Your Long Weekend Planner for 2023 – January to June

2023 is just about to knock on our doors and as we plan our resolutions for the next year, it’s important to add travel to our list. There are exactly five long weekends from January to June and we hope that you are ready to make the most of them.

So, mark your calendars and start planning your vacations already. Here are a few ideas with the long weekend dates. Take a look –

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Republic Day weekend
Dates: 26th Jan to 29th Jan

Where to go?


There’s no better place to spend the Republic Day long weekend than in Amritsar while watching the beating retreat parade at the Wagah Border. Seek the blessings of the Almighty at the Golden Temple and do try out the mouthwatering lassi and chole bhature in the city.


If you are in the mood for a snowy weekend, then head straight to the Mini Switzerland of India, Auli. It looks like something straight out of a painting in the winter. The hill station is a haven for ski lovers and adventure enthusiasts, and January is the perfect time to visit.


Dates: Oops! There are no long weekends in February but that doesn’t mean you should skip travelling in this pleasant month.

Where to go?


As a traveller, Gulmarg must be on your bucket list. This crown jewel of Kashmir is covered in the blanket of snow in winters till as far as your eyes can see. The Gondola ride offers a view of the mountain peaks and you can also try out skiing and other adventurous activities here.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

For beach lovers, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are the ultimate destination. The islands are home to the most serene beaches and are a perfect place for sea adventures. You can indulge in scuba diving, snorkelling, banana boat ride and other activities here.


Ram Navami weekend
Dates: 30th March to 2nd April

Where to go?


Take a trip to the holy city of Rishikesh for a relaxing weekend in March. Start your mornings by trying out yoga poses followed by experiencing the thrill of rafting in the afternoon. Witness the Ganga aarti at the Triveni Ghat and Parmarth Niketan Ashram.


A hill station in Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal is adorned with lush greenery, lakes, waterfalls and stunning mountains. It is an ideal destination for group and solo adventure seekers alike. Here’s an insider’s guide to the town that you can use to plan your trip.


Good Friday weekend
Dates: 7th to 9th April

Where to go?


A confluence of Tibetan and Indian cultures, Dharamshala is every solace seeker’s paradise. You’d love the views and the food here. Also, do add McleodGanj to your itinerary for an unforgettable vacation.


The sprawling tea plantations, gorgeous waterfalls and pleasant climate of Munnar make it a go-to destination for many travellers. Visit this picturesque town in April to colour your Instagram feed in the shade of green.


Buddha Purnima weekend
Dates: 5th to 7th May

Where to go?

Bir Billing

Bir is a charming, little village nestled in the eastern side of Kangra Valley. The paragliding capital of India, Bir boasts of picturesque landscapes, aesthetic bounties, and snow-clad hills in winter. The weather here is pleasant all year long.


The picturesque town of Tawang is known for its Buddhist Monasteries, beautiful lakes and waterfalls. Tawang is sure to mesmerise you with its beauty, and we promise that you’ll come back rejuvenated from this place.


Eid al-Adha weekend
Dates: 29th June to 1st July

Where to go?

Valley of Flowers

If adventure is your middle name and you love trekking, a trip to the Valley of Flowers (Uttarakhand) in the month of June is just what you need. The valley is covered with rare and exotic flora species which makes it look postcard perfect.


A rich aroma of coffee will welcome you as you enter the hill station of Chikmagalur. Known as the Coffee Land of Karnataka, it is covered in green plantations against the Mullayanagiri ranges. Visit the holy temples and waterfalls, or go on treks on your trip here.

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