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2022 Holiday Calendar | Long Weekends & Best Places to Visit India

Weekends usually whiff off too quickly in running errands and catching up with pals but there are these special weekends of the year that are much awaited as they come with an extra day off. Yes, long weekends are no ordinary weekends but fun weekends when people can actually plan a short unwinding vacation with their family and friends. An extra day off is like a treat for all those who keep waiting for these little indulgences that refreshes our mind. If you too want to make the most out of these special Holidays then this blog will certainly prove essential for you. We have put together a complete list of long weekends that are falling in 2022 along with weekend getaways that are worth exploring.

Here’s a 2022 Holiday Calendar along with options of places to visit in India where weekend fun is to the next level. Check out!

1. Long Weekend in January 2022 | January 14 to January 16, FSS

The first long weekend of the year starts with Makar Sankranti which is one of the most celebrated festivals in India. It is celebrated with great fervour in almost every region, however, it is observed in many different ways in some parts of the country. So why not witness these grand festivities during this extended break?

Best Places to Visit in India to Celebrate Makar Sankranti

  • Haridwar, Uttarakhand: Attend Ganga Arti and take a dip in the holy river.
  • Amritsar, Punjab: To enjoy a vibrant spirit.
  • Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh: Take a dip in the holy river and take part in a kite flying competition.
  • Kolkata, West Bengal: Take part in Ganga Sagar Mela which is considered as the second-largest pilgrims gathering in India after the Kumbh Mela and visit Kapil Muni Ashram.
  • Ahmedabad, Gujarat: Take part in the biggest Kite Flying festival.

2. Long Weekend in March 2022 | March 18 to March 20, FSS

The harbinger of harvest and spring season, Holi is the much awaited festival in India that is celebrated with a frenzy in all the regions. There are colorful celebrations in every street and even at the royal residences. In some regions temple rituals are followed whilst some play it in a wildest possible way. And the good news is that this year you can take part in these fun-filled celebrations as Holi is falling on Friday. Happy Holi Fellas!

Best Places to Visit in India to Celebrate Holi

  • Mathura: Attend the most spectacular Holi events at Dwarkadheesh Temple.
  • Vrindavan: Take part in Phoolon wali Holi at Banke Bihari Temple.
  • Barsana: Witness unique Lathmar Holi in Barsana.
  • Udaipur: Take part in royal Holika Dahan at Shambhu Niwas Palace.
  • Jaipur: Visit Govind Dev ji Temple in the City Palace.
  • Shantiniketan: Take part in Basant Utsav.
  • Anandpur Sahib, Punjab: Catch a glimpse of valour at Hola Mohalla.
  • Goa: Take part in vibrant Shigmotsav.

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3. Long Weekend in April 2022 | April 15 to April 17, FSS

April is one of the pleasant months of the year that is perfect for travelling as it marks the onset of summer season. Another exciting point of this month is that it comes with a Good Friday long weekend which gives us all an opportunity to go on a relaxing trip. So here is the list of the best places to travel in India during this time of the year. Take a look!

Best Places to Visit in India in April

  • Shimla: Explore the summer capital.
  • Dharamshala: Enjoy the vibrant culture.
  • Munnar: Grab the mesmerising vistas.
  • Matheran: Enjoy a laid back vacation.
  • Lonavala: Get the stunning view of nature.
  • Alibaug: Bask in the lap of nature.
  • Wayanad: Take a short break from hustle and bustle.
  • Mount Abu: Discover the only hill station of Desert state.
  • Goa: Bask on the beaches and enjoy water activities.
  • Shillong: Gather unique experiences.

4. Long Weekend in May 2022 | April 30 to May 1, FSS

Luckily this year Eid-ul-Fitr is falling on Friday and you are getting an extra day to your weekend. We want you to utilize this long weekend in the best possible way. So make the most out of this fun time by visiting some of the best travel destinations in India that are worth visiting in the month of May.

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5. Long Weekend in May 2022 | 14 May to 16 May, SSM