Step away from your work desk and spice up your meetings by planning a workation at these Airbnb homes at serene destinations. By Bayar Jain
1. Meena Bagh Ratnari, Ratnari, Himachal Pradesh
While work calls can be draining, doing so in the middle of an apple orchard can be therapeutic in its own way. Located 85 kilometres away from Shimla, Meena Bagh Ratnari further elevates this feeling of calm, courtesy eco-friendly rustic interiors, immense sunshine, endless green lands, delicious home-cooked meals, and many farm animals to converse with.
2. Woodhouse Farm, Satoli, Uttarakhand
When you hit a stumbling block at your workplace, brainstorming under the summer sun amid the fresh mountain breeze could help. At Woodhouse Farm, you can do this at a riverside picnic as you gaze at the serene surroundings of pinewood forests with the promise of no disturbances.
3. The Owl’s Nest™, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh
If you’re the kinds who needs a quiet space to concentrate, then The Owl’s Nest™ at Dharamshala is the right place for you. Spread over one acre, this chic luxury cottage boasts of classy yet minimalistic decor that can help you focus stress-free.
4. The Garden, Shillong, Meghalaya
When at Shillong’s The Garden, woo your clients by conducting video calls amid lush green environs. Complete with pine trees, fresh air, and a two-bedroom home big enough to house your family comfortably, this quiet retreat is sure to help you be at your productive best.
5. Singtom Tea Estate & Resort, Darjeeling, West Bengal
There’s nothing more surreal than looking up from your laptop to see the mighty Kachenjunga glistening under the sun. Located close to 20 minutes away from Darjeeling, Singtom Tea Estate & Resort is couched on a luxurious 1,600 acre tea estate, and offers spectacular forest views from each corner.
6. Gauriben’s Homestay!, Bakutra, Gujarat
The best way to travel is to do so sustainably and consciously, and Gauriben’s Homestay! lets you do just that. Part of the Hum Sab Ek Hain (We Are One) Initiative by SEWA, this homestay is designed to bring you closer to village life. When here, you can accompany the host weaving art or visit SEWA for an in-depth look at famous mirror-work arts and crafts.
7. Camper by the bay, Vypin, Kerala
Free yourself of Monday morning blues by working from Vypin’s Camper by the bay. Kickstart your day by taking a walk along the unexplored Cherai beach, followed by work calls from a gorgeous home blessed with serenity and unparalleled views of the Arabian Sea. Once done, drown your stresses away at the in-house infinity pool.