The onset of 2017 has brought in tons of happiness in the form of long weekends. This is the perfect year to live out of a backpack and explore the enthralling gorgeousness, the beautiful colours of India. As February marks the end of winter and the beginning of a spectacular spring, you must definitely not miss this scenic beauty! Here are 11 destinations for a blissful long weekend, this February:
Long Weekend Destinations
Goa carnival (25th – 28th February):
This time go to Goa and bask in the colours of celebration at the Goa Carnival. Experience Goa like never before! The carnival is a 4-day razzle-dazzle, celebrated with utmost zeal throughout the state. Goa Carnival 2017 will be held from 25th – 28th The major locations are Panjim, Mapsua, Margoa and Vasco Da Gama. From the many Goa tour packages, choose the one with the Goa Carnival on their itinerary.
Visit Agra for the spectacular Taj Mahotsav, held annually in this historic city. This festival pays respect to the inimitable culture of the state. The Taj Mahotsav is one of the most celebrated events in the Indian calendar.
Kaziranga National Park:
As you plan your long weekend, head to the heart of Assam, the Kaziranga National Park. This National Park hosts two-thirds of the World’s great one-horned rhinoceros and is also home to the highest number of tigers.
Make the most of the Mahashivratri long weekend (24th, 25th, 26th February) and head to Varanasi for the festival. As a part of the Mahashivratri festival, all Shiva temples of Varanasi are decorated and a procession of Lord Shiva is taken from Mahamrityunjaya temple.
The minute your gaze fall upon the beaches of Diu, you are sure to forget the ones in Malaysia and Thailand. The beauty of Diu lies in its tranquillity, head here to relax and rejuvenate yourself whilst enjoying the beauty of the beach and sunset.
Lose yourself in the arms of snow at the Gulmarg winter festival starting February 1st, 2017. The carnival includes skiing, ice hockey, snow sculpting and snow rugby.
Yercaud is a hill station in Salem District, Tamil Nadu. It is located in the Shevaroys range of hills in the Eastern Ghats. Known for its religious celebrations and rich culture, you must experience the ‘Yaksha Festival’ held here in February.
If you are a lover of ruins and shambles, Hampi is the place to be for your long weekend. This is a fictional world of rocks and ruins with incomplete stories, which will leave you pondering.
Tawang is historically as well as naturally beautiful. It is like living a mesmerizing dream, while you are here!
Puri is a beach city with its most famous attraction, the Jagannath temple. Relax by the beach and find sanctity in the temples here.
Andaman Islands are a pearl in a blue ocean. It is breathtakingly beautiful, the kind you can’t forget or leave behind! Such is the beauty of Andaman tourism.These destinations are sure to make the best of your upcoming long weekend! Pack your bags, make the quick clicks for hotel booking and flight booking and rediscover your true self-midst the unacknowledged tenderness of India!
Feb Ka Long Weekend Aa Raha Hai…BHAAGO! - Thomas Cook India Blog
February marks the end of winter and the beginning of a spectacular spring, Here are 11 must visit destinations for a blissful long weekend.