Your ultimate travel guide to the 15 long weekends in 2018

Long Weekends in 2018

Yes, you heard it right, there are 15 Long Weekends in 2018 and we are jumping up and down already! Mark these dates on your calendar and note our recommendations for all the places you can explore during this time in India.


20th – Saturday

21st – Sunday

22nd – Basant Panchami

Get set vroom on rented bikes and explore the colourful French architecture of Pondicherry.  A good winter escape, this place offers beautiful scenic sites and thrilling water activities.

26th – Republic Day

27th – Saturday

28th – Sunday


Explore the cultural fiesta of the ongoing Rann Utsav in the beautiful white desert of Rann of Kutch! White sands, local handicrafts, cuisines and wildlife will definitely make a beautiful grid on your Instagram .


White salt desert of Kutch

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10th – Saturday

11th – Sunday

12th – Take a leave

13th – Maha Shivratri

Goa, at this time of the year is just not about its beaches. Kick start your Valentine’s week with a visit to the Goa Carnival 2018 and go crazy with its colourful exuberance and music on the streets.

Sigh, how we wish Valentine’s day was a public holiday!

Tip: Try carnival dance boomerangs with BAE


2nd – Holi

3rd – Saturday

4th – Sunday

There’s no better way to celebrate Holi than being at the place of its origin. Mathura and Vrindavan have their special way of celebrating this festival of colours and we’ll just let the pictures do the talking.

Club it with a short trip to Agra and make the most of these blessed FOUR day long weekend!

29th – Mahavir Jayanti

30th – Good Friday

31st – Saturday

1st April – Sunday 

If you’re a water baby, plan a trip to Havelock Island, one of the most popular parts of the Andamans and a favourite scuba diving destination among tourists of South Asia.

Where the sea and sky are distinguished with color. ~ #surbhikaushik #goodshotz

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28th – Saturday

29th – Sunday

30th – Buddha Purnima

1st May – Labour Day (Maharashtra Day, limited holiday)

Spring season calls for the wave of green hills and valleys on your social media timelines. Escape from the heat and run to Gulmarg, Srinagar for it promises you the best spring experience of a lifetime!


15th – Eid –ul- Fitr

16th – Saturday

 17th – Sunday

Summer is the month for Himachal. A three day vacation can be perfectly spent at the riverside retreat of river Tirthan. Located in the Kullu district, this beautiful valley is ideal for an adventure-centric getaway!

Take me away from my home in the city I have lived too long in the dust of luxury! #poem #oneverseatatime Pictures from my recent travel escapade!The beautiful serolsar lake is only a 5 km trek from the jalori pass and it is an amazing spot to camp! It is believed that fallen leaves from the trees don't stay in the water of the lake even though the lake's surrounded with trees. The birds pick up the leaves if they fall on the water. So the lake always looks clear as a glass. Clicked by @the_himalayan_wanderer ? #nature #instahimachal #lake #serolsar #jaloripass #amazing_himachal #instamountains #instagood #exquisite #peace #love #greenery #trees #water #insta_himachal #ourhimachal #mountains #beautiful #wanderer #traveller #tirthan #tirthanvalley #ourhimachal

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15th – Independence Day

16th – Take a leave

17th – Parsi New Year (Restricted Holiday)

18th – Saturday

19th – Sunday

Did you get Leh’d already? If not then this is the best time to visit Leh-Ladakh. Be it a riders pack or a bachelorette trip, make sure you make the rest of the world jealous with your amazing Instagram posts!

22nd – Eid –ul- Adha

23rd – Thursday – Take a leave

24th – Onam

25th – Saturday

26th – Sunday

August provides you the best time for rejuvenation with ayurveda treatments in the backwaters of Kerala. This five day break can prove to be a blessing for that family trip you have always been planning.

Make sure your parents cover this trip through their Facebook stories!

Backwaters, Alleppey ??

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1st – Saturday

2nd – Sunday

3rd – Janmashtami

Also known as the Scotland of India, Coorg transforms into a lush green paradise during this time of the year. For the adventure sports enthusiasts, it’s the perfect place and time to indulge in river rafting, give one more example, etc.

13th – Ganesh Chaturthi

14th – Take a leave

15th – Saturday

16th – Sunday

A roadtrip from Hampi to Gokarna is all you need to make the best of this four day long weekend.  Make a photo story of your experiences from the beautiful ruins of Hampi to the serene beaches of Gokarna. Don’t miss the naturally Om shaped beach at Gokarna!


29th – Saturday

30th – Sunday

1st October – Monday – Take a Leave

2nd October – Gandhi Jayanti

This is the best time to visit Punjab, especially Amritsar, a city which will touch your spirituality and patriotism. Take a dip in the holy waters of the mesmerizing Golden Temple, visit the Jalianwala Bagh and feel the Goosebumps rise at the Wagah Border.

Needless to say, the Punjabi food at the dhabas is to die for. #FoodPorn 😉

18th – Ram Navmi

20th – Dussehra

21st – Saturday

22nd – Sunday

Touch base with wildlife at Kaziranga National Park where you can see the famous Indian one horned Rhinoceros. Since it’s a 4 day break, you might as well club it with a visit to Shillong and experience the cool vibes.

#flyseries #shillongdiaries #throwback

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 3rd – Saturday

4th – Sunday

5th – Dhanteras

6th – Take a leave

7th – Diwali

8th – Govardhan Puja

9th – Bhai Duj

10th – Saturday

 11th – Sunday

With 9 days in hand, the best travel plan you can make is to visit the North Eastern states – also known as the seven sisters. These states boast of picturesque places where nature flourishes in all its glory. We bet you won’t need to Photoshop or use filters before posting your travel pictures!


22nd – Saturday

23rd – Sunday

24th – Take a leave

25th – Christmas

Your travel blogs are incomplete without the hues of Rajasthan! Capture the burst of Rajasthani culture while camping in the middle of the dessert of Jaisalmer, experience the royalty of Jodhpur and the capture your travel buddies around the charming lakes of Udaipur.

Tip: Best opportunity to practice candid photography.

 What are you waiting for? Make those WhatsApp groups with your travel buddies and start planning.

Jasmita Dhonsi
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