6 Most Expensive Houses in India
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This is the next in my “top most” series. We know that some of the most expensive cities are Zurich, New York, Tokyo and few others. Naturally, we expect that the most expensive houses belong to some of these cities. But, have you ever heard about some of the most expensive residences come from countries like India? Probably very few may have heard of such mansions belonging to the ultra-rich tycoons. Here is a list of 6 such most expensive houses in India.
When Mr. Mukesh Ambani, the richest Indian built his 27-story mansion in Mumbai, it made huge waves in the media, probably all over the world. This $2 billion mansion took seven years for construction. Call it a huge waste of tax payer’s money or a show of wealth and power, Mr. Ambani hasn’t hesitated in building one of the most lavish residences you can find in India and the world. Rated as one of the most expensive houses in India, it includes three helipads, swimming pool, a yoga studio mini-heater and a health club.
The king of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan definitely knows how to live life king size. His king size house Mannat is situated in Bandra, Mumbai, and easily costs anywhere between Rs. 70 – 100 crore in today’s market value. The mansion definitely reflects his power, stature and enigma. This mansion rivals the grandeur of the mansion owned by Amitabh Bachchan, another Bollywood biggie in its value.
3) JK House
If you thought Mr. Mukesh Ambani defined the way a mansion is built in India, Mr. Gautam Singhania, member of the billionaire family that owns the Raymond brand, took it a notch higher. The JK house seems to tower over Mr. Ambani’s Antilia. Known to have about 30 stories, this mansion is located in Breach Candy, Mumbai. The mansion offers a spectacular view of the sea. It includes features such as a gym with spa, swimming pool, helipad and six levels of car parking.
4) Ratan Tata's Mansion
Another billionaire who owns a sea-facing house in Mumbai is Mr. Ratan Tata, chairman of the Tata Group. Though his mansion hasn’t grown upwards, the three storied building is interestingly separated by seven levels. Each story of the elegant mansion has two levels. The house has all the amenities a billionaire’s house would typically have viz., a sun deck, a huge parking space for at least 10-12 cars, gym and a lounge, and a swimming pool. Mr. Tata’s residence also has an infinity pool at the top. The house is situated in Colaba, Mumbai.
5) Anil Ambani's Mansion
When the elder brother has built probably the most expensive house in India, how can the younger brother fall behind? The business rivalry between the Ambani brothers just became a bit personal with Anil Ambani’s mansion coming up. Touted as one of the most expensive mansions in India, Anil’s residence is still under construction and is estimated to cost approximately Rs. 5,000 crore (you may have a heart attack if you want to convert that into US dollars). The mansion is being constructed in Pali Hill area of Mumbai.
6) White House in the Sky
The king of good times, Mr. Vijay Mallya may be seeing setbacks in his Kingfisher airlines. However, this doesn’t seem to be stopping him from constructing a lavish mansion in Bangalore. This mansion is definitely a neighbor’s envy and an owner’s pride. The mansion presently under construction in UB City, Bangalore is extra-ordinary. It spans over an acre of land and has a wine cellar, salon, gym, an indoor heated pool and an outdoor infinity pool among other features. Now, you don’t call him the king of good times for nothing.
Do you know any other houses or mansions that can be included in some of the most expensive houses in India? Do let me know about them.