A home is where you can rest, be yourself and unwind after a hectic day. Here are some of India’s most costly and premium households.
From captivating interiors, eccentric colour combinations, exquisite furniture, stunning design and one-of-a-kind architecture, living a lavish lifestyle is the norm now. India is home to the most expensive properties, and research has shown that it is a nation with the third largest number of billionaires.
The wealthy know how to spend their money, whether investing or simply buying things left and right, regardless of need. One way of showing off their money is by owning homes you only see in magazines or TV. These are jaw-dropping, and the amount of thought, effort and innovation put into their projects is unmatched.
From Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘Jalsa’ to Mukesh Ambani’s ‘Antilia’, Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Mannat’ and much more—let’s look at India’s most expensive extravagant homes.
Top 10 Most Expensive Homes in India
1: Antilia – Design and Craft at its Finest
The Antilia is breathtaking, with its polished windows, unique design, various amenities, and indulgences. This massive building is home to Reliance Industries owner Mukesh Ambani and is only one of the world’s costliest houses.
This building is a 568-ft skyscraper with 27 floors, nine high-speed elevators, three helipads, an ice cream parlour, an 80-seat movie theater and more. The Antilia is the inception of renowned Chicago-based architects Will and Perkins. Apart from the grand interior and amenities, the building has a multi-floor car park and a swimming pool inside the house where Ambani can relax and host massive events or gatherings.
The Antilia is located on Altamount Road, Cumballa Hill, one of Mumbai’s more expensive areas where all the wealthy reside. So if you stay in Mumbai or are going there shortly, visit the place and see this wonder for yourself.
- The approximate cost of this construction is Rs. 6,000 to Rs. 12,000 crores.
- Spread over 37,000 sq ft.
- Cleverly designed to withstand an Earthquake of up to 8 magnitudes on the Richter scale.
- As for the materials, they have used marble, crystal and mother of pearl and each of the 27 floors has a different plan and uses various other materials to bring it to life.
- As for maintenance, a whopping 600 staff takes care of the tower.
2: JK House – Out of the Ordinary
Next on the list is JK House, owned by Gautam Singhania, Chairman and Managing Director of Raymond Group, a well-known and well-established men’s clothing brand. This building is the second tallest after the Antilia and is close to Ambani’s looming tower, Antilia.
With JK House, the chairman surely did not hold back from 2 swimming pools, a garden, a recreational area, a spa, a gym, and a museum to display Raymond’s long history of their clothing through the years. Five of the 30 floors are reserved for parking expensive and rare cars worldwide.
And on the top features a helipad which is used by his helicopters. In addition to this, the upper floors are dedicated and divided into separate residences for the privacy of each family member.
This building has an estimated cost of Rs. 6,000 crores and takes up 16,000 sqft of space in Mumbai’s lush and premium neighbourhood. With a super high-rise structure, you will not miss this building from miles away, and its sheer size will shock you.
3: Mannat – The Most Expensive Possession of Shah Rukh Khan
This amazing mansion belongs to only Shah Rukh Khan. Located in Bandstand, Bandra (West), Mumbai, Maharashtra, this house faces and overlooks the Arabian Sea, giving you a gorgeous view of the waterbody and the hustle and bustle of the people around. Mannat was designed by Gauri Khan, Shah Rukh Khan’s wife, a distinguished interior designer, and Kaif Faquih.
The interior and various amenities of the building include a gym, library, many bedrooms, quite a few elevators, and a personal auditorium. There are paintings done by famous Indian artist M.F Hussain and various other art and antiques collected from around the world.
Besides this, the home is said to be around 200 crores and spans over 27,000+ sqft. Being a prominent celebrity, the house has been designed to host large parties and has a private bar, kids’ play area and other forms of entertainment to keep guests busy and occupied.
This 6-storey designer home is a popular tourist destination, and many people flock to see this beauty for themselves.
4: Jalsa – Celebrate Life
Jalsa is another renowned and much-loved celebrity, Amitabh Bachan. Even the name ‘Jalsa’ means celebration. The large double-storey bungalow is an extravagant villa with a huge garden, stunning interiors decorated with various royal paintings and more.
Jalsa was gifted to Amitabh Bachan by well know director-producer Ramesh Sippy as a reward and congratulatory gift after completing shooting for his movie ‘Satte Pe Satta’. The house gives off retro vibes with its minimal design and has a study room, gym, and studio room chandeliers hanging and more which give a rich and sophisticated impression.
This building costs about Rs. 120 crores, takes over 10,123 sq ft of space, and is located in Juhu, Mumbai.
If you truly want to witness and see the inside of Jalsa, then these movies – ‘Chupke Chupke’ and ‘Anand’ were shot inside this house. Again people flock here to take selfies and boast that they saw Amitabh Bachhan, and now you can too.
5: Jatia House – Fit for Kings
Jatia House is a lush multi-story building that truly looks like something from the movies. Filled to the brim with a whole host of luxury items. KM Birla, the chairman of the Aditya Birla Group, owns this home.
This palace-like residence has a clean white royal appearance on the outside with its various windows and is accompanied by a vast lush green garden, a courtyard, and a little pond to the side and is all about nature.
On the inside, you can expect no less with interiors done with the finest and best superlative Burma teak wood workmanship.
Featuring about 20 bedrooms, a ballroom, and auditoriums with a grand central courtyard. Big enough to host and house 500-700 people, this massive mansion covers over 30,000 sq ft and overlooks the sea for a pleasant view.
Located in an upscale residential area, Little Gibbs Rd, Malabar Hill, Mumbai, Maharashtra, Jatia has an approximate valuation of Rs. 425 crores.
6: A Retirement Home – Make Yourself At Home
Like its name, ‘A Retirement home is the residence of Ratan Tata, who has his hand in almost every business. This glorious 3-storey property is inspired by colonial architecture, and this has been incorporated into the design of the building with white ceilings, walls and large fenestration. The house on the outside looks quite elegant, so let’s see what it’s like on the inside.
There is a media room, an in-house gym, a sun deck, a cinema, a library, a pool area, a barbeque area, a bar, a sitting room, plus more. The sun deck can hold 50 people where small get-togethers and events occur. There is only a basement area for parking cars; close to 12 can fit at once.
Thanks to the large balcony and open windows, you can enjoy the scenic view, ensuring ample light, fresh air, and a cool breeze entering the house. The home faces the sea, and from each bedroom, you can expect nothing less than the striking view of the sea and beyond.
This home can be found in Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra and takes up 13,350 sq ft and costs around Rs. 150 crores.
7: Jindal Mansion – In the Limelight
This grand structure looks like something straight from Rome with its white pillars, dense flora and fauna creeping onto the building, making it look majestic and, of course, the polished symmetrical windows and pure white finish outside. This amazing structure is owned by none other than politician Sajjan Jindal.
Located in the Leafy Lutyens Bungalow Zone, Delhi, considered a posh and expensive area. The house is built across 3 acres and features a dedicated office on the ground, 3rd, 4th, and 5th floor for the JSW Group, with a quiet ambience for business to be conducted smoothly.
The house and personal residence are no different; it receives lots of natural light, giving the vast open spaces a unique glow and friendly atmosphere. The interior also is finished with light wood latticework and cream-coloured walls for a plain, modern look. The walls are filled with large artworks to decorate and bring life to the various rooms.
The view you get a wide clean panoramic view of the Arabian Sea with its breathtaking landscape, the sunlight reflecting and dancing on the water and people going about their business, painting beautiful pictures and telling an entertaining story. You can look for hours and get lost.
Jindal Masion costs Rs. 120-150 crores.
8: Gulita – Grand Splendor
Gulita is home to Isha Ambani, the daughter of India’s wealthiest man Mukesh Ambani and her husband, Anand Piramal. Previously residing in Antilia, she knows what luxury is and surely would not settle for any less, so we can expect her to splurge and get the best deal.
Gulita was gifted to Isha and Anand by his parents as a wedding gift and was bought in 2015 for 450 crores and has since undergone various renovations under the guidance of a London-based engineering firm named Eckersley O’Callaghan.
This shining architectural structure has five floors, 2 of which are saved for parking. The very prominent and 3D glass diamond structure is unique and oozes royalty with its high chandeliers hanging and lighting up the space. These dome structures hold a sitting area for guests to be entertained and mingle or catch up, as Isha Ambani is known to host parties and small gatherings.
Other amenities include:
- A lawn
- A study room
- Multiple bedrooms
- A swimming pool
- A lavish living room
- More such conveniences and comforts
This massive house is spread across 50,000 sqft in the posh Worli area of Mumbai and faces the Arabian Sea, giving you a spectacular view from anywhere in the house.
9: Kamanth Residence – A Glorious, Swanky Abode
This grand home is owned by India’s youngest billionaire, Nikil Kamanth, who founded Zerodha with his brother Nithin Kamanth in 2010. Fast forward, now Zerodha has taken off and is one of India’s most successful and trusted brokerage firms in India with over 3 million users.
The 35-year-old Nikhil Kamanth lives in Kingfisher Towers, Bangalore and takes up 7000 sqft of space. The interiors reflect Nikihls taste in colour, style and more, with basic and neutral colours, bold artwork, modern art and wood craftsmanship, potted plants, and cool furniture that makes you look twice.
You get a clear view of the Bangalore skyline through the larger-than-life, does perfect for sitting down and enjoying the sunset.
10: Lincoln House – A Testament to Time
Previously owned by the U.S. government and used as a Consulate house, originally, this was the property of the Maharaja of Wankaner. Now after being on the market for four years, the house was bought by Cyrus Poonwalla, a billionaire and the chairman of Serum Institute.
Lincoln House is considered a grade 3 heritage property which is 2 acres big and is built on 50,000 sq ft with an approximate cost of Rs. 750 crores and can be found in the classy Beach Crady area of South Mumbai.
The large house has multiple rooms and can support 500 people. It takes after the Indo-Saracenic architectural style. The building is yet to be renovated into a proper residential place for the family.
Above is a list of some of India’s most expensive houses, home to India’s most loved celebrities, businessmen, typhoons and young entrepreneurs. Each home reflects their taste and style, making every house unique and different. Such luxury homes offer the best living experience.
We only see such homes in movies or read about in books, so seeing such designs and structures in real life is quite exciting. If you are travelling to any of these places, then be sure to give these places a visit and witness this grand scale of wealth and luxury for yourself.
From Antilia to Mannat, Jalsa and more, each home gives us a glimpse into these people’s lives and what they have done to acquire such wealth. We can see their personality reflected in the architecture, colours, design and more, giving us an up close and personal look at these famous celebrities and billionaires and what they are like outside of the public eye, how they like to spend their free time and take a break from their busy work life.
Who owns the most expensive house in India?
Mukesh Ambani owns the most expensive house in India.
What is the most posh and expensive residential location in India?
Tardeo, South Mumbai, is the most luxurious area with a property price of Rs. 56,200 per sq ft.
Where do India's wealthy reside?
Most of India's billionaires live in Mumbai, known as India's financial capital.
How much does the most expensive house in India cost?
The most expensive house in India costs close to Rs. 12000 crore, which is of Mukesh Ambani.