2015 Long Weekend Travel Calendar (Part 1)
Along with all the hopes and aspirations, 2015 is here with an enormous collection of long weekends. If you really take the effort and plan your itinerary strategically, the year is filled with endless opportunities to head-out on a trip and travel to places you have never been before.
To ensure that you make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime scenario, we have devised a perfect long-weekend travel calendar for you:
Unravel Jan as soon as you can
1 January – Thursday: New Year’s Day
2 January – Friday: Skip work; they will understand. 🙂
3 January – Saturday
4 January – Sunday
Usher in the New Year like a royalty in Rajasthan. Be a part of the incredible Bikaner Camel Festival (4th January) to check out the awe-inspiring folk performances, lay your eyes on the charmingly bejeweled camels and enjoy entertaining puppet shows.
24 January – Saturday
25 January – Sunday
26 January – Monday: Republic Day
Plan an unforgettable vacation with your loved ones at some of the most impressive kid-friendly destinations like Mount Abu, Sikkim and Kalimpong. Visit Jaipur for the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival, Amritsar for Vasant Panchami and Delhi for its sumptuous street food.
Let Feb delight you with a perfect mix
14 February – Saturday
15 February – Sunday
16 February – Monday: Skip work; they will understand. 🙂
17 February – Tuesday: Maha Shivratri
In this month of romance, whisk your sweetheart away to Agra or spend it amidst the serene environs of Shillong and don’t forget you can’t afford to miss the vibrant Goa carnival (14-17 February). One of the most extravagant events of the year that you must be a part of is the Desert Festival held in Jaisalmer.
Recharge yourself in March
6 March – Friday: Holi
7 March – Saturday
8 March – Sunday
Be awed by the dazzling display of colours and plan a trip to Banaras to celebrate Lathmar Holi and Laddoo Holi. Visit Jaipur for the elephant festival or be present for the week long celebrations at Shri Banke Bihari Mandir in Vrindavan. If you are holidaying in Coorg then the aromatic fragrance of coffee blossoms are sure to captivate you.
In April, take some time off to chill
3 April – Friday: Good Friday
4 April – Saturday
5 April – Sunday
Relax and unwind surrounded by the rejuvenating atmosphere of Mussoorie. Catch a glimpse of the most stunning sunsets at Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu and Matheran in Maharastra. For the Easter Vigil, go to the famous Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus or the Church of Our Lady of Angels in Pondicherry.
11 April – Saturday
12 April – Sunday
13 April – Monday: Skip work; they will understand. 🙂
14 April – Tuesday: Ambedkar Jayanti, Tamil New Year
Take a break from your tedious routine and treat yourself with a much-deserved holiday at Tawang. Drench yourself under the gushing Apsara Falls at Pachmarhi, gaze at the undulating vistas of Wayanad from the mighty Chembra Peak or soak-in the enchanting whiff from the tea gardens of Coonoor.
Enjoy the warmth of summer days in May
1 May – Friday: Labour Day; Maharashtra Day
2 May – Saturday
3 May – Sunday
4 May – Monday: Buddha Purnima
If you wish to plunge into the clear blue waters and soak up the sun then visit the breathtaking Kovalam and Varkala beaches in Kerala. Plan a trip to Shimla to escape the heat and wrap yourself up with the cool Himalayan breeze.