Pet-Friendly Hotels in India
By Kritika Pushkarna
It's again that time of the year, when you start thinking about the holiday plans with your family and friends. Christmas and New Year is the best time to travel with your loved ones to get some unforgettable experiences and moments across the globe. We thought about talking to the hotels in India in order to learn about their pet-friendly policies. These hotel chains not just allow easier check-in options, but also ensure that your adorable canine baby has a good vacation. Read More...
It is always exciting to plan for a holiday. However, it is not the same in case of pet owners. Before planning your trip to any destination, you have to think twice. And when you know that you can't leave your pet with your neighbour or friend or feel too pet-deprived, you know it is time to plan your holiday the other way.
Pets are a big commitment, which needs daily interaction. The responsibilities that come with pet ownership do not vanish when pet owners leave on vacation. Even in communities that are home to a bevy of pet sitters, pet daycares and pet boarding services, many pet owners are wary of leaving their pets in the care of others. Pet-friendly hotels can remove the worry of what to do with a pet while on vacation.
A number of new hotel reservation and searching sites enable pet owners to find accommodations that accept pets. Individuals can use sites such as BringFido.com, TakeYourPet.com and PetsWelcome.com to find rooms that allow a furry companion. Otherwise, pet owners can contact hotel chains directly. Major hotels designate a certain number of pet-friendly rooms for travellers who want to take their pets along on vacations or other trips.
Vacation rentals offered by private homeowners is another lodging option for pet owners. Such rentals are growing in popularity thanks to the Internet. Vacationers can rent condos, apartments, hotel rooms, and entire homes. Because such accommodations tend to be larger than hotel rooms, rental owners frequently accept pets on the premises.
Recognise that travelling with pets will require some compromises. Hotels that set aside rooms may not reserve their most pristine rooms for pet travellers. Also, vacationers may not be able to choose their rooms based on view. Pet-friendly rooms may be located closer to elevators or the lobby to make it easier to take dogs out for walks.
Vacationers also can expect to pay an addition fee for taking their pets along with them. This fee will cover any accidental damage caused by the animal or the extra maintenance required to remove pet hair and odours. Travellers should confirm such fees before booking.
Even if a place is pet-friendly, there may be specific rules as to where the pets can go. Animals may be restricted to the guest room and may not be allowed to be left alone in the room unattended unless they are placed in a cage or carrier.
Rather than curtailing vacation plans because of pets at home, travellers can investigate pet-friendly accommodations so they can take advantage of all of their paid days off.
It is never a bad idea to take your pet along on your holiday. There are a number of luxury hotels in India, which welcome you and your pet with immense warmth. There are two types of hotels for the pets- pet friendly and pet tolerant. Whereas the pet-tolerant hotels let your pets stay with you, pet-friendly hotels also offer special amenities for your pets.
Below are some of the picturesque boutique hotels, which we have identified as pet friendly and where you can take your pet with you to enjoy the vacations.
Emerald Trail - Bhimtal, Uttarakhand
Nestled at 6000 ft amid the beautiful rolling slopes of the Kumaon Valley, Emerald Trail lies close to Nainital and offers food, accommodation and lots of open running space for your pet.
Tree of Life Resort & Spa, Jaipur
Tree of Life Resort & Spa in Jaipur is a pet friendly resort where you can easily stay with your pet in the villa. However, pets are not allowed in some areas of the hotel. When you are travelling with your pet, you can just visit the resort directly and book your rooms.
Elgin Hotels & Resorts, Darjeeling
Elgin Hotels & Resorts located in Darjeeling was once the summer palace of the King of Cooch Behar. This beautiful heritage property is a great place where you and your pet can enjoy in a cool ambiance near the snow-capped Himalayas.
The Dune Eco Village and Spa, Pondicherry
Spread over an area of 35-acre, The Dune Eco Village and Spa is a beachfront property, which is located just 20 minutes' drive from Pondicherry. The golden sands of the beach just outside the hotel are perfect for a fun evening with your pet.
Camp Della Resort - Lonavala, Maharashtra
Touted as India's first pet-friendly luxury resort, it has special facilities for pet food, kennels, bedding, walking and pet-sitting to ensure that your pet feels as welcome and comfortable as you. Plus it has 12 dogs of its own on the premises, so you don't have to worry about playmates for your darling!
Kewzing Homestays - Kewzing, Sikkim
If you are travelling to North East India with your pet, try Kewzing Homestays in Sikkim which is one of the finest pet friendly hotels in India. Kewzing Homestays is a perfect accommodation for those who wish to enjoy and explore the scenic beauty of Sikkim in the company of their pet friend.
Delicious food from the family kitchen is great for both human and animal palates.
Alipura Palace, Khajuraho
Located in the heart of Bundelkhand, Alipura Palace is not just a pet friendly hotel but one of the finest heritage hotels in Madhya Pradesh. Located in the Chhatarpur District close to Khajuraho, Alipura Palace is an ideal hotel to experience the cultural heritage of Bundelkhand region. The palace turned hotel offers world class facilities to you and your pet which surely make your stay a memorable one.
Presa di Goa Country House, Goa
Situated very near to the famous Calangute beach in Goa, Presa di Goa Country House is a pet-friendly boutique hotel which is a restored colonial Portuguese bungalow. It deserves a must stay from you and your pet for its beautiful environment and warm hospitality.
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