Your 2019 Calendar For Long Weekend Getaways & Holidays – Part I
It’s the last teen year of the era and you have ‘gotto’ make this year special. If your question is “how?” Travel is the answer. Satiate your wanderlust with some refreshing long weekend getaways in 2019 within India. Here is a quick inforgraphic of 2019 Long Weekend Calendar from January to June, showcasing the holidays and few suggestions on holiday destinations that will make it easier for you to plan your long weekend holidays
2019 Long Weekend Getaway & Holiday Calendar – Jan To June
Long Weekend Getaways in January 2019
Call it a snowy month, cosy month or strictly hot cocoa month, January has been the favourite month of many. A new year, a fresh start and wishful hopes and dreams make this month a magical one. And if you want to start filling your travel diaries with new places and experiences for this year, a little planning in advance goes a long way. So, embrace this month by uncovering new destinations in India on the long weekend from 12th to 14th (holiday for Makar Sakranti).
Holiday Places To Visit In January 2019
Head to Bikaner, Rajasthan to enjoy the Bikaner Camel Festival on 12th and 13th January. You have the option to enjoy Lohri and Kite festival in Udaipur on 13th and 14th January and Nagaur Camel festival in Nagaur from 10th to 13th January. If Rajasthan has already been explored, Gujarat offers spectacular experience in this pleasant month. The skyline of Ahmedabad is filled with colourful kites during the Kite festival and the best place to enjoy this festival is at the Sabarmati riverfront. If you are looking for much colder and beautiful experience, traverse to the heavenly place of Kashmir. Marvel at the stunning vistas, snow-clad peaks and tall pine trees covered in ice as you enjoy skiing in Gulmarg.
Choose you favourite destination to uncover in January!
Long Weekend Getaways In February 2019
February brings with itself a chilled climate and is an excuse to express love. Marking the start of spring and the first day of the lunar calendar, locals celebrate Losar on 5th of February (Tuesday) and Shivaji Jayanti on the 19th (Tuesday).
Holiday Places To Visit In February 2019
Explore Gujarat and be delighted by Rann of Kutch festival till 20th of this month. If you are in or near Maharashtra, you have the option to enjoy Kalaghoda festival in Mumbai from 2nd to 9th February, and sample authentic wines in Sula Vineyards in Sula Fest on 2nd and 3rd February in Nashik. Nashik in February is a great time to just soak in some sunshine. If you are keen to seek divine blessings and want to liberate your soul, head to Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj.
Pick you favourite holiday destination for February!
Long Weekend Getaways In March 2019
March brings along two amazing long weekend holidays in 2019. One of the long weekends include Mahashivratri on 4th of March and Holi on 21st March. With two long weekends in this month, here are various choices for holiday destinations.
Holiday Places To Visit In March 2019
It’s summer time and what better way to beat the heat than rejuvenating yourself admidst white soft sand, milky waves and tall palm trees? Head to serene islands and silver beaches of Andaman Islands, embrace the chill breeze as you sip a cooler! If you like the sound of that then you can plan to explore the beaches of Goa as you delight yourself in Goa Carnival from 2nd to 5th March.
So, where are you travelling this March?
Places like Rishikesh in Uttarakhand celebrate International Yoga festival from 1st to 7th March or you can enjoy the famed Khajuraho Dance Festival till 3rd March in Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh. If you are looking to uncover popular monuments of India, opt for the Golden Triangle tour that lets you explore iconic landmarks like Taj Mahal and Hawa Mahal. If you are looking for some adventure, Manali in Himachal Pradesh showers you with lot of outdoor activities like river rafting, paragliding, trekking, zorbing and much more.
All set to travel in March?
Long Weekend Getaways In April 2019
The 4th month of the year has the perfect weather in the Northern Hemisphere of India. It’s the Spring season and 19th being a holiday for Good Friday, gives you a chance to explore a small part of this gorgeous country.
Holiday Places To Visit In April 2019
April is probably the best time to head to the lush mountains before the extreme heat of May sets in. Visit Nainital, Uttarakhand to beat the heat while you cruise along the Naini Lake in this beautiful hill town! In fact, exploring any part of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, North – East India and North India is highly advisable. You can revel in the sight of breath-taking vistas, enjoy outdoor sports like trekking, camping, horse riding, go-carting, sit by the mighty waterfalls or quiet lakes and simply soak in the best of nature away from the hustle-bustle of city life.
Explore something new in April!
Long Weekend Getaways In May 2019
Summers in the month of May can take a toll on anyone. A short break becomes a necessity and 2019 gives you a chance to go somewhere on a long weekend. 7th of May (Tuesday) being Parshuram Jayanti, you can take a leave on 6th (Monday) and make the best out of the long weekend from 4th to 7th.
Holiday Places To Visit In May 2019
Visit the National Parks in Bandhavgarh and Kanha in Madhya Pradesh or Tadoba in Maharashtra as they play hosts to a sizeable population of the tigers. Embark on the thrilling tour and sight the Big Cats in their natural habitats. If wildlife safari is not on your bucket list then head to the happiest country in the world – Bhutan. Bhutan is known for its perfect valleys, awe-inspiring mountains, colourful villages and peaceful monasteries. Be mesmerised by the warm Bhutanese hospitality and marvel at its blooming Himalayan flora and fauna.
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Long Weekend Getaways In June 2019
Enjoy fabulous long weekends in June before the monsoon season fully sets in. With 17th (Monday) being a holiday for Guru Kabir Jayanti, you are free to enjoy light-on-pocket tours in India.
Holiday Places To Visit In June 2019
Visit the French Colonies in the coastal town of Puducherry (Pondicherry). With idyllic beaches, delectable south Indian cuisines and welcoming people, Puducherry is the most wonderful retreat to travel with family as well as with friends. If not south then explore the east India. Surrounded by blue mountains, greenery and rivers on all sides, any traveller would love to explore Darjeeling in east India. Set amidst the snowbound mountains, Darjeeling has an old-world charm with welcoming smiles and warm hospitality.
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