Your Complete List of Long Weekends in 2019


The New Year must mean new travel plans. From places around Mumbai to those beyond India’s waters. GHP gives you a list of long weekends in 2019 so you can start feeling itchy in your feet already!

From January to November 2019, almost each month is marked with long weekends. So budget up and start planning. We’ve thrown in a few suggestions from our end, on places to visit and things to do.

Long Weekends in January 2019

Saturday, 12 Jan
Sunday, 13 Jan
Monday, 14 Jan: Makar Sankranti/Pongal

GHP suggests:

Ahmedabad for the International Kite Festival on from 6-14 Jan
Bikaner for the Bikaner Camel Fair on from 12-13 Jan
Auli, Uttarakhand for a skiing trip
Kutch for the White desert of Rann of Kutch
Galle for its calm waters of Unawatuna beach

Long weekends in March 2019:

Saturday, 2 March
Sunday, 3 March
Monday, 4 March: Maha Shivaratri


GHP suggests:

Nashik for wineries and wine-resorts
Tadoba Tiger reserve
Udaipur, the city of lakes
Kodaikanal for trekking
Gulmarg for skiing
Kaziranga National Park in Assam
Lakshadweep for blue seas and beaches
Coorg for fresh air

Thursday, 21 March: Holi
Friday, 22 March: Take leave
Saturday, 23 March
Sunday, 24 March

GHP suggests:

Shantiniketan in West Bengal for Dhol Utsab
Vrindavan in Mathura for Holi;
Ranthambore, Rajasthan for wildlife spotting;
Sikkim for a peaceful getaway;
Hampi for its ruins and landscapes.

Long weekends in April 2019

Saturday, 13 April
Sunday, 14 April: Dr Ambedkar Jayanti and Vaisakhi and Ram Navami
Monday, 15 April:  Vishu / Poila Boshakh
Wednesday, 17 April: Mahavir Jayanti
Thursday , 18 April: Take Leave
Friday, 19 April: Good Friday
Saturday, 20 April
Sunday, 21 April: Easter Sunday

GHP suggests:

Maldives for a languorous beach detox;
Gulmarg and Sonmarg for the heavenly landscape and weather
Sevilla for the Holy Week
Thailand for Songkran (water fight)
Santorini for a romantic holiday

Long weekend in August 2019

Saturday, 10 Aug
Sunday, 11 Aug
Monday, 12 Aug: Bakri Eid
Tuesday, 13 Aug & Wednesday, 14 Aug: Take leave
Thursday, 15 Aug: Independence Day / Raksha Bandhan
Friday, 16 Aug: Take leave
Saturday, 17 Aug: Parsi New Year
Sunday, 18 Aug


GHP suggests:

Uttarakhand for the Valley of Flowers
Croatia for city life and beach life
Explore the Amalfi coastline for an Italian rendezvous
Tanzania for an unforgettable wildlife experience

Long weekends in September 2019

Saturday 31t Aug
Sunday, 1 Sept
Monday, 2 Sept: Ganesh Chaturthi

GHP suggests: 

Tarkarli for stargazing and local beach time
Daman and Diu for water skiing

Saturday, 7 Sept
Sunday, 8 Sept
Monday, 9 Sept: Take Leave
Tuesday, 10 Sept: Muharram
Wednesday, 11 Sept: Onam (Optional holiday)

Kerala houseboat

GHP suggests: 

Nainital for its lakes
Kerala for Onam celebrations

Long weekends in October 2019

Saturday, 5 Oct
Sunday, 6 Oct
Monday, 7 Oct: Take leave
Tuesday, 8 Oct: Dusshera and Durga Puja

GHP Suggests:

Kullu, Himachal Pradesh for Dusshera celebrations
Rishikesh for river rafting
Kolkata for Durga Puja ( include a getaway to Kalimpong)
Manas National Park, Assam for its endangered endemic wildlife such as the pygmy hog
Jodhpur for folk culture

Saturday, 26 Oct
Sunday, 27 Oct
Monday, 28 Oct: Diwali
Tuesday, 29 Oct: Bhai Dooj


GHP suggests

Agra for Taj Mahal and more monuments
Amritsar for the Golden Temple Diwali celebrations;
Varanasi for wedding shopping;
Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh for tiger spotting.

Long weekends in November 2019

Saturday, 9 Nov
Sunday, 10 Nov: Eid e Milad
Monday, 11 Nov: Take leave
Tuesday, 12 Nov: Guru Nanak Jayanti

GHP suggests

Rajasthan for Pushkar Fair
Bharatpur for bird-watching;
Sundarbans, West Bengal for Royal Bengal Tiger-spotting
Manali for snow-capped Himalayan peaks.

Some of the suggested places may seem run-of-the-mill options to you. But planning your holidays with some research always helps you add a personal flavour to it. For more offbeat trips, we suggest you check out some really interesting plans by Mumbai-based names like Let’s Get Lost, Life Away From Life, Heart & Soil and First Light Adventures – all featured on Goregaon Highway Pulse! Keep track of their upcoming plans and you could join them all through this year, over the long weekends of 2019.

Enjoy and happy holidaying!

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