If 2017 didn’t treated you well with holidays, don’t worry a bit. Because the New Year, the 2018 is much better when it comes to vacations and long weekends. The year 2018 seems promising with tons of time to relax and utilize the holidays. There are 16 long weekends in 2018. And with India’s 69th Republic Day around the corner, we are already thrilled to enter the extended weekends. 26 January falls on Friday, which makes it an ideal time for those who can plan a weekend trip as 27 January is Saturday and 28 is Sunday. If you haven’t planned anything yet, here’s where we suggest you can head to for Republic Day Long Weekend. So make the most of this 3 day Long Weekend.
Jim Corbett National Park, UttarakhandNestled amidst the foothills of Himalayas, Jim Corbett National park is one of the best places for wildlife enthusiasts in India as it hosts to high diversity and density of flora and fauna with the exceptionally beautiful landscape. Now, this is the perfect getaway for Republic Day Long Weekend. You end up reacquainting with the wild side of things while staying in the any of the spectacular Jim Corbett resorts.
Bir Billing, Himachal PradeshUnofficially known as the paragliding capital, Bir is the place which offers both serenity and adventure at the same time. The crazy weather would make you want to extend your stay there. You can do paragliding there and experience something which we don’t get to do so often. Bir has some lovely cafes and monasteries which you can visit for Republic Day Long Weekend.
McLeod GanjLove the cold, another place to spend four days in peace is in McLeod Ganj. The quaint town in Dharamsala is a Tibetan settlement and is known as the official seat of Dalai Lama. There isn’t much to see in McLeod Ganj but if your idea of this break is to relax and rejuvenate in Republic Day Long Weekend, this place is perfect for you. Visit the Tibetan monasteries and temples, shop for handicrafts and trinkets and if you are an art lover, go to the Naam Art Gallery.
Tirthan Valley, Himachal PradeshLocated in Kullu district and fed by the beautiful Tirthan river and blessed with breathtaking vistas, Tirthan Valley is a paradise for nature lovers, adventure seekers and solitude addicts. There are a number of activities that you can indulge in Tirthan Valley such as trekking, hiking, fishing and can also immerse yourself in the local culture. Lush greenery, snow-capped mountains, pristine lakes and divine tranquility characterize this Neverland.
Udaipur, RajasthanSet in the foothills of Aravali Mountains, Udaipur is a picturesque location. Also famously called the ‘Venice of East’, it is a city surrounded by the magnificent royal palaces and beautiful lakes making it famous by the name of ‘Lake City’. Pichola Lake is one of the finest examples of architectural and cultural marvel that prevails in the city.
Jodhpur, RajasthanIf you want to experience the grandeur and glory of India, Jodhpur, is a must visit. This beautiful blue city will leave you enamored. The narrow lanes, medieval streets & massive forts are what Jodhpur is made of. Don’t miss the magnificent fort of Mehrangarh when here during Republic Day Long Weekend.
Agra, Uttar PradeshAgra is popular for its prized possession – the Taj Mahal, one among the Seven Wonders of the World. Visit this magnificent town to get a glimpse of the Taj Mahal and also, the Agra Fort, an integral part of the British history of India. The Fort was the site of the Indian Rebellion of 1857, and today, it’s one of the world heritage sites recognized by UNESCO. Located by the Yamuna River, this incredibly beautiful fort features a unique blend of Hindu and Islamic architecture.