Is Assam a good option for Workation

The Pandemic has changed our lives altogether as we had to adapt ourselves to a totally new norm. The fear is always there but at the same time we have developed certain habits which would definitely be beneficial in the long run. The necessity to adopt a healthy food and life style to maintain a healthy immune system, the use of masks and sanitizer in our daily lives, the better use of technology and the balance of work and family life at home. The “work from home” culture being effective over the last one year across the world has made us realize two important things – work is possible from anywhere provided you have the best connectivity and developed gadgets, and that work and pleasure can achieve a balance too.

Brahmaputra Riverfront
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With this concept came the increased popularity of the term ” workation” literally meaning work combined with a vacation. One could opt to take a break from the constraints of the four walls of his house and relax amidst nature while working at the same time. Mesmerising mountains, serene seas, beautiful beaches, relaxing green gardens or even a simple calming surrounding was what most of us wanted to experience to dispel the gloom and monotony. This not only boosted the spirits but kept us sane all along.

So hotels and resort, even homestays adopted this concept and offered deals on extended stays for clients. Good food, excellent network connectivity, calming surroundings, safe lodgings and easy access to medical services should be our priorities for these workations.

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Assam’s Beautiful Locations

Haflong
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Nestled in the south of the Eastern Himalayas, and along the Brahmaputra and Barak River valleys, Assam is a state rich in wildlife, famous for its tea plantations and with a rich cultural heritage. Assam has always been an offbeat travel destination for travel lovers given the facts that there are many popular and hyped destinations in the country. The land unexplored, Assam and its political as well as economic conditions remained a myth to many. The world heritage sites like Kaziranga National Park and Manas National Park, the historic Sivasagar and the Ahom legacy, the world famous Assam Tea and the lush green plantations and all other things that Assam is famous for, have always been there but was not exposed or focused from a tourism point of view.

Majuli Island
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But nothing is constant in life and therefore Assam is changing too. In the recent years there has been a lot of development in the tourism sector. Projects have been undertaken to improve historical and other places of tourist interest and Assam is ready to welcome all travel lovers providing the best of everything. From mountains to riverside, green tea plantations to open green fields, food, culture and everything associated with a perfect travel destination, Assam has it all. And the hospitality of the Assamese people will never disappoint you.

Assam is naturally blessed with some of the most beautiful and serene locations one can take solace in and therefore is a good option for workation.

Things to look forward during your workation in Assam

Assam Tea Estates, Workation location
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Sipping a cup of Assam tea overlooking the lush green plantations, while working on your office project or other content is a fascinating experience Assam has to offer. Like Munnar, Assam is also picking up on tea tourism though the latter has still to achieve the level of Munnar.

The cool refreshing breeze gently brushing your hair as you sit admiring the hills covered in fog is like a scene from a movie. But Assam has a few such scenic locations which can give you the much needed calm amidst this chaos.

Read: Panimur Waterfall – The Niagara of Assam

Haflong hill
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Rivers we have many and so do riverfronts and beach side, unlike Goa or Pondicherry though. But nevertheless the pristine waters work miracles to give you the perfect work setting.

Further if you wish to take a break and go on a tour, Assam has many tourist attractions to offer. Enjoy your weekends picking home grown vegetables or fruits from the local farms and fields, take a stroll of the local villages and taste our home brewed Xaj, jump in the knee deep mud to experience ploughing or sowing. Enjoy a scrumptious but simple meal in an ethnic kitchen. Assam will never disappoint you during your stay here because sometimes in simplicity lies the very meaning of life.

Enjoy the simple, the natural and the plain. Along with that comes the ability to do things spontaneously and have them work.

Benjamin Hoff

Read: Tea Gardens – The Perfect Post-Lockdown Getaway in Assam

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By Pallabita Bora Phukon

A non-conformist, a dreamer, carefree by nature, I am an entrepreneur who is ever so passionate about her work. After a series of jobs and few entrepreneurial ventures, blogging came into my mind and nothing better than highlighting Assam could be my priority since I am in love with my state. So embark on this enchanting journey with me to Assam.

2 comments

  1. Very good post about Assam being a good option for workation. Highly informative and nicely written. Keep up the good work.

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