15 Long Weekends to Howl in 2018!
If you are upset because you didn’t get enough weekends in 2017, and couldn’t spend your time roaming around your favourite places with your buddies, then fasten your seatbelts because 2018 is gonna be legen…wait for it..dary..legendary. In 2018, you will be having 15 long weekends during which, you can set yourself free in the ocean of various travel destinations. We’ll suggest you the best destinations that you can visit in each long weekend holidays in 2018 so that you can plan your vacations in advance.
1. 20th January 2018 (Saturday)
21st January 2018 (Sunday)
22nd January 2018 (Monday, Basant Panchami)
Place to visit- Taj Mahal, is an Indian monument built by Shah Jahan, 5th Emperor of the Mughal Dynasty, as a memorial to his wife Mumtaz. It is one of the seven wonders world. It represents unique Mughal culture & their architectural style. UNESCO has declared Taj Mahal as world heritage site.
2. 26th January 2018 (Friday, Republic Day)
27th January 2018 (Saturday)
28th January 2018 (Sunday)
Place to visit- Shimla, the place which was once used British rulers to relieve their stress, is now one of the most visited tourist destination in India. Every year thousands of tourists visit Shimla Hill Station from all around the due to its beauty.
3. 10th February 2018 (Saturday)
11th February 2018 (Sunday)
12th February 2018 (Monday, Take a leave)
13th February 2018 (Tuesday, Mahashivratri-Restricted Holiday)
Place to visit- Jaipur is capital of Rajasthan & it represents the rich culture of Rajputana. It is also called as Pink city. It is one of the most colorful cities in India. This city has many travel destinations like beautiful forts, mesmerizing palaces.
4. 16th February 2018 (Friday, Losar-Sikkim, Ladakh and Dharamshala only)
17th February 2018 (Saturday)
18th February 2018 (Sunday)
Place to visit- Ladakh, where Buddhists celebrate Losar, the Tibetan new year with much color. This place is known for its remote mountain culture & beauty. Its culture is similar to Tibetan culture.
5. 1st March 2018 (Thursday, Holika Dahan-Restricted Holiday)
2nd March 2018 (Friday, Holi-Gazetted Holiday)
3rd March 2018 (Saturday)
4th March 2018 (Sunday)
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Place to visit- Mcleodganj mountains of Himachal Pradesh attract tourists to experience the beauty of nature. Triund offers the eye-catching view of the Dhauladhar ranges. This place has various attractions like Kangra Fort, Bhagsunath Temple, Bhagsu Falls, Namgyal Monastery, Dalai Lama Temple complex, HPCA Stadium, tea plantations of Kangra valley, and Triund trek.
6. 29th March 2018 (Thursday, Mahavir Jayanti-Gazetted Holiday)
30th March 2018 (Good Friday-Compulsory Holiday)
31st March 2018 (Saturday)
1st April 2018 (Sunday)
Place to visit- The Andaman Islands, are an Indian archipelago in the Bay of Bengal.Andaman & Nicobar Islands are group of around 600 islands which are widely known for their beauty. 36 out of those 600 islands are inhabited. Cellular Jail National Memorial, Radhanagar Beach, Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex in Port Blair, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Chidiya Tapu, and water sports like scuba-diving, snorkeling, & parasailing are the main attractions of this place.
7. 27th April 2018 (Friday, Take leave)
28th April 2018 (Saturday)
29th April 2018 (Sunday)
30th April 2018 (Monday, Buddha Purnima (Compulsory Holiday)
1st May (Tuesday, Maharashtra Day-Maharashtra only)
Place to visit- Goa beaches are really beautiful & this place is the main attraction for young travellers. Beaches like Vagator, Calangute, Anjuna, Colva, & Benaulim, Fort Aguada, Church of Mae De Deus, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Temple of Bodgeshwar, Dudhsagar Waterfalls, St Xavier’s Church, Grand Island (for water sports), and clubs like Cafe Mambos,Titos, LPK (Love Passion Karma), SinQ, & Club Cubana are the main attractions of Goa.
8. 15th June 2018 (Friday, Idul’ Fitr-Compulsory Holiday)
16th June 2018 (Saturday)
17th June 2018 (Sunday)
Place to visit- Mumbai, a city which defines love, passion & devotion; a city where millions fulfill their dreams, a city that never sleeps can be awesome to visit as a traveller. The main attractions of this place are Gateway of India, Haji Ali Dargah, Elephanta Caves & island, Siddhivinayak Temple, Essel World, Kanheri Caves, Rajabai Clock Tower, Kamala Nehru Park, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Nehru Planetarium, Worli Fort, and Marine Drive
9. 22nd August 2018 (Wednesday- Idul’ Zuha-Compulsory Holiday)
23rd August 2018 (Thursday- Take the day off)
24th August 2018 (Friday- First day of Onam-Kerala only)
25th August 2018 (Saturday)
26th August 2018 (Sunday- Raksha Bandhan)
Place to visit- Coorg, also known as the Scotland of the south, simply cannot be skipped from the list of best places to visit in India. This mesmerizing hill station in Karnataka is breathtakingly beautiful. The main attractions of this place are Abbey Falls, Nalknad Palace, Barapole River, Brahmagiri Peak, Iruppu Falls, Namdroling Monastery, Nagarhole National Park, Microlight flight at Chelavara, ziplining, and angling in River Kaveri.
10. 1st September 2018 (Saturday)
2nd September 2018 (Sunday)
3rd September 2018 (Monday-Janamashtami-Restricted Holiday)
Place to visit- Meghalaya, also known as The Caver’s Paradise. You should visit this place if you aren’t afraid of heights, insects, darkness and tight spaces. The main attractions of this place are Umiam Lake, Nohkalikai Falls, Elephant Falls, Seven Sisters Falls, Shillong View Point, Spread Eagle Falls, Wah Umngot River, Nohwet Living Root Bridge, Kynrem falls, Khasi Hills, Khoh Ramhah or Motrop (Giant conical rock), and Garo Hills.
11. 13th September 2018 (Thursday- Ganesh Chaturthi-Gazetted Holiday)
14th September 2018 (Friday- Take the day off)
15th September 2018 (Saturday)
16th September 2018 (Sunday)
Place to visit- Sikkim is a place that you must visit if you want to experience the essence of Buddhism around you. This place has many attractions that include Nathu La, Hanuman Tok, Rumtek Monastery, Khecheopalri Lake, Tsomgo Lake, Phodong Monastery, & Teesta River in Gangtok, Yumthang Valley, Buddha Park of Ravangla, Kanchenjunga Falls, Lingdum Monastery, and Singshore Bridge.
12. 29th September 2018 (Saturday)
30th September 2018 (Sunday)
1st October 2018 (Monday, Take the day off)
2nd October 2018 (Tuesday, Gandhi Jayanti)
Place to visit- Kerala, is one of the top tourist places in India. This is must visit place for all nature lovers. This place has many attractions like Alleppey, Munnar, Kumarakom, Wayanad, Thekkady, Kovalam etc.
13. 18th October 2018 (Thursday, Ram Navami-Gazetted Holiday)
19th October 2018 (Friday, Dussera-Compulsory Holiday)
20th October 2018 (Saturday)
21st October 2018 (Sunday)
Place to visit- Kasol, this place in Himachal Pradesh is awesome for Solo travellers. This place has Malana Village, Kheer Ganga Peak, Tosh Village, Tirthan Valley, Parvati River, Manikaran Sahib, Chhalal Village as its main attractions.
14. 7th November 2018 (Wednesday, Diwali-Compulsory Holiday)
8th November 2018 (Thursday, Gowardhan Puja/ Take the day off)
9th November 2018 (Friday, Bhai Duj-Restricted Holiday)
10th November 2018 (Saturday)
11th November 2018 (Sunday)
Place to visit- Kolkata is one of the best places to visit in November because of Durga Puja. Enjoy the festival with sweets, Bengali delicacies, themed pandal hoppings and grand aartis.Victoria Memorial, Howrah Bridge, Indian Museum, Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Eden Gardens Cricket Stadium, Kalighat Kali Temple, Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, Birla Planetarium, and St. Paul’s Cathedral are the main attractions of Kolkata.
15. 22nd December 2018 (Saturday)
23rd December 2018 (Sunday)
24th December 2018 (Monday- Take the day off)
25th December 2018 (Tuesday-Christmas-Compulsory Holiday)
Place to visit- Bhangarh Fort is known as known as the most haunted place in India. It is believed that the entire town of people seemed to have vanished in a day. If you want to visit a scary place and ‘face the unknown’ then you must visit this place.