There are 2 long weekends in August! Hop on a bus and explore these getaways

Finally, August is here with its TWO awesome long weekends…YAYYY!

Excited much? Then, update your travel calendar and plan your long weekends with your friends and loved ones. There are many destinations where you can reach easily by bus and have an amazing time.

Here’s a list of long weekends in August 2021:


August 19, Thursday – Muharram (Restricted holiday)
August 20, Friday – Take a leave
August 21, Saturday – Weekend
August 21, Sunday – Weekend

August 28, Saturday – Weekend
August 29, Sunday – Weekend
August 30, Monday – Janmashtami (Holiday)

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Destinations that you can explore by bus:

Delhi to Jaipur

Want to experience royalty at its best? If yes, then there’s no other destination like Jaipur. Also known as the “Pink City”, this beautiful city houses many palaces, forts, temples, havelis and bazaars. City Palace, Amber Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Jantar Mantar and Albert Hall Museum are some of the most iconic tourist attractions.

There are many operators which run several buses on a daily basis from Delhi to Jaipur. Gulzar Travels Ajmer, RC Travels, Shakti Travels, Super Deluxe Universal, Vijayshakti Travels, Shrinath Solitaire, Zingbus, Vikas Travels Jaipur and Maharani Travels are prominent operators on this route. You can book your bus ticket from Delhi to Jaipur here:

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Bus Fare: Starting at ₹300
6–7 hrs approximately

Mumbai to Lonavala

Situated in the Sahyadri range of the Western Ghats, Lonavala is one of the most visited hill stations in Maharashtra. Home to many waterfalls, lakes and hills, it is a popular destination for camping, trekking and other adventure sports. So, if you are an adventure junkie, Lonavala is the ideal place to be!

Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC), Quick Services & Solutions Enterprises, Neeta Tours and Travels, Swami Travels and Prakash Travels are some of the most prominent bus operators on this route. You can book your bus ticket from Mumbai to Lonavala here:

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Bus Fare: Starting at ₹300
Time: 3–4 hrs approximately

Bengaluru to Mysore

Royalty, culture, heritage, traditions — Mysore is synonymous to these words. With several spectacular palaces, this ancient city attracts tourists from across the globe. The city with the majestic Mysore Palace, the royal mansions, public buildings, gardens, water bodies and planned markets reflect an indelible impression of its glorious past. Mysore is also known for its many shopping places where you can buy spices, silk sarees, sandalwood, etc.

Sree Shakthi Tours, Jabbar Travels, Ashwini Tours, Orange Tours and Travels, Meenakshi Bus are major operators on this route. You can check prices and timings and then book tickets for your preferred journey date on the Bengaluru to Mysore route using the ixigo app:

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Bus Fare: Starting at ₹200
Time: 3–4 hrs approximately

Kolkata to Puri

If you are interested in exploring the spiritual capital of Odisha, then Puri is the answer. An ideal place to visit with your family and friends, Puri is filled with ancient temples, shrines, mathas, ashrams, natural wonders, beaches, architectural splendor and more.
Jagannath Puri Temple, Chilika Lake, Khandagiri Caves, Lakshmi Temple, Loknath Temple and Pipili are some of the popular attractions of Puri.

It takes around 11–12 hours to reach Puri from Kolkata. Dolphin Tours & Travels is the major bus operator between these two amazing places. You can book your preferred bus seat from Kolkata to Puri using the ixigo app here:

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Bus Fare: Starting at ₹500
Time: 11–12 hrs approximately

Delhi to Agra

Located on the western banks of the river Yamuna, Agra was once the capital of Mughal Empire. Famous for the spectacular Taj Mahal, Agra has rich cultural heritage, traditions, architectural marvels, scrumptious delicacies and more to offer. It offers a peek into the architectural legacy of the Mughal Empire with two other UNESCO World Heritage Sites along with the Taj Mahal, the Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri.

There are many bus operators running a plethora of buses on a daily basis from Delhi to Agra. gogoBus, Taj Express Services Pvt. Ltd, Disport Holidays Pvt. Ltd, zingbus, Mahalakshmi Bus Service, UPSRTC and NRJ Tours are the major bus operators on this route. Book your bus from Delhi to Agra on the ixigo app here:

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Bus Fare: Starting at ₹300
Time: 3–4 hrs approximately

So which destination are you planning to visit on the long weekends of August? Share your travel plans with us and inspire your fellow wanderers!