Travel Reminder! Two Long Weekends Are On Their Way

Are you bitten by the travel bug or do you have a serious case of wanderlust? If either of these cases define your life right now, then 2018 has come like a breath of fresh air. With 15 long weekends on its platter, the year should be marked as the ‘Year of travel’. Saying so, January has been utterly kind, and has granted us with two amazing long weekends…Phew! Lucky us! If you haven’t planned your upcoming long weekends yet, don’t worry! Knock off your travel quotient with these amazing destination ideas:

Long Weekend 1:

Jan 20, Saturday: Weekend
Jan 21, Sunday: Weekend
Jan 22, Monday: Basant Panchami

Best Places to Visit (Domestic):

Rann of Kutch, Gujarat

Rann of Kutch, the world’s largest salt desert, is a remarkable place to visit in Gujarat. Moonlit winter nights coupled with awe-inspiring landscapes is a sight to behold.  Plan a trip during the Rann Utsav to experience the manifestation of ethnic flavours that the state boasts of.

Nearest Airport: Bhuj Airport (BHJ)

Rann

Diu

Famous for its untouched natural beauty and serenity, Diu is certainly the best place to welcome the first month of 2018. Infused with rich Portuguese history, age-old cultural heritage and a pristine environment, the destination is no less than a paradise for nature lovers and history enthusiasts.

Nearest Airport: Diu Airport (DIU)

Diu

Best Places to Visit (International):

Moscow

Moscow, the 869-year-old capital of Russia, offers an exhilarating mix of rich history, vibrant culture and technological advancements. Home to world-famous cathedrals, fortresses, architectural gems and futuristic skyscrapers, this beautiful city never fails to thrill its visitors.

Nearest Airport: Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO)

Moscow

Myanmar

Myanmar, also known as Burma, is a country covered with immense scenic beauty, glittering gold temples and sacred stupas. While you visit this place, spend some leisure time at the sparkling Inle Lake, get dazzled by the Shwedagon Paya and pay a visit to the majestic Golden Rock at Mount Kyaiktiyo.

Nearest Airport: Yangon International Airport (RGN)

Myanmar

Long Weekend 2:

Jan 26, Friday: Republic Day
Jan 27, Saturday: Weekend
Jan 28, Sunday: Weekend

Best Places to Visit (Domestic):

Kalimpong, West Bengal

One of the hidden gems of the East, Kalimpong is quite popular among travel enthusiasts. Leave behind the tiresome metropolitan sites and pacify your eyes with some majestic views of the Teesta river valley. January is one of the best seasons to seep into the natural beauty of this place. Must-visit attractions include Durpin Dara Hill, Thongsa Gompa, Teesta Bazaar and Nature Interpretation Centre.

Nearest Airport: Bagdogra Airport (IXB)

Kalimpong

Gulmarg

Situated at an altitude of 2730 m above sea level, Gulmarg is famous as the ‘ski resort’ of the country. Surrounded by snow-covered peaks, deep ravines, lush green meadows, forested hills and lush green valleys, it is a visual treat. The destination houses the 2nd highest cable car in the world and is widely renowned for it.

Nearest Airport: Sheikh ul-Alam International Airport (SXR), Srinagar

Gulmarg

Best Places to Visit (International):

Dubai, UAE

Experience delight with Dubai’s blue skies and primo beach weather during this time. This picturesque and advanced metropolitan destination will take you places, letting you experience extravagance at its best. Take on the spunky desert safari, indulge in a lot of shopping at malls and souks, enjoy the sizzling nightlife and don’t miss out on the famous ‘Burj Khalifa’.

Nearest Airport: Dubai International Airport (DXB)

Dubai

Mexico, USA

The dreamy destination of Mexico is most famous for its palm-fringed beaches, blue lagoons, teeming cities, architectural gems, dense forests, delectable cuisine and street art. Adventure enthusiasts can try snorkelling to discover the secrets of the underwater world in the Caribbean Sea or trek to the peaks of the dormant volcanoes.

Nearest Airport: Mexico City International Airport (MEX)

Mexico

If you wish to plan for a holiday in upcoming months, check out our elaborate list of long weekends in 2018 and let your preparations begin 🙂

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