2017 brings to you a year full of long weekends!

2017 has awesome long weekends! Here’s how to plan ahead

As the year comes to an end, we all can say that 2016 was a little cruel on us regarding holidays. There are a few festivals or holidays that a person looks forward to. Who had anticipated that Diwali, Gandhi Jayanti and other holidays would land on a weekend?

But not to worry, 2017 is being nice to us. It is packed with long weekends and holidays.


Republic day: 26th, Thursday

You can take a leave on the 27th, Friday. Plan a visit to Auli or Kashmir for skiing; go to Dubai for its shopping festival.

Snow in January
Snow in January / freedigitalphotos


Mahashivratri: 24th, Friday

So this holiday gives you a long weekend. Here you can plan a trip to Agra to see the Taj Mahotsav or go to Goa for their thrilling Carnival.

Spread love in February
Spread love in February / freedigitalphotos


Holi: 13th, Monday

As Monday is a holiday, you can use the previous weekend. See the Holi celebration in Mathura or see the coffee flower in Coorg.

Gudi Padva: 28th, Tuesday.

Take a leave on the 27th, Monday and enjoy the long weekend. Visit Sri Lanka’s beaches or go to Rishikesh for some adventures.

The bloom in march
The bloom in march/ Facebook


Ram Navami: 4th, Tuesday.

Tuesday being a holiday, you can take a leave on Monday and go out for the long weekend. Visit Turkey for some hot air ballooning or visit Tokyo to see the cherry bloom there.

Vaisakhi: 13th, Thursday.

Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti: 14th, Friday.

Easter: 16th, Sunday.

This long weekend can be enjoyed by visiting Phuket for the Bike Week or Mahabaleshwar for its Mapro Strawberry Festival. You can also visit Amritsar to celebrate Vaisakhi.

Beautiful sunset in April
Beautiful sunset in April/ Faceook


May Day: 1st, Monday.

You can plan an outing for the previous weekend.  Visit Landour to get away from the sun or go to Tadoba to enjoy some wildlife.

Month of May
Month of May/ Facebook


Razan Eid: 26th, Monday.

Go to Lucknow to enjoy the Eid or visit Dharamshala for some adventure. You can do all this during the previous weekend.

Get away from the heat in June
Get away from the heat in June/ Facebook


August is full of holidays and joy.

Janmashtami: 14th, Monday

Independence Day: 15, Tuesday.

Parsi New Year: 17th, Thursday.

Here you have a long week of holidays. You can take a leave on the 16th, Wednesday and 18th, Friday. You can 9 days of vacation which can take you to Ladakh or Uttarakhand for some adventure. You can also visit Austria for the Salzburg Festival.

Ganesh Chaturthi: 25th, Friday.

Enjoy the weekend by visitng Pune and seeing the celebrations there. You can also visit Coonoor for the cheese making.

Beauty of August
Beauty of August/ freedigitalphotos


Gandhi Jayanti: 2nd, Monday.

Utilize the previous weekend by enjoying the Oktoberfest in Munich or go to Bhutan for its Thimphu Tshechu Festival.

Dhabteras: 16th, Monday.

Naraka Chaturdashi: 17th, Tuesday.

Diwali: 18th, Wednesday.

Balipratipada: 19th, Thursday.

Bhaiduj: 20th, Friday.

9 days of holiday here, you can visit New York to witness its beautiful fall season. For some adventure you can try Billing or Bir.

October/ Facebook


Eid- e- Milad: 1st, Friday.

Go to periyar, Odisa or Bharatpur for some wildlife or enjoy the Hornbill Festival in Nagaland.

Christmas: 25th, Monday.

Utilize the previous weekend and visit Manali to adore the snowfall or Maldives for a romantic getaway.

Holiday season December
Holiday season December/ freedigitalphotos

So here are the places you can visit or things you can see to make 2017 a memorable year. Do let us know if you visit any of the above places.