Balancing a full-time job and fulfilling your travel dreams at the same time can be quite challenging. But that is when the long weekends come to our rescue. All you have to do is align your travel plans with public holidays and long weekends to make the most of your leaves. Thankfully, there are plenty of long weekends in the coming year. So, there will be no more hankering for leave approvals and you can enjoy mini-vacations throughout the year without any hassle. Ready to go through the list? Read on.
- Makar Sankranti: January 14 to 16
Celebrated on 14th January every year, Makar Sankranti will fall on Friday, making it the first long weekend of 2022. If you love snow, then it is the perfect opportunity to travel to a winter wonderland and enjoy adventurous activities such as skiing. There are also several interesting festivals happening at this time of the year such as kite flying in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, camel fair in Bikaner, Rajasthan, etc. that you can consider for a happening and fun-filled weekend.
- Holi: March 18 to 20
While February will bring a dry spell, you can easily plan a trip around Holi which will be on Friday. Destinations such as Mathura, Vrindavan, Pushkar, etc. are well-known for their unique and exciting Holi celebrations. But if you want to steer clear of the crowds, then you can travel all the way to Sikkim or Ranthambore and enjoy a quiet weekend getaway.
- Mahavir Jayanti & Good Friday: April 14 to 17
Plan a 4-day long vacation over this long weekend and escape to the scenic landscape of Jammu and Kashmir. The cool climate and stunning views are sure to sweep you off your feet. Dharamshala is another beautiful hill station you can visit and enjoy quiet walks in the lap of nature. With Mahavir Jayanti and Good Friday falling on Thursday and Friday respectively, you can spend quality time in the hills without any worry.
- Buddha Purnima: May 14 to 16
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life. Escape to the spiritual city of Rishikesh where you can meditate along the riverside or simply indulge in Ayurvedic treatments and relaxing spas. If you want to do something adventurous, then there are plenty of activities from river rafting to bungee jumping that you can try at this loved tourist destination. With Buddha Purnima on Monday in 2022, you can bid Monday blues adieu with an exciting holiday.
- Raksha Bandhan & Independence Day: August 11 to 15
Raksha Bandhan will appear on Thursday in the coming year and if you take Friday off, then you can plan a long vacation till Monday i.e. 15th August. Fly to the gorgeous islands of Andaman and Nicobar for a memorable holiday. As August is off-season, you can get great deals on flights and hotel booking.
- Janmashtami: August 19 to 22
In 2022, Janmashtami will be celebrated on 19th August i.e. Friday. If you are a devotee of Lord Krishna, you can travel to Mathura or Vrindavan and partake in the festivities. However, if you want to simply enjoy a much-needed break, then you must consider a trip to Munnar. The pleasant weather and serene waterfalls will fill your heart and soul with bliss.
- Diwali: October 22 to 24
It is true that most Indians choose to spend Diwali at home surrounded by their relatives and friends. But it is also an amazing opportunity to embark on a delightful vacation to a popular tourist destination. If you don’t want to miss out on quality time with your loved ones, then you can pick a family holiday destination such as Gujarat or Rajasthan and enjoy it to the fullest.
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