Long Weekends In 2016 India And Holiday Calendar – Save The dates!

The first thing any traveler does after getting the calendar of the New Year is chalking out the weekends and holidays and planning for the upcoming trips! 2016 seems to be an exciting year when it comes to travelling and there are lots of extended weekends planned perfectly for you! All you need to do is to manage some sick leaves strategically.

And just to make things easy, you can use the following links to add it to your google calendar :)

JANUARY – 2016

Holiday Calendar January 2016

What is better than starting a new year with an amazing vacation? The New Year itself starts with an extended weekend; think how amazing the rest of the year will be!

Long weekends in India 2016: January, 2016

1st Jan (Fri): New Year’s Day
14th Jan (Thu): Makar Sankranti
15th Jan (Fri): Pongal
26th Jan (Tue): Republic Day

Places to visit in January, 2016: Gujarat: For the International Kite Festival, Kutch for the Rann Utsav, Jaipur for the Jaipur literature festival, Mahabalipuram for the Mammalapuram Dance Festival, Auli for skiing in the snow, Rajasthan for experiencing the royalty. More places to visit in January in India, Best places in India to enjoy with snow,


Holiday Calendar February 2016

The month of love and romance, you can head to some amazing romantic getaways in your vicinity. Because there is an off on Vasant Panchami to make your Valentine weekend extended!

Holidays in India: February, 2016

12th Feb (Fri): Vasant Panchami

Places to visit in February, 2016: Andaman and  Nicobar Islands or Lakshadweep islands for creating that romantic atmosphere. Fairs and Festivals in February in India, Best places to visit in February in India

MARCH – 2016

Holiday Calendar March 2016

So many holidays! March seems to be pretty amazing for planning a long vacation with your folks.

Long weekends in India 2016: March, 2016

7th Mar (Mon): Maha Shivratri
23rd Mar (Wed): Holika Dahana
24th Mar (Thu): Holi
25th Mar (Fri): Good Friday
27th Mar (Sun): Easter Day

Places to visit in March, 2016: Vrindavan and Mathura: For celebrating the best Holi in India, Best places to celebrate Maha Shivratri in India, Sikkim for enjoying the beauty of nature. Fairs and Festivals in March in India, More places to visit in March in India

APRIL – 2016

Holiday Calendar April 2016

Take a break on the 18th and go off to some distant place in this long weekend! Seems pretty interesting, right?

Holidays in India: April, 2016

13th Apr (Wed): Vaisakhi
14th Apr (Thu): Ambedhkar Jayanti
15th Apr (Fri): Ram Navami
19th Apr (Tue):  Mahavir Jayanti

Places to visit in April, 2016: A trip to the North East can be perfect for this month paired with some adventure activities, Darjeeling for taking a break from normal life and visiting the queen of the hills. More places to visit in April in India, Fairs and Festivals in April in India

MAY – 2016

Holiday Calendar May 2016

As soon as summer approaches, one’s heart craves for the mountains! So why not make a short trip to the nearest hill stations in the weekends this month?

Holidays in India: May, 2016

1st May (Sun): Labour’s Day
21st May (Sat): Buddha Purnima

Places to visit in May, 2016: Manali, Srinagar, Gangtok or any hill station to escape the hot waves of the month. Fairs and Festivals in May in India, More places to visit in May in India

And just to make things easy, you can use the following links to add it to your google calendar :)

Download Calendar (ICS File)  View & Add To Google Calendar

 JUNE – 2016

Holiday Calendar June 2016

Oops, no holidays this month! But does it even matter? If you are bitten by the travel bug, you are sure to make way for some getaways!

Places to visit in June, 2016 So what if there is no such holiday in this month, you can always take a break off for some religious trip like the Amarnath Yatra, Visit Ladakh for experiencing the Hemis Festival. Fairs and Festivals in June in India, Top places to visit in June in India 

JULY – 2016

 July 2016 Holiday Calendar

July has in store for you a pretty long holiday if you can manage the two days off after the first Sunday! A six days vacation and you can head to any part of the country.

Holidays in India: July, 2016

1st Jul (Fri): Jumal ul Wida
6th Jul (Wed): Id-ul-Fitr

Places to visit in July, 2016: Hyderabad and Lucknow: For experiencing the grandeur celebration of Id. Fairs and Festivals in July in India, More places to visit in July in India

AUGUST – 2016

Holiday Calendar August 2016

When the Independence Day falls on a Monday, you ought to take a trip for sure. Why not add in the Tuesday by calling sick and make the weekend even more fun! Or maybe the Friday after Janmasthami can also be called off!

Holidays in India: August, 2016

15th Aug (Mon): Independence Day
25th Aug (Thu): Janmasthami

Places to visit in August, 2016: Delhi: For the flag hoisting and Prime Minister’s Speech on Independence Day Fairs and Festivals in August in India, More places to visit in August in India


Holiday Calendar September 2016

The thing we all dread the most is a Monday. In this month, you have two consecutive Mondays as holidays, could anything be more amazing than this? Two short getaways and your travel quota for this month would be done!

Holidays in India: September, 2016

5th Sept (Mon): Ganesh Chaturthi
12th Sept (Mon): Bakri Id

Places to visit in September, 2016: Mumbai for Ganesh Chaturthi, Manali to Leh for experiencing the best road trip of the country Best places to visit in September in India, Fairs and Festivals in September in India

OCTOBER – 2016

Holiday Calendar October 2016

October can seriously be termed as the best month, firstly because it has a long list of holidays and secondly because the weather during this time is perfect to visit most places in India. Take a day or two off from your work and plan a long vacation!

Long weekends in India 2016: October, 2016

2nd Oct (Sun): Gandhi Jayanti
11th Oct (Tue):  Dusshera
12th Oct (Wed): Muharram
30th Oct (Sun): Diwali

Places to visit in October, 2016: Kolkata: For celebrating the best Durga Puja of your life, Gujarat for the amazing Navratri celebrations, Mysore: For celebrating Dussehra there Fairs and Festivals in October in India, More places to visit in October in India


Holiday Calendar November 2016

Winter knocking at the door and monsoons bidding us farewell, November is really an amazing month to travel. Punch together the holidays of Diwali from last month with Bhai Dooj and celebrate your sibling time, up in the mountains or in the forests.

Holidays in India: November, 2016

1st Nov (Tue): Bhai Dooj
14th Nov (Mon): Guru Nayak Jayanti

Places to visit in November, 2016: Pushkar for the Camel Fair, Kerala for the natural beauty and greenery Fairs and Festivals in November in India, More places to visit in November in India


Holiday Calendar December 2016

The month of December is already pretty interesting being the month filled with festivities. You can pave way to the perfect year ending by going on a trip!

Holidays in India: December, 2016

13th Dec (Tue): Id-e-Milad/ Milad-un- Nabi
25th Dec (Sun): Christmas

Places to visit in December, 2016: Santiniketan in West Bengal: In order to enjoy the grandeur of Poush Mela, Goa: For experiencing the best music festival in the country, Sunburn, Gulmarg: Experience the beauty of snow and engage in some adventure sports! More places to visit in December, Best New Year Destinations in India, Fairs and Festivals in India in December, Best places to celebrate Christmas in India

And just to make things easy, you can use the following links to add it to your google calendar :)

Download Calendar (ICS File)  View & Add To Google Calendar



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