10 Best Workation Destinations in India to Do Work & Have Fun


As working from home has become the new standard, millennials are making efforts to spice up their working lives. As a result, the term “workation,” which often refers to working while on vacation in scenic and serene settings, has begun to catch on. People now look forward to taking a relaxing holiday while still working during their downtime.

So many items on wish lists can be fulfilled while working and taking a holiday. The new standard for a solid work life is to work while relaxing on a beach chair or while sipping a hot cup of coffee and taking in the spectacular vistas of mountain peaks.

In this article, we’ve put together a list of the 10 Best Workation Destinations In India, so you can spend time unwinding while taking in the breathtaking scenery. All of the workaway resorts or hotels mentioned in this article offer complimentary Wi-Fi, ensuring that its visitors have a comfortable stay.

Workation Destinations in the Lap of Nature


Shillong town, which was established by the British in the second part of the nineteenth century, has a cosmopolitan center. This is reflected in the distinctive culture of the picturesque capital of Meghalaya, where visitors may taste foods from all over the nation and where every holiday is celebrated with gusto.

Shillong has a long history of supporting music, and many great musicians call this city home. Shillong has many faces. There is a bustling downtown area as well as calm areas with whistling pines that persist. Shillong is renowned for its growing café scene as well. The picturesque Ward’s Lake and the expansive Golf Links, a preferred outdoor recreation area for the locals, are among the area’s attractions. There are many hotels, guesthouses, and homestays in Shillong, many of which are concentrated in the city’s Police Bazaar. We suggest doing the Shillong Heritage Walk if you want to find out the area’s colonial past.

Location: Meghalaya

Best time to Visit: March to June

Activities to do: Enjoying Rock music, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Riverside Camping at Shnongpdeng, boat riding, Shopping at Police Bazar & more

Places to see: Umiam Lake, Laitlum Canyons, Ward’s Lake, Elephant Falls, Mawphlang Sacred Forest, Don Bosco Museum, Shillong Peak, David Scott Trail & more

Workations Hotels/ Resorts: Heritage Club -Tripura Castle, Zostel Shillong, The Arbour Inn, Hotel Lamlyn


The village of Bir is located west of the Joginder Nagar Valley in the Himachal Pradesh region of northern India. Bir is well-known as the “Paragliding Capital of India” and is also a workation destination in India for ecotourism, spiritual pursuits, and meditation. Bir also contains a Tibetan refugee neighborhood with several Buddhist monasteries and a substantial stupa. The region is referred to as “Bir Billing” even though paragliders land in Bir village and take off from Billing.

Location: Himachal Pradesh

Best time to Visit: April to June

Activities to do: Paragliding, Camping, Trekking, Hang Gliding, Bungee Jumping, Mountain Biking, Shopping at Bir Bazaar, Walking by Bir River, Travelling by toy train & more

Places to see: Deer Park Institute, Rajgundha Valley, Nyingyang Monastery, Paarli Dhara, Chowgan Tea Garden, Sunset Point (Landing Site) & more

Workations Hotels/ Resorts: The Trippy Tribe Extended, North Wind 57, The Hosteller Bir, Sparrow House, Chokling Art House


Darjeeling is one of the best workation destinations in India, also known as the “Queen of the Hills,” is tucked away among the undulating slopes, with the gleaming Mt. Kanchenjunga looming over the clear sky. It offers the ideal entryway for people looking to live in one with nature. This is the home of Darjeeling tea with a muscatel flavor that is highly regarded by experts all over the world. In this region, the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a World Heritage Site, still grinds uphill while jostling for space with fast-disappearing Land Rovers. There are blooms everywhere. Rabindranath Tagore’s Kabiguru once said, “The days are cold and the light nearly seems to play hide and seek with us. 

Location: West Bengal

Best time to Visit: April to June

Activities to do: Paragliding, Whitewater Rafting, Trekking, sightseeing, Riverside camping, Cliff Jumping, Mountain biking, Rock Climbing & more

Places to see: Kanchenjunga Mountain, Padmaja Naidu, Japanese Peace Pagoda, Tiger Hill, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Himalayan Zoological Park, Ghoom Monastery, Batasia Loop & more

Workations Hotels/ Resorts: Himalayan Workation Homestay, Yolmo Homestay & Resort, Birdsong Home Terrace Apartment, Central Heritage Resort, and Spa


Maharana Udai Singh II established Udaipur in 1553 as the new Mewar Kingdom capital. Udaipur, the city of lakes, also referred to as the “Venice of the East,” is encircled by glistening lakes and the lush Aravalli Mountains. The well-known Lake Palace, which is located in the heart of Lake Pichola, offers one of Udaipur’s most breathtaking views. There is also Jaisamand Lake, which is said to be the second-largest manmade sweet water lake in Asia. Sajjangarh (Monsoon Palace) and the beautiful City Palace are two other examples of the city’s stunning architecture. The city is well known for having an abundance of zinc and marble.

Location: Rajasthan

Best time to Visit: Sept to March

Activities to do: Explore the Charm of Bagore Ki Haveli, Boat Cruise on Lake Pichola, Ropeway Ride to Mansapurna Karni Temple, Walking tour to Tiger Lake & much more

Places to see: Lake Pichola, Sajjangarh Monsoon, Shri Ekling Ji Temple, Srinathji Temple, Bagore Ki Haveli Museum, Jagdish Temple, City Palace of Udaipur

Workations Hotels/ Resorts: Zostel Udaipur, The Hosteller Udaipur, Hotel Boheda Palace, Raddison Udiapur, The Fern Residency Udaipur


Coorg is noted for its abundant vegetation and breathtaking variety of beauty. Hills covered with forests, as well as farms growing coffee and spices, further accentuate the environment. Madikeri, the starting point for all forms of transport, serves as the area’s hub. While in Coorg, visit the charming cities of Virajpet, Kushalnagar, Gonikoppal, Pollibetta, and Somwarpet, and discover the great concept of “homestays” to enrich your journey.

Location: Karnataka

Best time to Visit: Oct to March

Activities to do: trekking, hiking, camping, Paragliding to river rafting, Bird Watching, ATV Biking Adventure, Jeep Trailing, High Ropes Course in Madikeri & much more

Places to see: Madikeri Fort, Omkareshwara temple, Somwarpet, Abbey Falls, Raja’s Seat, Mandalpatti Peak, Dubare Elephant Camp, Nagarhole National Park & much more

Workations Hotels/ Resorts: The Cliff Edge Coorg Hotel, Coorg Cliffs Resort, Holistic stay resort, goSTOPS Coorg


Set against the gorgeous Dhauladhar hills, Dharamshala is one of the most tranquil places you will find in North India. It is the perfect mix of natural beauty and tradition. Numerous visitors arrive in the picturesque city to escape the summer heat and explore Dharamshala’s top attractions. Tall deodar cedar trees and snow-capped peaks accentuate the landscape surrounding the city.

Dharamsala Town is the name of the lower part of the city of Dharamshala, and Mcleodganj is the name of the upper part. The serene hill towns are heavily inspired by Buddhism and have a large number of enchanting medieval monasteries. They are blessed with stunning natural landscapes. 

Location: Himachal Pradesh

Best time to Visit: March to July

Activities to do: rock climbing, ziplining, hiking, fishing and cycling, Paragliding, night camping, & much more

Places to see: Norbulingka Institute, Gyuto Monastery, Dalai Lama Temple Complex, Naddi View Point, Triund Hill, Kangra Valley, Bhagsu Waterfall, Dharamshala Cricket Stadium, War Memorial, Dharamshala & much more

Workations Hotels/ Resorts: Zostel Mcleodganj, Aaroham Resort by Aamod at Dharamshala, The Hosteller Mcleodganj, Mall Road, Touristen Holiday Home A2, Cosmic Geeks


Goa, the smallest and most unique state and popular workation destination in India, is known for its endless beaches, amazing nightlife, variety of seafood, and world-heritage-listed architecture. It is situated on the western coast. Goa is a tiny state in India, only 3,702 km2 in size, located in the Konkan region. It is a far cry from a hippie sanctuary or a beachside getaway, yet it is one of the very few locations that is open every day of the year. As many foreign visitors as domestic ones come to Goa because of its laid-back atmosphere.

Goa offers beautiful beaches along its more than 100 miles of coastline. Anjuna and Arambol are very popular with Western visitors, although Baga and Calangute are more well-liked by Indian families. South Goa’s beaches are generally less well-known, but some of them, like Agonda and Palolem, are more stunning than others.

Location: Goa

Best time to Visit: Nov to March

Activities to do: Parasailing, Bumper rides, Boat rides, Banana rides, water skiing, diving, kite surfing, jet skiing water scooter riding, flyboarding, paddle boarding, surfboarding & much more

Places to see: Basilica of Bom Jesus, Dudhsagar Falls, Aguada Fort, Palolem Beach, Baga Beach, Varca Beach, Benaulim Beach, Cavelossim Beach, Tito’s Street, Our Lady of the Immaculate & many more

Workations Hotels/ Resorts: The Hosteller Goa, Moustache Goa Luxuria, FabEscape Vagator Retreat Cottage, Folklore Hostel, Alcove Resort, Coconut Groove – An Indy resort


Mussoorie, which is situated in Uttarakhand’s Dehradun district and approximately 290 km from Delhi, is one of the most well-known hill towns. A 7000-foot height above sea level, Mussoorie, also known as Queen of The Hills, has the Shivalik range of the Himalayas and the Doon Valley in the background.

Location: Uttarakhand

Best time to Visit: April to June

Activities to do: Sky Walk, Camping, Rafting, Climbing, Mountain Biking, River Rafting, enjoy watersports at Kempty Falls, Sightseeing at Benog Wildlife Sanctuary & much more

Places to see: Kempty Falls, Ram Gaon; Lal Tibba, Bazar Road, SOHAM Himalayan Centre, Gun Hill Point, Mall Road, Company Garden, Bazar Road, Cloud’s End, Jabarkhet Nature Reserve & much more

Workations Hotels/ Resorts: goSTOPS Mussoorie Picture Palace, The Hosteller Mussoorie, La Foret Cottages, The Dragonfly At Doon, Tullahmore Estate, The Amber Vermont Estate


Varkala is a seaside town in southern Kerala,  that stands out from other nearby communities for famous workation destinations in India. The location is famous for its hippie scene, and cliffside shacks that serve tasty seafood. You can also enjoy international music and visit the tomb of the saint Sree Narayana Guru. Besides, you can seek blessings at the Jardana Swami Temple, also known as Dakshin Kashi.

 Varkala is a small paradise with some of the most pristine beaches, hills, lakes, forts, lighthouses, natural fisheries, and springs.

Location: Kerala

Best time to Visit: Oct to March

Activities to do: Gorgeous Views of the Arabian Sea at Kappil Beach, Paragliding, Kayaking, Surfing, Paddle Boarding, Jet Skiing, Stand Up Paddle Surfing, Camping & much more

Places to see: Sivagiri Mutt, Varkala Beach, Edava Beach, Sivagiri · Kappil Beach, Thiruvambadi Beach, Anjengo Fort, Varkala mangrove forest, Edava Beach, Chilakkoor Beach Janardhana Swamy Temple & much more

Workations Hotels/ Resorts: Zostel Varkala, Cliff & Coral, Palan Beach Resort, Rams Gratitude Inn, Raj Palace Home Stay, The Ixora – A Boutique Homestay


For those who love adventure, Palampur is like heaven. Rafting, paragliding, mountain climbing, or skydiving are all enjoyable activities that generate a lifetime of unforgettable experiences. Tourists might find undiscovered areas in Palampur that provide a tranquil setting. Paragliding in Bir and trekking through gorgeous, lush green forests are two ways to satisfy your appetite for adventure.

Location: Himachal Pradesh

Best time to Visit: Sept to June

Activities to do: Paragliding and Hand-gliding, Angling and Fishing, Camping, Paragliding, Trekking, Water skiing, ice skating, canoeing, yachting, boating, kayaking, fishing, sky diving & much more

Places to see: Saurabh Van Vihar, Palampur Tea Gardens, Neugal Khad Bridge, Neugal Khad, Pottery, Andretta, Baijnath Temple, Sobha Singh Art Gallery, Tashi Jong Monastery & much more

Workations Hotels/ Resorts: goSTOPS Palampur, Aarin Jungle Retreat, The Nagri Resort, Sagar residency


I hope you find this information useful. Stay for at least a week if you want to get a decent sense of the place and understand what a work-life balance should be like. If you need more time to view the sites and take advantage of the area’s attractions, you may even extend your stay for 14 days or more in these beautiful workation destinations in India.

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