There’s a famous proverb that says, “All work and no play makes jack a dull boy”. So, how often you say to your inner self: Enough, give me break! If that’s the need of the hour for you, think about taking a leave from work and go for a vacation that can relieve you from the stress of life. Hey, all jacks out there, the year 2018 has some good news for you as this calendar year has many weekend holidays, giving you the space to cut loose and plan your holidays accordingly to let go of the pain of suffering from daily work life.
It’s time to breathe free and get some fresh oxygen that can regenerate the cells of your body with vitality. We have come up with the list of weekend holidays in 2018 and preferred destinations to choose during those weekends.
We are going to provide you enough recreation so that the next time you hit your office floor after a vacation, you can innately say to your boss, “I want to work like a robot”
Remember that lonely and stressed fellow named Jack? Well, Jack is now going to be transformed after reading this:
January 2018 – List of Holidays (Part 1)
January 20, Saturday: Weekend
January 21, Sunday: Weekend
January 22, Monday: Basant Panchami (Holiday)
Destination to choose: Rann of Kutch will be the ideal destination list for you during this month as you will able to be a part of 4 month long celebration of Kutch’s traditional ecstasy, music and vivacity. This 4 month festival of celebration starts in November and ends in February, where you can experience life at its fullest. Give your tasteless life a pinch of salt at Kutch’s majestic salt panes.
January 2018 – List of Holidays (Part 2)
January 26, Friday: Republic Day (Compulsory Holiday)
January 27, Saturday: Weekend
January 28, Sunday: Weekend
Destination to choose: Bikaner, Rajasthan, will be the arguably best travel paradise to explore during the first month of the year. The camel festival organized by camel owners in this month is a retreat to the eyes as it is filled with mind-blowing camel shows, spreading the magic of colors all-around. Not to forget, the weather and the hospitality of this city is undeniably the best you can expect. A complete delight it will be for you.
February 2018 – List of Holidays (Part 1)
February 10, Saturday: Weekend
February 11, Sunday: Weekend
February 12, Monday: take a casual leave
February 13, Tuesday: Mahashivratri (Holiday)
Destination to choose: February is the valentine’s month, and what better than Goa could attract travelers during this month. Adding more, carnivals and fests are mostly held during this month in Goa. So, if you are looking to chill out amidst night-parties, serene beaches and even solitude (with Goa’s offbeat sites), then make sure to plan your travel well in advance.
March 2018 – List of Holidays (Part 1)
March 1, Thursday: Holika Dahan (Restricted Holiday or take a causal leave if not)
March 2, Friday: Holi (Holiday)
March 3, Saturday: Weekend
March 4, Sunday: Weekend
Destination to choose: March is ideally the best month of the year, blended with the charm of spring and the warmth of early summer. You can either plan a visit to Havlock Island in Andamans to experience the adventure of underwater life and pristine beaches or go north to Shimla to witness the Himalayas in her majestic form.
March and first week of April 2018 – List of Holidays (Part 2)
March 29, Thursday: Mahavir Jayanti ( Holiday)
March 30, Friday: Good Friday (Holiday)
March 31, Saturday: Weekend
April 1, Sunday: Weekend
Destination to choose: Auli in Uttarakhand is certainly the most adventurous yet safe place to visit during the month of March-April. Neither freezing cold nor warm, you can enjoy the weather there and do lots of adventures during this time in Auli. The lush green meadows along-with the snow-clad mountains will keep you involved in the serenity. Don’t forget to do some trekking and paragliding when in Auli.
April 2018 – List of Holidays
April 27, Friday: Take a casual leave
April 28, Saturday: Weekend
April 29, Sunday: Weekend
April 30, Monday: Buddha Purnima (Holiday)
Destination to choose: Here comes a long weekend, and you must do something paramount. Better to start with Panchmarhi close to the wonderful Satrupa Tiger Reserve. It is the most serene spot in the country as its majestic hills is surrounded on every side by the satrupa range and covered with beautiful 10,000 year old man-made cave shelters and dense forests.
*May, is the month where you can’t do much, so it’s better to relax and focus on some work before the jinx breaks.
June 2018 – List of Holidays
June 15, Friday: Idul' Fitr (Holiday)
June 16, Saturday: Weekend
June 17, Sunday: Weekend
June 18, Monday: (Take a leave)
Preferred destination: In the month of June, you can surely think about going to a trek, and what would better than Triund Trek. Its jw-gropping views of the lofty Dhauladhar ranges and the view of majestic Kangra valley on the other side is a treat for trekkers. If you love to challenge yourself and blend in the lap of nature with its serenity, then plan a trek to Triund for sure.
*Again, July is a month with no holiday offerings as the calendar say. So, better relax, bundle up your pending work and wait for the next month to do something exciting.
August 2018 – List of Holidays
August 22, Wednesday: Idul' Zuha (holiday)
August 23, Thursday: Take a causal leave
August 24, Friday: (Onam)
August 25, Saturday: Weekend
August 26, Sunday: Weekend
Preferred destination: After early months of 2018 and all the work pressures, you will need a serious break and some solitude. It’s better to plan your trip Munnar, Kerala in the month of August. With its eye-catching tea gardens and spice plantation, you will be able to switch from commercial buildings to the paradise of nature. And, that would feel great! Moreover, the lofty mountains and the drops of rain in August will keep you attached to tranquility and you may return fresh to resume your duties.
September 2018 – List of Holidays
September 13, Thursday: Ganesh Chaturthi (Holiday)
September 14, Friday: Take a earn leave
September 15, Saturday: Weekend
September 16, Sunday: Weekend
Preferred Destination: Dooars in West Bengal will be the ideal destination for you to go during the long weekend of September. It is widely famous for its serene atmosphere and dense forests. This is the best place to visit for nature lovers and adventurers. Don’t forget to spend some exciting time by doing river rafting in Teesta river, elephant and jeep safaris and bird watching.
October 2018 – List of Holidays
October 18, Thursday: Ram Navami (Holiday)
October 19, Friday: Dussera (Holiday)
October 20, Saturday: Weekend
October 21, Sunday: Weekend
Preferred Destination: Though it may sound a bit common, however, we strongly suggest you to plan your trip for Kolkata, the city of Joy. Being in the city will open your imaginative and creative sense as you will be able to witness the flavor of Durga Puja in a whole new way. And, don’t forget to hover over the Bengali foods! Well, that’s irresistible.
November 2018 – List of Holidays
November 3, Saturday: Weekend
November 4, Sunday: Weekend
November 5, Monday: Dhanteras
November 6, Tuesday: Take a casual leave
November 7, Wednesday: Diwali (Holiday)
November 8, Thursday: Gowardhan Puja
November 9, Friday: Bhai Duj (Holiday)
November 10, Saturday: Weekend
November 11, Sunday: Weekend
Preferred Destination: Well, well, here comes a long weekend, and you mustn’t waste it. So, better plan for a trip to Sikkim, Lachen, to be precise. The sound-clad peaks and stunning landscapes will leave you bewildered. You will be able to breathe freely amidst this hill station’s natural beauty. And, try to experience the joy of camping, trekking and river rafting other than visiting the famous Lachen Monastery, Gurudongmar Lake, and Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary.
December 2018 – List of Holidays
December 22, Saturday: Weekend
December 23, Sunday: Weekend
December 24, Monday: Take a casual leave
December 25, Tuesday: Christmas Day (Holiday)
A bit conventional, however it’s ok when we say sometimes it’s better to spend some time in home with family and friends. So, better use this weekend holiday to connect to your roots and relieve all your tensions.
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