With COVID variants still doing rounds, it’s an ideal time to pack your bags and go for workation. We have curated a list of 12 budget friendly homestay options in Himalayas ideal to work from. Easy accessibility, good internet connectivity, options for activities to do during free time, affordability and availability of simple home cooked meals make these perfect to work from. Experience the comfort of a home, enjoy the facilities of an office and work close to nature without any distractions; this will not only improve your productivity but also improve your physical and mental health.
Located in the serene environment of Naddi in the shadow of Dhauladhars, this homestay is ideal for long stay. While staying in the peaceful locality, you are never very far from the hustle- bustle of the market since McLeodganj is just 4 kms from here. There is an attached fully equipped kitchen for self cooking. And to satisfy your cravings for some exotic food, there are some cool cafes in Mcleodganj. In your free time you can also go hiking, paragliding etc. You can also join some yoga and meditation center while you work from here.
Tariff: 7,500/- Per Person
Includes: WiFi • Kitchen for Self Cooking • Housekeeping
Nearest Airport: Gaggal (20 km); Nearest Railway Station: Pathankot (92km); There is regular overnight Volvo bus service as well from Delhi
Nestled amidst the apple orchards right on the banks of River Parvati, this traditional home is just perfect for a quiet workation away from all the chaos of city life. Around a kilometer’s trek will take you to this hidden gem. Spend a few days working from this heavenly place enjoying the beautiful sight of the Himalayan peaks and sound of gushing Parvati river. Its close proximity to Manikaran, Malana, Kasol and Tosh makes it a good base to explore these areas during weekends.
Tariff: 7,800/- Per Person
Includes: WiFi • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) • Housekeeping
Nearest Airport: Bhuntar (21 km); There is regular overnight Volvo bus service as well from Delhi
Located on an isolated part of the hill in the midst of nature, this no-frills traditional wooden homestay in Malana near Kasol provides you much needed space in the hills to connect with nature. Malana is base to some exotic treks and trails as well, so explore the hidden trails on weekends to refresh yourself.
Tariff: 7,550/- Per Person; Includes: WiFi • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) • Power Backup • Housekeeping
Nearest Airport: Bhuntar (39 km); There is regular overnight Volvo bus service as well from Delhi
This lovely homestay is located in Kais Wildlife Sanctuary in the middle of rice fields and Plum orchards near Kullu, Himachal Pradesh. It offers a wonderful view of green fields and mountains and a peaceful environment to work. During the free time you can do bird-watching, fishing, reading, star gazing and farming. There are many heritage villages like Jana, Soil and Tandla nearby where you can go on a day hike. Kais is just 45 km from Kasol in Parvati Valley and 59 km from Gushaini in Tirthan Valley that makes it a perfect base to explore all these places as well during weekends.
Tariff: 6,800/- Per Person; Includes: WiFi • Kitchen for Self Cooking • Power Backup • Housekeeping
Nearest Airport: Bhuntar (20 km)
Nestled in the tropical deciduous forest, this eco-homestay is situated in Pawalgarh, 20 km from Ramnagar in Uttarakhand. Go for morning walks chasing birds, work in the lap of nature in the day while taking short breaks and enjoying hot delicious home-cooked lunch, relax in the orchards sipping tea in the evening and have a good night’s sleep in complete silence; that’s how your working days will look like. During weekends go for birding, butterfly trails, forest hike, jungle Safari, movie nights, cycling, waterfall excursion and picnics.
Tariff: 7,200/- Per Person; Includes: WiFi • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) • Housekeeping
Nearest Airport: Pantnagar (75 km); Nearest Railway Station: Ramnagar (20 km)
Located in a tiny village near Srinagar in the serene hills of Garhwal, this homestay provides absolute solitude. There are ample open spaces to work while enjoying the stunning valley views. The untouched beauty of lush green mountains, surreal sunset view and the vibrant colors of nature will inspire you to write, paint or do photography during your free time. During weekends you can go for hiking, jungle walk, bird watching or photography. If you like gardening, you can get involved in organic farming with the locals.
Tariff: 6,300/- Per Person; Includes: WiFi • Kitchen for Self Cooking • Housekeeping
Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant, Dehradun (128 km); Nearest Railway Station: Rishikesh (113 km)
Located in the serene surroundings of Malli Marai Village near Dwarahat in Almora, Uttarakhand, this is a traditional village home made of mud and stone. Live with a local farmer’s family for some days and experience village life while you do your work remotely. Sleep on the charpoy, get involved in farming, pick vegetables and herbs from the garden and see them getting cooked for you in Kumaoni style. In your free time you can go birding, hiking, cycling and forest walk. Beautiful hill stations like Ranikhet , Almora and Kausani can be explored while staying here.
Tariff: 6,600/- Per Person; Includes: WiFi • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) • Housekeeping
Nearest Airport: Pantnagar (144 km); Nearest Railway Station: Kathgodam (104 km)
Nestled amidst Oak and Rhododendron forest in Sunkiya village near Mukteshwar in Uttarakhand, this standalone homestay is a perfect hideaway for city people who wish to stay in peace amidst nature and want to experience the slow way of living. Experience simple life of the Himalayan village, soak in the silence of the place, enjoy farm fresh organic food and dairy products. In your free time you can get involved in farm activities, go for a village walk or hike along many hidden nature trails around.
Tariff: 7,500/- Per Person (Minimum 4 people); Includes: WiFi • Kitchen for Self Cooking • Housekeeping
Nearest Airport: Pantnagar (88 km); Nearest Railway Station: Kathgodam (54 km)
Located just 6 km away from the confluence of Assi Ganga and Bhagirathi in a small village in Uttarkashi, this ecostay is perfect for workation. Experience the essence of Garhwali culture and traditions while working and living in harmony with nature. The house runs entirely on solar energy. In your free time, you can get involved in farming and cooking with the local family. You can also volunteer to teach in a local school. Hiking, bird watching, star gazing, nature and village walks are some other activities you can engage in.
Tariff: 7,500/- Per Person; Includes: WiFi • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) • Housekeeping
Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant, Dehradun (148 km); Nearest Railway Station: Rishikesh (170 km)
Surrounded by fruit orchards, this 500 years old heritage home is nestled in the lap of nature, far away from pollution, noise and chaos in a small village Raithal in Uttarkashi. You get clear views of snow-clad Himalayas from here. Experience rustic rural life while breathing in fresh mountain air and relishing healthy organic meals. There are many treks around that can be done in your free time.
Tariff: 7,350/- Per Person; Includes: WiFi • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) • Housekeeping
Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant, Dehradun (280 km); Nearest Railway Station: Rishikesh (207 km)