COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed most, if not all our day to day lives, work environment. Many of us have parts of our job that can be done remotely and work from home is a new normal now.
If you are already irritated with working from your bedroom, there’s one way to break the monotony. Free yourself from the hectic world and immerse into mother nature. Introducing Workcation, an excellent venture to club remote work while being on a vacation. Working from the mountains.
Working for mountains is gaining popularity nowadays. It’s not only lifechanging experience but also enhance productivity. You can enjoy being amidst the Mountains and yet get your work done.
Reasons Why Work from Mountain:
1. Mountain therapy- Best way to Detox and reinvent yourself:
According to science, when a person is spending a lot of time in the mountains it can help them to relieve anxiety and stress and improve their overall mood. Mountain retreats are said to be the best therapy for your mental health because you will get a lot of time to spend with nature and it will work like the ecotherapy, wilderness cure, green time, or mindfulness. Spending time in the mountains helps you to reconnect with yourself and reinstates your love for wide-open spaces and specially right now when life has become quite monotonous with the same routine.
2.Working from Mountain Enhance Productivity:
Mountains teaches you how to be patient. They also remind me to slow down and focus on the task at hand like when you are hiking, you need to focus on every footstep so that I don’t fall off a cliff and these lessons you can inculcate in your work live.
The main cause of hampering our productivity is noise and disturbance. These two can’t be ignored while working from home but mountains will allow you to live and work in a peaceful and less populated environment and help us in boosting our productivity
3. Unbeatable Views and a new definition for work from home:
Working at home and from home in this new normal and work has occupied our personal space too. There are endless zoom calls and over work but to start your day with a beautiful sunrise is as refreshing as that first breath of fresh mountain air. You can easily start working early and finish you task with productivity. Being in the mountains helps you to chill out.
4. Endless Outdoor Activities to Balance Work-Life:
Nowadays everyone wishes to have a vibrant lifestyle, where we can easily roam and work according to our preference. You can plan trekking and biking trips over the weekend. There are numerous good adventure activities likes paragliding, mountain biking, rock climbing which you can choose according to your choice.
5 Destinations in India where you can enjoy working remotely for a workcation
When half of the country is working remotely amidst the lockdown, it’s easier to plan a long stay in the hills and set up your workstation to escape the city.
1.McLeod Ganj and Bir, Himachal Pradesh
The Dalai Lama, little Tibet with nuns and monasteries, a spectacular international cricket ground where the bowler seems to ‘run in from the Himalayas’, this and so much more to un[travel] in Dharamshala McLeod Ganj. Surrounded by beautiful dense pine and deodar forests, the perfect place to set up your workstation and escape into nature. Apart from the scenic views, McLeod Ganj is packed with plenty of cafes with efficient WIFI connectivity that freelancers use as a co-working space. You can also head for Bir Billing which is the highest paragliding spot in India and 2nd highest in the world. You can experience the sunset at Bir Landing site with a bowl of Maggi.
2. Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
Mussoorie, also known as the 'Queen of the Hills', An overnight journey from Delhi will take you to Mussoorie, a quintessential town in the lap of nature, nestled in Uttarakhand. If you want some peace and quiet on your working days, then Mussoorie is an ideal option.
3. Coorg, Karnataka
Officially called Kodagu, Coorg is the most popular hill station of Karnataka. Coorg is famous for its lush forests, coffee plantations, steep slopes, and its breath-taking views. It’s often referred to as “the Scotland of India.” the landscape of the city stays misty all around the year. There are a lot of places that you can visit while in Coorg. There are wildlife sanctuaries, waterfalls, etc. Coorg has a lot of workcation ready where you can stay and work.
4. Darjeeling, West Bengal
Darjeeling is endowed with the overwhelming Kanchenjunga range which is the third largest peak in the world. Also known as the Queen of Hills in West Bengal, this quaint hill town is surrounded by the pristine Himalayas and the scenic views will steal your heart away. On a summer day, the fragrance of tea leaves lifts off the hills and hover over Darjeeling like a hat and the wonderful things breathes unsaid inside that, like the bent trees. An ideal destination for all nature lovers, Darjeeling is a beautiful abode for a work retreat in the hills.
5. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
Kodaikanal is a hill town in Tamil Nadu. The place is prominent for its scenic beauty. The name Kodaikanal itself means “the gift of the forest.” Kodaikanal is also referred to as the “Princess of the Hills”. It’s situated at an elevation of 7000 feet. Kodaikanal is a treat for lovers and travelers. There are a lot of activities that you can do here while you get free from your work. These include exploring caves, boating, trekking, etc.
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