Mukesh Ambani's Antalia
Antilia is a private home in South Mumbai, India. It is owned by Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries, and has a staff of 600 to maintain the residence 24 hours a day.
As of November 2014, it is deemed to be the world's most expensive residential property, after Buckingham Palace, which is designated as a crown property. It is thus the world's most expensive private residential property, valued over $1 billion. Its controversial design and ostentatious use by a single family has made it famous across the world, with severe criticism in the architectural press and mockery in popular media.
It is located on Altamount Road, Cumballa Hill in Mumbai.
The building is named after the mythic island Antillia (with two Ls)
In 2007 the Allahabad government said the structure is illegal because the land's owner, the Waqf Board, had no right to sell it, as Waqf property can neither be sold nor transferred Ambani then obtained a No Objection Certificate from the Waqf Board after paying ₹1.6 million and began construction. In June 2011, the Union government asked the Maharashtra government to consider referring the matter to the Central Bureau of Investigation.
In regards to the three helipads, the Indian Navy said it will not allow the construction of helipads on Mumbai buildings, while the Environment Ministry, following a representation from Awaaz Foundation, said the helipads violate local noise laws. Issues have also been raised with regards to the construction of an illegal car park.
In 2011 it was reported that Ambani had yet to move into the home, despite its completion, for fear of "bad luck".Basannt R. Rasiwasia, an expert in Vastu shastra, claims the home does not conform to Vastu requirements
He built the 27-storey cantilevered mansion with its helipads and floating gardens. And now according to the New York Times he's decided not to actually live in it. Nearly a year after it's grand unveiling, it remains a house not a home. Its famous owner is still firmly ensconced in the humble old 14-storey abode with mommy and younger brother Anil.
According to the New York Times the real stumbling block might be vastu. A vastu expert told the Times Antilia might have run afoul of one of vastu's key principles: The eastern side doesn't have enough openings to let in the morning light. That can lead to misunderstandings between team members, negative energy and more hard work to achieve moderate success. God forbid.
When Antilia was built it was apparently done in accordance with both vastu and feng shui principles. I don't know if this new vastu glitch shows the inherent problem of Hindi-Chini bhai bhai cooperation pipe dreams. But if it is true, it does prove that the most powerful person in India is not the politician. Or the industrialist. Or even Anna.
Anil Ambani's Abode
The chairman of Reliance, Anil Ambani’s home is located in Pali Hill, Mumbai. The house costs around Rs 5000 crores
Sharukh Khan's Mannat
Mannat, the beautiful house of Bollywood super star, is considered as one of the most luxurious homes in the country. The house lives up to the reputation of the super star. It is located in the Bandra locality of Mumbai and is valued at Rs 125-150 crore.
Interestingly, Mannat was not constructed at the lavish open space by SRK himself, it was indeed a legacy house that originally belonged to a Gujarati man, who was once SRK's neighbour. When Shah Rukh had his heart set on the house which was then called 'Villa Vienna', he decided to meet the then owner, Nariman Dubash. After a lot of persistent convincing, SRK managed to get the house for approx Rs. 13.32 cr at that time, a value which has now shot up to Rs. 200 cr!
1. The REAL reason why Mannat was purchased
This may come as a surprise, but Shah Rukh wanted an exclusive prayer room, which is why he wanted to build a house on his own terms, the land of opportunities—Mumbai. He has even quoted that, "Even if I was broke one day, I would sell everything, but not Mannat."
2. An architecture that will make your jaw drop.
Exquisite Italian architecture, and intricate neo-classical elements to boast of—the interiors of the house are the perfect blend of modern and stylish, adorned with curios and objects of art from around the world! The multi-storey ed building has two living rooms connected by a system of elevators, which is tastefully done up with paintings by M.F Hussain, antiques and other valuables. Not only that, the house has an entire floor dedicated to a playroom for his kids, a library, a private bar, and an entertainment centre!
3. The story behind the name 'Mannat'
When Shah Rukh was finally able to buy his dream house, Villa Vienna—he had thought of calling it Jannat. But, no sooner did he buy the house than all his wishes started coming true, and his career hit an all-time high. So he changed his mind, and ended up naming it—Mannat. Aww.
Ratan Tata Residence
The area of the mansion is huge i.e. 13,350 sq. Ft. The architectural beauty can be seen in its modern structure. His house is a perfect example of elegance over extravagance as it is simple graceful due to the floor to ceiling windows. Ratan N. Tata’s white beauty house is about twenty minutes drive away from the Bombay House.
1. The time when he took over Jaguar Land Rover from Ford
In 1998 when Ratan Tata decided to sell his passenger car business to Ford as Tata Indica was a failure in its first year, Bill Ford (chairman of Ford) said, "If you do not know anything, why did you start the passenger car division at all. It will be a favor if we buy this business from you."
Nine years after the 'humiliation', when Ford was on the verge of bankruptcy, Tata Group offered to buy their luxury car brand Jaguar Land Rover. The car is now owned by the Tata Group. Ford chairman Bill Ford thanked Tata, saying, 'You are doing us a big favor by buying JLR.'
Ratan Tata is truly an inspiration for us all. Even though he has attained such great heights in his life, his personality is as humble as it could be. Not even a tinge of arrogance has been able to creep into him. He is a prime example of how a business man can run a company successfully and generate billions in wealth and still be loved by people at this scale. Respect.
2. He even traveled economy class
when Air Asia inaugurated their flight route to Goa in 2014. Wonder if other business bigwigs out there can do this or if our MLAs and MPs with their bloated egos can travel economy class?
Naveen Jindal Residence
Next on this list is the beautiful hose of politician-industrialist Naveen Jindal, which lies in the Leafy Lutyens Bungalow Zone in Delhi, one of the most expensive localities in the city. This house is valued at Rs 125-150 crore.
Rana Kapoor Residence
Rana Kapoor, the CEO of Yes Bank has recently acquired a plush house located at Tony Altamount Road in Mumbai. This building, which was owned by Citi Group, was recently acquired by Kapoor, by paying a huge sum of Rs 120 crore.
Shashi Ruia and Ravi Ruia Residence
One of the most expensive houses in India is the luxurious bungalow of the Chairman of Essar Group, Shashi Ruia and also the Vice Chairman, Ravi Ruia. This house is situated on the famous Tees January Marg in new Delhi and is worth a whopping Rs 120 crore.
Vijay Mallya Residence
The flamboyant business tycoon, Vijay Mallya, who owns Kingfisher Airlines as well as UB Group, is the owner of a lavish house, which he calls “White House in the Sky”. This luxurious mansion style home has been constructed in UB City, Bangalore and is worth well over Rs 100 crore
Vijay Mallya, the flamboyant Indian beer and airline tycoon, has been accused in a London court of money laundering, with funds lent to aid his ailing air carrier Kingfisher Airlines allegedly going to his Force India Formula One motor racing team. Mr Mallya, a former spirits baron who has been living in self-imposed exile in London since early last year, is battling an Indian government request for his extradition to India to stand trial for alleged financial misconduct leading to the collapse of his Kingfisher Airlines. In January, India’s Central Bureau of Investigation filed criminal charges against Mr Mallya and nine of his bankers and former senior executives for the alleged diversion of funds from a $134m loan extended by the state-owned IDBI Bank to Kingfisher Airlines. In April, the former chairman of United Spirits — India’s largest drinks company — was arrested and briefly taken into custody by Scotland Yard’s extradition unit, as he was formally charged with fraud and illegal fund diversions, at the behest of the Indian government. During the proceedings on Tuesday, Mr Mallya was re-arrested before fresh charges were presented to him a hearing at Westminster Magistrates Court. He has been released on bail. According to the Crown Prosecution Service in London, which is acting at the behest of the Indian government in the proceedings, the new money-laundering charges — and the evidence in support of them — “has been joined to the original fraud charges”. “The new charge is essentially showing where the money went to,” the CPS said in a statement. “For example it is alleged that some of the funds ended up with the Force India racing team.” Kingfisher, once one of India’s most popular airlines in a notoriously tough aviation market, collapsed in October 2012 with outstanding debts of more than $2bn to lenders including state-owned banks, suppliers and even its own staff. Yet even after the carrier’s failure, Mr Mallya maintained his high-flying life-style, eventually becoming a reviled symbol of India’s broader bad-debt crisis, which has seen powerful tycoons live in opulent luxury even as their financially-strapped companies fail to repay huge debts to state-owned banks. Prime minister Narendra Modi’s government is now eager to secure Mr Mallya’s return to India, where they hope his criminal prosecution will send a warning sign to other large debt defaulters as part of New Delhi’s high-profile crusade against corruption and crony capitalism. Indians are closely following the case against Mr Mallya. But India has a poor record in past extradition efforts over other criminal suspects, and Mr Modi’s government was eager to strengthen its case ahead of the formal extradition hearing, due to start on December 4.
JK House at Breach Kandy in Mumbai is without doubt, one of the costliest and most luxurious houses in the country in 2015. It belongs to Gautam Singhania and has some amazing facilities such as a heath center, a museum and a helipad. The house has 30 floors, out of which 6 are reserved for parking only
NCPA Apartments, Mumbai
NCPA Apartments in the posh area of Nariman Point in Mumbai make a very expensive housing option in India. To own a 4 bedroom apartment here, one would need to shell out an exorbitant price of Rs 29-35 crore
Other Expensive Residences in India
MegaStar Chiranjeevi House in Jublee Hills, Hyderabad
Farm House In Hyderabad