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Plan Your 2017-2018 Long Weekends in Advance: Perfect Getaways Near Delhi

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Plan Your 2017-2018 Long Weekends in Advance: Perfect Getaways Near Delhi

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The holiday season is officially here and so are the long weekends with it. If you are a far-sighted person and want an affordable holiday filled with memories to cherish, you will probably won’t miss this boat of adventures. 2017-2018 has plenty of long weekends to offer, which if planned properly can prove to be a trip worth remembering. So this holiday season leaves your couches and Netflix binge and grab this opportunity to get closer to nature.  So here is the list of upcoming long weekends teamed up with offbeat destinations one can visit with leisure.

Upcoming long weekends:

 

1. Onam Weekend

  • 1st September, Friday (Take the day off or start late night)
  • 2nd September, Saturday
  • 3rd September, Sunday
  • 4th September, Monday (Onam Festival, Holiday in Kerala, Pondicherry)

Where to go:

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Kareri Lake – 1-night drive from New Delhi, Kareri is a haven from all the hustle and bustle of the city amidst the ranges of Dhauladhar. It is famous for its scenic views, ever-present serenity and the thrilling treks that are just a few Kms away from the lake.

Distance: 422 Km

Best time to visit: May-July and September to November

Major Attractions: Basecamp for exciting crossovers to the Dhauladhar range, Kareri Lake is only 4.5 Km from Minkiani Pass and 20 Km from Bleni pass.

 

2. Dussehra Weekend

  • 29th September, Friday (Take the day off or start late night)
  • 30th September, Saturday (Dussehra Holiday)
  • 1st October, Sunday
  • 2nd October, Monday (Gandhi Jayanti)

Where to go:

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Nakuchiatal – Blessed with panoramic views and a settling peace, the place is famous for its nine cornered lake which is 1 Km wide and 40 ft deep is believed to be the way to attain ‘Nirvana’.

Distance: 299 Km

Best time to visit: September to November

Major Attractions: Junglia gaon, Mukteshwar, Hanuman temple with 52 ft high idol and artificial caves that lead to Vaishnav Devi shrine, Paragliding, Boating.

 

3. Diwali Holidays

  • 18th October, Wednesday 
  • 19th October, Thursday (No Holiday observed in the South Indian States)
  • 20th October. Friday
  • 21st October, Saturday (No Holiday observed in the South Indian States)
  • 22nd October, Sunday

Where to go:

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Varanasi – Famous for its ‘Deep Diwali’, Varanasi is a heaven during Diwali and a must visitCelebrate Diwali a little differently this time amidst the glittering diyas in river Ganges.

Distance: 821 Km (Completely worth it!)

Best time to visit: During Diwali because during this time period one can feel the positivity and purity of this place.

Major Attractions: Manikarnika Ghat (Major cremation Ghat), Assi Ghat (largest of all), Darbhanga Ghat or Munshi Ghat (Most photogenic), Vishwanath Temple, Ramnagar Fort and Museum, Panchganga Ghat (where five holy rivers supposedly meet)

 

4. Christmas Holidays

  • 22nd December, Friday (Take the day off or start late night)
  • 23rd December, Saturday
  • 24th December, Sunday (Christmas Eve)
  • 25th December, Monday (Holiday in all States)

Where to go: 

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Dhanachuli – Around the Kumaon hills lies this breathtaking abode of unparalleled natural beauty and a thrilling expedition waiting for you.

Distance: 342 Km

Best time to visit: October to March

Major Attractions: Scenic Beauty, Devi Dhura which is 54 Km away and hosts an unusual fair held in monsoon (Rakshabandhan) when people from two different parties pelt each other with stones.

 

5. Republic Day Weekend

  • 26th January’18, Friday (Republic Day; National Holiday)
  • 27th January’18, Saturday
  • 28th January’18, Sunday
  • 29th January’18, Monday (Take the day off)
  • 30th January’18, Tuesday (Gandhi’s Death Anniversary; National Holiday)

Where to go:

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Mandawa – Popularly known as the ‘open art gallery’, the place is full of huge Mansions and Haveli’s that introduce you to the mesmerizing architecture of the place and the heritage.

Distance: 231 Km

Best time to visit: October to March

Major Attractions: Binsindhar Newatia Haveli, Murmuria Haveli, Jhunjhunwala Haveli, Local sightseeing

 

6. Good Friday Weekend

  • 29th March’18, Thursday (Take the Day off or start late night)
  • 30th March’18, Friday (Good Friday, Official Holiday in all States)
  • 1st April’18, Saturday
  • 2nd April’18, Sunday

Where to go:

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Shoghi – At 5,700 meters above the sea, Shoghi is a small picturesque hamlet located at a mere 13 Km distance from Ambala-Shimla National Highway and is surrounded by oak and rhododendron trees.

Distance: 343 Km

Best time to visit: September to November

Major Attractions: Park Woods village resort, Jakhoo Hill, Kurfi, Khandaghat, Trekking, camping

So, go ahead, pack those bags, plan a trip, shove all your daily monotonous worries aside and get ready for a fabulous and memorable weekend. And do remember to save this list somewhere, because this will help you to plan your getaways without any difficulties. Bon Voyage!

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