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Plan Ahead: Here Are All The Long Weekends In 2017

Urvee posted on 23rd December

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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!

Republic Day

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.

Mahashivratri

Fri, Feb 24

Go To: Hit the shores and go scuba diving before the season ends at these places here.

Holi

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?

May Day

Mon, May 1

Go To: Somewhere you can gorge. Check out our list of places in South India for the food lover.

Eid-ul-Fitr

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.

Gandhi Jayanti

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.

Eid-e-Milad

Fri, Dec 1

Go To: Hampi, and jump off a cliff. 

Christmas

Mon, Dec 25

Go To: Nowhere! It’s Christmas…stay home and throw a party.