The Complete List of Long Weekends in 2023
With fourteen long weekends in 2023, you could cross items off your bucket list by visiting a new location each time! Here's a handy list of long weekends in 2023, as well as destinations to consider visiting.
Long weekends in January 2023
In January, head to New Delhi to see the iconic Republic Day parade; visit the snow-capped mountains of Kashmir; go skiing in Gulmarg; or plan a quick getaway to Alibaug.
January 13th: Friday, Lohri
January 14th: Saturday
January 15th: Sunday
January 26th: Thursday, Republic Day
January 27th: Friday (take a day off)
January 28th: Saturday
January 29th: Sunday
Long weekends in April - May 2023
April is when the snow has cleared in Ladakh making it the best time to bike through the wide landscapes. Udaipur, Jaipur, or Jodhpur are also destinations to consider for the long weekend. Or visit Gangtok's picturesque lakes and monasteries and go paragliding in Bir.
Visit the Purushwadi Firefly Festival in Pune; take a surfing lesson or two in Varkala or Udupi; raft in the white waters of Dandeli; or relax with the family in the hills of Matheran.
April 1st: Saturday
April 2nd: Sunday
April 3rd: Monday, (take a day off)
April 4th: Tuesday, Mahavir Jayanti
April 7th: Friday, Good Friday
April 8th: Saturday
April 9th: Sunday
April 29th: Saturday
April 30th: Sunday
May 1st: Monday, Labour Day
Long weekend in June - July 2023
Waterfalls are at their best during the monsoon season, and South Goa is dotted with a number of them. You could also go on a trek to Mullayanagiri in Karnataka or Sinhagad in Pune. Around this time, witness the Rath Yatra at Jagannath Puri and visit the serene beaches of Puri.
June 29th: Thursday, Eid
June 30th: Friday (take a day off)
July 1st: Saturday
July 2nd: Sunday
Long weekends in August 2023
If you're feeling patriotic, head to Delhi for the flag hoisting on Independence Day and explore the capital city's street foods; for a break from the hustle, plan a trip to Meghalaya and walk the various root bridges; attend the renowned Snake Boat festival in Kerala; or visit Uttarakhand's Valley of Flowers when it's in full bloom.
August 12th: Saturday
August 13th: Sunday
August 14th: Monday (take a day off)
August 15th: Tuesday, Independence Day
August 26th: Saturday
August 27th: Sunday
August 28th: Monday, Onam
Long weekends in September 2023
Attend the renowned Ganesh Chaturthi celebration at Lalbaugcha Raja in Mumbai; travel to Vrindavan to celebrate Janmashtami and participate in Dahi Handi; or plan a refreshing trip to Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh, which is covered in rolling grasslands.
September 7th: Thursday, Krishna Janmashtami
September 8th: Friday (take a day off)
September 9th: Saturday
September 10th: Sunday
September 16th: Saturday
September 17th: Sunday
September 18th: Monday, Ganesh Chaturthi
Long weekends in October 2023
Dussehra is celebrated with great zeal in various parts of the country. Go on a Durga Puja pandal crawl in Kolkata or head to Mysore to see the royal procession. Ahmedabad is also a great place to try street food and experience the vibrant Navratri celebrations.
September 30th: Saturday
October 1st: Sunday
October 2nd: Monday, Gandhi Jayanti
October 21st: Saturday
October 22nd: Sunday
October 23rd: Monday, Maha Navami
October 24th: Tuesday, Dussehra
Long weekend in November 2023
On Guru Nanak Jayanti, pay your respects at the Golden Temple in Amritsar; visit Orchha, Madhya Pradesh, for a historic trip; and, for a relaxing weekend away from the hustle and bustle, head to Daman and Diu for a beach vacation or Wayand to unwind in the serene hills.
November 25th: Saturday
November 26th: Sunday
November 27th: Monday, Guru Nanak Jayanti
Long weekend in December
Kerala is a must-visit during the Christmas season. Other destinations that celebrate Christmas in a truly festive way include Goa and Pondicherry. You could also take a break from the festivities and visit the Hampi Air Balloon Festival in Karnataka or the Rann Utsav in Kutch.
December 23rd: Saturday
December 24th: Sunday
December 25th: Monday, Christmas
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