The Long Weekend Vacation List in 2018

After a long stretch of office work slogging and personal life monotony, on the weekends don’t you feel that “Yeh Dil Maange More.” If you can club some holidays along with it, then don’t you think this can be an icing on the sugar making the long weekends tastier for the soul?

Won’t you like to wander somewhere during these long weekends where the Wi-Fi is weak, the hands of the clock are stuck and time and tide wait for you!!


The year 2018 is a treat for all travel lovers as there are 16 extended weekends. Mentioned below is the list of long weekends in 2018

Sr No.







26th – Friday

28th – Sunday

Republic Day



10th –Sunday

13th –Wednesday

Maha Shivratri



1st – Thursday

4th –Sunday




28th – Saturday

1st – Tuesday

Boodh Purnima



Try your Luck Next Year



15th – Friday

17th – Sunday

Eid -ul -Fitr



Try your Luck Next Year



15th – Wednesday

19th – Sunday

Independence day,Parsi new year


22nd – Wednesday

26th – Sunday

Eid – UL -Aaha



1st – Saturday

3rd – Monday



13th – Thursday

16th – Sunday

Ganesh Chaturthi



29thSept – Saturday

2nd Oct – Tuesday

Gandhi Jayanti



3rd – Saturday

11th – Sunday




22nd – Saturday

25th – Tuesday


Here in this article, we are sharing the “Hot Cake” for the stroll-lovers. Yes, here is the long weekend vacation list along with the top destinations to visit.

Make your choice now. Don’t Regret at the end, for not making your choice at the right time.

Here you go-

1.  January – The “Republic” Weekend with the Spring Festival

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Travel lovers can enjoy two weekend holidays in January, i.e., from 20th to 22nd January, where you can enjoy the extra day for Basant Panchmi (22nd Jan- Monday). Another one is from 26th to 28th where you can enjoy an additional day due to Republic Day (26 Jan- Friday). Start the new year with a splash of freshness enjoying these two long weekend holidays.

2.  February – The Lover’s Weekend

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In February one can enjoy four-day long weekend from 10th to 13th Feb. you will get the extra holiday for Maha Shivratri (Tuesday- 13th Feb) and take leave on Monday to enjoy your weekend. Wana surprise your love? Then take leave on 14th and let her/him feel special.

3. March – The Weekend of Colors

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March also offers two extended weekends of four days each, i.e., from 1st to 4th March where you can enjoy the added holiday of Holika Dahan (Thursday-March 1) and Holi (Friday- March 2). Another one is from 29th March to 1st April for  Mahavir Jayanti (29 March- Thursday) and Good Friday (30 March).Color your life with the colors of nature being amidst nature during these weekends.

4. April – The Long and Peaceful Weekend vacation

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You can take pleasure of the four-day long weekend in April as well, i.e., from 28th April to 1st May for BoodhPurnima(30th April- Monday) and Labor Day (1st May- Tuesday).

5. May – Enjoy A Long Summer Vacation

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You can enjoy April and May weekend together from 28th April to 1st May.

6. June – Beat the Heat in this Weekend vacation

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You can trip to any hill station to beat the heat during June from 15th to 17th June you got an additional day due to the Eid-UL-Fitr (15th June- Friday).

7. July – The Gloomy Month: No Holiday

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No long weekend, if you want to enjoy then take leave on Monday or Friday.

8. August – The “Independent” Weekend

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August is really a treat for travelers since you can enjoy two five days long weekends, i.e., from 15th August to 19th August due to Independence day (15th August- Wednesday) and Parsi New Year (17th August – Friday) take a leave on Thursday. Another one is from 22nd August to 26th August due to the Eid-UL-Aaha (22nd August- Wednesday), and Onam (24th August- Friday) take a leave on Thursday to enjoy the long weekend.

9. September – Enjoy The Long Weekend Remembering the Makkhan-Chor

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You can enjoy two extended weekends in September, i.e., from 1st September to 3rd September due to Janmashtami (3rd September- Monday). Another one is from 13th to 16th September due to Ganesh Chaturthi (13th Sep- Thursday) and take leave on Friday.

10. October – Kill Your Inner Evil and Grow into A Glorified Soul at This Time

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October is also offering two four day long weekends, i.e., from 29th September to 2nd October due to Gandhi Jayanti (2nd October- Tuesday) take a leave on Monday. Second is from 18th to 21st October due to Ram Navami (18th October- Thursday) and Dusshera (19th October- Friday).

11.  November – Light up your life with a freshness of Pure air

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November you can enjoy from 3rd to 11th November or divide into them in two weekends from 3rd to 6th November, Dhanteras (5 November- Monday) take a leave on 6th November, Tuesday. Enjoy the Diwali holidays long weekend from 7 to 11 that is for Diwali (7th November- Wednesday), Gowardhan Puja (8th November- Thursday), Bhai Duj (9th November- Friday).

12.  December – The Chilled Weekend Vacation

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In December you can enjoy Christmas by visiting some beautiful place of India as it is a four-day long weekend from 22th to 25th December due to Christmas (25th December- Tuesday) take a leave on Monday to rejoice the celebration. End the year 2018 with some freshness to start again and welcome the New Year with joy.

Top Weekend Destinations in India

There are loads of places to explore in India during long weekends and if you travel around them together with your family or friends on a train, car or bike trip, your holiday time becomes memorable. Some of the famous destinations that you can trip during weekend holidays are:

Top 4 Weekend Destinations in North India

  •  Nainital

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Nainital is one of the impressive and stunning hill stations in India. It fascinates the visitors with its composed, bright green lake, sky-scraping wooded valleys as well as lovely backdrops. Visitors can take pleasure in horse riding and boating in Nainital during the extended weekend trip.

  • Mcleodganj


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Explore and experience the picturesque and convincing magnificence of nature in this gorgeous hill station of Himachal Pradesh, and if you prefer adventure, then this is the best place for trekking. The place is the home of Tibetan sacred leader Dalai Lama.

  • Udaipur

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Udaipur is a beautiful and dreamy city which is also referred as the Venice of the East and Kashmir of Rajasthan. The place offers loads of things to its visitors such as historical forts and palaces, beautiful landscapes and mouthwatering Rajasthani cuisine.

  • Jim Corbett National Park

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Jim Corbett is an ideal place for having adventures and fun during long weekends. Enjoy the wildlife and natural beauties of this place by jungle safari. The park houses over 400 species of flora and fauna, especially the place is abode to Royal Bengal Tigers.

Top 4 Weekend Destinations in South India

  • Coorg

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Coorg, the captivating hill station close to Bangalore is famous for its cascading waterfalls as well as flourishing green hills. Visitors can take pleasure in adventure sports like ultralight flying and waterfall rappelling here.

  • Munnar

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Munnar, the beautiful hill station in Kerala is a fabulous place to visit during long weekends if you want to experience the untouched beauty of nature.

  • Pondicherry

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Pondicherry, a well-liked beach destination is an appealing small French town. The memorable highlights of the town are extended walkway by the sea and attractive French architectural villas that will surely make your day.

  • Wayanad

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Wayanad, the “Green Paradise” is a beautiful combination of nature and heaven and it is one of the prominent places in Kerala to visit during long weekends. The exoticness, agricultural wealth and ethnic heritage of Wayanad will undoubtedly enthrall your wits.

Top 4 Weekend Destinations in West India


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Goa is one of the prominent places in West India to visit during extended weekends. It is a wonderful place for adventure and nature lovers. The site is well-known for its beautiful golden sandy beaches along with exotic seafood.

  • Mahabaleshwar

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Mahabaleshwar, the beautiful hill station near Pune offers a thrilling experience to its visitors. It is a perfect place to escape from the buzz of overloaded-city life during weekends.

  • Daman and Diu

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Daman and Diu have emerged as the admired getaway in West India for extended weekends. While preserving their unspoiled beauty, both the places offer an excellent hideaway away from the screams of the city.

  • Khandala

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This beautiful hill station in Maharashtra has been a well-liked getaway as well as nature lover’s delight due to its decent climate, cascading Kune Waterfall and various pictorial beauties.

Top 4 Weekend Destinations in East India

  •  Kaziranga National Park

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Well-known for being the leading sanctuary for one-horned Rhinoceros in the country, Kaziranga is an idyllic weekend destination. Visitors can experience the beauty of high elephant grass, extensive forests and exotic species of flora and fauna during their visit.

  • Shillong

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Exalted with the captivating picturesque exquisiteness of untouched waterfalls, tranquil lakes, and blossoming green hills, Shillong, the beautiful Eastern state is indeed an idyllic holiday treat to relax and lighten down your stressed mind.

  • Cooch Behar

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Once recognized as a princely site, Cooch Behar is famous for its natural freshness, salubrious climate and landscape beauty. One can see various beautiful historical sculptures, temples, palaces and mosques here.

  • Darjeeling

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Darjeeling is one of the renowned hill stations in East India that is famous for tea production. It is the perfect location to plan for family weekend vacations.

To enjoy your weekend holidays, pack your bags to visit any of the above places to make your vacation time unforgettable. Stay away from the madding crowd, take some fresh breath, refuel your mind and start the coming week afresh after enjoying a long vacation.

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