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Mini-vacations in India
Written by Arundhati Toshniwal on January 5, 2022 Share on

Mini-Vacations in India – Long Weekend Calendar 2024

India is a vibrant land with the amalgamation of the traditional and modern world! You can enjoy the snow in Jammu, cocktails by the beach in Goa, royal food in Rajasthan and music festivals in the Northeastern States. We all want to explore such amazing places but balancing a job, managing leaves and travel can be challenging. But not to worry anymore as here’s the way to hack your 2024 and have mini-vacations in India. You can easily align your annual leaves with public holidays and weekends, how? Let’s check out!


Republic Day (January 26, Wednesday)

  • January 26 to January 30 – Wednesday to Sunday (Take off on Thursday and Friday)

Where to travel: The month of January is best for visiting snowy areas and experiencing some cold waves and hot Gulab Jamuns. You can visit Kheerganga, a picturesque village that is situated at the height of 2690m, in Himachal Pradesh. This destination is ideal for trekking and far away from the hustle and bustle of touristy places. You can admire the scenic beauty of the Himalayas and nature and enjoy the lush greenery as well as relax in a hot water spring and wash away your fatigue. The key attractions of this place are Sheshnag waterfalls and Sulphur Spring.

Also read – Top 10 treks in Himachal Pradesh you must visit

Kheerganga, himachal pradesh
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Holi (March 18, Friday)

  • March 18 to March 20 – Friday to Sunday

Where to travel: Visit Cherrapunji and see the popular Dain-Thlen, Kynrem, and Nohkalikai waterfalls. The destination receives the highest rainfall and is regarded as one of the wettest places on earth. Other than the waterfalls, you can visit these major attractions such as Living-Root bridges, Mawsmai cave, Seven sisters falls, Eco-park, a garden of caves and so much more. Do not expect luxury stay options as it is situated in a forest. You can find resorts in Meghalaya and some hotels in the lap of nature which are just perfect to have a good stay with your friends and family.

Also read – 7 days amazing trip to Meghalaya – A vacation like never before

cherrapunji, Mini-Vacations in India
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Mahavir Jayanti & Good Friday (April 14 & 15, Thursday & Friday)

  • April 14 to April 17 – Thursday to Sunday

Where to travel: Tawang is a small district in Arunachal Pradesh and is very popular among tourists. It ranks as the 8th least populated district in India and is located at an elevation of 10,000 feet above sea level. This small yet wonderful place has amazing attractions such as Nurannang Waterfalls, Tawang Monastery, Sela Pass, Jaswanth Garh, Shonga-tser Lake, Gorichen Peak, and so much more! It features an unmatched natural beauty that should not be missed! It is one of the perfect mini-vacations in India

Also read – 6 Things to do in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh – Set yourself for more Adventure

tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
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Eid-ul-Fitr (May 3, Tuesday)

  • April 30 to May 3 – Saturday to Tuesday (Take off on Monday)

Where to travel: The pleasant climate in the summer months is ideal for sightseeing in Gangtok, Sikkim. You will surely go WOW with its beauty and serenity! Do not miss Tashi View Point, Hanuman Tok, Enchey Monastery, and Namgyal Institute of Tibetology. The place has a lot to offer to its tourists, wait no more, plan asap! Gangtok is one of those mini-vacations in India which should not be missed!

Also read – Top 5 Budget Hotels in Gangtok – A Ticket to Take a Pocket-friendly Holiday

Buddha Purnima (May 16, Monday)

  • May 14 to May 16 – Saturday to Monday

Where to travel: If you are looking for chants of Hindu prayers, scenic beauty, adrenaline-pumping adventures and amazing food then visit Rishikesh in Uttarakhand! You can participate in activities like Rafting, Flying fox, Giant swing, Cliff jumping, Kayaking, Camping, Bungee Jumping and this list will not end! Explore the peace with yourself and enjoy your trip to this land of adventures!

Rishikesh, Uttrakhand
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Raksha Bandhan and Independence Day (August 11 and 15)

  • August 11 to August 15 – Thursday to Monday (Take off on Friday)

Where to travel: Visit the pristine Andaman and Nicobar islands in August as it is an offseason. It will be a great choice as you will get the best of everything at amazing rates. It can be a perfect monsoon getaway as it looks more beautiful due to rain. You can participate in adventure sports, water activities, sightseeing tours of Andaman, and activities for nature lovers.

Also read – Experience Andaman like never before: Top islands to visit

Janmashthami (August 19, Friday)

  • 19 August to 22 August – Friday to Monday (Take off on Monday)

Where to travel: Munnar is one of the perfect destinations for mini-vacations in India as it turns into paradise during this time of the year. The weather is pleasant for sightseeing and the place has several waterfalls to drive past. You can also participate in river rafting if you are very much into water adventure sports! It is the ultimate destination to have a peaceful and rejuvenating retreat in the hills of Kerala.

Also read – Weather in Munnar – The Hill Station in the Paradise of Kerala

Ganesh Chaturthi (August 31 to September 3, Wednesday)

  • August 31 to September 3 – Wednesday to Sunday (Take off on Thursday and Friday)

Where to travel: Plan and have a royal visit to Udaipur in Rajasthan. This beautiful lake city comes alive in the month of the year. This place will never disappoint you in terms of food! Visit lake Pichola (where many Bollywood movies are shot too) and enjoy the local food cafes and restaurants surrounding it and offering stunning views. Have a royal feel and forget that you even have any stress!

Udaipur, Rajasthan, Mini-Vacations in India
Source – Pixabay


Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti and Dussehra (2nd & 5th October, Sunday & Wednesday)

  • October 2 to October 5 – Saturday to Wednesday (Take off on Monday and Tuesday)

Where to travel: For all the nature lovers out there, Ooty is your destination to visit! The place is all about simplicity and picturesque lanes with roots in its culture and traditions. The fresh air and calmness is the reason for the rising tourist inflow. You can visit Emerald Lake, Ooty Lake, Avalanche Lake, Rose Garden, Botanical Garden and participate in activities like Camping, boating, and trekking.

Also read – Resorts In Ooty With Swimming Pool: Luxury amidst the hills

Diwali (October 24, Monday)

  • October 22 to October 24 – Saturday to Monday

Where to travel: The Rann of Kutch is the beauty of nature! It is an oasis in an otherwise deserted village of Dhordo and is a very unique place to visit. You can stay in beautiful tents and visit colourful stalls to have a unique experience. This barren and cracked land with silver soil is the USP of this destination and nature’s beauty to explore. Do plan a visit here, you definitely won’t regret it!

rann of Kutch, Mini-Vacations in India
Source – Pixabay


Guru Nanak Jayanti (8 November, Tuesday)

  • November 5 to November 8 – Saturday to Tuesday (Take off on Monday)

Where to travel: Visit one of the oldest, most sacred Hindu cities in the world Banaras or Varanasi. In this month of the year, the city celebrates Ganga Mahotsav. This Mahotsav is celebrated for 5 days on the banks of the Ganga and attracts all the lovers of Indian culture and traditions. Other than this, the place serves delicious local cuisine.

Varanasi, Mini-Vacations in India
Source – Pixabay

Sadly, Christmas and New Year falls on a Sunday in 2024 but still if you manage to take a day or two off then Daman & Diu, Pondicherry, or Goa can be a perfect holiday getaway option! Also, keeping this pandemic situation in mind, be sure you take all the necessary precautions. Get ready to enjoy your mini-vacations in India 2024 with blastic opportunities. Check out the International tour packages of Pickyourtrail as it provides amazing travelling packages at great deals and prices! What are you waiting for? Check out and plan for your trip now!

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