Nowadays work from home is not a luxury, it is a necessity and Millenials are trudging towards adding some extra flavors to it. Therefore, workation which means working while on a vacation amidst serene and calming places is gaining popularity. Youngsters are now escaping to their favorite destinations to spend a peaceful time while continuing to stay productive at the same time.
Doing office work alongside vacationing stirs the imagination of so many wish list ideas. Sitting in front of a beach or a breathtaking panoramic mountain with your laptop while sipping down a hot cup of coffee has become the new code for stable work life.
Here, we have curated a list of the best workation destinations in India where you can work while enjoying the most amazing views at the same time. Have a look!
Shillong is a quaint hill station in Meghalaya nestled amidst pine forests, lush greenery, and enchanting waterfalls. The capital of Meghalaya is often deemed as “Scotland of the East”. In summers, the weather here remains pleasurable in Shillong, which means it is a great place to escape the scorching heat. Meghalaya receives a lot of precipitation during rainy seasons. The northeastern part of India boasts many waterfalls, clear water lakes, lush green parks, and vast golf courses. This place is also the musical capital of our country and hosts many music festivals throughout the year.
Places to see in Shillong - Ward’s Lake, Don Bosco Museum, Lady Hydari Park, Umiam Lake, Elephant Falls, Mawsynram, Nohsngithiang Falls, and Living root bridge in Cherrapunjee. Khasi Hills, Jaintia Hills, Police Bazar, Shillong Peak, Mawphlang, Mawlynnong village, Garo Hills, and Dawki.
Varkala is home to many wonders that nature has bestowed upon us. It is a small coastal town in the southern part of God’s Own Country, Kerala. It has pristine beaches, lush green hills, mesmerizing waterfalls, springs, and whatnot! The out of the world feature of the Varkala beach is the 15 meters tall ‘Northern Cliff’. The whole town is painted in vibrant hippie colors and everyone seems to enjoy great music and scrumptious seafood at the shacks near the beach.
Places to see in Varkala - Varkala beach, Kappil beach, Kilimanoor Palace, Varkala Lighthouse, Anjengo Fort, Ponnumthuruthu Island, and Lighthouse.
Popularly known as “The Queen Of The Hills”, Darjeeling is a magical hill station in West Bengal. Darjeeling is among one of the best workation destinations in India. It is a true treasure tis rove for nature lovers. The 86 tea estates where local women grow the famous ‘Darjeeling Tea’ and the sight of these lush green tea plantations are some of the features that make Darjeeling a unique place to discover. With meandering toy trains, magical views of Kanchenjunga peak and Mount Everest from Tiger Hill, local delectable cuisine and colonial architecture of Darjeeling draw travelers from every nook and corner of the world.
Places to see in Darjeeling - Sandakphu, river rafting in Teesta, tea plantations, ride the toy train, ropeway cable car, monasteries, sunrise and sunset at Tiger Hill and India’s largest high altitude zoo.
Bir is an ultimate dream destination for every traveler that stands out amongst the best choices for workation destinations for its calm and lush green surroundings and options for adventure activities. It is amongst the top paragliding sites in India and is a cultural hub of the Tibetan people that was founded during the 1960s. This place offers days full of adventures and soul-refreshing moments making your workdays even more enjoyable.
Places to see in Bir - Gunehar River Pool, Bangoru waterfalls, Tibetan colony, Sharbaling monastery, Drukpa Kagyu monastery, and Chokling monastery.
The home of Dalai Lama, the Buddhist leader, Dharamshala is among the top workation places in India. It is set on the foothills of Dhauladhar Ranges. The city is surrounded by the mesmerizing snowy Himalayan mountains, deodar, and pine forests. This hilly town is popular for its snowline view that is easily visible here than any other place in India. Because of the large settlement of Tibetan people over here, Dharamshala is heavily influenced by Tibetan culture. One can see Buddhist prayer flags and beautiful monasteries adorning the city and adding serenity to it. Don’t forget to hog on the yummy Tibetan cuisine while cafe hopping in Dharamshala.
Places to see in Dharamshala - Gyuto Monastery, Dalai Lama Temple, and Dharamshala cricket stadium.
Popularly known as “The Scotland Of India”, Coorg is a famous coffee-producing hill town of India. Here’s a fun fact, Britishers named Coorg as the Kashmir of South India. Favorite of the nature enthusiasts for the aromatic coffee plantations spanning across major parts of its landscapes along with dense forests, Coorg is officially named as “Kogadu”. It has three administrative divisions known as Somwarpe, Virajpet, and Madikeri and Madikeri is the headquarters of Coorg. Madikeri is the point from where one can get all the transportations.
Places to see in Coorg - Dubare Elephant Camp, Barapole River, Abbey Falls, Chettalli waterfalls, Namdroling Monastery and Madikeri Fort
Also known as the “City of Lakes”, Udaipur is nestled between the beautiful Aravali Hills and is surrounded by four serene lakes. Tourists have designated Udaipur with other popular names like “Venice of the East” and “Jewel of Mewar”. The breathtaking monuments, ornate palaces, and old temples are the epitome of the architectural grandeur of this city. The chic cafes overlooking the beautiful lakes are a great place to work from. Tired of completing your daily tasks? Take a boat ride at Lake Pichola to wash off the boredom and refresh your soul or have a detour of City Palace, Lake Garden Palace, and Lake Palace at Lake Pichola’s banks.
Places to Visit In Udaipur - Lake Pichola, City Palace, Lake Garden Palace, Lake Palace, Bagore Ki Haveli, Saheliyon Ki Bari, Kumbhalgarh Fort, Nathdwara, and Jagdish Temple.
Popular by the name of “Queen of Hills”, Mussoorie is a small hill town in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, which is famous for its mesmerizing and charming views of the Shivalik mountain ranges in the south, awe-inspiring snow mountains in the northeast, and the overlooking Doon valley.
It was the summer capital during the rule of the British. A nature lover’s paradise, Mussoorie is a colonial hill station which is quite a loved place for people looking for a honeymoon, weekend getaway, and now for workations.
With its old-world charm, calm atmosphere, and tranquil views, Mussoorie is all set to become one of the best workation destinations in India. Situated at a height of 2,005 meters above sea level, Mussoorie is only 35 kilometers away from Uttarakhand’s capital, Dehradun.
Places to see in Mussoorie - Gun Hill - the second-highest peak in Mussoorie, Jharipani, Barlowganj, and Landour.
The enchanting beauty of Alappuzha or Alleppey impressed Lord Curzon so much that he named it “Venice of the East”. Nestled along the backwaters, this city in Kerala will grab your attention for many days along beaches, lagoons, and interlinking canals.
The best and the most common way to appreciate the beauty of the serene backwaters in Alleppey and the local way of life is to ride a houseboat. The best time to visit Alleppey is during the months of August and September in which the traditional snake boat race takes place at Alleppey Beach. A workation at this destination in Kerala is something that will fill you with creativity up to the brim.
Places to see in Alleppey - Alleppey beach, Marari beach, Vembanad Lake, and paddy fields at Kuttanad.
Workation means that you transport yourself to a calm and tranquil place straight out of the bustling city life. And to do that, you can surely consider Masinagudi, which is a perfect workation destination in South India that ensures to tick off all the checklist points for a relaxing workation.
Only 30 kilometers away from the famous holiday destination, Ooty, Masinagudi is located in the state of Tamil Nadu. Nestled amidst the Nilgiri hills, Masinagudi is an emblem of peace. To reach here, one can hire private taxis from Coimbatore or Mysore.
Places to see in Masinagudi - Maravakandy Dam, Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, and Moyar River.
There are so many other places that are perfect to be counted as wokation destinations in India, tell us your favorite one in the comments down below! Or, head to Adotrip to plan your workation! You can book the cheapest flight tickets, hotels, and extremely fun tour packages. With us, nothing is far!