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Long Weekend 2017 – List of Holidays in India

National holidays falling on weekends, 2016 has been a tough one. But hey, there’s reason to cheer, as Long weekend 2017 is waiting for you. Yup, ELEVEN. So start saving up, be an early bird to book travel tickets and plan those awesome vacations and getaways.

LONG WEEKEND 2017

Long weekend 2017

Long weekend 2017

 

Long weekend 2017

Thu, 26 Jan: Republic Day
Fri, 27 Jan: You need to take leave
Sat, 28 Jan
Sun, 29 Jan

Still not over your New Year’s holiday hangover? The real world rushing back too soon? Plan a relaxing getaway to Khajjiar, a breathtaking little hill station in Himachal Pradesh, whose verdant deodar forests, lush green meadows and tiny lake (right at the centre of a glade) has earned it the title of “Mini Switzerland of India”. If you love snowy dreamlands, you will love Khajjiar in winter!

Long weekend 2017

Fri, 24 Feb: Maha Shivratri / You need to take leave
Sat, 25 Feb
Sun, 26 Feb

If you thought Bikaner’s camel festival was the ultimate in India’s desert festivals, wait till you see the Jaisalmer Desert Festival. A three-day long extravaganza of dances, music, handicraft fairs and interesting competitions – including really unusual ones like a ‘Mr Desert’ pageant, a ‘turban-tying’ contest and a ‘best moustache’ contest. A fantastic showcase of all things Rajasthani, the Jaisalmer Desert Festival (organised by Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation) is perfect for a February getaway.

Long weekend 2017

Sat, 11 Mar
Sun, 12 Mar
Mon, 13 Mar: Holi

Here’s another option if you get gazetted holidays off!

Sat, 25 Mar
Sun, 26 Mar
Mon, 27 Mar: You need to take leave
Tue, 28 Mar: Gudi Padva/ Ugadi

A sleepy little island with swaying palms, secluded beaches and quiet back roads, Havelock Island (in the Andaman Islands) is a place where the ocean sings to your heart. From exploring the serene coastline to snorkeling in the azure ocean, this island promises a once-in-a-lifetime experience for all those who seek tranquility. Perfect for a March getaway, right?

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