Long weekends 2019

You might want to tag your team leaders and bosses in this article! Long weekends 2019 and quick getaways for them – its all here.

You know what’s more exciting than a New Year’s party, or even your birthday bashes? You guessed it right –it’s the holidays! The older you get, the more you realize the importance of weekends because they’re hard earned, right? And if you get a day or two extra with those weekends, well, that’s like achieving Nirvana!

So before we dive into 2019, here’s a list of all the long weekends and where you could peacefully spend them if you’re looking to get away for a while:

12th-14th January (Makar Sankranti weekend)

Place to go: Ahmedabad, Gujarat will have its colorful Kite festival from 6th-14th January. It is quite enjoyable.

Bikaner, Rajasthan will be hosting its Bikaner Camel Fair from 12th-13th January. It is surely worth the vision.

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At a distance of 9 km from Bikaner Junction Railway Station, Devi Kund Sagar is the cremation ground of Bikaner Royal family situated in the outskirts of Bikaner. It is one of the famous places to visit during Bikaner Trip. Devi Kund consists of several royal cenotaphs or chhatris of brave rulers of Bika dynasty. It has two groups of cenotaphs built in the memory of kings, queens and members of the Bikaner royal family. The earliest cenotaph is of Rao Kalyanmal, the 5th ruler of Bikaner (1542 – 71 AD) and the last cenotaph is of Maharaja Karni Singh (1950 – 88 AD). The chhatris are flanked on two sides along a reservoir and is indeed one of the best examples of Rajputana architectural style. The cenotaphs of the earlier rulers of Bikaner are in Dulmera red stone and the later ones are made of marble. The chhatris for women, men and children of the royal family are different. The chhatri of a male has a vertical memorial slab where as that of a female has foot marks engraved on the slab. A memorialForeigners or a minor is called nada and it is a simple structure without a canopy. Among these memorials, the cenotaph of Maharaja Anup Singh (1669-98 AD) is a marvelous piece of art and architecture. It stands on 16 pillars and bears carvings depicting acts of Lord Krishna, floral patterns, peacocks and other birds and animals. The tradition of painting the cenotaphs began with Maharaja Ratan Singh and the same is evident in his cenotaph. Devi Kund also has cenotaphs of 22 female members of the royal family prior to Maharaja Gaj Sigh Ji, who committed sati. There is also one cenotaph of a Sata (male sati) of a ruler. Maharaja Surat Singh's Chhatri is built entirely in white marble with spectacular Rajput paintings on its ceiling. Some of the cenotaphs also have epigraphic memorial stones. Timings: 9 AM – 5 PM Entry Fee: Rs. 5 for Indians and Rs. 10 for Foreigners Photo Credit by – @rao_ankitt #HeritageCity #Bikaner #BikanerHeritageTour #bikaneri #Bikanerpride #rajasthantrip #rajasthantour #rajasthan #rajasthantourism #rajasthani #janekyadikhjaye #indiatourism #indiatour #worldtourists #worldheritage #tourist #incredibleindia #jaisalmer #jaipur #udaipur

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2nd-4th March (Maha Shivratri weekend)

(if you have a holiday on 28th February, you can take a leave on 1st March to extend your little vacation)

Place to go: Auli, Uttarakhand is one of the best places to go skiing and enjoying the winters.

Kutch, Gujarat is also worth visiting for its picturesque white deserts.

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21st-24th March (Holi weekend)

(Take a leave on 22nd. Also, @bosses if you’re reading, this is kind of my official leave email)

Place to go: Vrindavan and Mathura, Uttar Pradesh are famous for its extravagant Holi celebrations.

Hampi, Karnataka is rich with cultural ruins and landscapes of historic importance.

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13th-17th April (Ram Navmi/Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti and Mahavir Jayanti weekend)

(Take a leave on 15th if you don’t have a holiday on account of Vishu, and also on 16th)

Place to go: Jammu and Kashmir, for their beautiful landscapes and scenic views and cool weather.

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Goa, for pretty beaches and laying back to relax, water sports, and lots of parties if you’re into them.

19th-21st April (Good Friday weekend)

Place to go: Udaipur, Rajasthan for the royal palaces and rich heritage, and great architecture.

Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu for trekking and adventure. It is also known as the Princess of Hill Stations.

9th-12th May (Tagore Jayanti weekend)

(Take a leave on 10th if you have a holiday on 9th for Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti)

Place to go: Andaman and Nicobar Islands, for their peaceful surroundings and beautiful beaches with clean water to beat the heat.

Ranthambore, Rajasthan for wildlife spotting and feeling closer to nature to relax.

10th-12th August (Bakri Eid weekend)

Place to go: Tarkarli, Maharashtra for its stargazing and calm, serene beaches.

Daman and Diu, for water skiing and other water sports as well as camel riding.

15th-18th August (Independence Day and Parsi New Year weekend)

(Take a leave on 16th)

Place to go: Sikkim, for sitting in Mother Nature’s lap and letting off steam.

Mount Abu, Rajasthan for its temples as well as tourist spots. People come here a lot for pilgrimage.

31st August-2nd September (Ganesh Chaturthi weekend)

Place to go: Kalimpong, West Bengal for its famous monasteries and a hill station getaway.

Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh, for camping and adventure and the popular Apatani tribe.

7th-11th September (Muharram weekend)

(Take a leave on 9th; you might get a holiday on 11th on account of Onam)

Place to go: Kerala, for the festivities of Onam and nature’s beauty.

Nainital, Uttarakhand is famous for its lakes and mountains and tourists are always milling about this hill station.

5th-8th October (Dussehra and Durga Pooja weekend)

(Take a leave on 7th)

Place to go: Kolkata, West Bengal for its lavish Durga Pooja celebrations.

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Mysore, Karnataka for its Dussehra celebrations, and all the religious spots that pilgrims come for.

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26th-29th October (Diwali and Bhai Dooj weekend)

Place to go: Amritsar, Punjab for the Diwali celebrations at the Golden temple and its magnificence.

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh for its beautiful Diwali celebrations, the temples, and the ghats.

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9th-12th November (Eid e Milad and Guru Nanak Jayanti weekend)

(Take a leave on 11th)

Rajasthan, for its famous Pushkar fair and the festivities.

Agra and Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh for the elegant Taj Mahal, Buland Darwaza and other monuments.

21st-25th December (Christmas weekend)

(Take a leave on 23rd and 24th)

Place to go: Pench National Park in Seoni, Madhya Pradesh. It is a famous wildlife sanctuary for people who love the wilderness.

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Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh for its snow clad mountains and peacefulness from the hustle of the cities.

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We hope these places help you unwind and relax in this fast-paced life of work and more work!