16 Long Weekends in 2018 - Plan Your Trips Right Away!

January


1st January (Monday): New Year Holiday
26th January (Friday): Republic Day

Things To Do In January 2018

Rann Utsav, Gujarat - 30th December to 1st January
Celebrate the desert's vibrant culture with folk dances and food as you watch the radiant full moon shine brightly on the desert sand.

International Kite Festival, Ahmedabad, Jodhpur & Jaipur - 7th January to 14th January

Bikaner Camel Festival
, Rajasthan - 13th January-14th January

Jaipur Literature Festival
, Rajasthan - 24th January to 29th January

Republic Day Parade, New Delhi - 26th January

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February


Isn't February the most beautiful time of the year? Pleasant weather, lush green trees, and crisp, fresh air. A beautiful time to celebrate love with your significant other as you head out for a quaint weekend far away from the clattering city life. Just a one-day break on the 12th will fetch you a four-day long weekend if you plan in advance!

Things To Do In February 2018 


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March

31st March (Saturday): Weekend

What a great month, March has two four daylong weekends! So if you hate spending holidays at home, here are some of the best happenings in March. However, if these don't interest you, you can always head up to the hills or even check out Bandhavgarh or Jim Corbett National Park. The pleasant weather will make your retreat a pleasurable one. India also has a never-ending love relationship with Thailand, with visa on arrival and fares being lower than Delhi-Goa, it's a real tourist magnet.

Things To Do In March 2018

Eternal Mewar Holika Dahan, Udaipur - 1st March

International Yoga Festival, Rishikesh - 1st March to 7th March

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April


April doesn't look so good with long weekends, but if you combine the holidays from 29th March to 1st April, you've got yourself an exciting four-day long break. Take a day off, and you can even plan a trip to Nepal! If not an international holiday, plan a trip to Kashmir or North East with friends before the heat waves strike the country. Apple orchards, crisp air and fluffy clouds that engulf you in their serene ambience, Kashmir is India's magical destination.

Things To Do In April 2018

Tulip Festival, Kashmir - First two weeks of April
There is no place in India as picturesque and scenic as Kashmir. Especially during spring, the season of tulips, blooming saliently across the vast meadow overlooking the magnificent Dal Lake. A treat to the eyes of the traveller, this festival boasts of a million blooms at the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden along with traditional Kashmiri folk music and food.

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May


As the summer heat begins to dawn upon India, the festivals also dwindle, but there are plenty of other ways to utilize a long weekend. April end was kinder than usual, 28th and 29th being a weekend gave you a four-day long break by just calling in sick on a Monday! Do the same for Buddha Purnima, and with just two bunks you get yourself two long weekends to plan a relaxing getaway.

Plan a trip to Mussorie or Mcleodganj for a quaint ambience and cool climate. You can also stick to quintessential tourist spots like Shimla, Manali or Gangtok for some tourist undercurrent and fresh air. Endless Buddhist monasteries, ancient architecture, fluttering prayer flags and mouthwatering food will mark your holiday if you decide amongst one these tiny hill stations. 

Things To Do In May 2018

 
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June

15th June (Friday): Eid-ul-Fitr

Things To Do In June 2018

June is the perfect month to escape the city heat and head off for a day's trek to the Tirthan Valley. Summers are retreating, and monsoons are paving their way in so it is best to check the weather before heading out. For a safer bet, you can also head over to a resort at Lonavala or Alibaug for a peaceful weekend retreat. These sleepy towns are in the limelight for their clean beaches and magnificent resorts, which are a reasonable substitute to Goa.
 

August

Things To Do In August 2018

A great month to travel across the country, August is right in the midst of India's monsoon season. With the summer heat being washed away and lush green trees encompassing the landscape, destinations like the Jog Falls in Karnataka or Alleppy in Kerala are splendid places to visit. Serene backwaters and breathtaking houseboats will rejuvenate the otherwise boring monsoon weekends. Floating houses decorated with local art and warm hosts make Kerala an ideal hideout for travellers and writers who crave solitude and comfort.
 
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September

16th September (Sunday): Weekend

29th September (Saturday): Weekend
30th September (Sunday): Weekend

Things To Do In September 2018

September is giving us two superb long weekends, long enough to plan an international holiday to Indonesia, Australia or even Dubai. Gigantic mountains, active volcanoes, white sand beaches, picturesque sunsets and endless martinis. Can't wait to get there already, can you? However, if it is India's hidden gems and vibrant culture that you want to explore plan a road trip to Leh-Ladakh or even Spiti. Both the destinations have thrilling bike expeditions ideal for an adventure enthusiast. A festive holiday that gives you a four-day long weekend, what more could a traveller want!
 
 
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October 

 

Things To Do In October 2018

Another four-day long weekend thanks to Gandhi Jayanti. Plus October is that perfect time of the year when the weather is pleasant, and any destination seems like a nice one to unwind. Plan a two-night three days budget trip to Dharamsala or Kasol with your friends. Both the destinations are serene, welcoming and unadulterated with the usual tourist crowd. Go for an adventurous trek to Tosh or just eat scrambled eggs and toast in a cosy café, in the end, it's all about letting nature envelope you in its beauty.
 
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November

Things To Do In November 2018

 
 
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December 

Things To Do In December 2018

December marks the apex of the holiday season and not just in India but across the globe. So it is quite apparent that hotel and travel fares will be skyrocketing. But that does not mean you cannot find yourself some alluring winter sun within all the extravagance. If you love a good party, Goa is your place to be in December. With an array of festivals happening in both North and South Goa, it is quite a popular getaway destination in India. For something offbeat, Gokarna and Pondicherry are excellent destinations to invigorate a traveller's soul by providing the ideal amount of surprise and beguiling nature.

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This post was published by Sneha Virmani

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