Published: 23 Aug, 2019 Jatin
Travelling is fun and with your pet, it gets even better. Just imagine – dope Instagram selfies, nature walks, houseboat cruising, picnicking in hills and what not. Travelling with pets especially dogs is becoming popular in India, all thanks to those pet-friendly hotels in India. Today, taking your pet pooch to a holiday destination has become a lot easier than ever. That being said, I have compiled a list of top destinations for a holiday with your pet in India.
Manali: The Pine Palace
Far away from its image of being a backpacking and honeymoon destination in India, Manali is also a place where you can plan an amazing holiday with your dog. Set on the bank of River Beas, this beautiful township is known for its cool weather, snow-capped mountains and the natural bounties. The Pine Palace in Naggar (some 20 km from Manali) is the perfect getaway for you and your pet. This tranquil property offers respite to tourists escaping from the cacophony of the city life. And while you are here with your pet, you can go with him for nature walks or some playful time in the hills.
Pet-Friendly Hotels in Manali: Mary’s Cottage, Chalet Windflower, Pause At Manali, Casa Bella Vista Cafe & Cottages, Snow Bliss, The Dog on the Hill and Aamod at Apple Town.
Kottayam: Eco Trails Houseboats
Undulating palms, placid backwaters, gorgeous waterfalls, light breeze whistling in your ears and the startling sunsets, Kottayam is one of the concealed solitaires of Kerala. Though Kottayam is not one of the most popular tourist destinations of Kerala, but the uniqueness of this place is no less than the likes of Alleppey and Munnar. Here in Kottayam, the Eco Trails Houseboats welcome you with your pup. They have good services to offer to you and your pet including the separate bedding and dishes. Apart from the cruising experience, you can also go on a picnic at a waterfall site with your dog. However, in my personal opinion, houseboat experience in the backwaters would be the best thing to do to make your pet vacation in Kottayam even more special.
Please Note: The houseboat only allows dogs; no other pets are allowed.
Pet-Friendly Hotels in Kottayam: Kodianthara Heritage Home, Backwater Heritage Homestay, Lake Palace Family Resort, Green Garden Holiday Homes, Rajdhani Holidays, Thomman’s Farm Stay, Coconut Lagoon and Eco Trails Houseboats.
Bhimtal: Emerald Trail
Some 22 km from Nainital, Bhimtal is a small lake town in the state Uttarakhand. The town is known as the peaceful destination for all those who are looking to spend time away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. And if you wish to spend that indelible time with your dog then choose a stay at the Emerald Trail. It is reckoned to be one of the best pet-friendly resorts in Bhimtal. Located 13 km uphill from Bhimtal, this colonial wooden-styled resort offers a peaceful ambience for vacationers. The resort’s policies allow travellers to bring pets. And for them, they have lovely staff who is skilled at handling pets. They have separate bedding for pets to ensure their maximum comfort.
Other Pet-Friendly Hotels in Bhimtal: Aamod at Bhimtal, Mountain Club, Fredy’s Bungalow, V Resorts Monolith, 7 Heaven, Oak Climbing Resort, The Kumaon Exotica and Maya Regency Hotel.
Jaipur: Woods Villa Resort
Imagine a royal vacation with your pet in Jaipur? I assume you must be wondering whether it’s possible or not? Well, with Woods Villa Resort, it is possible! On the periphery of Jaipur-Agra Road, Woods Villa is an ideal place to stay. This place is designed in such a way that your pet will definitely love it. And in case you have a dog as a pet, he’d be the happiest playing with the other dogs here at Woods Villa. The resort has its own mini zoo with roosters, hens, white pigeons and geese.
Other Pet-Friendly Hotels in Jaipur: Holiday Inn, Jai Niwas, Haveli Kalwara, Jaipur Inn, Umaid Residency, FabHotel Sugan Niwas Palace, Nahargarh Palace Hotel, Sunrise Health Resort and Sterling Atharva.
Lonavala, Maharashtra: Camp Della Resort
Encompassed by gorgeous waterfalls, pristine lakes, thick woods and grape-green valley, Lonavala is an absolute delight for the ones who are looking for pet-friendly places to visit in India. There are plenty of resorts in this hill town that welcome pets and give great care to them. And of all, Camp Della Resort is best in that business. The resort stands out for its exquisite architecture, picturesque location and unique architecture. With your companion, you can stroll around the property and can also spend some playful time with him.
Other Pet-Friendly Resorts in Lonavala: Lonavala Holiday Homes, Rumourss Sky Villa & Resort, Velvet County, The Adarsh Hotel, Meher Villa, Unique Path Far Stay, The Bob House, Hill Forest Resort and The Boulevard.
Kalpetta, Kerala: Greenex Farms
In the district of Wayanad, Kalpetta is a lesser-known yet, a beautiful town that can be your next vacation destination in Kerala with pets. From tree house to range of cottages to a modified old farmer’s home, there are accommodation varieties at Greenex Farms. The pet-friendly paradise in Kalpetta is built in such a way that it gives ample opportunities to enjoy a blissful company of your pet. Here you can either spend some playful time with him or can just sit by the campfire or can go on a nature walk to create some memories of a lifetime.
Other Pet-Friendly Resort: Wayanad Wind Resort, Wayanad Silverwoods, The Four Season Homestay, Pepper Green Village, 3 Hills County, Melvis Homestay, Woodrose Resort, Karapuzha Lakeshore Resorts and Cybele Hill Resort.
We hope this blog catered to all your queries on vacationing with your pet in India. Do let us know in the comment below if the blog was helpful to you. Also, if you are planning a holiday in India, we’d be happy to help you with the planning, we understand it can be a lot of work, sometimes.