2017 – The year of long weekends and happiness
Posted by Priyanka Lahiri on December 2, 2016
Finally, 2016 is slowly fading away and making space for 2017. It seems really exciting for all those of you who have been waiting to fit in your travel plans in your crazy work schedules. Team Travelyaari prediction for you is – 2017 is going to be a dream year for all traveling souls. Last year has been a bit of a damp squib for us because all our major holidays coincided with some weekend or the other. While Diwali happened on Sunday, one of the biggest festivals in December, Christmas is going to fall on Sunday as well. Not to miss Labour Day that fell on a weekend as well, killing all hopes of those who were wanting to spend their long weekends traveling to their favorite destination.
But worry not dear ones as next year is going to be the redemption of a sort and your patience shall be rewarded with at least one long weekend and much more every month. Sounds incredible? Hold your breath while we start counting.
24th February 2017 – Monday – Mahashivratri: This auspicious festival falls on Monday, giving you time from Saturday to Monday for traveling to your favorite destination. Whether it’s Mandi Shivratri Festival in Himachal Pradesh, a trip to Mahakaleshwar Temple in Ujjain or a short trip to a weekend destination near your city, make the most of this long weekend as much as you can because you never know what future unfolds for you.
13th March 2017 – Monday – Holi: This time, the festival of colours will be even more vibrant because you get the option to celebrate this joyful festival either at home or some other place. Plan a trip with your family and friends to an outskirt location and if you want to experience particular kind of Holi celebration, here are some suggestions of some really special places that witness Best Holi Celebration in India.
14th April 2017 – Friday – Good Friday/Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti: Another long weekend that you can use to travel to your favorite destination and thankfully, most of these destinations are just a bus ride away. Running out of ideas, we can suggest some excellent long weekend destinations here
1st May 2017 – May Day: Mayday falls on Monday, giving you another long weekend and a holiday on that dreadful Monday. Go on a weekend bus ride on Friday evening and come back on Monday night. Bus tickets are the easiest to book online, and you can go impromptu on booking the best of the buses from your mobile phone
Adventurous enough? Come back to town on Tuesday morning and head straight to the office. Check out some incredible journeys you can plan on the bus.
June to September
Eid falls on 26th June, Janmashtami falls on 14th August, and Ganesh Chaturthi falls on 25th August. All these auspicious days fall on Monday, giving you one long weekend for all three months.
The month of October is like heaven for your extended travel plans. It starts with Gandhi Jayanti being on Monday and the weather being absolutely pleasant for you, giving you so many options to explore. With few other leaves, you can make long travel plans in the second half of October. 14th October is on Saturday, and Dhanteras is on 15th October (Monday). Diwali is on the 18th October, and Bhaiduj is on the 20th. So if you take a leave each on on 16th and 19th, you can plan a fantastic 10-day bonanza trip. We had compiled a list of the best destination for October 2016. You can track those while we churn out some new destinations for you to explore
Friday, 1st December being Eid-e-Milad, gives you another long weekend to plan a short, long weekend trip. Also, Christmas falling on a Monday gives you a choice of spending your fag end of your yearly festivities somewhere outside. If you stay in Delhi, then there are many places to visit around Delhi for your long weekends and holiday plans.
Mumbaikars can choose from these best places to visit during winters around Mumbai. Those living in South can consider some striking camping and trekking scenes at the sun-kissed mountains in the western ghats.
So rejoice and block your dates already because more than one reasons are giving us hope that 2017 will make everything better and better.
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