14 Long Weekends of Holiday Is Waiting For You in 2017

The next year 2017 is packed with 14 long weekends, including two nine-day bonanzas, one in Aug and the other in October month. Lets have a look to 2017 calendar with holidays and festivals.

January

snowfall-in-srinagar

Thursday, 26 January: Republic Day
Friday, 27 January: Take Leave
Saturday, 28 January
Sunday, 29 January
Consider: Gulmarg or Auli for Skiing,  Jawai Hills to spot Leopards

February

Friday, 24 Feb: Mahashivratri
Saturday, 25 February
Sunday, 26 February
Consider: Agra for Taj Mahotsav (18–27 Feb), Andaman Islands for Scuba Diving ,Goa for Carnival (25–28 Feb)

March

holi_march

Saturday, 11 March
Sunday, 12 March
Monday, 13 March: Holi
Consider: Mathura for Holi, Coorg to catch the white coffee flowers, Pink City of Jaipur before Summer

March

Saturday, 25 March
Sunday, 26 March
Monday, 27 March: Take leave
Tuesday, 28 March: Gudi Padva
Consider: Rishikesh for white water River Rafting and Lord Shiva

April

tulip-garden

Saturday, 1 April
Sunday, 2 April
Monday, 3 April: Take leave
Tuesday, 4 April: Ram Navami
Consider:  Srinagar for Tulips Flowers and explore the Mugal Gardens

April

Thursday, 13 April: Vaisakhi
Friday, 14 April: Dr Ambedkar Jayanti, Good Friday
Saturday, 15 April
Sunday, 16 April: Easter
Consider: Amritsar for Baisakhi (14 Apr) Mahabaleshwarfor the Mapro Strawberry Festival (Easter weekend)

May

Ranthambore-Tiger

Saturday, 29 April
Sunday, 30 April
Mon, 1 May: May Day
Consider: Shillong, Mashobra or Landour to beat the heat; Tadoba or Ranthambore to spot the big cat; Tawang for adventure

June

Saturday, 24 June
Sunday, 25 June
Monday, 26 June: Ramzan Eid
Consider: Hyderabad or Lucknow for Ramzan Eid; Munnar for the monsoon; Dharamshala for camping/trekking

August

Mumbai-Ganesh-Festival

Saturday, 12 August
Sunday, 13 August
Monday, 14 August: Janmashtami or take leave
Tuesday, 15 August: Independence Day
Wednesday, 16 August: Take leave
Thursday, 17 August: Parsi New Year
Friday, 18 August: Take leave
Saturday, 19 August
Sunday, 20 August
Consider: Ladakh for adventure; Uttarakhand for trekking and Valley of Flowers

August

Friday, 25 August: Ganesh Chaturthi
Saturday, 26 August
Sunday, 27 August
Consider: Pune for Ganesh Chaturthi; Coonoor for cheese-making at Acres Wild; Agumbe, Karnataka for a monsoon drive; Bali for a beach break

Saturday, 30 September
Sunday, 1 October
Monday, 2 October: Gandhi Jayanti
Consider:  Bhutan for the Thimphu Tshechu festival (30 Sep–2 Oct); Bandhavgarh for wildlife season; Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh for the pleasant weather

October

Happy-Diwali

Sat, 14 October
Sun, 15 October
Monday, 16 October: Dhanteras or take leave
Tuesday, 17 October: Naraka Chaturdashi or take leave
Wednesday, 18 October: Diwali
Thursday, 19 October: Balipratipada
Friday, 20 October: Bhaiduj
Saturday, 21 October
Sunday, 22 October
Consider: Gangtok for clear views of the Kanchenjunga; Rajasthan for Diwali; Birand Billing for paragliding

December

Friday, 1 December: Eid-e-Milad
Saturday, 2 December
Sunday, 3 December
Consider: Nagaland for Hornbill Festival; Periyar for wildlife; Bharatpur or Odisha for spotting migratory birds

December

Saturday, 23 December
Sunday, 24 December
Monday, 25 December: Christmas
Consider:Manali for the snow; Puducherry or Alappuzha for a winter break