When it comes to planning a holiday, one of the most pertinent question to be answered is, “ Where will you board your pet for that time?” Not to mention the subsequent heartache of having to leave your furry pal behind instead of finding a place that’s relaxing for you and has ample place for your pet to run, enjoy the outdoors and if you’re lucky, the company of other families like you. Here are some of the best pet-friendly homestays, hotels, and resorts in Uttarakhand. What’s more? They’re all great for weekend getaways from Delhi.
The namesake resort in the village of Banlekhi has the most memorable views, and not another hotel signage in sight (at least not until now). Six wooden cottages sit on top of a hill, that sits in the protective embrace of the Kumaon Hills. The Mahesh Khan sanctuary touches the back of the hill where this is located, making it an intensely green and refreshing place to spend a couple of days. While there’s ample space, it’s highly unlikely that you or your pet will be leaving the balcony, that has gorgeous views of the mountains in front and a constant game of clouds and mountain crevices play out in front of you.
Average tariff: INR 5,000
Emerald Trail, Bhimtal
One of the most well-known pet-friendly hotels in North India, Emerald Trail is located in the serene hill station of Bhimtal. With a spectacular view of the snow-capped mountains, lush greenery, and peaceful surroundings, this is a perfect place for you and your pet to spend some time together. The expansive three-acre estate also provides ample opportunities to roam around and enjoy nature walks. Pets are well-taken care of and are also provided with quality home-cooked food.
Average tariff: INR 5,000
The White Peaks, Gagar, Nainital
The White Peaks, surrounded by glistening oak forests on all the three sides, is a characterful little cottage. The cold mountain breeze works as a natural de-stress formula. Made for poets, writers, nature enthusiasts, bird-watchers, peace seekers and most importantly pet owners, book this as the perfect getaway from the city.
Average tariff: INR 4,000
Khazanchand Mansion, Almora
Khazanchand Mansion is a picturesque double storey heritage property that is located on Almora Mall Road. The colonial charm of this mansion with state-of-the-art facilities and breathtaking view of the Himalayan peaks will ensure a happy vacation for you. Also, you can spend some quality time with your furry friend in the well-manicured gardens surrounding the property. Watching the scenic sunset with your pooch by your side will become a beautiful memory.
Average tariff: Starting INR 2,500
Aamari Resort, Nainital
If you are travelling to Nainital and looking for a place to stay with your furry friend, Aamari Resort can be the best-suited option. It is not only among the largest resorts of Ramgarh District of Nainital, but is also a famous luxury resort for pets. They are provided with all facilities and given equal attention as their parents.
Average tariff: INR 6,000 to INR 8,000
How to reach Kumaon?
The best way to reach Kumaon region is by road or train. The nearest railway station to the Kumaon hills is located at Kathgodam, which offers good connectivity to major North Indian cities, especially New Delhi. Check your indian railway seat availability here if you’re taking a train.
This post has been written in association with Ixigo, though the suggestions are personal and verified.