The year 2016 was the worst—we’re looking at you Gandhi Jayanti, Diwali & Christmas — but there’s hope yet. Here’s your handy list of all the long weekends coming up in 2017, because it’s never to early to get cracking on those travel plans!
Plan Ahead: Here Are All The Long Weekends In 2017
Thu, Jan 26
Go To: While not technically classified as one of the “long weekends”, we say, take Friday off and drive out to any one of these road trips from Bangalore.
Fri, Feb 24
Go To: Hit the shores and go scuba diving before the season ends at these places here.
Mon, Mar 13
Go To: Escape the colour and drama in favour of Pondicherry. And soak in the French culture here.
Dr Ambedkar Jayanti, Good Friday
Fri, Apr 14
Go To: Someplace special with bae. How about exploring the backwaters of Kerala?
Mon, May 1
Go To: Somewhere you can gorge. Check out our list of places in South India for the food lover.
Mon, Jun 26
Go To: Jump into your car and drive across town sampling the different kinds of biryani you get in Bangalore.
Janmashtami & Independence Day
Mon, Aug 14 & Tue, Aug 15
Go To: Ooty. Mountain, cool crisp air, and chocolate: explore heritage homesstays across the Nilgiris.
Mon, Oct 2
Go To: Spend that moolah at Brunton Boatyard in beautiful Kochi.
Dhanteras, Naraka Chaturdashi, Diwali, Balipratipada & Bhaiduj
Mon, Oct 16 – Fri, Oct 20
Go To: Firstly, if you want to take advantage of this glorious, looooong holiday, we suggest you start getting religious real quick. If you manage to pull it off, you must go a little further away and check into rooms that have picture-perfect views.
/this trek – it’s the experience of a lifetime.
Fri, Dec 1
Go To: Hampi, and jump off a cliff.
Mon, Dec 25
Go To: Nowhere! It’s Christmas…stay home and throw a party.