14 Incredible Workation Destinations of India

Workation is getting more popular by the day and the reason is simple – combining work and vacation is a clever way to balance business and leisure and have a more fulfilling career as well as a more rewarding lifestyle. The flexibility of working wherever and whenever you want means you can take extended vacations and work from mountains, island, forest or a beach.

We have curated a list of India’s top 14 workation destinations. We’ve picked the locations and homestays that are already ahead in the game in terms of speedy internet and comfortable workspaces; where people are welcoming and there is an atmosphere that you need to stay productive; and of course where you have ample things to do during your evenings and the weekends to recharge yourself. All that’s left for you to do is grab your laptop and go!

1. Baladhi – Himachal

Baladhi-Homestay-Parvati

Workation in this hidden gem in Parvati valley is absolutely what you need if you are tired of working from the same room of home or office in the city for the past some time. Baladhi homestay located on the banks of river Parvati amidst apple orchards provides you ample open spaces with just the sounds of nature to work from. It has the serene atmosphere you need to calm your soul and also complete all the pending office tasks you have been procrastinating till now. Explore Kasol, Manikaran, Malana and Tosh during weekends. 

Nearest Airport: Bhuntar (21kms)
Weekly Tariff: 7,800/- for single occupancy including all meals.
Wifi Speed: 20mbps

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2. Kurseong – West Bengal

Miles of Smiles Homestay-Kurseong

How would you like it to take your zoom meetings in the backdrop of the majestic view of Kanchenjunga? Then plan your workation in Kurseong, a small hill town with tea gardens, orchid gardens, forested hills and lush green pine forests just 28 km from Darjeeling. Miles of Smiles Homestay surrounded by beautiful pine woods and stunning views of snow covered peaks is perfect for workation in hills.

Nearest Airport: Bagdogra (40 kms)
Nearest Railway Station: NJP (43km)
Weekly Tariff: 10,500/- for single occupancy including all meals.
Wifi Speed: 50mbps
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3. Chamba – Himachal

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Pick any peaceful corner in this lovely cottage in Bhandal to sit with your laptop and you’d probably experience a peak in your productivity levels just because of how calming the atmosphere is. Made with wood and stone it reverberates an old world charm. Bhandal, a small village near Chamba located between the mountain ranges of the Dhauladhar and the Pir Panjal is one of those off-grid places to work from Himachal that you will surely want to come back to.

Nearest Airport: Bhuntar (21kms)
Nearest Railway Station: Pathankot (148kms)
Weekly Tariff: 11,500/- for single occupancy including all meals.
Wifi Speed: 20mbps

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4. Mashobra – Himachal

Winter4_Jagoti Homestay-Mashobra

Enjoy the gorgeous valley views while taking that boring but important conference call. Hardly 10 km from the Mall Shimla, Mashobra is a quaint little town with breathtakingly beautiful valley views. Stay at Jagoti Homestay in the midst of dense forests of Deodar, majestic oak, cedar and pine trees. In your free time you can go hiking, bird watching, biking or you can also go to chill at the Mall Shimla which is just about 30 minutes drive from here.

Nearest Airport: Jubbarhatti (34kms)
Nearest Railway Station: Kalka (97km)
Weekly Tariff: 10,200/- for single occupancy including all meals.
Wifi Speed: 50mbps

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5. Leh – Ladakh

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If you are not getting time out from your work to explore Ladakh, we have a solution. Take your office to Ladakh. This lovely homestay in Upper Changspa, Leh provides you a perfect environment to work. Spend your weekdays working in peace and weekends exploring Pangong lake, Nubra valley and Sham valley; and surprise everyone with your pictures.

Nearest Airport: Leh
Weekly Tariff: 9,100/- for single occupancy including breakfast.

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6. Old Manali – Himachal

Rainbow-view-Positive Vibes Homestay-Old Manali

Manali, our all time favorite hill destination, needs no introduction. And workation in Manali is something everyone of us would want to do at least once. Stay in this beautiful mountain house located in the charming laid back suburbs of old Manali and have a perfect mix of fun, adventure and work. The old Manali market has cafes to hang out in during the evenings. Go on the mountain trails around to relax your nerves after a frantic working week or try adventure sports like rafting, paragliding etc., if you want some adrenaline rush. 

Nearest Airport: Bhuntar (52 kms)
Weekly Tariff: 8,300/- for single occupancy including Breakfast and Dinner.

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7. Jones Estate, Bhimtal – Uttarakhand

Jone's Estate Homestay-Bhimtal

Pin-drop silence can be hard to find when working from home with family. But that’s something that you’ll find effortlessly at a workation in Jones estate Homestay, located at just 6hrs from Delhi. Set amidst dense pine forest near Bhimtal, this cottage is where you need to be on your next workation with family and you will have everything sorted. The family can go and explore Nainital, Naukuchiatal, Sattal etc while you work here in silence. And join them on excursions to Mukteshwar, Almora etc during weekends.

Nearest Airport: Pantnagar (58kms)
Nearest Railway Station: Kathgodam (30kms)
Weekly Tariff: 13,700/- for single occupancy including all meals.

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8. Palampur – Himachal

Tea-Garden-1-Shadow of Dhauladhar Homestay-Palampur

Working endlessly at the same place every day makes you feel like a machine? Then head to Palampur, a quaint hill destination in Himachal with gorgeous views of the Dhauladhar mountain ranges. Stay at Palampur homestay nestled in a pine forest, with tea gardens and a mountain stream just at the walking distance. While you work sitting in the balcony overlooking the forest, brew yourself a cup of refreshing kangra tea. During weekend you can go on excursion to Bir, andretta etc to engage in activities like paragliding, pottery and hiking.

Nearest Airport: Gaggal (34kms)
Nearest Railway Station: Pathankot (110km)
Weekly Tariff: 12,350 for single occupancy including all meals.
Wifi Speed: 40mbps

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9. Bohrakote – Uttarakhand 

Bohrakote Homestay-3-Ramgarh

Wake up every day with a bright smile and begin your day with healthy herbal tea at Bohrakote Homestay in Ramgarh. It is nestled in an organic farm owned by an agriculturist who is also your host. This is apparently one of the best homestays in Uttarakhand for workation. You get the required peace and silence to work, ample activities to engage in your free time and lovable host with whom you can spend evenings. There are many nature walks as well around to dense forest and lush green pastures.

Nearest Airport: Pantnagar (86kms)
Nearest Railway Station: Kathgodam (51km)
Weekly Tariff: 18,500 for single occupancy including all meals.
Wifi Speed: 40mbps

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10. Srinagar – J&K

Garden-2-The Blooming Beauty Homestay - Srinagar

You haven’t yet visited charming Kashmir?  Then we are sure you will jump at an opportunity to work in paradise. Workation in Kashmir has become so easy and doable with Smile and Shine homestay in Srinagar offering long stays. It is just 500 mt from Shalimar bagh.

Nearest Airport: Srinagar (10kms)
Weekly Tariff: 21,000 for single occupancy including all meals.
Wifi Speed: 45mbps
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11. Goa

Inheritance-Beach-Villa-North-Goa

Why compromise and choose between work and the beach-fun, when you can have them both. While staying at Sand & Shore homestay you can learn kayaking and stand up paddle boarding, go sailing or scuba diving. And have the VC with your team with a gorgeous sunset in the background.

Nearest Airport: Dabolim (6kms)
Nearest Railway Station: Vasco Da Gama Railway Station (9km)
Weekly Tariff: 19,000 for single occupancy including all meals.

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12. Mukteshwar – Uttarakhand

Sun Set 2-Mukteshwar Temple Homestay

Wake up to the bird songs, enjoy tea in the company of spotted deer, have a healthy breakfast and work while looking at the lush valley views and munching on self plucked seasonal fruits. That’s how your work life will look like during your workation in Mukteshwar at Sunkiya Homestay. And this will be accompanied by delicious home cooked meals prepared from fresh vegetables from in-house organic farms.Spend your weekends hiking, biking, bathing at natural waterfalls or just relaxing in the lap of nature.

Nearest Airport: Pantnagar (90kms)
Nearest Railway Station: Kathgodam (54km)
Weekly Tariff: 11,500/- for single occupancy including all meals.
Wifi Speed: 10mbps
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13. Pushkar – Rajasthan

Workation2-Pushkar Homestay

Plan your VCs either at the lake side or the dunes and let your colleagues guess your location in your online meetings. Pushkar homestay, located in the quiet surroundings of Pushkar provides a perfect atmosphere for work. And the café that the host runs gives you the opportunity to eat delicious multi cuisine food, any time of the day.

Nearest Airport: Jaipur (146kms)
Nearest Railway Station: Ajmer (15km)
Weekly Tariff: 10,100 for single occupancy including breakfast.

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14. Wayanad – Kerala 

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Something that you’re probably missing the most while working from home is self-pampering. By going on a workation to Wayanad, you’ll have many chances to do things that make you feel good. Sip on hot tea, stroll through spice plantations, cycle past nature trails on weekends while staying at Wayanad Farmstay.

Nearest Airport: Kozhikode (96km)
Nearest Railway Station: Kozhikode (96km)
Weekly Tariff: 9000 for single occupancy including breakfast and dinner.

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