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Long Weekends in 2022: Your Mini-Vacation Calendar!

Published on 03 Jan 2022

Long Weekends in 2022: Your Mini-Vacation Calendar!

A new year comes with untapped opportunities and experiences. Now, the onus is on you to seize every occasion  to explore the horizons of your personality. Let 2022 be the year you travel to enamoring territories and dabble with newfangled adventures.

Take a fancy for mini-vacations as we lay before you a rip-roaring agenda flagging all the long weekends in 2022! Peak at the 2022 Long Weekend Calendar to launch out the traveler in you as we have surmised loads of exciting places to traverse every long weekend 2022 offers.  

Let us break down the places to visit and experiences to gather right away.

Long Weekend in January 2022

1. Pongal & Makar Sankranti : 13 & 14 January, Thursday & Friday

How to plan?

  • Thursday, 13 January - Pongal (restricted)
  • Friday, 14 January - Makar Sankranti (restricted)
  • Saturday, 15 January
  • Sunday, 16 January

Places to Travel:

Auli Skiing Experience: Ski Resort of India

The month of January is when you might want to gear up and bank on snow-laden hills to experiences snow sports activities like skiing and skating.

Jaisalmer Tour: Longewala & Desert Camping

Or, hop on for a camel ride to tour the glistening Golden City of India, Jaisalmer this January!

2. Republic Day : 26 January, Wednesday

How to plan?

  • Wednesday, 26 January - Republic Day
  • Thursday, 27 January - Opt for a day off
  • Friday, 28 January - Opt for a day off
  • Saturday, 29 January
  • Sunday, 30 January

Places to Travel:

Go Backpacking in Gokarna

Gokarna is a very touristic small town centered around temples on the western coast of India in the Kumta taluk of Uttara Kannada district, Karnataka. The town attracts Tourists like Indians, Russians, and Europeans flock in from December to February mainly attributed to some of the panoramic beaches such as  Gokarna beach & Belekan beach & Paradise Beach. 

Long Weekend in February/March 2022

1. Mahashivratri : 1 March, Tuesday

How to plan?

  • Saturday, 26 February
  • Sunday, 27 February
  • Monday, 28 February - Opt for a day off
  • Tuesday, 1 March - Mahashivratri

Places to Travel:

Tour the Abode of Clouds: Meghalaya City

Known as the Abode of Clouds, Meghalaya illustrates the monsoon season at its best. The monsoon admirers tour Meghalaya to feel the rain droplets on their face and inhale the nostalgic smell of wet sand. The state flourishes with aesthetic parks, hills and flamboyant bazaars. Bagging the title of the wettest place in India, do visit the enthralling Cherrpunji’s Living Root Bridges.

Gulmarg Skiing Trip

The ethereal hill station beating its contemporaries for centuries is the one and one only Gulmarg! Gulmarg holds the crown for “Meadow of Flowers”, and rightfully so, as it adorns bloom-shower in the summer season, displaying flowers like daisies and bluebells. The Gulmarg winters are a snowy spectacle! Skiing in  would be a rip-roaring embellishment to Gulmarg's effervescence!

2. Holi : 18 March, Friday

How to plan?

  • Friday, 18 March, - Holi
  • Saturday, 19 March
  • Sunday, 20 March

Places to Travel:

- Prashar Lake Trek

Prashar Lake, considered to be one of the holy lakes of India, is perched 2730 m atop sea level surrounded by snow-capped mountains. The tales tell that sage Prashar meditated amidst the ocean-blue waters of the lake making it a sanctimonious place to search for tranquility. You also get an aerial view of River Beas!

Long Weekend in April 2022

1. Mahavir Jayanti & Good Friday : 14 & 15 April, Thursday & Friday

How to plan?

  • Thursday, 14 April - Mahavir Jayanti/ Vaisakhi/Dr Ambekar Jayanti
  • Friday, 15 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday, 16 April
  • Sunday, 17 April

Places to Travel:

- Triund Trek & Camping, Mcleodganj

Enjoy the winter-summer mix during April by visiting the pristine hill station - Mcleodganj. Go trekking to Triund to be engulfed amongst the mighty Dhauladhar range!

- Delhi to Manali Adventure Trip

Be it a memorable walk along the mall road or savouring local Himachal food at colourful cafes, one can count on being forever mesmerized! And if you are an adventure buff then hike up the bewildering trails of the region to the distinctive Jogni Falls.

Long Weekend in May 2022

1. Eid-ul-Fitr : May 3, Tuesday

How to plan?

  • Saturday, 30 April
  • Sunday, 1 May
  • Monday, 2 May - Opt for a day off
  • Tuesday, 3 May - Eid-ul-Fitr

Places to Travel:

Rishikesh Adventure Excursion

Beat the heat by going for an action-packed trip to Rishikesh! Tour the 'Yoga Capital of the World', the transfixing city of Rishikesh not only offers a plethora of adventure activities but also tranquil sceneries to rejuvenate.

2. Buddha Purnima : May 16, Monday

How to plan?

  • Saturday, 14 May
  • Sunday, 15 May
  • Monday, 16 May - Buddha Purnima

Places to Travel:

- Kasol-Kheerganga-Manikaran Tour

Mid-may calls for a mini-vacay in the hills! A small village in Himachal situated along the banks of the river Parvati, Kasol is a tourist attraction that is rapidly gaining fame as a very popular hub for trekkers, backpackers and nature lovers. 

Long Weekend in July 2022

1. Rath Yatra : July 1, Friday

How to plan?

  • Friday, 1 July - Rath Yatra (restricted)
  • Saturday, 2 July
  • Sunday, 3 July

Places to Travel:

- Hampi Weekend Getaway

Known for its temples, a flea market full of hippie styled products, its sunsets, and historical nooks & corners, the city of ruins makes for a splendid weekend getaway. 

- Chandrashila & Tungnath Trek from Chopta, Uttarakhand

An unspoiled natural destination lying in the lap of the Uttarakhand Himalayas, Chopta offers views of the imposing Himalayan range including Trishul, Nanda Devi and Chaukhamba.

Long Weekend in August 2022

1. Muharram : August 8, Monday

How to plan?

  • Saturday, 6 August
  • Sunday, 7 August
  • Monday, 8 August - Muharram

Places to Travel:

- Paragliding & Camping in Bir Billing

Experience Paragliding in Bir, hang gliding, mountain biking, camping in Bir Billing, trekking, shopping, and a bunch other! Bir Billing is also famed for its soulful Tibetan monasteries and peaceable settings.

2. Rakshabandhan & Independence Day : 11 & 15 August

How to plan?

  • Thursday, 11 August - Rakshabandhan (restricted)
  • Friday, 12 August - Opt for a day off
  • Saturday, 13 August
  • Sunday, 14 August
  • Monday, 15 August - Independence Day
  • Tuesday, 16 August - Parsi New Year (restricted)

Places to Travel:

- Spiti Valley Summer Expedition

While most parts of India undergo unbearably high temperatures, the beauty of Spiti shines like a diamond under the sun during peak summer months. 

3. Janmashthami : 19 August, Friday

How to plan?

  • Friday, 19 August - Janmashthami
  • Saturday, 20 August
  • Sunday, 21 August

Places to Travel:

- Kanatal & Mussoorie Getaway

If discovering forest trails, dining by the stream and chasing mountain goats across velvet-soft grassland is your idea of a holiday, then Kanatal is your mini-vacay.

Long Weekend in September 2022

1. Ganesh Chaturthi : 31 August, Wednesday

How to plan?

  • Wednesday, 31 August - Ganesh Chaturthi
  • Thursday, 1 September - Opt for a day off
  • Friday, 1 September - Opt for a day off
  • Saturday, 2 September
  • Sunday, 3 September

Places to Travel:

- Tour the City of Forts: Udaipur Expedition

Relive the Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani moments by taking a picturesque boat ride in Pichola lake surrounded by the skyline of the city palace of Udaipur. Walk on the 2nd largest wall in the world surrounding the Kumbhalgarh fort which is the birthplace of the legendary Rajputana warrior - Maharana Pratap. Experience the royal life by exploring the iconic Chittorgarh Fort.

2. Onam : 8 September, Thursday

How to plan?

  • Thursday, 8 September - Onam (restricted holiday)
  • Friday, 9 September - Opt for a day off
  • Saturday, 10 September
  • Sunday, 11 September

Places to Travel:

- Shimla Chaila Trip: Shower in Snowfall

Surrounded by picturesque green valleys, snow-capped mountains and spectacular structures, the beautiful hill station of Shimla is a trove of natural attractions.

Long Weekend in October 2022

1. Gandhi Jayanti & Dussehra : 2 & 5 October

How to plan?

  • Saturday, 1 October
  • Sunday, 2 October - Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
  • Monday, 3 October - Maha Ashtami (restricted)
  • Tuesday, 4 October - Maha Navami (restricted)
  • Wednesday, 5 October - Dussehra

Places to Travel:

- Explore Kinnaur Valley

Kinnaur, known as "Dev Bhoomi (Land of Gods)" is about 235 km from Shimla and is known for its serenity and beauty of the lush green and rocky mountainscape.

2. Diwali : 24 October, Monday

How to plan?

  • Saturday, 22 October
  • Sunday, 23 October
  • Monday, 24 October - Diwali

Places to Travel:

- Experience Goa

Goa flaunts the jazziest beaches and trendiest party culture. Apart from the razzle-dazzle, Goa is also the finest choice for solace seekers. From historic art galleries, museums, and libraries to majestic forests, Goa caters to all!

Long Weekend in November 2022

1. Guru Nanak Jayanti : 8 November, Tuesday

How to plan?

  • Saturday, 5 November
  • Sunday, 6 November
  • Monday, 7 November - Opt for a day off
  • Tuesday, 8 November - Guru Nanak Jayanti

Places to Travel:

- Surfing in Mangalore

Go for a surfing retreat irrespective of your skill level in the breathtaking Indica Surf House located outside the rural outskirts of Mulki, Karnataka. 

Long Weekend in December 2022

1. Christmas : 25 December, Sunday

How to plan?

  • Saturday, 24 December
  • Sunday, 25 December - Christmas
  • Monday, 26 December - Opt for a day off

Places to Travel:

- Puducherry Expedition

The enthusiastic travellers stroll around the marvellous French architecture that Pondicherry has to offer and gobble down the savoury cuisines via sitting and embracing the lullaby of the shore. 

2. New Year's Day : 1 January, Sunday

How to plan?

  • Friday, 30 December - Opt for a off
  • Saturday, 31 December
  • Sunday, 1 January - New Year’s Day

Places to Travel:

- Discover Gandikota

Titled as the Indian Version of Grand Canyon or Desi Grand Canyon, the village of Gandikota has a historical fort on the right bank of the Penna river guaranteeing a heaven for architecture lovers.

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