India, the land of culture and diversity, is quickly becoming the next big hub for Digital Nomads around the world. Thanks to the beautiful exotic locations and thriving IT industry, the country has everything to be the next big thing for remote workers in the world. There are many amazing cities for digital nomads in India.
We’ve explored various cities against important criteria to find out the Best Indian Cities to be a Digital Nomad. Not surprisingly, many of these cities should be ranked as best city to live in India in 2019 and 2020.
With the rise of the internet, people choose to work from remote locations. India is a preferred location for digital nomads due to the best and cheap places to live in India. Many of these are Best cities for expats in India.
There are many coworking spaces and hostels available to work from. Secretly kept best small towns to live in India. Sunny beach towns to Beautiful hill stations, India has a lot to offer Digital Nomads looking to work remotely. Check out the best places for Digital nomads in India.
Below are our 13 Best Indian Cities for Digital Nomads in India and work remotely
Why we love Bangalore – IT Hub, Weather, BestCoworking spaces
The silicon valley of India and the IT Hubspot that has attracted almost every company in the world. Bangalore is an amazing city to work from. It is highly recommended as the best lifestyle city of India. It’s also the best place to live in India climate wise.
Metropolitan lifestyle along with top facilities make it an amazing Digital Nomad destination. Not to mention, the weather of this city remains pleasant year-round. You will find many co-working spaces in this city like WeWork Bangalore which is amazing to work remotely in India.
Why we love Mumbai – Bollywood, Parties, Weekend Getaways
Home of Bollywood and business, this port city of India has a long history of being called, the city of dreams. Mumbai is the perfect destination for Digital Nomads looking for a Metropolitan lifestyle and a unique culture to explore. There is a lot to explore in and around Mumbai, with Mumbai to Goa distance is just 600 km. There are many areas in the city where you can choose to live in. While you are here in Mumbai, make sure you check out the only Futuristic Pod hotel, UrbanPod, that will make you feel like you’re in Tokyo.
Why we love Goa – Crazy Parties, Beaches, hippy vibes
The beaches of Goa have made it an internationally renowned destination. If you want to relax at the beach, cheap accommodation, good food, and laidback lifestyle to be the highlights of your nomadic stay, I would recommend Goa. Goa is flocked by tourists all around the year. We recommend visiting Goa from November to January for pleasant weather and amazing festivals. Goa is definitely one of the Best Indian Cities for Digital Nomads. Check out the very famous Goa Carnival.
Why we love Gokarna – Beaches, Chill vibes
Another beach paradise south of goa that is well known for its beautiful beaches and laid back lifestyle. The party scene in Gokarna may not be like goa, but it is a perfect location to rent and work on your laptop with a coconut and sea view. Gokarna is considered to be one of the best places for digital nomads in India. Don’t forget to visit these top destinations in Gokarna.
Why we love Jaipur – Deserts, Ancient culture
The capital city of Rajasthan and a paradise for ancient history and culture lovers is an amazing destination to work as a digital nomad. There’s so much to explore. Jaipur is just a 5-hour Bus ride from New Delhi. Get to know more about life as a digital nomad in Jaipur. Jaipur is one city that will always be flocked by tourists from all across the world due to its rich heritage, therefore there is an active community of digital nomads working from Jaipur for a while now. Check out cocohub Jaipur to meet more digital nomads.
Why we love Chandigarh – Getaways, cleanliness, greenery
The city beautiful of India and my hometown. Chandigarh is one of the only planned cities in the world. It boasts of affordable living, high quality of life, balanced lifestyle. It is very close to the mountains of India (Himachal Pradesh) and has an endless number of weekend getaway options. It is just a 5-hour bus journey from New Delhi.
It has many coworking spaces options for Digital Nomads. Also, check out this article I wrote about Best places to visit in Chandigarh. Chandigarh is definitely one of the Best Indian Cities for Digital Nomads. It’s also the best place to live in India climate wise.
Why we love Auroville – Culture, diverse community
Auroville is a famous town in South India near pondicherry. It was founded in 1968. It is probably the most futuristic township of India has. Also known as The city of dawn, this town is one of a kind. It promotes the unity of humanity with people from all backgrounds living together in harmony. Check out this quick guide for your visit to Auroville. A fascinating town that is inspiring to work from. One of the Best Indian Cities for Digital Nomads.
Why we love Rishikesh – Yoga, Meditation, River rafting, Temples
This beautiful city is a dream destination for people from across the world. Famous for yoga, meditation, and culture, this town lies on the foothills of Himalayas. There is a lot to explore around the town and it’s a great place to unwind and work from. The best part is if you’re looking to spend time in meditation or yoga, this is the place to be. Rishikesh also has fun activities like Bungee jumping and River rafting. Read more about Rishikesh Tourism here.
9. Raj Gundha (near Bir Billing)
Why we love Raj Gundha – Hills, Remote coworking space, Paragliding
Raj Gundha is a small village near Bir Billing. This remote village has the best coworking spaces and hostels to help you have the best work environment in the hills. It is located near Bir Billing so get ready to experience the best paragliding experience in India. We would vote this to be the remotest working space in India.
DID YOU KNOW: You can learn to paraglide in Bir Billing and even become a Paragliding Instructor.
Why we love Manali – Exotic hill station, River rafting, Paragliding
Manali is a beautiful destination to work from. It is a 12-hour bus journey from New Delhi and buses run quite frequently connecting manali to Chandigarh and Delhi. It is widely regarded as one of the most famous and exotic hill stations of India. Manali also has beautiful weather which often is cold and chilly. It has many beautiful cafes to chill and work from. Near Manali lie other beautiful destinations like Kasol, Solang, Rohtang, Leh, Ladakh, Kullu, Bhuntar and Keylong. There are many cool co-working spaces and hostels around Manali to working from. Make sure you check out Born Free cafe.
Why we love McLeodGanj – Tibetian culture, Hill station, Cafes
The mini Tibet of India and home of HH Dalai Lama. This place has a very unique vibe. McLeodGanj has some beautiful cafe and a lot of places to explore. Don’t forget to go on the Triund Trek while you’re there. McLeodGanj is considered to be one of the best places for digital nomads in India Read more about nomad living and working in McLeodGanj.
Why we love Kasol – Remote hills, Nature, Treks, Hippy vibes
Kasol lies in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. Kasol to Delhi is 12-hour bus ride. Plan your kasol trip with these exciting things to do in Kasol. Don’t forget to visit the holy temple and gurdwara near kasol. There are many places to stay and eat around the place so Kasol could be a perfect destination to chill and work. You can combine your Manali and kasol trip as they are only a few hours away with frequent bus services between Kasol and Manali.
Why we love Guwahati – Northeast India, culture, hills
The largest city in Northeast India is also one of the best cities in India to work from as a Digital Nomad. There are domestic flights available from Guwahati to Delhi, which is the best way to travel. Northeast India is famous for its natural scenery and untouched beauty. The culture as well is very unique. Here are some honest opinions from Quora about Guwahati.
Guwahati also has a lot of places to visit and explore that you can read about here. Guwahati can be a perfect place if you want to be away from metro life and closer to nature and hills.
Feel free to comment which your favourite city to work remotely is. We would love to hear from you about more amazing cities India has to offer.
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