Certain investments last a lifetime, and the residences constructed or acquired by India’s most influential individuals exemplify the true essence of a “lifetime investment.” Notably, none of these homes come with a price tag below a billion. This article highlights some of India’s priciest residences, providing insights into their owners and locations.
Situated in one of the world’s most expensive neighborhoods, Altamount Road in Mumbai, the Ambani residence spans 400,000 square feet and is estimated to cost between Rs. 6,000 and Rs. 12,000 crores. This one definitely looks like where Indian lottery winners live.
Crafted by an award-winning architectural firm and constructed by a renowned building group, this expansive structure is engineered to withstand an 8-magnitude Richter scale earthquake. With 27 liveable floors, equivalent to 40 stories due to exceptionally high ceilings, the skyscraper is adorned with marble, crystals, and nacre. Notably, each floor features a distinct design and material, showcasing the luxury of Mukesh Ambani’s Antilia. The mansion is looked after by approximately 600 staff members.
2. JK House
JK House, the property of Raymond Group Chairman Gautam Singhania, stands as the second-tallest private building in India, positioned on the same road as Antilia. With an estimated value of approximately Rs. 6,000 crores, this 30-story structure encompasses contemporary living spaces, two swimming pools, and five floors dedicated to parking the world’s most luxurious cars.
The property includes exclusive amenities like a helipad for Singhania’s helicopters, a spa, a gym, recreational areas, and more. Specifically designed for privacy and comfort, the upper floors house separate residential units for each family member. The expansive gardens and terraces provide serene views. Situated in South Mumbai, Gautam Singhania’s residence enjoys a prime location.
Shah Rukh Khan’s residence, known as ‘Mannat,’ is a famous landmark in Bollywood. The modern bungalow is positioned in Bandstand, Bandra, Mumbai, and offers a breathtaking view of the Arabian Sea. With multiple bedrooms, a library, a gym, a personal auditorium, and various amenities, the extravagant mansion is valued at approximately Rs. 200 crores. It has become a popular tourist attraction, drawing thousands of visitors daily who gather outside to take selfies and catch a glimpse of the superstar.
Gauri Khan, Shah Rukh Khan’s wife and a renowned interior designer teamed up with the well-known designer Kaif Faquih to craft the mansion’s design. Mannat boasts a collection of antiques and carefully selected items from upscale stores. The 6-story building is equipped with elevators for easy accessibility.
Featuring two living rooms adorned with paintings by M.F. Hussain, art objects, and antiques, Mannat dedicates an entire floor to entertainment. This floor includes a private bar, entertainment centres, and a kids’ playroom. The neo-classical mansion has earned its place among the most expensive houses in India, captivating admirers with its grandeur.
Covering an extensive area of 16,000 sq.ft., Abode stands as Anil Ambani’s residence, towering at 70 meters and featuring a helipad. Nestled in Pali Hill, Mumbai, this 17-storey building was once occupied by Mukesh Ambani and his family before their relocation to Antilia.
The entrance of this magnificent dwelling showcases a thoughtfully designed glass facade, welcoming natural light to illuminate its elegant white interiors. Abode boasts luxurious amenities such as a gym, spa, swimming pool, and other facilities akin to those found in seven-star hotels. With an estimated value of approximately Rs. 5,000 crores, Anil Ambani’s ‘Abode’ rightfully secures its place among the most expensive houses in India.
In Juhu, Mumbai, Bollywood’s iconic figure, Amitabh Bachchan, possesses a charming residence named ‘Jalsa,’meaning celebration. Initially named ‘Mansa’ (meaning emperor), the house underwent a name change to ‘Jalsa’ based on an astrologer’s advice.
This double-storeyed dwelling spans an expansive 10,123 sq. ft. and was a gift from the renowned director Ramesh Sippy to Amitabh Bachchan after completing the shoot of the acclaimed movie ‘Satte Pe Satta’ together. ‘Jalsa’ holds a special place in Bollywood history, hosting the filming of Amitabh Bachchan’s iconic movies like ‘Chupke Chupke’ and ‘Anand.’
Valued at around 120 crores, the legendary actor Abode’s ‘Jalsa’ is considered a sanctuary for aspiring actors. The house attracts thousands of global tourists eager to catch a glimpse of the evergreen actor. ‘Jalsa’ boasts exquisite features such as a beautiful garden, front porch, luxurious rugs, grand chandeliers, royal paintings, and more, making it a truly enchanting residence.
6. Ratan Tata’s Retirement Home
Ratan Tata’s retirement residence in Colaba is an expansive all-white bungalow. Spanning 13,350 square feet across 7 levels, it features socializing spaces such as living and dining areas, along with private bedrooms. Additionally, amenities include a gym and a media room. The basement can conveniently park 10-12 cars, and the top floor boasts a sun deck capable of hosting 50 people. Situated a short 20-minute drive from Bombay House, the Tata Sons headquarters, this pet-friendly Abode offers both luxury and convenience.
7. Navin Jindal Lutyen’s Home
The residence of the politician-industrialist stands out as an impressive white structure in a charming area of New Delhi. Covering an expansive 3 acres, the house is recognized as an architectural masterpiece.