7 Scenic and Offbeat Workation Destinations in India

Tired of working from home? Drive down to one of these remote locations on the hills to take a ‘workation’

Himalaya Retreat, near Vashist, Himachal Pradesh: Imagine looking at lush green valleys, waterfalls and snowcapped mountains while working. Himalayan Retreat, near Vashist, Himachal Pradesh gives you all that and more. Set on a hill top, it can only be accessed by steep 50-minute walk through scenic apple orchards and waterfalls, a best way to connect with nature.

Keanna Village Home, Nathuakhan, Uttarakhand: This picturesque cottage in the hills is just like those English cottages you have read about in Enid Blyton books, replete with a picket fence and pretty garden. Run by Devika Sharma and her two daughters, the cozy place is beautifully done up with minute attention to detail…you will find a quirky planter in a corner, interesting knick knacks around the house and some breathtaking views of the tiny hamlet Nathuakhan. They also serve some deliciously fresh local food cooked in the home kitchen. Head here to unwind, rejuvenate and yes of course work amidst gorgeous surroundings!

Sukoonbaag, the eco farm homestay, Bir, Himachal Pradesh: If you are looking for some solitude amongst nature, then Sukoonbaag is the place to be. This quaint homestay is located within a farm right next to a gorge. The fully furnished and spacious studio apartment can cater up to four people at a time. Done up in a rustic style, the place offers all modern amenities to guest. Workshops on holistic living and well-being are also held here from time to time for visitors.

Taara House Luxury Cottage, Manali, Himachal Pradesh: Ever dreamed of watching stars on clear night skies while being ensconced in the comfort of a warm home? Taara House is where you can actually do this. The glass ceiling in the living room of this mid-modern style, the two-bedroom cottage, allows you to star gaze or just snow flakes tumbling down on a wintry night. Done up in reclaimed wood, the place makes for a visual treat and offers some spectacular views of pine forests and the majestic Himalayas.

La Belle Vie Naukuchiatal, Uttarakhand: This place is straight out of a fairytale. Made with natural stone and reclaimed wood, the house is spacious, cheery and bright, thanks to the natural light streaming in from the huge glass windows. The house has three bedrooms and can accommodate 8 guests, which means you can take your friends or colleagues along for a refreshing change of work place.

Heritage Home- Emily Lodge Nainital, Uttarakhand: Emily Lodge transports you to the colonial era in an instant. This heritage bungalow built in the 18th Eentury, located in the Ayarpatta Hill of Nainital reflects British inlfuence in its furnishings, decor and settings. Surrounded by the oak and deodar trees away from the hustle bustle of the main town, the house offers four spacious bedrooms and a beautiful garden.

A Cozy Dome & Attic in Parvati Valley, Jari, Himachal Pradesh: Head to this place if you want to experience a cozy stay in a unique geodesic dome built on the top of the mountain. You get some stunning views of the valley below and you can look at snow-covered peaks and pine trees right from your bed. There’s an apple orchard surrounding the dome, where you can sit and read a book while soaking up the sun in the daytime. All properties can be booked through airbnb.co.in