8 Long Weekends In 2017

Quench your wanderlust with these perfect getaways ideal for the long weekends in 2017! The new year brings with it a number of long weekends perfect for visiting and exploring new places.


Dubai, once again, welcomes you to the largest shopping extravaganza! This year, the carnival begins on December 26, 2016 and carries on till January 28, 2017.




Jaisalmer Desert Festival–that time of the year when the dry desertscape comes alive. The three-day long festival includes spectacular performances by acrobats, fire dancers and puppeteers. Be a part of the festival from February 8 to February 10.



Vrindavan, Braj and Barsana celebrate a special kind of Holi, known colloquially as Lath Maar Holi! But as they say, “Please don’t mind–it’s Holi”! Plan a trip to Vrindavan to enjoy the flavours of the city!



The erstwhile Portuguese colony of Diu is most famous for its churches and the old fortress. Have your dose of sun, sand and sea–minus the chaos!



Ladakh is also known as the “Roof of the World”. In an ideal world, it would be labelled as the lost kingdom. Cross over to the heavens with this bridge between the earth and the sky!



Paint the town red this August at the annual La Tomatina Festival in the town of Buñol in Spain, which happens to hold the title of the “Biggest Food Fight in the World”. It takes place on the last Wednesday of August.




From the Andean peaks to the Caribbean coastline and the acres of lush Amazon rainforest in between, Venezuela is a country with a staggering variety of landscapes. Add to this, the rich cultural heritage and unlimited adventure options, Venezuela is a great choice for the experimental traveller who wants to make full use of the ultra-long weekend in October.



With the Sunburn Festival, Christmas and New Year celebrations, the party capital of India is at an all-time high in December! Make the best of the long weekends with a trip to Goa and bid a rocking farewell to 2016!


With several long weekends in 2017, make the most of them. Hope this list helps you plan your holidays. Here’s wishing you a wonderful new year filled with joy, abundance and lots of travel!