Top destinations for all year-round long weekends! Get Set Go!
Long Weekend Planner 2022
The new year is inching closer! This means new-found explorations in life, dreams, and the hope to make them come true.
If anything, the years 2020 and 2021 were challenging. How about we make 2022 a year to remember with memories of visiting the clear blue waters or of scaling those snow-clad mountains? The best part about 2022 is that it will be brimming with long weekends for you to plan your vacations in advance. So let’s get Go-ing!
14th – 16th Jan – Uttarayan long weekend
26th Jan – 30th Jan – Republic Day long weekend
Soar the skies during Uttarayan Festival in Ahmedabad
Celebrate Republic Day in the Snow-laden Srinagar
The vibrancy of the city of Ahmedabad gets a newer veneer with the thousands of kites that take to skies during the festival of Makar Sankranti. While the sky is definitely an attraction, the various eye-catching sights such as the heritage darwazas, the Sabarmati Ashram, and the splendid temples will make sure to keep you hooked otherwise.
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Srinagar – The Venice of the East
Popular amongst the tourists for its Himalayan backdrop, Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir is a spectacular destination to visit during this time of the year. Rightly called as the Venice of the East, the city is surrounded by picturesque lakes dotted with beautiful houseboats and Shikaras.
Things to Do in Srinagar:
18th Mar – 20th Mar – Holi long weekend
Colour Yourself Pink in Jaipur!
One of the three corners of the golden triangle of India, Jaipur is an urban city bustling with life, colour, and heritage with corner of the city showcasing a unique charm of its own. Being one of the most flamboyant states of India, the city is known for its majestic history which is evident in the spectacular palaces, havelis, and the way of life in general. Offering to the tourist a wonderful mixture of the old and the new, there is a whole lot of ways in which a visit to Jaipur will take your weekend to an epic level!
Things to do in Jaipur:
30th April to 3rd May - Eid long weekend
14th May - 16th May – Buddh Purnima long weekend
Indulge in delectable cuisines of Hyderabad on Eid-ul-Fitr
Get spellbound on Buddh Purnima in Aizawl
Whether you are looking to experience the Nizami way of life, want to awe at the hypnotical Mughal architecture, or maybe take your taste buds for a ride with the awesome delicacies, Hyderabad has something to offer for every type of traveller. There are a number of places that will take you across the length and the breadth of the city. Right from museums to temples to theme parks, the city has got it all to bewitch you with its charm.
Things to Do in Hyderabad:
Gifted abundantly with the beauty of nature, the city of Aizawl is bound to leave you speechless. This cloud-covered city is the immaculate destination for people looking to break away from a hustling life to dive into peace and serenity.
Things to do in Aizawl:
11th Aug - 15th Aug - Rakshabandhan and Independence Day long weekend
19th Aug – 21st Aug - Janmashtami long weekend
Experience monsoon madness in Dehradun
Revel into the Janmashtami festivities in Surat
Also called as the “Gateway to the Kumaon Hills”, the city of Dehradun is the ideal destination to opt for if you want to see the monsoon in all its glory and splendor. Due to its proximity to the hills, you may see the city enveloped in a pleasant fog. So, go on create some misty memories!
Things to do in Dehradun:
The Gujaratis have a saying which goes, “Surat sonani murat”, which roughly translates to: Surat is the epitome of everything gold. Make a visit to this ancient, historical city and check for yourself how true this is.
Things to do in Surat:
31st Aug – 4th Sept - Ganesh Chaturthi long weekend
Experience the divine connect during the pious Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in Mumbai.
Mumbai! The city of dreams, the city that never sleeps, and the city that has many epithets! The chaotic and the serene, both meet in this wonderful coastal city that has mesmerized the Indian imagination for decades and will continue to do so!
Things to Do in Mumbai:
5th to 9th Oct – Dussehra long weekend
22nd Oct – 24th Oct – Diwali long weekend
Light up your Dussehra in Varanasi with its Ganga Arti
Make your Diwali an international one with a visit to the Maldives!
One of the oldest cities in the world, Varanasi will take your breath away the moment you step inside it. Maybe it’s the numerous devout pilgrims, maybe it’s the ancient streets, maybe it’s the sadhus and the sadhvis…there is something about Varanasi that draws tourists from all over the world.
Things to Do in Varanasi:
The many islands of Maldives await your arrival. Give your traditional Diwali celebrations a twist with a touch of the sunny vibes of Maldives. When not staring at the spectacular sunrises and sunsets, do consider opting for adventures in the clear blue waters!
Things to Do in Maldives:
5th Nov – 8th Nov – Guru Nanak long weekend
Evoke your spirituality on Guru Nanak Jayanti in Amritsar
The city of Amritsar is rife with culture, heritage, history and people of all kinds. Places like Golden Temple and Akal Takht are reasons why people every year from all across India and the world frequent Amritsar.
Things to do in Amritsar:
24th to 26th Dec – Christmas long weekend
30th- Dec 2022 – 1st January 2023 – New Year long weekend
Get into the Christmas fervour with Goa!
Shop till you drop at the Dubai Shopping Festival
The various beautiful churches and cathedrals, mixed with the lively Christian heritage of the region makes it the perfect destination for Christmas celebrations. Treating the solace seekers and party buffs alike, Goa has stunning pubs and serene beaches, ensuring there is something for everyone.
Things to do in Goa:
Glitz, glamour, ultramodern architectural marvels, luxury shopping, lively entertainment spots, the list goes on… Dubai has something to offer for every kind of traveller. So, go on, take your pick from a selection of beaches, sandy dunes, sky-high window views, finest dining experiences in the world, and so much more!
Things to do in Dubai:
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