the same impeccable service. Pets are pampered with everything from detangler sprays, dog food from the kitchen, extra comfy cribs, shampoo and even a special door knob hanger to let everyone know that there’s a pooch in the house (room). As of writing this, the hotel charges Rs.3000 extra for guests checking in with their pets. Tough luck if have a Mastiff or one of the larger breeds as they don’t allow dogs larger than 45 kg. Also, your pet needs to be at least one year or older.

Approx Price for Deluxe Room : Rs.12,000

Hotel Tip

  • For the best view, book the pool-facing rooms on 8-10 floors
  • Room on the south side are quieter

Best Time to Visit Gurgaon: September to December

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Oakwood Premier, Pune

Oakwood

Oakwood Premier is not your typical drab, apartment complex-type of service apartment. This 4-star property features slick glass facades , lap pools, lounge, in-house restaurant, a cognac bar and they welcome pets. So the next time you are headed to Pune for a business trip or an extended vacation, you can take your pet with you.  Just make sure to notify them in advance if you are planning to check-in with your pet.

Approx Price for Studio : Rs.11,500

Hotel Tip

  • They have one of the best lounge in the city

Best Time to Visit Pune: October to March

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The White Peaks, Nainital

White Peaks

Nestled amidst dense oak forests, the White Peaks is a cosy cottage located in Gagar, Uttarakhand. When  Aparupa Ray Ganguly, an avid dog lover, decided to convert her two-bedroom cottage into a homestay, it was a given that the place will welcome pets. Since each family rents out an entire cottage, they are ensured of absolute privacy, rendering it the perfect place to holiday with your pets with no intrusion.

Approx Price Range : Rs.8,105 – Rs.13,922

Hotel Tip

  • Rooms in the Main House and the Suites have good views.

Best Time to Visit Nainital: March to June

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Dominic Machado