2015 Long Weekend Travel Calendar (Part 2)
With so much more to explore and discover all round the year, here’s part 2 of the 2015 Long Weekend Travel Calendar for this 2015.
August is ideal to satiate your wanderlust
15 August, Saturday
16 August, Sunday
17 August, Monday: Skip work; they will understand. 🙂
18 August, Tuesday: Parsi New Year
Take the route less travelled and explore the unexplored! Plan a trip to Moorang in Himachal Pradesh and Phugtal Gompa in Jammu & Kashmir. Unravel the mystical secrets of Bhangarh fort and Brij Raj Bhavan Palace in Rajasthan.
Be charmed by the Indian splendour in September
17 September, Thursday: Ganesh Chaturthi
18 September, Friday: Skip work; they will understand. 🙂
19 September, Saturday
20 September, Sunday
Let the jewel of India (Kashmir) surround you with its pristine charm. Enjoy boating through the glittering Naini Lake and marvel at the quintessential beauty of Nainital. The 10-day Ganesha festival is the best time to visit the 400- year-old Ganpatipule Temple and Kasbapeth for Kasba Ganpati’s darshan.
24 September, Thursday: Bakri Id
25 September, Friday: Skip work; they will understand. 🙂
26 September, Saturday
27 September, Sunday
Sanctify your mind and body with a soul cleansing experience at Varanasi and Haridwar. Pay homage to the revered Vaishno Devi temple situated at the Trikuta Mountains. One of the most esteemed places in Mumbai, Haji Ali Dargah is a must-visit especially during Bakri Id.
Escape on an adventure in October
2 October, Friday: Gandhi Jayanti
3 October, Saturday
4 October, Sunday
Lonavala and Khandala offer the perfect opportunity for adventure enthusiasts to test their endurance. If you aspire to indulge in a gamut of thrilling sports then visit Gulmarg for skiing, Andaman for scuba diving and Madhya Pradesh (Satpura mountain ranges) for rock climbing.
22 October, Thursday: Dussehra
23 October, Friday: Skip work; they will understand. 🙂
24 October, Saturday
25 October, Sunday
Venture into the untamed jungles of India and explore a wide range of fascinating flora and fauna. Spot some of the most exotic species like Hog Deer, Sloth bear, Wild Boar and the endangered Bengal Tiger at Corbett National Park. Visit Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary to catch sight of Nilgiri langurs and Lion-tailed Macaque.
Let Travelling turn you into a storyteller in November
7 November, Saturday
8 November, Sunday
9 November, Monday: Dhanteras
10 November, Tuesday: Naraka Chaturdashi or take leave
11 November, Wednesday: Diwali (Lakshmi Puja)
12 November, Thursday: Diwali (Balipratipada) or take leave
13 November, Friday: Diwali (Bhaidooj)
14 November, Saturday
15 November, Sunday
This festive month is definitely a bonus, so make sure to plan it well! Witness the banks of River Ganga in Varanasi glow with countless lamps or attend the glorious Kali Puja which is organized on a grand scale in Kolkata.
Illuminated with sparkling firecrackers and vivid embellishments, diwali is celebrated with great fervour in the Pink City. Visually spectacular, Jaipur also hosts a contest to award the best-decorated market. And while you are in the city, don’t forget to splurge on some authentic handicrafts at the famous Johri Bazaar.
Remember to celebrate with loved ones in December
24 December, Thursday: Eid-e-Milad
25 December, Friday: Christmas
26 December, Saturday
27 December, Sunday
If you are dreaming of a white Christmas then the snowy and serene environs of Manali showcase the ideal set-up. With the mid-night mass held at the charmingly adorned Mount Mary Church and the much-anticipated Christmas Ball hosted at Bandra Gymkhana, Mumbai is certainly the perfect place to eat, pray and party.