Want To Travel More This Year? Here’s How To Enjoy Upcoming Long Weekends 2017
It is true that 2016 was not so good for the working class as most of the holidays fell during the weekends that made a huge loss. People did miss a lot of travel opportunities and enjoyment they had planned due to non-approval of leaves as well. But no worries as 2017 are here with something better for those who people who can have some great plans ahead. If you wish to travel a lot in 2017, then you are on the go! 2017 has some incredible long weekends awaiting you!!
Here is a sneak peek into those long weekends 2017 has in store for you. Plan ahead your weekends and make it worth memorable with some cool trips to these places listed below.
Jan 26 – Republic Day Weekend
26th January, Thursday – Republic Day (National Holiday)
27th January, Friday – Take leave
28th January, Saturday
29th January, Sunday
It is winter, and there is nothing more interesting to enjoy than the snow at this time. Explore the snowy winter destinations like Shimla, Gulmarg, Auli, Jaisalmer, etc. You can enjoy skiing if interested or may be you can even consider a trip to Dubai as the Dubai Shopping Festival is on and ends on January 28.
Feb 24, Mahashivaratri Weekend
24th February Friday – Maha Shivarathri (Government Holiday)
25th February, Saturday
26th February, Sunday
How about enjoying Goa Carnival this summer weekend which starts on Feb 25th? It is a three-day festival, and maybe you can take a day off on Monday to enjoy the festival wholly!
Mar 13, Holi Weekend
11th March, Saturday
12th March, Sunday
13th March, Holi (Restricted Holiday)
Since it is Holi, how about visiting Mathura or Vrindavan to enjoy the Holi celebrations there? If you are too much keen in exploring some new, then probably you can head to Barsaane in UP to enjoy Lath Mar Holi or Shanti Niketan in West Bengal.
Apr 4, Ram Navami Weekend
1st April, Saturday
2nd April, Sunday
3rd April, Monday – Take leave
4th April – Ram Navami
Do you love Tupis? I love them! Plan a visit to Srinagar and J&K to watch beautiful Tulips in full bloom. You can also consider other popular hill stations in India including Manali, Darjeeling or even Kodaikanal in the South!
Apr 14, Good Friday
13th April – Vaisakhi
14th April, Friday – Dr. Ambedkar Jayanthi, Good Friday
15th April, Saturday
16th April, Sunday – Easter
Long weekends continue in April, and it is a great reason to get lost into the beautiful Nilgiris. Enjoy Ooty and the Nilgiris, take a train tour to enjoy some breathtaking views, enjoy the awesome climate. If you are a biker, then head to Phuket as it celebrates the Phuket Biking Week from April 11-17.
May 1, May Day Weekend
29th April, Saturday
30th April, Sunday
May 1st, Monday – May Day
Enjoy the labor day weekend by rejuvenating yourself in such a place away from the hustle-bustle of the city life. How about going to Tosh valley to enjoy the most awesome climate, to enjoy the hot water springs and much more?
Jun 26, Eid Weekend
24th June, Saturday
25th June, Sunday
26th June, Monday – Id-ul-Fitr
It is Monsoon by this time, and so you should enjoy some greenery for sure. Plan a trip to God’s Own Country Kerala, enjoy the backwaters, amazing waterfalls, the Kerala cuisine, the tea plantations in Munnar, houseboats in Kumarakom, and to end it with an exotic spa treatment to rejuvenate yourself.
Aug 15, Independence Day Weekend
12th August, Saturday
13th August, Sunday
14th August, Monday – Janmashtami
15th August, Tuesday – Independence Day
16th August, Wednesday – Take Leave
17th August, Thursday – Parsi New Year (Mumbai Only)
18th August, Friday – Take leave
19th August, Saturday
20th August, Sunday
August offers you one of the biggest and the longest weekends that you can ever get in 2017. How about enjoying a foreign trip? You can enjoy the Salzburg Festival in Austria that starts from July 21 and ends on August 30. Or, you can enjoy a perfect and thrilling vacationing at any of the islands, enjoying scuba diving, snorkeling, etc.
Aug 25 – Ganesh Chaturthi Weekend
25th August, Friday – Ganesh Chaturthi (Restricted Holiday)
26th August, Saturday
27th August, Sunday
Enjoy the festival by visiting Pune. If not so religious, explore any of the National Parks if you are a wildlife lover.
Sept 30 – Gandhi Jayanthi Weekend
30th September, Saturday
1st October, Sunday
2nd October, Monday – Gandhi Jayanthi
Plan a short trekking to the nearest hill or valley. It will help you to have a good and relaxing break from your monotonous routine. Araku Valley in Andhra Pradesh and Chembra Peak in Kerala are good choices.
Oct 18, Diwali Weekend
18th October, Wednesday – Diwali
19th October, Thursday – Balipratipada
20th October, Friday – Bhai Duj
21st October, Saturday
22nd October, Sunday
Again a pretty long weekend awaits you in October and how about enjoying the beaches? Get away to some beautiful beaches in India and enjoy sunbath, the scenic beauty and capture some beautiful moments with your family or friends.
Dec 1, Id-e-Milad Weekend
1st December, Friday – Id-e-Milad (Government Holiday)
2nd December, Saturday
3rd December, Sunday
Have you ever been to Nagaland? Then, this is the best time as this period marks Hornbill Festival in Nagaland. With great music and traditional value, it makes your experience more interesting.
Dec 25, Christmas Weekend
23rd December, Saturday
24th December, Sunday
25th December, Monday – Christmas
It is finally year-ending, and if you must have missed out any of the plans on the above mentioned weekends, you can probably add more vibe into it and enjoy it with more vigor and fun. An ending should always be the best and the most memorable. It is Christmas time and so, explore places which you never thought you would and do crazy things like Bungee Jumping and Paragliding or any other sports activity which you were scared of!Want To Travel More This Year? Here’s How To Enjoy Upcoming Long Weekends 2017 by Gayathry