9 Pet Friendly Holiday Destinations In India

By Niyati Shinde on May 31, 2016
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Travelling in India can be a tad bit worrisome for pet parents. It’s always a struggle between enjoying the vacation and feeling guilty about leaving their child back home in the care of acquaintances or at pet hostels. But, the scene is slowly changing in India in terms of pet friendly hotels, cafes and destinations. A relief for pet parents, more and more places in India are now becoming pet friendly and pet accommodating thus ensuring that the travellers won’t have to leave their four legged friends back home.

Here’s a list of top 9 pet friendly places in India:


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The capital of Karnataka, Bangalore is a pet heaven, what with plenty of pet friendly accommodations, restaurants and spaces.  Toit, Sunny’s and French Loaf Cafe are some eateries where you can grab a bite along with your pet.

Pet Friendly accommodations: Casa Cottage, Vivanta By Taj Whitefield, Springs Hotel & Spa are a few of the most luxurious pet friendly resorts in India


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The seat of the Maratha Empire back in the day, Pune’s laid back attitude charms every visitor, be it human or animal! Home to a few pet friendly cafes and restaurants, there are plenty of things one can do in Pune. Pet friendly eateries include Wholly Crepes and Prem’s.

Pet Friendly accommodations: Oakwood Premier, Marriott Suites Mundhwa

Planning a trip to Pune? Hope this itinerary planner comes in handy.


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The national capital of India, it goes without saying that Delhi welcomes everybody with warm open arms be it pet parents or the pets themselves. Places where you can have a yummy meal while your pets can just chill include Cafe Canine and New Delhi Cafe.

Pet Friendly accommodations: Ibis Aerocity, Vivanta By Taj-Ambassador New Delhi


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The City of Dreams is a must visit for every pet family. Always bustling with a vivacious energy, Mumbai is pet friendly to the core with plenty of restaurants, accommodations and dedicated pet friendly zones. Mutt Mutt, Alibaba, Gostana, Bagel Shop, and Harley’s Corner are eateries that welcome pets of all shapes and sizes. If you want to go camping with your pet dog, Mumbai based Crazy K9 Campers will help you with organizing just that.

Pet Friendly accommodations: Four Seasons, Lakeside Chalet are one of the most fabulous per friendly hotels in India!


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The charming state of Goa is a coveted vacation spot in India. The best pet friendly destination in the nation, Goa’s pristine sands, vivid sun and delicious seafood are sure to make your vacation with your pet a memorable one.   

Pet Friendly accommodations: Presa di Goa Country House, Arco Iris Homestay, Montego Bay Morjim, Castle House Calangute, Marbela Beach Resort are one of the best perfriendly places to stay!

Want to explore the entire state of Goa? This journey planning guide might be able to help you with it.


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Situated in God’s Own Country, Kochi/ Cochin is a gorgeous coastal city. Surrounded by the lush green Western Ghats on one side and the never-ending Arabian Sea on the other, your pet will thank you for taking it on a vacation to this little piece of heaven.

Pet Friendly accommodations: Vivanta By Taj Malabar, Rossitta Wood Castle, Fort Garden Residency, Sea Hut Homestay


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Surrounded by natural beauty on all sides, the mesmerizing city of Nainital in Uttarakhand is still developing in terms of being a pet friendly destination. However, it is getting there and now would be the right time to exploit its serene charm with your pet.

Pet Friendly accommodations: The White Peaks, Hotel Anamika 


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The regal state of Rajasthan is on almost every traveller’s wishlist. And which better city to go to start exploring the state than its capital Jaipur? Like Nainital, this Pink City is slowly developing into a pet friendly destination. Hence, although the pet friendly accommodations are few, they are good enough to make your pet yelp in joy.  

Pet Friendly accommodations: Krishnam Palace, Tree of Life Resorts, Hotel Sagun


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An ex French colonial settlement, the stunning coastal Union Territory of Pondicherry (Puducherry) will leave you and your pet in a happy state of mind. With charming cottages, quaint lanes and an unspoilt shore, you can head over to the Cafe des Arts along with your pet to have a scrumptious meal while in Pondicherry.   

Pet Friendly accommodations: Villa Helena, Shri Perumal Inn, Dune Eco Village

Ready to explore these pet friendly destinations in India? We are sure your pets will thank you for taking them out on a vacation with you. And your holiday portraits will finally be complete. Do let us know which pet friendly places in India you took your furry friends to in the comments below! 

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