Long Weekends In 2020 & Travel Spots To Check Out

This year is coming to an end and there’s no better way to celebrate than plan holidays for 2020. So, we’ve listed every long weekend that you can consider and a plausible plan to be out and about. Thank us later! 

1st - 5th January

Start your 2020 with a bang by travelling in the very first month of January. You can enjoy a long weekend, from 1st- 5th Jan (you can take a leave on 2nd & 3rd), and plan a trip to the North since it's the best time to catch some beautiful, snowy landscapes. We recommend you head to Auli as it's a famous spot for skiing and also trekking (to Nanda Devi - India's second-highest peak). Make sure to visit the Valley Of Flowers which some say, is the most beautiful trek in the world.

Distance from Delhi: 381 kms.

Driving time (approx.): 10 hours

14th - 16th February

I think February is an exciting month in itself (thank you St. Valentine), so you can block 14th, 15th, and 16th for a romantic weekend getaway with your better half. If you want to keep it exciting and picturesque, check out this desert festival, Rann Utsav, at Rann Of Kutch which brings together various local artisans, folk and Sufi artists, and the cuisines of the region at one place. So, go experience good music and beautiful sunsets!

If you want to party instead, then you can head to Goa. It may be a little crowded during this time of the year, but we're sure you'll have a good time. You should definitely head over to LBB Goa for some awesome recommendations to check the best of food and restaurants, bars and nightlife, shopping spots, and a lot more!

Distance from Delhi to Kutch (approx.) - 1210 km.

Distance from Delhi to Goa (approx.) - 1875 km.

7th - 10th March

Spend the month of March celebrating Holi in the best possible way! The land of Krishna -  Vrindavan and Mathura are extremely famous spots during this time of the year. Although we are blessed with a long weekend of four days (from 7th to 10th), the celebrations are on throughout the month in these places. The Mathura Holi celebration covers the whole Braj Bhoomi (the land of Braj where Lord Krishna spent his childhood), from Gokul, Vrindavan, Barsana, Nandgaon to Mathura.

We strongly recommend you book your tickets and rooms in advance as it tends to get crowded in Feb and March. You can also check out Nidhivan Sarovar Portico to stay at.

Distance from Delhi to Vrindavan (approx.) - 183km.

Driving time (approx.) - 3 hours 30 minutes.

10 Days In April

The best time to visit Spiti is between March to June. April has a three-day long weekend, but let's be honest, it's not sufficient for a trip to Spiti valley. We recommend you take a few days off, get your backpack ready, use our Lahaul and Spiti guide, stay at Asia's highest Zostel,  pay a visit to the Key Monastery and have an amazing time! 

While heading to your destination, don't forget to check out Hotel Devzor in Kaza.

Distance from Delhi to Spiti Valley (approx.) - 733 kms.

Driving time (approx.) - 16 hours.

Tourist Attractions

Spiti Valley

Lahaul & Spiti, Himachal Pradesh

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    7th - 10th May

    We see scope for an awesome trip to Bir Billing in May from 7th - 10th. This place is super popular for its paragliding scene (shout out to the man who went viral), beautiful sunsets, cool cafes, and the Chokling Monastery. While you're there, do check out Moonshine Madness which is a cafe on the same road as the other attractions of the village. We also recommend this adorable boutique homestay - Parvatah.

    Distance from Delhi to Bir Billing (approx.) - 517 kms.

    Driving time (approx.) - 10 hours.

    8th - 11th August

    The second week of August looks bright with that four-day long weekend (8th-11th ) if you club in Janmashtami. The Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand is the best place to leave for when it's gloomy, flooded, and basically raining in Delhi NCR. You can head to Badrinath to check out beautiful temples, and have a good time with your family! While you're at it, drop by Valley of Flowers, which is almost 50 minutes (25 kms) away from Badrinath. Or you can also stay at Ghangaria which is the base camp of the trek to the Valley of Flowers.

    Distance from Delhi to Badrinath (approx.) - 537 kms.

    Distance from Delhi to Ghangaria (approx.) - 327 kms.

    We recommend you take the bus to the above mentioned places.

    17th - 27th October

    Mysore has a 10 day long Dussehra celebration called Mysuru Dasara. We can promise you that their Dussehra celebrations will not fail to impress you. So, if you're free anytime between 17th - 27th October, we suggest you head to the most awaited festival of Mysore. Check out our Mysore guide to know everything about this beautiful city.

    Distance from Delhi to Mysore (approx.) - 2327 kms.


    13th- 16th November

    So, there's a four-day long weekend (13th- 16th) in November as well, but personally, I would prefer staying home during Diwali! However, we have heard a lot about Dev Deepawali which is celebrated in Varanasi on 29th November. You should check out our guide on how to reach, and what all to check out when in Varanasi.

    We recommend that you get a room at Stay Banaras, which is an affordable heritage BnB.

    Distance from Delhi to Varanasi (approx.) - 820 kms.