Plan your 2017 long weekends today!

The long weekend calendar for 2017 is out! Stop whatever you’re doing, and start planning today. To make your life easier, we’ve listed out the where’s and the when’s. The clock’s ticking. 

January

Rann of Kutch

When?
26th January – Republic Day

27th January – Take a leave

28th January – Saturday

29th January – Sunday

Where?
Make the most of this 4 day long weekend at the white desert of Kutch with Rann Utsav in full swing. For the adventure seekers, this is the best opportunity to try out some cool winter sports like skiing, ice skating, and snowboarding in Auli.

 

February:

Ooty

When?
24th February – Mahashivratri

25th February – Saturday

26th February – Sunday

Where?
With the winter chills moderated and the summer still far away, a short getaway to the exotic beaches of Diu or the plantations of Ooty are a perfect idea for this weekend.   

 

March:

March Vrindavan

When?
11th March – Saturday

12th March – Sunday

13th March – Holi

25th March – Saturday

26th March – Sunday

27th March – Take leave

28th March – Gudi Padwa

Where?
Let Mathura – Vrindavan teach you how to enjoy the festival of Holi. If you are worried about the approaching summer heat, Munnar is the place for you.    

 

April:

Kashmir

When?
1st April – Saturday

2nd April – Sunday

3rd April – Take leave

4th April – Ram Navami

13th April – Vaisakhi

14th April – Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti, Good Friday

15th April – Saturday

16th April – Sunday, Easter

29th April – Saturday

30th April – Sunday

1st May – May Day

Where?
April is blessed with 3 long weekends. Nothing can help you escape the heat waves better than these Himalayan getaways. Darjeeling or Manali can be explored on the 3 day long weekends while Kashmir, owing to the tulip season, demands all the attention.

 

May:

Spiti Valley Mountains

Even with no long weekends, May definitely calls for a vacation. With no schools and hill stations like Nainital, Pachmarhi, and Spiti valley waiting for you, it’s going to be hard to not take a break.

 

June:

Purushwadi

When?
24th June – Saturday  

25th June – Sunday

26th June – Ramzan Eid

Where?
Use this weekend to watch the fireflies dance at night in Purushwadi or wander in the coffee trails of Coorg.

 

July:
Madhya Pradesh

With monsoon showers at it’s peak, one doesn’t need a long weekend as a reason to hit the road. Check out the Betwa river overflowing by the ruins of Orchha or walk through the green velvet valleys of Horsley Hills down south.

 

August:
Leh Ladakh

When?
12th August – Saturday

13th August – Sunday

14th August – Janmashtami

15th August  – Independence Day

16th August  – Take leave

17th August  – Parsi New Year

18th August  – Take leave

19th August  – Saturday

20th August  – Sunday

25th August  – Ganesh Chaturthi

26th August  – Saturday

27th August  – Sunday

Where?
August might be the only reason everyone is looking forward to 2017. With 9 whole days to exploit, the long planned bike ride to Leh and Ladakh or a trip to the blooming Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand are the ideal options. For something down south, Wayanad jungles covered in mist can be a relaxing getaway.


September:
Igatpuri Plateau

Sadly September doesn’t have any long weekends but a short, post monsoon trip to Igatpuri or Panchgani is every bit worth it.

 

October:

Scenic Beauty

When?
30th September – Saturday

1st October – Sunday

2nd October – Gandhi Jayanti

14th October – Saturday

15th October – Sunday

16th October – Dhanteras

17th October – Take leave

18th October – Diwali

19th October – Take leave

20th October – Bhai Dooj

21st October – Saturday

22nd October – Sunday


Where?
The season of festivals, October makes up for September with a 9 day long break and a 3 day long weekend. Take a trip to Varanasi or Madurai for experiencing the true essence of Indian festivals. This is the best time to enjoy a boat ride in the backwaters of Alleppey if you prefer something quiet.     

 

November:

Rajasthan

Even with no long weekend, one can always squeeze some time out for a desert safari in Jaisalmer or a rejuvenating stay at a beach in Pondicherry; especially with November being the ideal time for both the destinations.

 

December:
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When?
1st December – Eid-e-Milad

2nd December – Saturday

3rd December – Sunday

23rd December – Saturday

24th December – Sunday

25th December – Christmas

Where?
The party month, December has long weekends galore. And if you (like us!), like to bring your new year in style, then just extend the Christmas one till New Year! Start the month with a peaceful getaway to Konkan beaches or Ranthambore to spot tigers, and end with partying at the quintessential party hub: Goa!

 

Yes, 2017 is making sure we get through with all our travel resolutions for the year. So, pick up your jaw off the floor and get planning!

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