Workation is a new trend among millennials and Gen Z alike, ever since the pandemic invoked the work from home culture. To manage work-related stress 😞and also work at the same time, the concept of working on vacation is steadily gaining traction. Hence, the term ‘workation’ was coined, which is literally the combination of two main words – work 👔and vacation ✈️. After all, what’s better than to take a vacation and not hamper your work too!
When it comes to choosing the right destination for a work-related vacation, India has a lot to offer. Right from verdant mountains ⛰️to breezy beaches 🏖️and the sultry plains in between, you can pick any location and discover something new.
Home to diverse cultures, traditions, and landscapes, India can offer you the ultimate luxury or the pocket-friendly destination, whatever you prefer.
If your work allows you to go remote, here are the 10 best workation locations in India to explore in 2022.
Goa is the party destination of India. Buzzing beaches, bohemian shacks, the happening nightclubs, the overall buzz in the air is eclectic. While most head to Goa for chilling out, you can also combine your work with pleasure. If you want to chill out at tourist faves, you can hit North Goa. For a more laid-back and work-mode stay, pick South Goa, where it is peaceful. You can even access private beaches and work away while soaking up the sun.
The history-rich city of Rajasthan offers you different locations to choose from for working while enjoying a slice of culture. You can head to Mount Abu for work amid the hills, or choose Udaipur and enjoy a quiet location by the lake. Jaisalmer gives you the experience of sand dunes, whereas Jodhpur lets you explore the rich Rajput history and culture. The pink city Jaipur can also be your pick if you want to enjoy city life and work without getting distracted by the numerous must-see places that other cities of Rajasthan have to offer.
Located in West Bengal, Darjeeling is a hill station famous for its tea estates. Head to Darjeeling to see rolling tea plantations and get to taste its famous black tea. Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, Darjeeling offers a scenic beauty that is soothing for the soul. You can also work in peace while sipping the famous Darjeeling tea. Check out the Kanchenjunga mountain range, visit Kurseong, or go on a toy train ride and explore what Darjeeling has to offer, that too, on a budget.
Lonavala and Khandala🖼️
If you live in Maharashtra, Lonavala and Khandala can be the perfect getaway for vacation and work. Best during the monsoons, you can experience dense fogs, innumerable waterfalls, and delectable cuisine. Book your stay at a resort to work while you experience the beauty of the place. Take your car and go on a drive to witness the beauty of the Western Ghats that come alive during the rainy season.
State to the ‘home of the clouds’ Meghalaya, Shillong is a picturesque hill station in the North-Eastern part of India. A hit among nature lovers, you can work with your head in the clouds (literally) and ease up on the built-up stress. The Elephant Falls is a must-see waterfall, and you can also go on walking trails that are spread throughout the State to be one with nature.
A quaint town in Karnataka, Coorg offers natural beauty and a peaceful environment. Situated close to Bangalore and Mysore, Coorg is a beauty during the monsoons, when the whole landscape turns green. Famous for its coffee plantation, Coorg is also home to the Abbey Falls and Iruppu Falls, which make for a wonderful trip. You can also go on a mountain hike and enjoy your stay at luxury or budget-friendly hotels and resorts.
Himachal Pradesh 🏔️
A State with multiple hill stations, Himachal Pradesh can give you a break from the monotony of busy city life. Head to Kullu, Manali, Dharamshala, Shimla, Kasol, or other quaint towns of the State and find yourself among hills and mountains. If you pick the winter season, you can also experience snowfall. Himachal Pradesh also offers adventure activities like river rafting, paragliding, etc. to bust stress after a week of hard work.
Experience a slice of France in Puducherry, a former French colony. The whole French vibe of the place can give you a taste of a different culture and cuisine. Visit the Aurobindo Ashram for peaceful meditation, or head to the Church. Puducherry is home to beaches, temples, parks, and cathedrals. You can also go mountain biking to satiate the thrill-seeker in you.
Known as ‘God’s own country,’ Kerala can offer you a peaceful environment to work and relax. Known for its backwaters, you can also explore beaches, spice plantations, and forest-based resorts.
Pick any of these places for work, and you can give your body and soul the rest they deserve without skimping on your work. Even companies can motivate their employees to go on a workation as an employee benefit initiative.
In the modem era, times are changing. Work is no longer a 9 to 5 job. Both employers and employees are looking for creative ways to boost productivity, and a workation can prove to be just that. So, take your next working vacation in India at one of these locations and recharge your soul.
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