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How To Make The Best Of The Remaining 2 Long Weekends Of 2017

It feels as if it was just yesterday when we were celebrating the arrival of the year 2017 and now there only 2 months left for the year to end. Luckily for the travellers, there are still a couple of weekends left to fulfil their travel goals. Here are the long weekends, and the list of places where you can travel during the time.

Id-E-Milad Weekend

December 1, Friday – Id-E-Milad

December 2, Saturday and Sunday – Weekends

A long weekend during the time when winters come calling means that the coastal regions will become less hot and humid. This is the perfect time for a beach trip, so here are the places that you should consider:

1. Daman

What makes Daman amazing is its easy accessibility from Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad and even Jaipur. You can take an overnight bus from most of these places and reach Daman by morning. Daman is a Union Territory, which means that it is the perfect place to enjoy with your friends and enjoy cheap booze. Daman is rich with cultural heritage. It is filled with Portuguese heritage in form of bungalows, chapels, and forts.

2. Vizag – Among the most recommended long weekends

Vizag is one of the prominent cities of Andhra Pradesh known for its untouched beauty and long, flawless beaches. The clean, white sand, blue ocean water, and beautiful resorts make this coastal town a must visit. Vizag is a favourite for the travellers because of its lovely weather and the seafood that one can find being served on the roadside shacks. RK Beach, Rushikonda Beach are two of the popular beaches here. If you are looking for something adventurous then you can also visit Araku Valey, a hill station located about 114 km from the city.

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3. Hornbill Festival, Nagaland

Id-E-Milad weekend falls on the dates when Hornbill Festival starts in Nagaland. If you are someone who loves good music, good food, and local rice beer then this festival is a must attend. For the photographers, this festival will introduce you to the tattooed headhunters of the Naga Tribes and a lot of natural and pristine beauty of the region.

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4. Sakleshpura

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Located at a distance of some 250 kilometres from Bangalore, Sakleshpura is a hidden jewel in the heart of the Western Ghats. Visiting Sakleshpura is like experiencing the rural Karnataka where you can join the locals in harvesting session or trek to the nearby waterfalls. The dense forests in the proximity of this village present a huge chance of spotting wild elephants, deer and bears.

Christmas Weekend

December 23 and 24, Saturday and Sunday – Weekend

December 25, Monday – Christmas

Christmas is the last long weekend of the year 2017, so you need to make the most out of it. You can choose from the following places according to your convenience.

1. Pondicherry

There is no better way to end your year at a beach. What makes Pondicherry amazing is the unique French heritage that exists in its every corner. For the foodies, there are umpteen restaurants, shacks, and eateries where you can devour delicious international and local cuisine. You can spend hours, relaxing at the beautiful beaches or go on a walking tour to the French Quarters.

2. Sonmarg

December is when Kashmir starts experiencing Snowfall. If you are looking for a gorgeous snow filled weekend then Sonmarg is the place to be. This place will actually make you realize why Kashmir is known as heaven on Earth. Sonmarg is also a popular ski destination, so this is also a great chance to bring out the adventurer in you.

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Our Kashmir holiday packages will allow you to indulge in the beauty of Sonmarg

3. Auli

Speaking of Ski destinations, Auli in Uttarakhand is one of the top places for skiing. It starts snowing in the upper hills of Auli and so begins the skiing sessions on the endless snow-covered slopes. For those who just want to relax can do it in one of the many ski resorts located on the top of the hill.

There are very 2 more long weekends left and yet there are so many places to travel. Make the most out of it and make sure you wrap up your 2017 with a bang. Who knows how many long weekends 2018 will have to offer.

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