Mary posted on 4th March

#LBBGuide: Plan All Your Long Weekend Getaways For 2017 Now

With so many long weekends in 2017, we can’t think of a better excuse to pack our bags and just leave the city behind. Don’t know where to go? Check out these destinations that will give you a chance to experience something new, every single time.

Jorhat For An Indulgent Weekend

When: Mar 11 - 13 {Holi}

If you’re looking to escape chaotic Holi scenes and unwind in scenic tea-gardens, Jorhat has your back. You may also want to visit Majuli two hours away, which is the largest river island on the planet. It might soon be lost to the floods {sigh}, so plan a visit asap.

#LBBTip: If you are looking for hotel stay options in Jorhat, plan ahead and book your hotel from jetprivilege.com. If you are a JetPrivilege member, you can earn 1000 Bonus JPMiles on your first completed stay.

Rann Of Kutch For An Offbeat Desert Experience

When: Apr 1- 4 {Ram Navami}

This involves taking a Monday off but hey, it’s a chance to visit the largest salt desert in the world. Plus, you get to experience luxury tents, moonlit walks, traditional folk music and incredible food; you have every reason to head here. 

#LBBTip: Participate in The Billion Miles Festival by booking a flight. Search for your flights to Bhuj on jetprivilege.com before March 31 and fly anytime up to May 31, 2017 which can get you up to 10,000 guaranteed Bonus JPMiles on every flight. But wait, there’s more- You can also stand a chance to hit the jackpot of 1 Million JPMiles.

Wayanad From Kochi For A Road Trip

When: Apr 14 – 16 {Good Friday}

While Kochi has enough to keep you engaged and entertained, a road trip to Wayanad is something truly special. Your itinerary can include a trek through Chembra Peak, a safari ride through the Wayanad Sanctuary, and a visit to the ancient caves at Edakkal.

Make sure you stop at a kallu shop {where you can get fresh toddy and beef fry among other things} while on your visit there; we promise you it will be one of the highlights of your trip.

#LBBTip: While you can always take a train from Kochi to Wayanad, this journey is best experienced on the road. The best part? You can rent a car using JetPrivilege car rental partners and earn JPMiles. Doesn’t get easier.

Udaipur For A Shopping Extravaganza

When: Apr 29 – May 1 {May Day}

Hugging the fringes of the shimmering Lake Pichola, Udaipur is littered with fairytale palaces, havelis, and streets lined with stores selling jewellery and miniature Mughal paintings. That’s not all.

It is shopper’s paradise: Think apparel, pottery items, paintings, wooden statues, silver jewellery, and traditional lanterns and of course, some pretty souvenirs. Shopping does not get bigger or better than this, trust us.

#LBBTip: Swipe your way for shopping using any of the JetPrivilege/Jet Airways co-brand cards and accelerate your JPMiles earnings.

Kolkata For The Culinary Delights

When: Jun 24 – 26 {Ramzan Eid}

Oh Kolkata! The menu here is endless and you can pick from a wide variety of dishes that include chicken-based curries, Kolkata-style biryani, excellent mutton curry, all the seafood you could possibly want, and of course desserts like sandesh and rasgulla.

Also, don’t forget to reserve yourself a table with jetprivilege.com and choose from 676 restaurants to dine at. We assure you that you are going to come back with both your stomach and heart full.

#LBBTip: Post your meal, write a review on TripAdvisor about your dining experience to earn up to 1,525 JPMiles.

Nepal For An Adrenaline Rush

When: Aug 12 - 15 {Janmashtami & Independence Day}

Want to head out of the country? Nepal, with its pristine natural beauty and host of adventure options, makes for a memorable getaway. From river rafting to ice climbing to trekking, there’s a plethora of adventure sports to match both your mood and budget. As a bonus, you can also skydive over Everest—if you’ve got the moolah, that is.

#LBBTip: For all your travel necessities {be it backpacks, shoes, watches and more}, visit jetprivilege.com.

Stay In And Go For A Spa Session In Your City

When: Oct 2 {Gandhi Jayanti}

Don’t want to head out of the city but still want to make the long weekend count? You can always unwind and relax at a spa nearby. If you’re confused about where to go, we recommend O2 Spa, which brings together some killer treatments that include massages {Balinese, Thai and Western}, hair treatments {hair-cuts, hair styling and hair colouring}, skin care {bleaching, waxing and skin lightening} and even those ultra-pampering body wraps.

Your body will thank you {and us} for this one.

#LBBTip: If you avail services at O2 Spa, don’t forget to quote your JetPrivilege membership number to add some JPMiles in to your account.

Sri Lanka To Discover A Different Culture

When: Oct 19 – 22 {Diwali}

Perhaps a change of scene is just what you need. If your idea of pampering yourself is good food {Ministry of Crab for some incredible seafood}, amazing views {Uppuveli and Nilaveli beaches should figure on the top on your list}, some relaxing Ayurvedic spas and of course shopping, Sri Lanka needs to be on top of your list.

#LBBTip: Stay connected with your loved ones at home with a Matrix calling card. JetPrivilege members can earn 8 JPMiles for every INR 100 spent. 

Varanasi For Spiritual Enlightenment

When: Dec 23 - 25 {Christmas}

Varanasi, with its rich culture, spirituality and traditions, makes for an unusual getaway. Besides a dose of religion, make sure you attend one of the classical music concerts, and visit the Ramnagar Fort, which has a museum displaying vintage cars, royal swords and weaponry, ivory artifacts and other antique items. It’s never too early to plan, right?

#LBBTip: Had fun on your trip? Tell the world about your experience by writing a review on TripAdvisor and earn up to 1,525 JPMiles.

If you’re not a JetPrivilege member, enrol now by visiting jetprivilege.com to start your rewarding journey with JetPrivilege.

This story is in partnership with JetPrivilege.