Most of the times Sundays and National Holidays are
overlapped ruining all your long weekend plans. But not to fret my friends,
2018 has decided to be kind enough to all of you by letting us enjoy 10 long
weekends. Yes, you got it right…… 10 LONG WEEKENDS! We here bring to you the
perfect guide to all the perfect places one can visit and explore in India during
these long weekends.
Long Weekend in January
The perfect getaway for the upcoming long weekend in January is the
amazing hill station of Uttarakhand, Auli. This amazing snow-covered hill
station is situated in the lap of the Himalayan Mountains surrounded by
coniferous and oak forests. This place is renowned for being the ‘best skiing destination in
India’. The panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges will leave you mesmerized.
Hence, this makes Auli the perfect getaway destination for the month of
Long Weekend in February 2018 (10th-13th)
Albeit, no one needs a reason to visit the tropical
paradise, Goa but if you have to visit it there is no better month than
February. The month of February is said to be the best time to holiday in Goa
as it offers the famous ‘Goa Carnival’. The carnival was started back in the 18th
century by the Portuguese and is said to be one of the most unique festivals of
Goa. The only aim of the carnival is feasting, merrymaking and drinking
off-course which makes it the best destination to visit in February.
First Long Weekend of March 2018 (2nd-3rd)
Mathura makes a
perfect getaway for your long weekend in March. The month witnesses the famous festival
of colours i.e. ‘Holi’ and
what better place than the sacred city of Mathura. Here, the festival of Holi
is a 3-4 days affair with each day marking a unique style of celebrating and
playing Holi. Day 1 is dedicated to the famous ‘Lathmaar’ Holi of Barsana and
Nandgaon. Day 2 is dedicated to Vridavan’s ‘Phoolon Wali Holi’. If you want to
play and celebrate the real Holi like never before, Mathura is the place for
Or if you don’t like
to celebrate the festival of Holi we have got another option for you i.e. the ‘Elephant Festival’. The beautiful
city of Rajasthan, Jaipur brings to you their famous ‘Elephant Festival’. The
festival includes elephant polo matches, elephant races, beauty pageants etc.
So, if you’re not interested in celebrating Holi, this festival is the best
option for you.
Second Long Weekend of March 2018 (29th March – 01st
second long weekend of March offers you to travel to beaches, greens and
breathtaking views. The beautiful city of Cochin, Kerala is the perfect getaway
destination in the month of March. The serene nature and calmness of the place
is just perfect for relaxing and for spending some quality time with your loved
Long Weekend of April 2018 (28th-30th)
mesmerizing and natural beauty of Shimla is something that can’t be missed. April
is said to be one of the perfect months to visit Shimla as it’s neither cold
nor hot, it’s just the perfect weather. It’s also a perfect short trip for
people who stay in Delhi, Chandigarh and Punjab.
Long Weekend of June 2018 (15th-17th)
There’s no perfect
destination than Munnar in the month of June. June is the monsoon season in
Munnar and hence makes it just the right place and time for attention-grabbing
high tide backwaters. It is also said that this is the perfect place for all
nature lovers. The place offers you green forests, lip-smacking seafood,
mesmerizing backwaters and many more exciting attractions.
Long Weekend of August 2018 (22nd – 26th)
The 5-day long
weekend in the month of August gives you the opportunity to travel to the
barren yet beautiful region of Ladakh. This getaway is the perfect holiday
destination for the entire adventure enthusiast. Located in the lap of the
Himalayas, this region has some amazing and awe-inspiring places to visit.
First Long Weekend of September 2018 (1st-3rd)
Bengal is one of the best places to visit during the month of September. One
can enjoy different fun adventurous activities like paragliding, river rafting,
trekking, bird watching etc.
Second Long Weekend of September 2018(13th-16th)
A small town of
Arunachal Pradesh, Ziro holds immense splendor to admire. The pleasant weather
and the Ziro festival makes it the best festival to attend. Blessed with vegetation
and rivulets, the town of Ziro is the best peaceful place to spend some quality
time with your friends and family.
Long Weekend of October 2018 (29th Sep-2nd Oct)
The beautiful hill station of Gangtok, Sikkim is a
place full of natural beauty. Gangtok has many famous attractions to offer like
Tsomogo Lake, Nathula Pass, Peeling, Yumthang Valley and many more. The plus
point about Gangtok is that the famous and renowned state for tea and coffee
harvesting, Darjeeling is close by which makes the trip even more exciting and
a must visit in the last week of September and starting of October.