Did you know that we have 15 long weekends in 2018 which means we will have the chance to celebrate 15 different occasions and that is what makes it special? So here is a list of the 15 long weekends in 2018 in India which can be celebrated or spent well.
January 20, Saturday
January 21, Sunday
January 22, Monday (Basant Panchami)
Planning to be whisked away for the first long weekend of the year? Head to the Rann Utsav at Rann of Kutch for the festival of music and culture. Although, it is a four-month-long festival, you can attend a couple of days to get a taste of real heritage here. This is just the beginning of your exciting 15 long weekends in 2018.
January 26, Friday (Republic Day)
January 27, Saturday
January 28, Sunday
Say cheers to the second long weekend in 2018. If you’ve had enough of watching the Republic Day parade on TV, then simply catch a hold of your road trip buddies and head to the Jaipur Literature Festival during that time.
February 10, Saturday
February 11, Sunday
February 12, Monday: Take a leave
February 13, Tuesday (Mahashivratri)
Getting you a splendid 4 day long weekend, February is the month of love so celebrate it with your beloved. Goa‘s weather will be cool and pleasant so head to this fantastic beach destination to spend some quality time, attend night-long parties and eat lip-smacking seafood. Enjoying Goa is undoubtedly one of the best things about the 15 long weekends in 2018!
March 1, Thursday (Holika Dahan)
March 2, Friday (Holi)
March 3, Saturday
March 4, Sunday
If you’re not a fan of the commercially noisy and rowdy Holi antiques, you could enjoy a quiet Holi at Rajasthan’s wildlife stay Lakshman Sagar. Lakshman Sagar was built in the 19th Century as a hunting lodge by the then Thakur of Raipur. Despite going through a few changes over the years, it still continues to remain the center of hospitality for tourists across the globe.
March 29, Thursday (Mahavir Jayanti)
March 30, Friday (Good Friday)
March 31, Saturday
April 1, Sunday
Since this is another 4-day weekend falling in 2018, why not take a trip to a place where you can expand your skills. So whether you’re learning how to surf in Gokarna or Scuba diving in the Andamans, it will be a pretty neat deal! This is among the best ways to spend one of your 15 long weekends in 2018.
April 27, Friday: Take leave
April 28, Saturday
April 29, Sunday
April 30, Monday (Buddha Purnima)
May 1, Tuesday (International Labor Day/Maharashtra Day)
Apart from May 1st being International Labor Day, people in Maharashtra get one more bonus day falling along with this long weekend also being Maharashtra Day. You can obviously take advantage of the bonus day and head to Devkund Falls, which is only 3 hours away from Mumbai. Devkund Waterfalls are situated in the wilderness of the great range of Sahyadris in the Western Ghats. This secluded fall is hidden in the dense forest and so-called ‘The Amazon Valley of India‘ and is perfect for nature-lovers and people who seek peace in this chaotic city life. Splash around in some crystal clear water and live the happy time.
June 15, Friday (Idul’ Fitr)
June 16, Saturday
June 17, Sunday
Of the 15 long weekends in 2018, let’s make this one an adventurous weekend by visiting the river rafting camp at Kolad. Weather like this should not be wasted by sitting at home! Bring some excitement in your lives and enjoy the monsoons with white water rafting at Kundalika River, just 4 hours away from Mumbai. Kundalika River is the hub for white water rafting which is one of the most captivating adventure activities in the terrain.
August 15, Wednesday (Independence Day)
August 16, Thursday: Take a leave
August 17, Friday (Parsi New Year)
August 18, Saturday
August 19, Sunday
5 days for a long weekend yet again. Where should we go next? Try your luck at camping or go for a trek with some buddies. Pack up your tents and head off to explore nature at its best at the unique camping spots near Mumbai.
August 22, Wednesday (Idul’ Zuha)
August 23, Thursday: Take a leave
August 24, Friday (First day of Onam)
August 25, Saturday: Weekend
August 26, Sunday: Weekend/ Raksha Bandhan
The first day of Onam is a holiday only in Kerala, but not to worry about it because we’ve got something up our sleeves down South too. Being one of the gems in India, Athirapally in Kerala has picturesque waterfalls and is the ultimate paradise for people bitten by the travel bug. Exploring the beauty of this stunning region is among the best ways to spend one of the 15 long weekends in 2018.
September 1, Saturday
September 2, Sunday
September 3, Monday (Janamashtami)
It might be Lord Krishna’s birthday, but you can have your own way of celebrating. Rejuvenate yourself in the arms of nature and head to Mulshi for a breath-taking weekend. Mulshi, a small hill station near Pune, might be getting famous for all the right reasons. Built near the dam, Mulshi is a perfect long weekend getaway into the calm atmosphere of the dense forestland in the Sahyadri mountain ranges. Not just that, you can now pamper yourself to the grand treatment of resorts and spas available close to the location. It offers the best scenic views during the monsoon season to spend a peaceful weekend away from the rush of a busy city.
September 13, Thursday (Ganesh Chaturthi)
September 14, Friday: Take a leave
September 15, Saturday
September 16, Sunday
If you’re clueless about where to head to from Mumbai for this long weekend, one of the 15 long weekends in 2018, we’ve got you covered. The long weekend is here. It’s time to gather your friends, pack your bags, carry your sunscreen and head out of Mumbai. Worried about spending too much? Fear Not. We have picked out some great hotels and pretty places that won’t burn a hole in your pocket.
September 29, Saturday
September 30, Sunday
October 1, Monday: Take a leave
October 2, Tuesday (Gandhi Jayanti)
It might be a dry day in your city, but not in Grover Zampa. Behold wine lovers for Grover Zampa in Nashik has a perfect weekend planned for you. Know all about winemaking & tasting at this vineyard all in a day’s trip, just 3 hours away from Mumbai. This is just one among the many other awesome things that set India apart from the world!
October 18, Thursday (Ram Navami)
October 19, Friday (Dussera)
October 20, Saturday
October 21, Sunday
Doesn’t matter which city you’re in, a new hotel pops up everywhere. We’ve got so many all new openings in 2017, so why not explore them in 2018? India is all prepped up to welcome brand new hotels all across the country. Check out the following one of the 15 long weekends in 2018.
November 3, Saturday
November 4, Sunday
November 5, Monday (Dhanteras)
November 6, Tuesday: Take a leave
November 7, Wednesday (Diwali)
November 8, Thursday: Gowardhan Puja
November 9, Friday (Bhai Duj)
November 10, Saturday
November 11, Sunday
Who doesn’t like the Diwali long weekend? But are you worried about what to do this weekend? Now is the time for you to think differently and find a way to spend these days. Go search for various ways to spend these holidays or plan a trip by booking some cheap flight tickets to India or USA and start planning for a mini vacation. Who knows you might end up having one of the most exciting trips! Think about this alluring thought.
December 22, Saturday
December 23, Sunday
December 24, Monday: Take a leave
December 25, Tuesday (Christmas Day)
Now that we know the Mumbai-to-Goa ferry service has been started, why not take advantage of that? Goa in December means loads of music festivals, beer festivals and fun party scenes! Just let go of all those business class flights and those strict meetings that have taken up a lot of your time. Go for some last minute flights and make some sudden plans to this place and let yourself cross the rules that you have set for yourself. Make the most of this time and come out of your stress. Holidaying isn’t a bad thing really. You deserve it.
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