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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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December 23rd: Saturday

December 24th: Sunday 

December 25th: Monday, Christmas 


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Published on: Jan. 1, 2023, midnight Last modified on: Jan. 15, 2023, 11:49 p.m.
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I’m a Bangalore based Culinary Chronicler who finds joy in food storytelling and photography. I like to research and document food narratives through writings, illustrations and photographs. When I’m away from the lens and pen, I’m mostly hiking in the woods.