Nowadays work from home is not a luxury, it is a necessity and Millenials are trudging towards adding some extra flavours 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 favourite 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 metres tall ‘Northern Cliff’. The whole town is painted in vibrant hippie colours 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 a true treasure trove 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 the Darjeeling draw travellers 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 traveller 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 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 snow line 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.