Best Places to Visit in India During Long Weekends in 2019

With the arrival of the New Year, the quest to plan a perfect escape during the long weekends in 2019 has begun. Don’t be surprised to hear that the year 2019 has as many as 14 long weekends in store for you. Keeping this in mind, you can make the most of these golden opportunities to fulfill your traveling spree. Make a New Year’s resolution now to explore as much as you can because it’s not too late still.

Here is a list of long weekends in 2019 along with the places that you can explore without taking many leaves.

Long weekend in January 2019

Best Places to Visit in India During Long Weekends in 2019

January 12th, Saturday: Weekend
January 13th, Sunday: Weekend
January 14th, Monday: Makar Sankranti (Restricted Holiday)

January 25th, Friday: Take a leave
January 26th, Saturday: Republic Day (Gazetted Holiday)
January 27th, Sunday: Weekend
January 28th, Monday: Take a leave (if not taking on Friday)

Best places to visit in India in January

The list of long weekend holidays in 2019 starts with the first month itself. You can plan a trip to Rajasthan or Gujarat during these 3 days. Doing so will give you a chance to partake in International Kite Festival in Ahmedabad or Bikaner Camel Fair in Bikaner. Furthermore, if you want to try something daring, then simply head towards Uttarakhand for adventure sports. Visiting Delhi for the Republic Day parade is not a bad idea but you have to spare a few more days for the same. In addition to this, attending the Jaipur Literature Festival also sounds good! The list of best places to visit in India in January is incomplete until Chadar Trek is not mentioned.

Long weekend in February 2019

Best Places to Visit in India During Long Weekends in 2019

No long weekend in February

Best places to visit in India in February

Although there is no long weekend in February but the list of best places to visit in February is endless. So, if you can still manage to take a leave for a few days, you can grab a chance to explore sand dunes of Jaisalmer. Surprise your Valentine with a romantic holiday at the Andaman and Nicobar Islands or Munnar. Or else, delight in an enthralling expedition by trying skiing in Auli during skiing festival. Sula Fest offers a perfect reason to visit Nashik in February especially to attend the festivities.

Long weekends in March 2019

Best Places to Visit in India During Long Weekends in 2019

March 2nd, Saturday: Weekend
March 3rd, Sunday: Weekend
March 4th, Monday: Mahashivratri (Gazetted Holiday)

March 21st, Thursday: Holi (Gazetted Holiday)
March 22nd, Friday: Take a leave
March 23rd, Saturday: Weekend
March 24th, Sunday: Weekend

Best places to visit in India in March

So, this is what every holidaymaker seek for! March holds two long weekends in 2019. Owing to two important festivals celebrated in India falling in March, the list of must-visit holiday destinations gets extended.  Bask in the divine bliss at Ujjain or Varanasi during Shivratri. Holi, an equally important festival lures scores of tourists from worldwide to Mathura and Vrindavan. In case, you want to try something different, book a trip to Dwaki, a photographer’s delight.

Being a part of the Goa Carnival should not be missed at any cost. Apart from this, consider going for wildlife safaris in many of the national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in India. In spite of so many exciting things to do, one can still find himself inclined towards the serenity of Rishikesh. International Yoga Festival enjoys worldwide repute for helping you discover a new you.

Long weekends in April 2019

Best Places to Visit in India During Long Weekends in 2019

April 17th, Wednesday: Mahavir Jayanti
April 18th, Thursday: Take a leave
April 19th, Friday: Good Friday (Gazetted Holiday)
April 20th, Saturday: Weekend
April 21st, Sunday: Weekend and Easter Sunday

Best places to visit in India in April

Next on the list of holidays & long weekends in 2019, is the 5-days long holiday falling in the month of April. During this month, the temperature starts to rise slowly, thereby, marking the arrival of summer. With this in mind, you can consider exploring the charms of Dalhousie and Jammu and Kashmir. Don’t forget to try your hands at River Rafting in Rishikesh. Nainital, Ooty, Darjeeling, etc. can also offer the perfect respite.

Long weekends in May 2019

Best Places to Visit in India During Long Weekends in 2019

May 9th, Thursday: Guru Rabindranath Jayanti (Restricted)
May 10th, Friday: Take leave
May 11th, Saturday: Weekend
May 12th, Sunday: Weekend

Best places to visit in India in May

May is the perfect month to travel to the popular hill stations in India. Offering one of the best long weekends in 2019 India, the month allows you to beat the heat at Meghalaya, Shimla, and Mussoorie. Reveling in an ideal escape amidst the wilderness of Ladakh makes for an icing on the cake. Paragliding in Bir Billing should be definitely added on the bucket list of the adventure enthusiasts. Planning a dream vacation in Yumthang Valley is an absolute must. Likewise, taking a toy train ride on Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site will make you spellbound.

Long weekends in June 2019

Best Places to Visit in India During Long Weekends in 2019

June 1st, Saturday: Weekend
June 2nd, Sunday: Weekend
June 3rd, Monday: Take Leave
June 4th, Tuesday: Take Leave
June 5th, Wednesday: Eid (Gazetted Holiday)

Best places to visit in India in June

From innumerable places to visit to several things to do in India in June, the options abound. Bike trip to Ladakh, Shimla sightseeing tours, scuba diving in Goa can transform your vacations into a memorable affair. Excursion to Mount Abu, the only hill station in Rajasthan is also a wonderful option. Additionally, the peaceful environs of Dhanaulti cast a spell during this month. Revel in delightful moments with a jeep safari through the Kudremukh forests. Pondicherry is another destination which exudes a magical aura.

Long weekends in July 2019

Best Places to Visit in India During Long Weekends in 2019

No long weekend in July

Best places to visit in India in July

Even though there are no long weekend holidays in July 2019, yet one can try to participate in the famous Rath Yatra in Puri. Besides this, the well-known Amarnath Yatra also starts during this month. Furthermore, one can visit Udaipur, Dharamshala, Kodaikanal and Lonavala to relish the matchless charm of monsoon. Ayurvedic therapies offered in Kerala show tremendous results during monsoon. Thus, exploring Kerala in monsoon is another possibility one must consider.

Long weekends in August 2019

Best Places to Visit in India During Long Weekends in 2019

August 10th, Saturday: Weekend
August 11th, Sunday: Weekend
August 12th, Monday: Bakr Id (Gazetted Holiday)
August 13th, Tuesday: Take a leave
August 14th, Wednesday: Take a leave
August 15th, Thursday: Independence Day (Gazetted Holiday)
August 16th, Friday: Take a leave
August 17th, Saturday: Weekend
August 18th, Sunday: Weekend

Best places to visit in India in August

With two long weekends in 2019, August gives you the right opportunity to visit Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand. The good lineup of leaves in August urge you to apply for your vacations well in advance so that your boss may find no reason not to spare your holidays. Make the most of these long weekends by planning a trip to Kerala or Ladakh. For seeking serenity, heading towards Kerala is the best choice whereas to try something adventurous, there is nothing better than Ladakh. Furthermore, nature lovers can find the desired respite at Cherrapunji. In addition to all these, Mandu is another destination which is a must-visit in August.

Long weekends in September 2019

Best Places to Visit in India During Long Weekends in 2019

August 31st, Saturday: Weekend
September 1st, Sunday: Weekend
September 2nd, Sunday: Ganesh Chaturthi

September 7th, Sunday: Weekend
September 8th, Sunday: Weekend
September 9th, Monday: Take a leave
September 10th, Tuesday: Muharram
September 11th, Wednesday: Onam

Best places to visit in India in September

September offers the right time to go for trekking in India. Furthermore, the list of long weekends 2019 indicates an excursion to the offbeat places in India in this month. The time is right to marvel at the Rolling Meadows, explore the unexplored, experience nature at its best and what not! Above all, partaking in the Ganesh Chaturthi festivities in Mumbai offers a matchless experience. The zeal of the Mumbaikars for welcoming their favorite Lord Ganesha is worth witnessing. However, bidding farewell to him after ten days is equally important and makes one feel overwhelmed.

To make your holidays in India even more special, one may also opt for camping in Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh. Or else, go offbeat by choosing Bundi in Rajasthan.

Long weekends in October 2019

Best Places to Visit in India During Long Weekends in 2019

October 2nd, Wednesday: Gandhi Jayanti (Gazetted Holiday)
October 3rd, Thursday: Take a leave
October 4th, Friday: Take a leave
October 5th, Saturday: Weekend
October 6th, Sunday: Weekend
October 7th, Monday: Ram Navami (Restricted Holiday)
October 8th, Tuesday: Dussehra (Gazetted Holiday)O

October 26th, Saturday: Weekend
October 27th, Sunday: Diwali
October 28th, Monday: Take a leave/ Govardhan Pooja
October 29th, Tuesday: Bhai Dooj (Restricted Holiday)

Best places to visit in India in October

Whoa! There you go again! Two long weekends await you in October as well. As a matter of fact, the month marks the commencement of peak season for tourist arrivals in India. Thus, the long weekend holidays in 2019 falling in the month of October can be used to fulfill your travel goals. To start with, head towards Mysore which enjoys worldwide repute for Dussehra celebrations. Furthermore, Kullu is equally famous for the same.

Even better, you can pacify your adrenaline rush by planning a Ladakh bike trip with your friends. Sightseeing Northeast India is another amazing option you can think about! Also, it is the time when you can finally actualize your dream of perfect holidays in Goa. Of course, it is the off-peak season to visit Goa but one may get exciting deals and special discounts on hotels and packages. Think about Kolkata for Durga Pooja, Jodhpur for culture and wildlife sanctuaries and National Parks in India for enthralling experiences. Amritsar and Varanasi stand out amongst rest of the destinations for one of a kind Diwali celebrations.

Long weekends in November 2019

Best Places to Visit in India During Long Weekends in 2019

November 9th, Saturday: Weekend
November 10th, Sunday: Weekend
November 11th, Monday: Take a leave
November 12th, Tuesday: Guru Nanak Jayanti (Gazetted Holiday)

Best places to visit in India in November

If you want to ditch the overcrowded places, plan a tour to Diu. The picturesque destinations will definitely make you fall in love with it. Observing the vibrant culture of Rajasthan during the Pushkar Camel Fair is a visual retreat. For this reason, November is the best time to visit Pushkar. Spotting Royal Bengal Tigers in the Sunderbans and bird watching at the Bharatpur are surely the best things to do in India. Apart from this, you can treat yourself with fun-filled holidays in Jaipur.

Besides this, you can visit places like Manali, Kullu etc. which start receiving the first snowfall of the season. Group of Monuments at Hampi, another UNESCO World Heritage Site lure history buffs from all around.

Long weekends in December 2019

Best Places to Visit in India During Long Weekends in 2019

December 21st, Saturday: Weekend
December 22nd, Sunday: Weekend
December 23rd, Monday: Take a leave
December 24th, Tuesday: Take a leave
December 25th, Wednesday: Christmas (Gazetted Holiday)

Best places to visit in India in December

The enthusiasm to travel should really be evident in the month of December. As what’s better than traveling to say goodbye to a wonderful year. Since you have 5 days of the week at hand, you can set out to explore Rann of Kutch. Brimming with culture, traditions, colors, nature’s beauty and so much more, the salt marsh presents a unique spectacle.

Offering a larger than life experience to its fans, the Sunburn festival also takes place in December. Because of the musical extravaganza, its enthusiasts from all around the world book tickets to Pune well in advance. States like Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir witness the huge footfall of snow lovers at the same time.

Inspire fellow wanderers by sharing your traveling experiences you cherished during the long weekends in 2019.

[Also, check out Month wise list of travel destinations in India.]

Diksha Khiatani

A writer by day and a tsundoku at night. Emerging from an Engineering background, Diksha is a travel freak and anxious to explore different cultures and religions. Inclined towards the off-beat places, she wishes to uncover the secrets on her Scooty (if possible). She always grabs some time to take a quick nap, listen to music, skating and eat a brownie.

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