16 Long Weekends In 2016

New Year has begun and it’s surely going to be a rocking one as there are many long weekends throughout the year. To get the best out of it, start planning your holidays now. Not sure about which place to visit when? Here is a comprehensive list of destinations and the most suitable months to visit them.



The stunning beauty of Gulmarg looks all the more alluring during winters with snow all around. January can be freezing in Gulmarg, but it is also the time to try skiing in the picturesque, snow-clad landscapes.

Dubai is perfect during the winter months, with nice sunny days without the scorching heat and one of the biggest reasons to visit Dubai in January is the shopping festival all across the month. Family fun days, cultural excursions, luxury shopping, and spectacular architectural attractions make Dubai a super holiday destination.


Want to soak up in the flavour of Jaisalmer without worrying about the cold winter waves or the scorching sun? Plan a trip to this beautiful city during the winter months as the weather is perfect during these times.

Don’t want too many people around when you visit the beautiful quarters of Paris? Well, if the answer is yes, then we suggest you to plan a trip to Paris during February as it is less crowded and touristy around this time.



Heard a lot about the colourful Holi celebrations in India, especially the festivities of Mathura and Vrindavan? It’s time to enjoy the real flavour of Holi when you plan a trip to these cities in the month of March. Catch it on the Holi celebrations with the musical dancing, parikrama of Barsana, witty lyrical verses sung in Braj Bhasha, and a shower of colours.

Sri Lanka
Even though Sri Lanka can be termed as a year-round destination, March is the best time to explore its scenic beauty as the weather is perfect, with a dash of rains adding charm to the lush green landscape of Sri Lanka.

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Any season is good for a visit to the Ashrams and a dip in the Ganga, but September to June is the white water rafting season when the river is neither too wild nor too placid. The Ganga comes rushing down from the mountains, passing through Kaudiyala (40 km) and Shivpuri (19 km) before it reaches Rishikesh. There are a number of local rafting operators who will happily arrange everything for you.

Want to have the best pictures of Greece on your trip here? Plan a trip to Greece during April as it looks its best during this month with green landscape and flowers all around you.



We know that the hill stations in Maharashtra are a sheer delight during the rains and Mahabaleshwar is definitely one of them. The monsoons months are the best time to visit this pristine hill station as it is at its green best with mist covered forests and mountains.

July is the summer month in Munich which remains unpredictable for the most part of the year. Bright sunny days await you here when you visit the city in July. Don’t be surprised if you see the place flocked by tourists looking for some sunshine.



Bekal, a serene village, is an ideal pick to be visited in the month of August. Spend your time lazing around the sun-kissed beaches or get an insight into the past of this village by paying a visit to the regal forts. This quaint village is a perfect holiday getaway destination for nature lovers.

With palm-fringed coastlines, sandy beaches, a scintillating nightlife, and lip-smacking seafood, Jamaica has become one of the favourite tourist destinations. The best time to visit this destination is the month of August when the climate is not very hot and you can enjoy the watersports to the fullest.



With lush green coffee plantations all around, Coorg is sure to enchant you with its natural beauty. Other than the natural beauty, get an insight into its rich historical background. Monasteries, with amazing Buddha sculptures and paintings, must also not be left unexplored. The best time to visit this destination is during the monsoons, which is from July to September. Embrace the beauty of rain and the aroma of the coffee plantations by visiting this hill station.

Want an international trip and don’t want to burn a hole in your pocket? Singapore is the place to be, for you. Although the climate remains pleasant throughout the year, the best time to visit this destination will be the month of September.



Huge colonial buildings, shining skyscrapers, and hillside favelas best define the country of Venezuela. The fine collection of galleries, museums, and monuments also adds to its beauty. It is a paradise for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts as 40% of the country is covered by national parks and reserves. Most tourists prefer visiting this destination during the rainy days as the view of the Angel Falls during this time of the year is mind-blowing.

Khajuraho, a group of Hindu and Jain Temples, is among the most famous UNESCO sites in the country. The best time to visit this destination is the October month when it is not very cold and one can enjoy the temple tour to the fullest.



Lakshadweep, a group of 36 islands, is flooded by tourists year-round. From sun-basking at the sandy beaches to indulging in watersports, this place has a lot to offer to its visitors. Plan a trip in the winter months, especially November, as the weather is pleasant during that period.

Do pay a visit to the beautiful destination of Pushkar this November to take part in the World’s Largest Livestock Fair. More than 50,000 camels are brought to this fair to be traded and sold. The lively culture and traditions of this destination are sure to mesmerise you.



Goa, the party hub of the country, is a must-visit in the month of December. Asia’s largest music festival–Sunburn–is organised here every year in this month. EDM lovers from across the globe flock to this destination to attend this 3-day long festival.

Excited for Christmas? Plan a visit to the beautiful city of Vienna. Christmas decorations, markets, wooden toys, and chocolate cakes add to the festive feeling. Do not forget a Christmas market tour during your trip to this destination.


Hope the above list helps you plan a hassle free travel..Happy Travels!

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