A lot of times we want a break from work, but don’t want to go too far. Or, the boss gave you a chhutti, but you promised to work online! Several places within India provide the much needed calm and are a little offbeat than your usual Goa trip or hiking to the Himalayas.

We at Indore HD have curated a list of 5 places across India where you can take a much needed break, while you are not completely cut off from the world. You can answer to your emails while on a hammock, or sitting across a lake, or in a French style café. Read on to know five such locations in India that you give you a much needed break, while you sip on your favorite coffee and are still paid.  

Auroville, Pondicherry

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Away from the touristy vibe of core Pondicherry, Auroville is an experimental community in southern India.You can spend your days on a bike or bicycle, exploring the forested terrain, organic farms, healthy eateries, movie screenings and permaculture workshops.

Since it’s a town that is an oasis to people from several cultures, from all over the world, you might find many passionate people of all ages and nationalities who came to Auroville seeking an alternative way of life. Internet is readily available here to make sure you aren’t completely offline when it comes to finishing projects.

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

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Rishikesh is no surprise when it comes to people from all across the world visiting it for adventure and spirituality. The holy town of Rishikesh sees a lot of digital nomads who come to experience the Ganga aarti and settle for some time to work as well. They enjoy the perfect blend of adventure, spirituality and food in the culturally rich Rishikesh. Imagine working four hours in a day at a café and spending the remaining day exploring the narrow lanes, talking to the sadhus and indulging in some authentic Indian cuisine. By the way, the cafes in Rishikesh offer wholesome continental dishes as well, if that is your preferred choice of food.

Coorg, Karnataka

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While Bangalore is a corporate hub, just a few hours away from the concrete jungle is Coorg. The place is all about misty hills, coffee plantations, hanging valleys, deep gorges and an abundance of vegetation.
Rightly known as the Scotland of the country, this picturesque beauty is studded with traditional dark tiled cottages and scintillating flowers. While on your hours off from work you can go for trekking and rock climbing, or enjoy waterfalls. You can work sipping on the famous South Indian coffee, while you overlook a tiny paradise.

Udaipur, Rajasthan

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The city of lakes, also known as Venice of the East, has a royal feel! Rightly so with its Rajputana forts, ornate palaces, resplendent temples, busy markets, stunning architecture, serene lakes and most romantic sunsets. While you can live with the locals here, discover their rich culture, go for shopping, or gorge on great food, you can sit by lakes choose from a variety of locally available food, and enjoy the breeze.

Kinnaur, Lahaul, and Spiti (Himachal Pradesh)

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A great Himalayan adventure is incomplete without Kinnaur, Lahaul, and Spiti Valleys (starting in Shimla and ending in Manali). Those of you who love to backpack and be on the move, this can be one of the most spectacular options. While on the go you will come across the villages of Kalpa, Nako, Tabo, Dhankar, Kaza, Ki, and Kibber along the way, as well as one of the oldest Tibetan temples.

The breathtaking snow-capped mountains, the clear sound of winds, a nearby waterfall, can totally replace the chatter of your office and refresh you instantly!

That was our list of 5 places to visit across India, while you can still be on your laptop. Most of these places have readily available wifi, while Himachal Pradesh can be a little tricky, once you climb down, there are plenty of businesses run by the locals who provide internet and charging options.

We hope you can find the time and courage to take a break from life. Living as a nomad for a couple of days to break the monotony of office life can be a life changing experience of sorts.

If you’ve been to places in India where one can readily work while they move around, don’t forget to share with us in the comments below.

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