5 Quaint, Secluded Riverside Homestays That Could Be Your Next Workstation

We have rounded up some gorgeous homestays across India, where you could head for some water therapy to uplift your mood and also to work from 

Work-from-home maybe a constant in our life for a long time to come. So if you want a change of scene, you could head to any of these homestays listed below to work from in solitude. Located next to waterbodies, they are sure to calm your mind and help you be more productive. 

976 Panangad, Ernakulam, Kerala


Situated in Panagad, this property can be reached from Cochin by road in just about 20 minutes.  Set right on the edge of the backwaters, this quaint property boasts of lush Balinese inspired gardens and outdoors. All bedrooms come with a a view of the backwaters. If you want to spend a few days in a little luxury, then two of the four bedrooms have their own private plunge pools. There’s also a common infinity pool that looks out over the backwaters that you can dive into for a relaxing swim.

Villa Habu, Jaisamand, Rajasthan

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Imagine standing in your verandah and being surrounded by the gorgeous Jaisamand lake and lush mountains. This 6,500 luxury villa is located on a private island and is only accessible by boat. This secluded retreat has a staff of 6 to attend to you and your family. As soon as you get off your boat, you will the rustic charm of Villa Habu, which is designed as an open concept villa with natural stone pathways and pockets of greenery. Besides enjoying views of the lake you can also spend time looking at the beautiful fauna and birds on the island.

Mawi Infinity Villa, near Lonavala, Maharashtra


This 5 bedroom Infinity Pool Villa is split into 2 villas and is surrounded by nature and overlooks the Pawna Lake. Appointed with all modern amenities, the property with abundant views of the lake and verdant mountains nearby has a quiet and peaceful vibe that’s sure to soothe your frayed nerves and rejuvenate your soul.

Sunshine Himalayan Cottage, Tirthan Valley, Himachal Pradesh


Located in the middle of Tirthan valley, which forms a part of the Great Himalayan National Park Conservation area—a UN World Heritage Site, this cottage provides homely comforts in the wilderness! If you choose to stay here, you can explore the natural pools of the pristine Tirthan River, go trout fishing, take walks to hidden waterfalls, indulge in adventure sports or simply let your hair down and catch up some reading in a quiet corner at the stunning property. The place offers guests mouth watering Himachali, Indian and Western food too.

Jhula Luxury River View Villa, Ramamangalam, Kerala


The Jhula villa is a place where time comes to a standstill. It takes about half an hour from Kakkanad, Kochi by car to reach this quaint villa facing the gorgeous Muvattupuzha river. You can sit by the verandah and catch stunning sunsets or sample some authentic Kerala food cooked by the in-house chef or take walks in the nearby sleepy village. It’s a place you would keep coming back to.

All properties can be booked on airbnb.co.in