A very Happy New Year, We wish that you travel to your favorite destinations this year and satiate your wanderlust to the fullest. Another year has come and as usually, we travel enthusiasts have calculated out the opportunities to travel that 2018’s calendar has to offer. It is not always that you get 9 long weekends in a year so easily. Yes, after the cruel 2016 where major holidays fell on Sunday, 2017 plays a perfect opportunity to make up for 2016. While everyone else is busy telling the dates and the tricks to combine the festival and national holidays with your casual leaves, we present you some really striking ideas to make the best out of your long weekends in 2018. So, Folks here is the list of some places that you can explore in your long weekends
Long Weekend Dates of January 2018 January 26th -29th
The Devbhoomi Uttarakhand offers you this amazing hill station in the lap of Himalayan mountain ranges. Renowned for being the best skiing destination in India, Auli makes the perfect getaways for the month of January. The mesmerizing beauty of the town leaves you to spell bound. With the weather in your favor, you may find full snow-laden treks and enjoy skiing in the full swing. The panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges from this place is a lifetime experience.
On your way back to the home you can enjoy camping in Rishikesh for a day. The cold water front of River Ganges and the white sand shores makes a perfect combination for a day with bright sunlight.
Long Weekend Dates of February 2018 February 24th -26th
Although you do not need a reason to visit Goa but February month has Goa in full festivities. The most renowned Goa Carnival is celebrated in the month of February when Goa shows its best spirits. The carnival started in the 18th century by the Portuguese and is a unique one. Many float parades are organized in the day and nights have hard partying sessions. The only aim of the carnival is feasting, merrymaking and drinking off-course.
First Long Weekend Dates of March 2018 March 11th -13th
Mathura makes a perfect getaway for your long weekend in March In 2017. This northern state of India celebrates the famous festival of Holi in its full spirit. The Holi festival is a 3-4 days affair with each day marking a unique style of playing Holi. The first day is dedicated to the Lathmaar Holi of Barsana and Nandgaon, where the notorious men of Nandgaon get beaten by charged up women of Barsana. The second event is the Phoolon wali Holi in Vrindavan, this unique style of Holi at the Banke Bihari temple, Vrindavan is a sight to adore. A sheet of flower petals takes its toll on the streets of Vrindavan on this day. The real Holi of Mathura would be the final rest of your weekend where you will see the best play of colors. I Mathura people play Holi with the true spirit of friendship and brotherhood, the true motive behind Holi Celebrations.
Second Long Weekend Dates of March 2018 March 25th – 28th
These are the locations that offer you a complete package of hills, beaches, greens and mesmerizing views. These two hidden treasure of Karnataka makes a perfect weekend getaway for March in 2018. You can spend some quality time with your loved ones in these serene nature’s paradise. For people from Goa, Bangalore and Mumbai, it is a great road trip destination.
Long Weekend Dates of April 2018 April 1st to 4th & 13th to 16th
There are two long weekends in April in 2018, while the former is the best time to visit Srinagar the later would be perfect for a visit to Amritsar. Srinagar in April as the town opens the gate of the renowned Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden. This is the time the Tulips blossom and makes a colorful and blissful sight to adore. While the for the second weekend of April, Amritsar is suggested as the Holy city of India celebrates Baisakhi in full swing.
Long Weekend Dates of June 2018 June 24th to 26th
Munnar hails from the Western Ghats of India and comes under the state of Kerala. June is the monsoon season in Munnar and this makes it the perfect time for high tide backwaters. The abundance of natural splendor makes this place important for all nature lovers. A romantic getaway destination, Munnar offers you green forests, serene sea-shores, exciting and mesmerizing backwaters and some lip-smacking seafood.
Long Weekend Dates of August 2018 August 12th -20th & 25th- 27th
August is the best month to visit Ladakh. The perfect weekend getaway for adventure enthusiasts, Ladakh is at the northern part of the country. Situated in the lap of Himalayas, this town has some awe-inspiring places to visit. You can trek through the Nubra valley or spend a day on the Shore of Indus River. The pristine beauty of the town will compel you to revisit it again. You can also visit Uttarakhand in this month and see the mesmerizing sight of Valley of flowers which blossoms to the fullest at this time of year.
Long Weekend Dates of September 2018 September 30th – October 2nd
A small town of Arunachal Pradesh, Ziro holds immense splendor to admire. It makes the best destination for October in 2018 month with pleasant weather. Blessed with greenery and rivulets the town is a peaceful place to spend some quality time with your friends and family.
Long Weekend Dates of October 2018 October 14th to 22nd
Gangtok is a beautiful hill town in the North-eastern region of the country. Full of natural beauty there are many famous attractions in Gangtok to see which include Tsomgo Lake, Nathula Pass, Peeling, Yumthang Valley. You can enjoy trekking here and indulge in a great experience of sightseeing.
Darjeeling is nearby and a renowned state for tea and coffee harvesting. The tea estates are striking and make Darjeeling a must visit in the month of October in 2018.
Long Weekend Dates of December 2018 December 1st -3rd & 23rd -25th
Visit Nagaland and be a part of Hornbill Festival. Also known as the “Festival of Festivals” as it lays out a complete plethora of Nagaland’s cultural heritage. It started in 2000 and is celebrated since with great festivities.
You can visit Alleppey in the latter weekend of December and have a winter break amidst nature. Explore sand-laden beaches, sparkling blue water and eternal sunshine in this town of the Kerala.
So, here we conclude our list of some incredible place and things to do in 2018.. Get set guys to have an awesome year ahead.