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10 best workation destinations in India in 2024

10 best workation destinations in India in 2024

By Soumya Pawaskar

27 May, 2024

Are you thinking of taking a break from the mundane routine and shifting from your boring desk to an office with a view? Whether you are looking for peace amidst nature or the buzz of a vibrant city, this list of 10 destinations is for everyone. And what's more? From paragliding in Bir Billing to exploring the gorgeous Fort Kochi beaches, there's a bunch of activities you can do here. Let's dive right into the list and explore the best workation destinations in India.  

Backpacker basking in the serene vibes of The Hosteller Rishikesh Uppar Tapovan

Backpacker basking in the serene vibes of The Hosteller Rishikesh Uppar Tapovan

1. Bangalore- The pub capital of India :  

Looking for a vibrant workation spot with exciting nightlife? Bangalore, the Silicon Valley of India, perfectly combines productivity and leisure. Begin your workday at The Hosteller (We have hostels in 3 hotposts– Koramangala, Brigade Road and Indiranagar), where you can enjoy a comfortable and convenient workspace. In the evening, take a break and explore tech hub Bangalore's lively nightlife, with its many pubs, live music spots, and rooftop bars. The city's pleasant climate and lush green spaces, like Cubbon Park, are ideal for unwinding. With its effortless blend of work and fun, tech hub Bangalore emerges as one of the best workation destinations in India, promising a productive and enjoyable experience.

seamlessly intertwining work and play at The Hosteller Bangalore Koramangala

Seamlessly intertwine work and play at The Hosteller Bangalore Koramangala 

2. Bhandardara- A perfect monsoon retreat :

Bhandardara is the perfect getaway for all those in search of peace and a scenic escape. Situated in the Sahyadri mountain range, this quaint village comes alive during the monsoon season with lush greenery, cascading waterfalls, and placid lakes. Work with a view at Bhandardara, and enjoy unforgettable experiences like camping by the lakeside under a starry sky and witnessing the magical luminescence of fireflies, during the pre-monsoon season. The cool, refreshing air and the peaceful surroundings will boost your productivity, making The Hosteller Bhandardara an ideal spot to work with a view.

View from the Cabana of The Hosteller Bhandardara

Enjoy your workation with a view from the Cabana at The Hosteller Bhandardara

3. Bir- A charming Himachali dwelling :

Bir, a quaint town in Himachal Pradesh, is a paradise for adventurers, especially for folks looking to experience the thrill of paragliding in Bir. Bir Billing is Asia's highest paragliding site. Imagine working under the beautiful sky as you witness the paragliders soar above. Or even better? Leave your laptop behind and fly away from your work troubles. Soak in the Tibetan culture or go hop across cafes to relax as you connect with fellow travellers. The peace at this mesmerising destination is heavenly, allowing you to turn your digital nomad life into reality.

View of open outdoor space of The Hosteller Bir

View of the common outdoor area of The Hosteller Bir

4. Coorg- The Scotland of India :

Are you one of those people who can’t start their day without a cup of coffee? Then Coorg could be one of the best workation destinations in India for you. As the landscape in Coorg remains misty throughout the year, the beauty of the coffee capital will get those creative juices flowing. Workation in Coorg could be a tempting escape for writers, artists, poets and musicians. Breathe in the fresh air and work with a view from our spacious common area. Workation in Coorg promises a tranquil retreat where productivity meets peace.

Gorgeous view of The Hosteller Coorg Rainforest

Gorgeous view of our The Hosteller Coorg Rainforest

5. Goa- India's patry capital :

Couldn't go on that Goa trip due to work? Take your work to Goa instead! Yes, even though Goa is popular for its nightlife, what if we tell you that it’s also the best workation destination in India. Work with a view of the vast sea and listen to the calming sound of waves crashing against the shore. We have an upbeat hostel right in the heart of Candolim, perfect for your next workation. Sip colourful drinks as you finish those tedious tasks and reward yourself with a stroll down the sunny beach, finding the right work-life balance during your workation. 

Backpackers enjoying in the vibrant common area of The Hosteller Candolim

Backpackers enjoying in the vibrant common area of The Hosteller Candolim

6. Jaipur : The Pink City of India :

Swap your boring work setup with the backdrop of majestic palaces and colourful streets. Explore history around every corner in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, and add excitement to your work days with its vibrant charm. Don’t forget to explore iconic landmarks such as City Palace, Hawa Mahal and Amer Fort, and visit the charming cafes in the historic Johari Bazaar. Work with a view of the beautiful sky; our hostel at MI Road guarantees mesmerising sunset views! Sip on some chai and it's almost like you never worked. Wouldn't you want that? Embrace every moment without a worry in Jaipur, one of the best workation destinations in India.

Backpackers enjoying their workation at The Hosteller Jaipur MI Road

Backpackers enjoying their workation at The Hosteller Jaipur MI Road

7. Wayanad- The green paradise of Kerala :

Imagine working amidst mist-covered mountains and serene coffee plantations... You can turn this dream into reality with a workation in Wayanad, a gem in the heart of Kerala. Indulge in the rich flavours of Wayanad's cuisine, from traditional Kerala dishes like appam with stew to mouthwatering seafood delicacies. Quench your thirst with toddy, a famous drink in the region. During the weekends, explore the undiscovered destinations of Wayanad with ease by renting bikes. Work with a view of lush greenery at The Hosteller Wayanad, where you can enjoy the soothing sound of rain while savouring fries from our in-house Unbox Cafe With its natural beauty and peaceful surroundings, Wayanad is considered as one of the best workation destinations in India.

Backpacker enjoying work with a view at The Hosteller Wayanad

Work with a view at The Hosteller Wayanad

8. Kareri - One of Himachal's most offbeat villages :

Looking to escape the chaos of city life without sacrificing modern amenities? Kareri village, embraced by the Dhauladhar Range, features the serene Kangra Valley and clear streams like Nyund Nala. Quite ideal for a long workation, right? Just glance up from your screen and get mesmerised by the stunning landscapes of this charming village. Work with a view and make the most of your stay at The Hosteller Kareri by trekking to the nearby Kareri Lake to feel the magic. Kangra to Kareri Lake distance is 43 kms and one can get the shared taxi going till Kareri from Ghera And hey, with Kareri's population so sparse, you might just feel like the 'sole' inhabitant, but don't worry, the tranquillity is blissful!


Backpackers vibing, working and enjoying at The Hosteller Kareri

9. Rishikesh - Land of spirituality :

Rishikesh, the yoga capital of India is not just an idyllic spot for travellers, but it is also considered as one of the best workation destinations in India. We have hostels in 3 hotposts– Tapovan, Upper Tapovan and by the mighty Ganges. Rishikesh is also a top destination for adventure junkies, offering numerous options like river rafting, ziplining, and more. Work with a view of the majestic Ganga river at The Hosteller Ganges. On your day off, you can take yoga and meditation sessions to wash away the week’s stress. Post work, attend the magical Ganga Aarti or indulge in street food and shopping. Explore popular spots like the iconic Laxman Jhula and the historic Beatles Ashram, to fully immerse yourself in the town's vibrant culture and spirituality.

Backpackers working and vibing at The Hosteller Rishikesh Ganges

Spacious common area of The Hosteller Rishikesh Ganges perfect for both relaxing and working

10. Fort Kochi - Kerela's charming seaside town :

If the idea of working with a stunning view of Arabian sea, surrounded by the charming colonial architecture excites you, then Fort Kochi, is the best workation destination in India for you. This little seaside town offers stunning views of the Arabian Sea, charming colonial architecture, and picturesque streets lined with vibrant cafes and art galleries. Explore attractions like Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Santa Cruz Basilica, and the Kerala Folklore Theatre and Museum. But hey, no distractions during work! With dedicated workspaces at The Hosteller, you can work comfortably and finish your tasks on schedule, allowing you to spend the rest of your workation on the beautiful Fort Kochi beaches.

Comfortable workspace of The Hosteller Fort Kochi perfect for you next workation

Comfortable workspace of The Hosteller Fort Kochi perfect for you next workation

Why should you choose us for your next Workation?

Work Uninterrupted: At all our hostels, we prioritise seamless connectivity to ensure your workation experience is nothing short of exceptional. We ensure reliable WiFi connections with boasting speeds of 10-20 Mbps, however, please be aware that certain offbeat locations may occasionally experience fluctuations in cellular network and internet connectivity.

Unwind with a view: At our hostels nestled in scenic destinations, especially Himachal and Uttarakhand in the North, and Karnataka and Kerala in the South, we offer more than just a place to stay. Soak yourself in the stunning views and serene surroundings that provide the perfect backdrop for relaxation and rejuvenation during your workation.

Work-friendly spaces: At our hostels, we prioritise creating an environment that fosters productivity and comfort for our guests. We offer a range of amenities to enhance your workation experience, including reliable WiFi connectivity, plenty of natural light, and common spaces equipped with power outlets. Our spacious common areas provide ample room for you to work comfortably. Relax and recharge in between the tasks at the rooftop terraces and open outdoor spaces present in most of our hostels.

Easy cancellation policies: The guests can avail a 100% free cancellation on their bookings (hostels/workation) until 7 days prior to their check-in date, either in The Hosteller wallet or in the original payment source. In case a guest opts for a refund to their payment source, the same shall get refunded in 5 to 7 working days. Payment gateway charges paid during the time of booking shall be non-refundable.

Fulfilling meals: Do you also crave crispy fries and aromatic coffee while working? You're not alone! We've got you covered with our in-house culinary spot, Unbox Cafe. From delicious meals like Chole Bhature and Aloo Paratha to savory Indian desserts, Unbox Cafe is your one-stop solution to satisfy every craving.

Online concierge app: At our hostels, we're dedicated to enhancing your travel experience through innovative technology. With our smart digital guest experience web app– Glu by The Hosteller, your journey becomes effortlessly simplified. From effortless check-in/out procedures to convenient food ordering, service requests and more, with Glu, you're empowered to personalise your experience and access our services with ease, ensuring a stress-free and enjoyable workation.

Health Safety and Sanitation Policy: At our hostels, your well-being is our top priority. We have implemented a comprehensive Health Safety and Sanitation Policy to ensure a safe and hygienic environment for all our guests, especially during workations. Our dedicated team conducts daily sanitization and housekeeping procedures to maintain cleanliness and uphold rigorous hygiene standards throughout the premises.

Discount & offers: Apply the exciting (WORKATION) coupon for a flat 20% off (T&C applicable*)on your long-term stays of 1 week or more at thehosteller.com

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