Remember how you had to leave your pet at home for the weekend vacation? Or, the time when the whole family was divided in two, some cancelling the whole trip while the others were sulking at the thought? All the mayhem for one reason – you didn’t want to leave your furry friend back at home.
Well, you need not to fret anymore, for we’ve narrowed down the search to the best of pet friendly homestays and hotels in India. And of course, some great destinations too. These range from the staying options that have plush salons for your pet to the ones that have a special pets’ menu! So the next time you travel, you wouldn’t have any dilemma.
1) Arco Iris Homestay, Goa
Located in Curtorim, South Goa, this homestay is spread over 7000 square feet. While Bennita, the owner of the property, is more than happy to welcome travellers with pets, the surroundings are a great fit too. Long stretches of paddy fields and seasonal lakes are a perfect retreat for you as well as your pet. You can talk to the cook here and get a special meal for your pet. Reason enough to cut off from the din that Goa is known for, it’s a perfect place to treat your pet.
Address – House No 1384
Near Carmel Chapel and High School
Curtorim. Goa. India.
Phone no – +91-832-2786800
2) Sun Large Homestay, Mysore
If you wish to see the flickering lights of Mysore’s City Palace lighting up the hazel brown eyes of your pet, here’s a perfect stay option for you. Apart from a city tour, there’s plenty for your pet to do around the property. Being located at the foot of Chamundi hills, there are plenty of treks and trails around. Arun KS, the manager at Sun Large, opines that the open gardens in the premises make it a great outing for the pets too.
Address – 1 D, Srinivas Krupa
Phone no – +91-821-4264067
3) Emerald Trail, Bhimtal
This cosy stay option at Bhimtal is a delight for travellers that come with their pets in the tow. At Emerald Trail, you get accommodation and food for your pet at no extra price! Add to it the fresh, thin mountain air that’s undeniably good for all the lungs in the vicinity (I mean yours and the pet’s). Close by the lovely, forever famous hill town of Nainital, Emerald Trail makes for a great getaway for you and the pooch or any other pet.
Address – Emerald Trail
Phone – +91-98339-49954
4) Vivanta by Taj, Kovalam
Okay, the only twist at Vivanta is that when they say ‘pets’, they refer to just cats and dogs. Still, for the love of Kovalam and keeping the majority in mind, it deserves a place in this list. Hailed as one of the finest seaside resorts in Kerala, it’s a surreal place. For the whole party, referring to you and the furry one, gets to enjoy the backwaters and beaches that are nothing less than Hawaii’s.
Address – G. V. Raja Vattappara Road
Phone no – +91-471-6613000
5) Tree of Life Resort & Spa, Jaipur
One of the most luxurious stay options at Jaipur, Tree of Life Resort & Spa is a treat for your pet too. Much to the comfort of the ones who take their pets along, it allows two pets per room. While the food charges for your pets might cost extra, it’s one of the most comfortable stay options for your tailed friend.
Address – Kacherawal
Phone no – +91-1860-5002121
6) Elgin Hotels & Resorts, Darjeeling
While most of the hotels in the region bar pets to be allowed inside the premises, Elgin chooses to be different. This luxury property that was once the summer home to the king of Cooch has chosen to throw its door open to pets as well. Taking hospitality as its core mantra, it’ll let you and your loved pet inside its sprawling gardens.
Address – 18, HD Lama Road,
Phone no – +91-354-2257226
7) OG’s Beach Bungalow, Alleppey
Watch your pet creating a flurry in the golden white sands that stretch just some feet away from OG’s, for this place welcomes all. One of the best equipped homestays at Alleppey, OG’s close to the backwaters. Apart from a comfortable stay and special food, your pet can also have a chance to accompany you on the boats. To add to it, it’ll learn a few fishing tricks from the locals here. Special alert for dogs and cats!
Address – Mararikulam, Alleppey
Phone no – +91-93492-70445
8) Alipura Palace, Khajuraho
You no longer need to choose between your pet and the fascination that Khajuraho has been attracting you with. I say that because Alipura Palace extends its hospitality to travellers as well as their pets. This heritage is close by the major attractions, and you can roam free with your pet in the tow. Time to impart it some lessons in history!
Address- Alipura Palace,
Phone no – +91-98100-68329
9) Kewzing Homestays, Kewzing
We know you’ve been planning a trip to the north eastern wonder of Sikkim from long. We also know that you so badly want to take your pet along, a task that sounds arduous. Well, after you’ve read this. Kewzing Homestays at Kewzing (of course!) While the hospitality here charms both you and your pet, there are clouds and stars as low as the ceiling that’ll have you both starry eyed. Special orders can be placed at the family kitchen for your pet’s palate.
Address – C-139, Development Area
Phone – +91-94343-82090
10) Only Olive Homestay, Goa
This essentially Portuguese three room property is one of the best places to take your pets to. Special meals can be ordered for the pets in the traveller groups. The nearby river is idle for fishing and the two of you (I meant you and the pet) can lazily trot off to the river and dangle the hook to catch some bait. It’s a place to soothe nerves.
Warning: You might find your pet turning lazy, for Only Olive is a place to sit back and relax. Or maybe, just doze off by the river.
Address – Ranoi
Phone – +91-99670-24680
While we’ve attempted to find the best staying options for you and your pet in all the four directions of India’s travel circuit, we would love to hear of more such places from you. Just to stay on the safer side, confirm their services for pets before you do the bookings.
Happy holidaying to you all (pets included).
About the author
Shikha Gautam loves to play with steering wheels, roads, words, flute and guitar among other things. Not necessarily in that order! You can contact her on twitter @Shikha Gautam