A lot of us dream of leaving the busy cities and moving to mountains or work from mountains to live a life of clean air and unadulterated peace. But there are very few who actually leave the rat race behind and pull it off. In this series Ill be in search of such inspirations and real life stories to decipher that is the grass really greener on the other side. Now if theres one place where I have to start this search it has to be LANDOUR. Even though it’s just 5 kms and a thousand feet away from Mussoorie, its a world apart. My Love Affair with Landour started 3 years ago, when the fragrance of idyllic walks amidst Cedar and Pine forests, the casting spell of the bells of the nearby church, the charm of British era colonial bungalows, and the aura of windows overlooking snow peaked mountains, caressed not only my body, but my soul as well And in these pristine surroundings lies LA VILLA BETHANY the home of Sunita and Amarjeet Kudle, who after working for more than a decade in Mumbai Delhi, had finally decided that it was time to follow their dreams So If you need a little motivation to change the course of your life, let these stories be your catalyst.
A lot of us dream of leaving the busy cities and moving to mountains to live a life of clean air and unadulterated peace. But there are very few who actually leave the rat race behind and pull it off. In this series Ill be in search of such inspirations and real life stories to decipher that is the grass really greener on the other side. On my first ever solo trip I ended up at Mudhouse Experiential Hostel. A vision of Rahul Kumar , a film maker with Nat Geo, who sold off everything and relocated from bustling Delhi to the quaint scenic village of Jibhi in Himachal to setup a small world for the likeminded travel community. They say positivity is infectious, and such are the vibes of this place that along with hundreds of travelers, it also brought in another Happy Soul Manpreet Deswal a trained pilot and a chartered accountant who is now living his dreams in the mountains. Manpreet is a friend of Rahul and is now the experience architect of Mudhouse. It didnt take me long to realise that Manpreet is very much like Jibhi raw, unpretentious welcoming, with very simple mantras of life Mudhouse is just not a hostel, its a home for all the citybruised souls. And there have been innumerable instances when the travelers came here just for a weekend and ended up spending weeks So If you need a little motivation to change the course of your life, let these stories be your catalyst. Mudhouse Experiential Hostel: https://www.instagram.com/elivingproject About Me: My name is Abhishek Vaid and Im a Corporate Escapee turned fulltime traveler with a professional background in Business Strategy and a typically Indian educational background Engineering NIT Surat MBA IIM Bangalore. After a 10 year long corporate stint, I pressed the Format button to build a different life starting from scratch A life focused around travel. My aim is to spread Travel as a philosophy of life and not as a luxury, and hence the name Work.Earn.Travel.Repeat. And through this channel Ill be bringing some inspiring travel stories of people, places and experiences. For all behindthescenes actions of my travels, you can follow me on Instagram and Facebook as Im more active there :
HOW TO SETTLE IN THE MOUNTAINS Very often I meet people who want to live in the mountains, experience the himachal village life but without quitting their jobs. So I set out on a mission to find this Shangri La for the corporate professionals who look to WORK FROM MOUNTAINS.And my hunt brought me to ALtLife a hostel in the Hippie village of Dharamkot. This village is ideal for living in the mountains and experiencing the life of people in himachal.Altlife is basically a coworking space equipped with private rooms, dorms, WiFI, A Cafe and most importantly a like minded company of professionals who wish to escape the city life and fulfill their dreams of living in the hills. This is truly Work From Home REDEFINED Or as I put it Work From Himalayas :
20 April 2021