Your 2019 Calendar For Long Weekend Getaways & Holidays – Part II
If the first six months of 2019 did not give you the opportunity to travel and explore, you can always bank on the second half of the year to escape the hustle-bussle of your daily life. So, here is a full-blown calendar for you to plan your long weekend getaways in 2019 from July to December. Plan your long weekend getaways in 2019 within India as there are some wonderful destinations to uncover. We do not just give you the right excuse to travel, but also a list of right places. So, what say? All geared up?
2019 Long Weekend Getaway & Holiday Calendar – July To December
Long Weekend Getaways in July 2019
For those explorers who missed out on long summer vacation in March to April, July is just the right month to make up for it. With monsoon picking up its pace, there are lot of destinations that are just perfect to discover in this weather. With Rath Yatra being celebrated on 4th (Thursday) of this month, you get a long weekend to travel if you choose to take a leave on 5th (Friday).
Holiday Places To Visit In July 2019
If you want to seek blessings and want to travel with family this month, plan a trip to Puri, Orrisa. A massive Rath Yatra is organized in Puri on 4th of July with elaborate chariots and humongous processions. This Yatra is conducted each year from Jagannath temple to Gundicha temple. There are 3 decorated chariots and has 18 wheels in total, pulled by hands using long ropes, which are 50 meters in length. Not just for this Rath Yatra, Puri can also be visited for serene beaches, beautiful temples, quaint villages and delectable local food. On the other hand, enveloped with lush greenery and dreamy landscapes, Wayanad in Kerala also tops the list of places to visit in July in India. A nature’s calling to the busy urban travellers, Wayanad beings with itself tranquillity admidst hilly ranges, tea plantations, picturesque dams and rich wildlife.
Pick you favourite holiday destination for July!
Long Weekend Getaways in August 2019
A month of frequent mild showers across the country, August is a perfect month to go on a holiday. With 12th August (Monday) being a holiday for Bakri Id and 15th (Thursday) being a national holiday, there are lot of places and events that you can experience. Leave a notice of your day off on 16th (Friday) and you have four days to explore and unwind!
Holiday Places To Visit In August 2019
With so many long weekends this month, there are lot of destinations that you can uncover. Head to Alleppey, Kerala to encourage your favourite team for the Snake Boat Race (10th August). It is truly a spectacular sight loaded with high energy and loud cheers. Or if you feel like unwinding then spend your day along side the turquoise lake at 13,000 ft in Pangong Lake, Ladakh.
If you are into wildlife or simply enjoy photography, plan a trip to Agumbe, Karnataka. August is the best time for bird watching, and reptile sighting in the Western Ghats. If you want to skip the mundane life and want to surrender to utter serenity, few days in Punakha, Bhutan will help you find peace in the Himalayas while you meditate in Bhutan!
Pick you favourite holiday destination for August!
Long Weekend Getaways in September 2019
With the retreat of monsoons and arrival of autumns, September is usually considered as a part of the off season. Now you know what that means! Heavy discounts on flights and hotels. Celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi (1st September – Monday) in a new destination this year. Plan this ahead so you can make most of this off-season month.
Holiday Places To Visit In September 2019
Participate in the Onam Celebrations (1-13 Sep) in Kumarakom, Kerala and get lost in the lush greenery in the God’s own country! Or if you are planning a solo trip, with friends or with a partner, head to Nubra Valley, Ladakh as September is also the perfect time for star gazing from the Huder sand dunes! If this is not your travel style, explore Goa, as this destination is perfect to beat the routine blues!
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Long Weekend Getaways in October 2019
October in India comes with a subtle change in the weather. The environment outside is pleasant, fresh and welcoming. And with number of festivals in this month, it is imperative that you step out and make most of the holidays. With Dussehra being celebrated on 8th (Tuesday) and Goverdhan Puja being on 28th (Monday), you get two long weekends to head towards the unknown.
Holiday Places To Visit In October 2019
With Durgo Pujo being celebrated with great pomp in Kolkata from 29 Sep to 7 Oct, you can explore the vibrant, cultural and fun side of Kolkata during this period. Go for Pandal hopping, participate in the celebration, sample some authentic Bengali delicacies and delve into the old-world charm of Kolkata. Speaking of festivals, Mysore in Karnataka, Kota in Rajasthan and Kullu in Himachal also put up a great show and celebration for Dusshera. Simply choose the landscape you want to celebrate this festival in – mountains, desserts or admist lush green nature! If India is not on your bucket list for this month, choose to plan a trip to Bhutan as two major celebrations await you there. Thimphu Tshechu Festival (7-8 October) is a celebration anyone should experience in Thimphu, Bhutan and Jambay Lhakhang Drup festival (24-28 Oct) in Lakhang (Bhutan) should also not be missed! And if witnessing the untamed wild beasts in their natural habitat is something you are longing for, Kabini in Karnataka is your answer for this month. Known as the Leopard capital of India, Kabini has the largest density of leopards.
Pick you favourite holiday destination for October!
Long Weekend Getaways in November 2019
A month of transition, November is when there is a change in the weather as winters start setting in very slowly. It is a good time for a trip as you can take advantage of the shoulder season rates that are pretty low and enjoy exotic destinations in less crowd.With 11th (Tuesday) being a holiday for Guru Nanak Jayanti, combine the weekend with it and you have four solid days for a long weekend getaway!
Holiday Places To Visit In November 2019
Absorb the colourful vibes of Pushkar Camel Fair, one of the most vibrant festivals in Rajasthan. It is a cultural affair that is held on the banks of Pushkar river and entertaining competitions such as camel decoration, cricket and long moustaches keep the crowd engaged and captivated. If peace, green and fresh-chilly breeze is your taste for this month, plan a trip to Munnar, Kerala. With the abundance of tea plantations, forests and rich traditions, Munnar is very pleasant during this time of year, thus making it a perfect destination for couples and families. If not south, head north to make the most out of Guru Nanak Jayanti. The Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab is beautifully decorated with lights and flowers. The people of Amritsar start celebrating the festival at four in the morning with thousands of devotees reciting Kirtans and Gurbanis! The whole city come together for processions and participate in Langar! It surely is a magical and soul-stirring celebration that every traveller should experience.
Pick you favourite holiday destination for November!
Long Weekend Getaways in December 2019
With Wednesday being a holiday for Christmas, make most of this festival by touring to your favourite destination. Winter is one of the best seasons to discover new places and December is a perfect time to pack up your bags and move out to experience the chill. End this year how it is supposed to be ended – by travelling.
Holiday Places To Visit In Deceember 2019
This December, choose to marvel at nature’s best in Kerala. Along with serene backwaters, tall coconut trees, rich flavour food and utter greenery, enjoy the Cochin Carnival in Kochi, Kerala held from 25th December to 1st January. You can also opt to experience Rajasthan Winter Festival (29-31 Dec) in Mt. Abu, Rajasthan. Filled with cultural dances, folkmusic and handicrafts, this affair should not be missed! And if ‘party on the beach’ is your idea for the perfect end of this year, Neil Island, Andaman is the best place for all those seeking for an exclusive year-end.
Pick you favourite holiday destination for December!
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