Working from exotic and offbeat locations has become the new travel trend. Workcation is the latest buzzword among millennials as they quench their wanderlust. There is nothing better than being near mountains or sitting beside the beach while working. Right?
Change your surroundings and explore new creative horizons. They say change is always better for productivity. Pack your bags, follow the COVID protocol, book a self-drive car, and travel to one of these offbeat workcation destinations in India.
- Bir, Himachal Pradesh
Bir is a small village in the paradisal state of Himachal Pradesh. It is fondly called India’s paragliding capital. Surrounded by monasteries, snow-capped hills, lush green meadows, and serenity, Bir is loaded with natural richness. It is the best place for adventure-lovers, and we are sure you want to go.
How to Reach: Book a self-drive car in Delhi and drive to Manali and then Bir.
Best Time: March to early June, and late September to November.
Things to Do: Take a break from work and go for a hike to Gunehar River Pool or Bangoru Waterfalls, Bir Bazaar, Monasteries (Chokling, Sherab Ling, etc.), try Himachali food, go for adventure activities, and much more.
- Kanatal, Uttarakhand
Kanatal is a laid-back town in Uttarakhand that makes an ideal workcation destination for those who love working against a stunning snowline view. The place is home to well-equipped eco-stays that will make you experience the authentic Pahadi lifestyle and food and provide luxurious services.
How to Reach: You can get a self-drive car in Delhi, Chandigarh or Dehradun and have a fantastic expedition to Kanatal.
Best Time: April to June, and late September to November.
Things to Do: Work and enjoy being in the lap of Mother Nature. You can also visit Kaudia forest, Tehri Dam, Surkanda Devi Temple, go for a trek, and more.
- Khimsar, Rajasthan
Khimsar is a less famous quaint town of Rajasthan, making it an ideal place for a restful workcation. Khimsar is a small village known for its dunes, Nagaur Festival, serene locations and flavourful local cuisine.
How to Reach: Hire a car rental in Jaipur and get ready for a workcation from this stunning desert location.
Best Time: November to February
Things to Do: Explore the town during your free time and visit Nagaur Fort, Khimsar Fort, Dhawa Doli Wildlife Sanctuary, Khimsar Dunes Village, Panchala Black Buck Reserve, etc.
- Matheran, Maharashtra
The newly trending destination, Matheran, is your go-to destination for a workcation. Break your monotonous routine and get the work done amidst the verdant valley to enjoy picturesque views and peace. Matheran is an incredible destination surrounded by enchanting hills and greenery.
How to Reach: Pack your bags, book a budgeted car rental in Mumbai and visit this stunning place.
Best Time: October to December
Things to Do: Spare some time from your work and visit Charlotte Lake, Trek to One Tree Hill Point, Garbett Point, Panorama Point, Louisa Point, Matheran Hill Station, and more.
- Karjat, Maharashtra
Karjat is the place that offers one of the best road trips from Mumbai and Pune. It is the origin point of the Ulhas River and is known for its trekking and mountain climbing getaways. The place offers an excellent setting for an ideal workcation, from budgeted homestays to luxurious resorts with quality food and wi-fi setup.
How to Reach: Get a car rental in Pune or Mumbai and drive to this picturesque place in Maharashtra.
Best Time: Monsoon is the best time, and you can also enjoy the Dahi Handi festival.
Things to Do: During workcation in Karjat, explore famous places like Kondana and Bahiri Caves, Kothaligad Fort, Ulhas Valley, Kondeshwar Temple, Bhor Ghat, etc.
- Malpe, Karnataka
Malpe is a tiny island unknown to many, making it an ideal offbeat place to relax, revive, and work. It is a natural port in the Udupi district that is calm, serene, and heaven for beach lovers. Choose your tranquil retreat to focus better on work by travelling here for their rejuvenating workcation.
How to Reach: The place is well-connected with the country through the Udupi railway station. You can always hire a car rental and drive to this stunning land.
Best Time: October and December
Things to Do: You can work by the beach and enjoy the sunset view, visit St. Mary’s Island, take a sea walk during a break, go to temples and the Swarna River.
- Masinagundi, Tamil Nadu
It’s high time we look beyond the touristic destination and discover places like Masinagundi in the South Indian region. Masinagudi is nestled between the three southern states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Karnataka. The belt is known for its rich forest reserve and offers a dreamy work setup away from the city chaos.
How to Reach: Book a self-drive car rental in Bangalore and travel to this beautiful location. You can also hire a car rental from the nearest railway station and airport, which is Coimbatore.
Best Time: March to June, and September to October
Things to Do: While working, you can also spare time to camp in the forest, enjoy a bird view, take a spa, and might you also spot an elephant.
- Auroville, Tamil Nadu
Auroville is an experimental township near Pondicherry. The town is known for spiritual, Yoga, and meditation getaway. Auroville is the place where the community is dedicated to peace, divine consciousness, and sustainability. Imagine having a workcation in such a mindful environment.
How to Reach: The coast road route from Chennai to Auroville is serene that offer stunning views. Hire a budget car rental in Chennai and drive your way to this exotic land.
Best Time: October to March
Things to Do: Go for Meditation and Yoga, try vegan and organic food, Matrimandir, shop sustainable products, youth centre, Auroville beach, Ayurveda spa and retreat, botanical garden, bodhi beach, and more.
- Shillong, Meghalaya
Not an offbeat location, but indeed a quaint hill station on the Eastern belt, Shillong is surrounded by pine forests, enchanting waterfalls, and lush greenery. Shillong is often called Scotland of the East and proves to be an exotic place to escape in summers and monsoon.
How to Reach: Get a self-drive car and visit Shillong for a peaceful workcation.
Best Time: Throughout the year.
Things to Do: You can visit Ward’s Lake, Don Bosco Museum, Elephant Falls, Mawphlang, Garo Hills, Dawki, Umiam Lake, etc., to name a few.
Doing office work alongside vacationing is not a dream anymore. Make it happen with Myles and travel to these exotic Indian workcation destinations.
Think Remote Work! Think Workcations! Think Myles Self-Drive!