List of Long Weekends to Plan Trips in India 2024

Buckle up, fellow adventurers! It's time to embark on a journey through the thrilling landscapes, vibrant festivals, and hidden gems that 2024 has in store for us. In this travel blog, we're spilling the beans on the ultimate long weekends that promise to turn your year into a series of unforgettable escapades. So, fasten your seatbelts, because the road to discovery starts right here!

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Long Weekends in January 2024

  • Sunday, 31 December: Monday,

  • 1 January: New Year’s Day Tuesday,

  • 2 January: Take a day off

  • Saturday, 13 January: Lohri Sunday,

  • 14 January Monday, Take a day off

  • 15 January: Pongal

  • Friday, 26 January: Republic Day Saturday,

  • 27 January Sunday,

  • 28 January Monday, Take a day off

Travel Suggestions: Conclude winter by booking a safari at one of India’s numerous national parks. Options include Gir National Park for spotting Asiatic lions, Kaziranga for the one-horned rhinoceros, and destinations like Bandhavgarh, Ranthambore, and Tadoba for tiger sightings.

Kaziranga

Long Weekends in March 2024

  • Friday, 8 March: Mahashivratri Saturday,

  • 9 March Sunday,

  • 10 March, Monday, Take a day off

  • Saturday, 23 March Sunday,

  • 24 March Monday, Take a day off

  • 25 March: Holi

  • Friday, 29 March: Good Friday

  • Saturday, 30 March

  • Sunday, 31 March: Easter

Travel Suggestions: Explore the village of Kasar Devi, celebrate Holi in Mathura, discover Olive Ridley turtles on the beach in Ratnagiri, or take a leisurely walk through the vibrant Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary in Yumthang, just five hours from Gangtok.

Mathura

Long Weekends in May 2024

  • Thursday, 23 May: Buddha Purnima

  • Friday, 24 May: Take a day off

  • Saturday, 25 May Sunday, 26 May

Travel Suggestions: Escape the rising temperatures with a short getaway to Leh for cooler weather, enjoy a scenic gondola ride in Gulmarg, explore lakes, waterfalls, and gardens in Shillong, or trek through the stunning Spiti Valley.

GulmargGulmarg

Long Weekends in June 2024

  • Saturday, 15 June

  • Sunday, 16 June

  • Monday, 17 June: Bakri Eid

Travel Suggestions: Embark on a trek in Binsar, birdwatch at the Great Himalayan National Park, or savor the pleasant weather at a heritage bungalow in Ooty.

Ooty

Long Weekends in August 2024

  • Thursday, 15 August: Independence Day and Parsi New Year

  • Friday, 16 August: Take a day off

  • Saturday, 17 August

  • Sunday, 18 August

  • Monday, 19 August: Raksha Bandhan (restricted)

  • Saturday, 24 August

  • Sunday, 25 August Monday,

  • 26 August: Janmashthami

Travel Suggestions: Experience monsoon showers and picturesque city views during Teej celebrations in Jaipur, go snorkeling in the Andamans, visit the scenic Zanskar Valley in Ladakh, or enjoy cycling tours and monsoon delicacies in Goa.

Zanskar Valley

Long Weekends in September 2024

  • Thursday, 5 September: Onam (restricted)

  • Friday, 6 September: Take a day off

  • Saturday, 7 September: Ganesh Chaturthi

  • Sunday, 8 September

Travel Suggestions: Head to Kerala to witness Onam festivities and boat races, participate in Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in Mumbai and Pune, or embark on the Markha Valley Trek in Ladakh.

Ganesh Chaturthi

Long Weekends in October 2024

  • Friday, 11 October: Maha Navmi (restricted)

  • Saturday, 12 October: Dussehra

  • Sunday, 13 October

Travel Suggestions: October is ideal for the Triund Trek with clear views of the Dhauladhar range. Experience the vibrancy of Durga Pujo in Kolkata, or learn to surf in Goa as it marks the beginning of the surfing season.

Triund Trek

Long Weekends in November 2024

  • Friday, 1 November: Diwali

  • Saturday, 2 November

  • Sunday, 3 November: Bhai Dooj

Travel Suggestions: Visit Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary to spot migratory birds, attend the International Film Festival of India in Goa, explore the Golden Temple during Guru Purab, or witness cherry blossoms in Shillong.

Golden Temple

Also Read: A 3 Day Itinerary to Delhi for a Perfect Weekend Trip

From wildlife adventures to festival frolics, we've unraveled the map and explored the coolest spots for your 2024 escapades. Now, go on, pack those bags, chase the sunsets, and make memories that will outshine any postcard. Whether you're a thrill-seeker, a culture junkie, or just in it for the views, may your travels be filled with laughter, unexpected detours, and the kind of stories that make your friends say, 'Wait, you did what?!' Until the next travel rendezvous, keep the vibes high and the energy higher!

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