The rising cases of COVID-19 in major metropolitan cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore have led to the increase in demand for long-term stays in secluded mountains, islands and more. A large number of properties in hilly destinations like North-East India are offering workation packages for professionals who want to work from a safer, serene environment. Ever since COVID hit India, travel companies and resorts have seen a spike in demand for workation stays. Read on to know more.
Workation Packages Available On Social Media Platforms To Offer Workspaces With A View
Several statistics and reports have shown that many people belonging to big cities are moving to the interiors in the mountains, islands and more to escape the fear of the virus. A large number of properties in North-East India, Himachal, Uttarakhand and more are now offering workation packages. The packages usually come with all day-to-day facilities like Wifi, working area, kitchen, fridge and more. For example, Charming Cottage in Landour has a dedicated workspace along with modern amenities like wifi, kitchen, refrigerator, TV, free parking and iron for a hassle-free remote working experience.
Groups on Social Media like Best Homestays in India are offering WFH homestays in destinations like Dibrugarh, Shimla, Kasauli and more. Similar packages are being offered by Work From Mountains, Work From Mountains By Travelbaba and more. Also, homestay options for North-East India are available on the Homestays of North East India page and workation.co.in in places like Gangtok and Shillong.
Demand For Workations Increased By Around 70% Since 2020
According to a Moneycontrol report, Hyderabad-based lawyer Digvijay Jain said, “We returned from over two weeks of working from the mountains in Kashmir during January and February earlier this year.” He was working from Kashmir with his wife Ashruta. The same report also speaks about Mumbai-based banker Ankit Shinde whose family is looking for a 4BHK flat in north India to escape for at least a month. Riaz Munshi, a Delhi-based travel agent has said, “Since May 2020, there has been an increase of 60–70% in travel to long stays and extended ‘workations’ offering a secluded and scenic experience.” Meanwhile, if you’re planning to move to these hill stations, do not forget to check the latest travel rules.