Is the attraction of working from the hills wearing pyjamas or a pair of shorts by the beach, just too strong to resist? If you are finding it hard to concentrate on work, especially when working from home, you need to whip out your travel apps and plan a trip. Many people are travelling to tranquil, beautiful or peaceful places to get a change of scenery and boost their work-related motivation. Well, if you’re a freelancer or the lucky few, whose offices have still not opened and fortunate enough to work remotely with nothing but an internet connection.
Many recreational destinations in India have now adapted to this new model in order to keep up with this modern work from anywhere and holiday pattern. Not only that, they listen to traveler's technical and other needs, offering them a conducive environment to work or relax as they want. If you enjoy traveling and are still torn between choosing work and holidays, you need to work at any of the below-mentioned destinations!
1.Goa, India -
Imagine working from a beach shack as your waiter brings you fresh glasses of orange juice and the sea breeze tickles your face! Goa is the classic work-away-from-home location. As it is a fairly tourist-y place, you will find great locations, good connections and wonderful hiding holes to work from. Nearest airport is Dabolim and nearest railway station is Thivim (both in south goa). Time to finally make that ‘Goa plan’ a reality.
2. Shillong, India -
If you are looking for a gorgeous place to work from, Shillong is a brilliant option. When you sit amidst the clouds for your work, you will find that things are much easier. A great workcation destination for nature lovers, Shillong offers good connectivity, great food and wonderful locales. Nearest airport and railway station is Guwahati. Places like Cherrapunjee, Umiam Lake, Jowai, etc. are all close to the city, making it perfect for a weekend getaway after the never ending weekdays. If you’re tired of big cities but hesitant of hacking it in small towns, this is a great mid-point.
3. Coorg, Karnataka -
Coorg, brimming with homestays and budget hotels, is one of India’s ideal workplace destinations to relax, rejuvenate, and work peacefully. It offers the respite you need from the busy city life. Also, it is a perfect refuge amid fragrant coffee estates and lush green valleys. In the local eateries, you can also enjoy the unique and flavourful Kodagu food and go shopping in the local bazaars of Coorg. Mangalore is the closest train station and airport for Coorg.
4. Varkala, Kerala -
Nestled on cliffs alongside the Arabian Sea, Varkala is the perfect destination for all those who want a vacation but have used up all their vacation days. Varkala is a great choice for work with the beach as a background. You can spend months in a row in this small paradise near Trivandrum. Varkala is one of the best working destinations in India, also called as, the Pearl of the Arabian Sea, as it caters to all modern needs. It also has a number of amazing places like lakes, beaches, and forts that you can visit when not working. You can see the Arabian Sea from this location with fascinating sunrise and sunset.
5. McLeodganj, Himachal Pradesh -
A classic remote-working destination for all those who live in North India, McLeod has long been the quintessential new-gen getaway. Not only will you find gorgeous views to take your mind off boring spreadsheets, you will also get to enjoy brilliant food, amazing cafes and good wi-fi connectivity (as many cafes here cater to people with laptops!) Nearest Airport is Gaggal Airport and nearest railway station is Pathankot.
A well-connected travel destination allows the city-weary traveler to blur the distinction between work and leisure. In addition to beachside, hillside and upmarket metro assets, the above destinations have got various home-stays, luxury hotels, resorts, and hotel chains for a comfortable stay. Also, they are rising to the occasion with curated packages that meet safety guidelines, with excellent WiFi access, and unforgettable stay-and-work choices.