Businessmen and professionals flocking to Kullu’s remote areas for long holidays have been adopting the concept of work from the mountains (WFM) or workation. In Jibhi, the Tirthan Valley, and some other remote places in Kullu that are popular with tourists, hotel and guesthouse occupancy rates have reached up to 40%. There is an expectation that most accommodations in these areas will be fully booked by this weekend. Several tourists plan to stay for several days. In some cases, they have even reserved rooms for a lengthy period.
Mountain work is becoming a trend after working from home. The main customers are IT professionals from Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, and other cities. Hoteliers and homestay owners are making efforts to ensure uninterrupted internet, voice, and power connections in the area. They want their rooms facing mountains and valleys to function as temporary workspaces.
Manali has long been considered one of India’s most popular tourist destinations, being beautiful, and cozy for families. Workations are the perfect combination of vacation and work that will take you out of your everyday routine. Whether it’s great views, comfortable amenities, outdoor activities, lip-smacking authentic food, or friendly locals, the possibilities for a great mountain getaway are endless.
Reasons why you should consider working in Manali.
1 Your workation does not require special permission.
Working from the mountains does not require a permit. To visit Kullu Manali, you need not obtain any permits. Tourism in Himachal is now permitted without registration and e-passes, according to a government notification dated September 17, 2020. It is not necessary to bring a negative Covid-19 report.
2 Tourists are welcome to Manali starting in October.
Exciting news, fellow travelers! The tourist season will resume in October. Get ready for a long stay in this hilly region. Manali has surprises for everyone, regardless of whether you’re with family or friends.
3 Have a meal and relax at a Pahadi cafe.
Manali is known for its Pahadi cuisine, and you will find many quaint cafes with décor that is so rustic and Instagram-worthy that you cannot resist capturing them. Besides that, the area is also known for its mouth-watering street food. Don’t miss out on trying Sidu, mittha, babru, and tudkiyabhat. You can find food that is satisfying to the soul in any cafe, dhaba, or kiosk.
4 Natural Wonders, Falls, and Scenic Spots
Manali has a wide range of nature spots including parks, the beautiful Jogini falls, picnics on the hillside, and the Bhrigu lake. There are many opportunities to mingle with the locals while being a tourist.
5 Visits to the markets and sightseeing
With its popularity as a tourist spot, there is no shortage of beautiful sights for travelers to enjoy. You’ll find beautiful temples like the Hadimba temple, Manu temple, Tibetan monasteries, etc. You’ll also find local markets, museums, and clubs in the hill station. You can find antiques, winter wear, gifts, handcrafted jewelry, etc, and other souvenirs here.
6 Quaint Places to Work
Whether you’re looking for a long stay or a workation, Manali can accommodate any type of vacation. Your business will be based in charming wooden resorts, cafes, and boutique hotels that provide cozy ambiances, amenity-filled amenities, and spacious rooms. Work, relax and enjoy to your heart’s content.
7 Solang& Rohtang Weekend Adventure Activities
It is both adventurous and refreshing to go trekking. The popular activity spots are Solang and Rohtang. Rohtang pass, ropeway, skiing, snowboarding, and many other activities can be enjoyed during weekends.
Manali is the perfect place to go without a reason. Your mind will be rejuvenated. You will enjoy staying at a cozy resort. Don’t wait any longer! You’re gonna love it!