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Long Weekends 2022: You Can Plan 16 Mini Vacations This Year

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Long Weekends 2022: You Can Plan 16 Mini Vacations This Year

With 16 long weekends lined up for you in 2022, maybe this will be the year of travel you were hoping 2021 would be. Scroll down for the complete list and start planning that perfect mini-break.

If you too hate Mondays like Garfield, this might be your year to start with a bang with a long weekend celebration! Here’s the 2022 long weekends calendar for you, with a recommendation of places that you can visit during these long weekends. To help get started, we’ve created a travel calendar with three-day weekends and potential four-day breaks. Go ahead and start planning!

Note: Please check COVID-19 advisories and regulations for each state and take them into account while planning your trip

LONG WEEKENDS IN JANUARY, 2022

gulmarg
Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir

Saturday, 1 January
Sunday, 2 January
Monday, 3 January – Take the day off

Wednesday, 26 January – Republic Day
Thursday, 27 January – Take the day off
Friday, 28 January – Take the day off
Saturday, 29 January
Sunday, 30 January

Where to go : If you love snow, January is the best time to don yourselves in furry jackets and gloves to visit Manali in Himachal Pradesh, Gulmarg in Kashmir, or Roing in Arunachal Pradesh. Winter is also one of the best seasons to visit the deserts of Jaisalmer or take a trip to the Jaipur Literary Festival in Rajasthan. You may also consider The Rann of Kutch for the Rann Utsav or Ahmedabad for Uttarayan.

LONG WEEKENDS IN FEBRUARY AND MARCH, 2022

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Gir National Park, Gujarat

Saturday, 26 February
Sunday, 27 February
Monday, 28 February – Take the day off
Tuesday, 1 March – Mahashivratri

Friday, 18 March, – Holi
Saturday, 19 March
Sunday, 20 March

Where to go : The Goa Carnival usually takes place in February every year. February is the best time to visit Goa. You can also consider visiting Coorg in Karnataka, Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh or Shillong in Meghalaya. You may plan a visit to Rishikesh in Uttarakhand, Gir National forest in Gujarat . You can also visit Ooty in Tamil Nadu, Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, or Kaziranga National Park in Assam.

LONG WEEKENDS IN APRIL, 2022

Beautiful, colorful tropical fish on a coral reef in the Andamans

Friday, 1 April – Take the day off
Saturday, 2 April – Gudi Padwa/Navreh/Ugadi
Sunday, 3 April

Thursday, 14 April – Mahavir Jayanti/ Vaisakhi/Dr Ambekar Jayanti
Friday, 15 April – Good Friday/Bengali New Year
Saturday, 16 April
Sunday, 17 April

Where to go : April is the best time to visit the Andamans, Mahabaleshwar in Mumbai, Masinagudi in Tamil Nadu or Kalimpong in West Bengal, Srinagar in Kashmir for the Tulip festival.

LONG WEEKENDS IN MAY, 2022

Panchgani, Maharashtra

Saturday, 30 April 
Sunday, 1 May
Monday, 2 May – Take the day off
Tuesday, 3 May – Eid-ul-Fitr

Saturday, 14 May 
Sunday, 15 May
Monday, 16 May – Buddha Purnima

Where to go : It is the best time to visit Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh for sightseeing. You can also consider Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu, Bir Billing in Himachal Pradesh or hit Panchgani for a long weekend gateway!

LONG WEEKENDS IN JULY, 2022

Munnar, Kerala

Friday, 1 July – Rath Yatra (restricted)
Saturday, 2 July
Sunday, 3 July

Where to go : While some parts of the country are still experiencing summer, a large part of Western India, is experiencing Monsoons. The summers are here and this is the best time to resort to the mountains for a weekend gateway, away from the scorching heat. Mussoorie or Almora in Uttrakhand, Mount Abu in Rajasthan, Munnar in Kerela are some of the places that make a sweet long weekend escape!

LONG WEEKENDS IN AUGUST, 2022

kanyakumari
Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu

Thursday, 11 August – Rakshabandhan (restricted)
Friday, 12 August – Take the day off
Saturday, 13 August
Sunday, 14 August
Monday, 15 August – Independence Day

Friday, 19 August – Janmashthami
Saturday, 20 August
Sunday, 21 August

Where to go : You can hit the southernmost part of the country in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu for a weekend gateway, or visit the Valley of Flowers National Park in Uttarakhand. You can also visit Cherrapunji in Meghalaya, Darjeeling in West Bengal or take a trip to Lonavala, Khandala and Western Ghats in Maharashtra.

LONG WEEKENDS IN SEPTEMBER, 2022

Varanasi
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Wednesday, 31 August – Ganesh Chaturthi
Thursday, 1 September – take the day off
Friday, 1 September – take the day off
Saturday, 2 September
Sunday, 3 September

Where to go : It is the best time to visit Tarkali in Maharashtra for stargazing. You can also consider Saputara in Gujarat, SpitiValley in Himachal Pradesh or Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh for a long weekend gateway!

LONG WEEKENDS IN OCTOBER, 2022

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Saturday, 1 October
Sunday, 2 October – Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
Monday, 3 October – Maha Ashtami (restricted)
Tuesday, 4 October – Maha Navami – Maha Navami (restricted)
Wednesday, 5 October – Dussehra

Saturday, 22 October
Sunday, 23 October
Monday, 24 October – Diwali

Where to go : Plan a trip to Kolkata during Durga Puja, a festival that has been inscribed in the ‘Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity’ by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). You can visit the Jagannath Temple and the beach bordering the Bay of Bengal in Puri, Orissa. It is also a good time to visit Wayanad in Kerala, Kashmir to see the fall, and Jodhpur in Rajasthan

LONG WEEKENDS IN NOVEMBER, 2022

Beautiful Valley of Rice Fields in Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh
Beautiful Rice Fields in Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh

Saturday, 5 November
Sunday, 6 November
Monday, 7 November – Take the day off
Tuesday, 8 November – Guru Nanak Jayanti

Where to go : The Golden Temple in Amritsar is worth a visit since the weather is cool and pleasant during November. It also makes up for a good time to visit Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh, Gokarna in Tamil Nadu and even Pushkar in Rajasthan which is located among the Aravalis.

LONG WEEKENDS IN DECEMBER, 2022

Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh
Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh

Saturday, 24 December
Sunday, 25 December – Christmas
Monday, 26 December – Take the day off

Friday, 30 December – Take the day off
Saturday, 31 December
Sunday, 1 January – New Year’s Day
Monday, 2 January – Take the day off

Where to go : December would be a perfect time to explore Rajasthan (Udaipur/Jasalmer), Gangtok in Sikkim, Bandhavgarh National Park in MP. You can also consider celebrating the new year in Pondicherry, Alappuzha in Kerala

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