The list of long weekends in 2019 is your one-stop guide to planning vacations without any hassles. Achieve your travel goals with as many as 14 long weekends in India that 2019 has to offer you.
We have listed out the best that you can get from those 3-4 days of long weekends in 2019 without having to take any/many leaves. You do not need to compromise on holidays having invested your precious work leaves to meeting your family and friends. With the 2019 long weekend list of India, we suggest you a world of travel- from sunkissed beaches to snow-capped mountains, and festivals that you cannot miss. This is how you can make 2019 the year of travel!
1. January 12, Saturday: Weekend
January 13, Sunday: Weekend
January 14, Monday: Makar Sankranti (Restricted Holiday)
Where to go: International Kite Festival is celebrated on the occasion of uttarayan in the state of Gujarat. See a sky filled with thousands of multicoloured kites of various shapes and sizes at the Sabarmati River Front in Ahmedabad or move to the localities of the city to witness the gung-ho, this festival will set your expectations really high. This can be the perfect start to enjoying the long weekends in 2019. Read: Kai-Po-Che: The Effervescent Kite Festival at Ahmedabad.
2. February 2, Saturday: Weekend
February 3, Sunday: Weekend
February 4, Monday: Take a leave
February 5, Tuesday: Losar (Restricted Leave | Sikkim, Ladakh and Dharamshala only)
Where to go: Auli is the skiing hub of India. Nestled in the high peaks of Himalayas, this town appears to be straight out of a fairy tale when winters bless it with a shroud of snow. It is the ideal destination to try your hand at something new on a long weekend in 2019. Read: Auli – A paradise nestled in the lap of Himalayas
3. March 2, Saturday: Weekend
March 3, Sunday: Weekend
March 4, Monday: Mahashivratri (Gazetted Holiday)
Where to go: Dawki is a border town in the state of Meghalaya. What makes it special is the clear water emerald green lake on Umngot river which is a photographer's delight. Dotted by betel nut forests, a drive through the most wet place on the earth on a long weekend in 2019 will surely melt your heart. Read: Journey from an Unexplored to the Explored; Dawki - Mawlynnong.
4. March 21, Thursday: Holi (Restricted Holiday)
March 22, Friday: Take a leave
March 23, Saturday: Weekend
March 24, Sunday: Weekend
Where to go: Udaipur, the city of lakes is where you can spend your 3 days of long weekend in 2019 magnificently. The lakes, forts and palaces look straight out of a royal saga, and make Udaipur one of the best places to get photographed at in India. Also, do not forget shopping when you are there. Read: #CoffeeWithTripoto The City Of Lakes: Udaipur
5. April 19, Friday: Good Friday (Gazetted Holiday)
April 20, Saturday: Weekend
April 21, Sunday: Weekend
Where to go: Doodhpathri or the valley of milk is a verdant meadow not far away from Srinagar. You can welcome the summers with a visit to the cool, serene landscapes of Doodhpathri and enjoy the heavenly beauty which makes Kashmir popular. This Long weekend 2019 in India is the right time to soak in some visual bliss. Read: Doodhpathri - An unexplored Jewel of Kashmir
6. May 4, Saturday: Weekend
May 5, Sunday: Weekend
May 6, Monday: Take a leave
May 7, Tuesday: Parshuram Jayanti, Ravindranth Jayanti (Restricted Holiday)
Where to go: Yumthang Valley could be your dream vacation in May when the heat soars up. This beautiful valley in West Sikkim homes scarlet rhododendron jungles and provides a sneak peak to the tallest Himalayan mountains. With the newly open Pakyong airport in Sikkim, reaching Yumthang has become much easier and you can travel here on long weekend holidays too. Read: Yumthang Valley In Sikkim Makes You Fall In Love With Its Beauty.
7. June 01, Saturday: Weekend
June 02, Sunday: Weekend
June 03, Monday: Take Leave
June 04, Tuesday: Take Leave
June 05, Wednesday: Eid (Gazetted Holiday)
Where to go: Bir Billing is getting popular as the paragliding hub in India. You can head off to Bir from Gaggal Airport in Dharamshala or take a road journey from Delhi. Apart from paragliding, Bir has more to offer in the form of monasteries, Tibetan food and shopping. This is how you can make your long weekend in 2019 adventurous: Bir Billing.
Unfortunately July doesn't have any long weekends, but if you are lucky to get an off for Rath Yatra (restricted to few states) you can plan a trip to enjoy the rains.
Where to go: Chitrakoot Falls in Bastar, Chhattisgarh is the most spectacular waterfall in the country, and is also known as the Niagra Falls of India. Read how to visit Chitrakoot Falls here: India's Answer To The Niagara Falls That Deserves Your Kind Attention.
8. August 10, Saturday: Weekend
August 11, Sunday: Weekend
August 12, Monday: Bakr Id (Gazetted Holiday)
Where to go: Agumbe also known as the Cherrapunjee of South India is where you should head to cure your monsoon blues. It is here that you will realise that why it is a great idea to enjoy the shower of nature rather than to stay indoors during the rainy season. Fly to Mangalore on this long weekend in 2019 and take a road trip to enjoy the dripping bliss. Read: Experiencing rainforest in Agumbe.
9. August 15, Thursday: Independence Day (Gazetted Holiday)
August 16, Friday: Take a Leave
August 17, Saturday: Weekend
August 18, Sunday: Weekend
Where to go: Zanskar enjoys the perfect weather to be visited in August. Take a flight to Leh and visit this cold desert and the neighbouring azure high mountain lakes. Read more about Zanskar here: Ladakh & Zanskar: The road(s) less travelled. This is how you can make the best of Ladakh in 5 days on a long weekend in 2019: A corporate slave's guide to 5 days in Ladakh.
10. 31 August, Saturday: Weekend
01 September, Sunday: Weekend
02 September, Monday: Ganesh Chaturthi (Restricted Holiday)
Where to go: Vagamon will fulfill your off-beat desires with rolling meadows and lush greenery. Take a road trip on this long weekend in 2019 to this less explored destination through meandering roads and deep gorges the experience nature in its raw form. Read: Enchanting Vagamon Hills of Kerala.
11. October 2, Wednesday: Gandhi Jayanti (Gazetted Holiday)
October 3, Thursday: Take Leave
October 4, Friday: Take Leave
October 5, Saturday: Weekend
October 6, Sunday: Weekend
October 7, Monday: Ram Navami (Restricted Holiday)
October 8, Tuesday: Dussehra (Gazetted Holiday)
This is the longest weekend in 2019 that you can enjoy it in the holiday destination of India.
Where to go: Goa can be experienced the best in off season. While the crowds throng to Goa in December, in October Flights are cheap, beaches are not crowded, properties are available, and you can do more things at lesser cost that too just on a long weekend in 2019. Read why you should visit Goa during off season here: 6 reasons why you should travel to Goa during off-season. Also read where to visit in Goa and what to do here: Places To Visit In Goa In 3 / 4 Days.
12. November 9, Saturday: Weekend
November 10, Sunday: Weekend
November 11, Monday: Take a Leave
November 12, Tuesday: Guru Nanak Jayanti (Gazetted Holiday)
Where to go: Diu makes for a fascinating destination far off in the west. This union territory has some pristine beaches and a rich Portuguese heritage. Also known as Ilha De Calma (the calm island), Diu can provide you the best time to unwind and rejuvenate yourself on this long weekend in 2019. Read: 10 Unexpectedly Awesome Things To Do In The Underrated Coasted Heaven Called Diu
13. December 21, Saturday: Weekend
December 22, Sunday: Weekend
December 23, Monday: Take a Leave
December 24, Tuesday: Christmas Eve (Restricted Holiday)
December 25, Wednesday (Gazetted Holiday)
Where to go: Nepal should mark the end of your travel calendar 2019. This sisterly International destination is a great weekend option for Indians with its low travel cost and duration. Nepal is home to the highest peaks in the world and is inhabited by charming and warm people who welcome you wholeheartedly. This is your guide to planning a long weekend trip to Nepal: Stirring Places To Visit In Nepal That Show What Travel is All About(5D/4N)