With festivals and holidays around the corner, it is the perfect time to plan for that much-needed vacation. But is the thought of leaving your pet behind worrying you?
A pet parent always has to think twice before deciding to take a vacation. And if one finally decides to take the plunge and take their pets along, the other concern that catches hold of them is whether the hotel or resort would allow their pets to stay.
Well, to help you take that much needed, stress-free vacation during this holiday season, here’s a list of the top pet-friendly hotels and resorts in the south of India, who not only welcome pets but also pamper them to the hilt!
1. Deep Woods Resort, Munnar
Surrounded by cardamom fields and lush green landscapes, this pet-friendly resort gives your pet ample open spaces and nature trails to explore. You can also enjoy a barbecue dinner or sit around a campfire with your pet and enjoy the serene ambience. What's more? There’s no extra charge for your pet!
Average Tariff: Rs. 5500/night + taxes
2. Della Resorts, Lonavala
This pet-friendly resort in Lonavala is spread across 50 acres of land and is the ultimate destination for a quick getaway from either Mumbai or Pune. It is a one-of-its-kind resort, ideal for families and large groups. Della houses India’s largest extreme adventure park with over 70 plus activities for both adults and children. It also has extensive open grounds for your pet’s enjoyment.
Average Tariff: Rs. 14750/night + taxes
3. The Mandrem House, Goa
This villa is home to 30 mango trees of different mango species, 15 species of butterflies and is just 400 metres away from the Mandrem beach. Take your pet to the beach to play fetch or roll in the sand or hunt for treasures in the ample garden space and greenery that this villa has. The villa can accommodate up to 12 people, and there are no extra charges for your pets.
Average Tariff: Rs. 27000/night + taxes
4. Our Native Village, Hessarghatta, Bangalore
This is an eco-resort located near the Bangalore airport. Our Native Village is just the right place for a weekend getaway. It offers ample space for you to bond with your pet, as well as other activities that take you back to your childhood, like playing Gilli-danda or perfecting your aim with a sling-shot. The resort also has its resident pets to welcome yours.
Average Tariff: Rs. 11300/night + taxes
5. Ben’s Homestay, Kochi
A peaceful and tranquil villa located away from the city, Ben’s Homestay is the perfect place for you to enjoy a relaxing vacation and bond with your pet. The homestay’s owner Ben has a boat, and you can take your pet boating as well on the lake surrounding the villa. Ben’s pet, a Dalmatian named Simbu, is also there to welcome his furry new friends and make them feel at home. Needless to say, there are no additional charges for your pets.
Average Tariff: Rs. 4000/night + taxes
6. Casa Manga, Karjat
This is a luxurious four-bedroom villa surrounded by lush green nature and boasts magnificent views of the western ghats. The villa offers a pavilion for bonfires, ample space for playing cricket or football with family or fetch with your furry friend, and a swimming pool. Relish some traditional Maharashtrian food made by the caretaker here! There are no additional charges for pets.
Average Tariff: Rs. 14000/night + taxes
7. Lush Greenex Farms, Chundale, Wayanad
A coffee farm, also a pet-friendly resort that offers a wide range of accommodations, from a luxurious treehouse to eco-friendly and artistically designed cottages to a dormitory. It is just the place to have a relaxed yet exciting holiday with your friends, family and pets!
Average Tariff: Unknown
8. Destiny Farm Resort, Near Ooty, Tamil Nadu
One of the best places for a farm stay in India, your pet will enjoy it to the core! As all farms do, the farm has a menagerie of its animals – a stable full of horses, cows, sheep, rabbits, guinea pigs, and farm dogs! A good place for your pets to hang out and for you to enjoy yourselves in the lap of nature.
Average Tariff: Rs. 12950/night + taxes
1. Taj Fisherman’s Cove, Chennai
Pets are allowed to stay only in their villa-style or cottage rooms that offer ample space and spacious private gardens for your pet to run around. There are no additional charges for your pets.
Average Tariff: Rs. 14500/night + taxes
2. Four Seasons, Mumbai
The Four Seasons Hotel in Worli, Mumbai, allows you to keep your pet in your room as long as it weighs below 15kg. Though the hotel provides pet food on request, the pet owners must carry their pet’s beds.
Average Tariff: Rs. 8500/night + taxes
Additional Charges for a pet: Rs 1500/night + taxes
3. The Westin, Pune
Located in Koregaon, the hotel offers a designated floor for guests staying with their pets. They also provide pet food and a pet bed at an additional charge. The pets are prohibited from the lounge, restaurant, spa, and pool areas but can roam anywhere else.
Average Tariff: Rs. 6600/night + taxes
Additional Charges for a pet: Rs 2000/night + taxes
4. Vivanta By Taj, Kovalam
A luxurious pet-friendly hotel, one needs to sign a pet policy form at the hotel. Pets, while permitted on the property, are prohibited from the hotel’s lounge, restaurant, and swimming pool areas.
Average Tariff: Rs. 8400/night + taxes
Additional Charges for a pet: Rs 3000/night + taxes
5. President IHCL Seleqtions, Mumbai
Located in Cuff Parade, the hotel offers a specially curated menu just for your pets that features dishes like keema risotto and chicken steak at the HerbHouse, a pet-friendly cafe by the pool. The hotel also hosts a Canine High Tea which allows pet parents to mingle with each other.
Average Tariff: Rs. 5750/night + taxes
Additional Charges for a pet: Rs 3000/night + taxes
So, what are you waiting for? Plan your next holiday with your ‘little one' and let them enjoy themselves to the fullest while you sit back, relax and enjoy yours – stress-free!