Workation is the newfound buzzword among millennials who quench their wanderlust by working from exotic places. To keep up with this modern work + vacation trend, many leisure destinations have now adapted to this new concept and have transformed into workation destinations in India. They cater to both professional and other needs of travellers, providing them with a conducive ambience to work or relax as they prefer. If you are love to travel and are always stuck between choosing work and vacation, destination working is what you need!
Here are the 8 best workation destinations in India that you can visit to enjoy a nice vacation and also work from here.
8 Offbeat Workation Destinations in India
Need a calm, tranquil and lush green place to work and vacay? Bir in Himachal Pradesh is a beautiful abode in the mighty Himalayas that offers you all this and more! You can try paragliding as Bir is one of the best paragliding sites in India or explore the monasteries to experience the Tibetan culture. Spend an entire day soaking the picturesque vistas of Bir and enjoy destination working from here.
- Best time to visit Bir: October to June
- Nearest railway station/airport: Pathankot Railway Station/Kangra Airport
If a beach background with waves crashing on the shore and cool breeze blowing by is what you need to get into the work mode, Varkala is a great choice for destination working. Witnessing the mesmerising sunrise and sunset at the Arabian Sea, you can spend months on a row in this small paradise located close to Trivandrum. Fondly called the Pearl of the Arabian Sea, Varkala is one of the best workation destinations in India as it caters to all modern needs and also has a number of amazing places like lakes, beaches and forts that you can visit when not working.
- Best time to visit Varkala: October to March
- Nearest railway station/airport: Thiruvananthapuram railway station/ Thiruvananthapuram airport
Would you be enthralled to work from a lush green forest belt nestled in 3 southern states of Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu? Well, Masinagudi, part of the Mudumalai forest belt, is the perfect place to enjoy nature at its full bloom, say hi to occasional visitors (animals) and revel in the scintillating beauty of the surroundings. It is a dream work set-up for everyone who loves to escape from the chaos of the city and choose a tranquil retreat to focus at work. And Masinagudi offers you just that, which is why it is considered one of the most exciting workation destinations in India.
- Best time to visit Masinagudi: March to June; September to October
- Nearest railway station/airport: Coimbatore Railway Station/ Coimbatore Airport
A perfect retreat amid fragrant coffee estates and verdant valleys, Coorg gives the respite you need from the busy city life. Brimming with homestays and budget hotels, Coorg is one of the perfect workation destinations in India to relax, rejuvenate and work peacefully. You can also enjoy the unique and flavourful Kodagu food (the local cuisine in Coorg) in the local eateries and go shopping in Coorg’s local bazaars.
- Best time to visit in Coorg: June to September
- Nearest railway station/airport:Mangalore/Hassan Railway Station/Mangalore Airport
If you wish to work from a city that also offers the best of both worlds – picturesque locales and all facilities enjoyed in a city – hands down, Vizag is your go-to choice! The financial capital of Andhra Pradesh, Vizag or Vishakhapatnam is a great workation destination in India as it is also located very close to Arakku Valley, a gorgeous hill station located few hours from Vizag. While you spend your weekdays working from your favourite workspace in Vizag, you can plan a weekend getaway to Arakku Valley as well.
- Best time to visit Vizag: October to March
- Nearest railway station/airport to Vizag: Vishakhapatnam Railway Station/Rajamundry Airport
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Wish to live a hippie lifestyle and still focus on your work? Kasol is the best workation destination in India to enjoy a completely relaxed and chilled-out lifestyle that you may sometimes crave for. You can also keep yourself engaged and active by exploring various trekking trails like the Kheerganga Trek or hiking in the Parvati Valley. Gorge on some delicious food in the various cafes dotting Kasol, enjoy some cheap liquor and soak in the Bohemian vibes that Kasol exudes to enjoy the essence of destination working!
- Best time to visit Kasol: April, May, October & November
- Nearest railway station/airport to Kasol: Joginder Nagar Railway Station/Buntar Airport
For all those who want to break free from their work-from-home routine or take a sabbatical and work on what you love from an enchanting hill station, Matheran is your go-to destination! Camp amidst verdant valleys with picturesque views and enjoy working on your own pace, peacefully. Matheran is also famous for its unique flora and fauna and for being virtually pure and pollution-free. You can literally get some ‘fresh air’ here! Fall in love with this incredible destination while enjoying destination working from Matheran.
- Best time to visit Matheran: October to December
Why leave behind a desert destination to enjoy workation? Khimsar is the perfect place for destination working from a desert location in case you wish to try a different and unique place for your work vacation. A small village famous for sand dunes and Nagaur Festival, Khimsar is best for those who love to work from a serene location to keep their creative juices flowing, while enjoying the local cuisine and culture. Give it a shot if you wish to enjoy the village life and see how well you adapt to it!
- Best time to visit Khimsar: November to February
- Nearest railway station/airport: Jodhpur Railway Station/ Jodhpur Airport
This is our list of the 8 best workation destinations in India. Where are you heading to? Let us know in the comments below!