There are so many long weekends in 2020 that the traveller in us is loving it. If you have a cranky boss, who is still not convinced about the power of travelling (no pun intended), fret not. You can still make 2020 a year of travel, planning holidays around the long weekends. So yes, no more hankering for leave approvals. Here i bring you the list of long weekends in 2020 for you to plan all those long pending trips.
21 February to 23 February (3 Days)
Maha Shivratri falls on Friday, 21 February in 2020. Most states consider Maha Shivaratri as a holiday which means you can club it with the following weekend of 22 & 23 February and get 3 days of holiday to make it a long weekend in 2020.
Where To Go: Goa, Skiing at Gulmarg, Kerala, Ranthambore, Hampi , Agra
7 March to 10 March (4 Day)
Tuesday, 10 March 2020 is a holiday in many states for the Holi festival. If you can manage to take a day off on Monday 9 March 2020, then you get a 4-day long weekend starting from 7 March. So mark your calendar and start planning
Where To Go: Braj Holi Mathura, Kaziranga National Park, Tawang, Cherrapunjee, Varanasi
2 April to 6 April (5 Days)
Thursday, 2 April 2020 is Ram Navami which is a holiday in many states in India and Monday, 6 April 2020 is Mahavir Jayanti which is a government holiday in India. If you can take a leave of one day on Friday, 3 April 2020, then you use this 5-day long weekend in 2020 for that perfect trip.
Where To Go: Mcleodganj, Srinagar, Arunachal Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar, Auli - Uttrakhand
4 April to 6 April (3 Days)
Monday, 6 April 2020 is Mahavir Jayanti which is a government holiday in India which means you can club it with the preceding weekend of 4 & 5 April and get 3 days of holiday to make a perfect trip
Where To Go: Trip to own Switzerland - Khajjiar, Darjeeling,
10 April to 12 April (3 Days)
Friday, 10 April 2020 is Good Friday which is a national holiday in India. So, you can get a 3 day long weekend to plan for a trip.
Where To Go: Attuvela Mahotsavam, Kerala; Bihu Festival, Assam; Baisakhi Mela, Punjab.
1 May to 3 May (3 Days)
On the occasion of Labour Day, many states in India have a holiday on Friday, 1 May 2020. This gives you a 3-day window for a short trip.
Where To Go: Kodaikanal, Kerala, Jim Corbett
7 May to 10 May (4 Days)
Buddha Purnima falls on Thursday, 7 May 2020 which is a holiday in most parts of the country. Taking leave on Friday 8 May 2020 gives you a 4 days long weekend in 2020 which you can utilize for your trips. So start planning now!
Where To Go: Ooty, Sikkim
23 May to 25 May (3 Days)
Eid is a national holiday that is falling on Monday, 25 May 2020. Using this holiday with the previous weekend gives you a 3 days long weekend in 2020. Plan something fun for this long weekend with your friends and family.
Where To Go: Mount Abu Summer Festival
20 June to 23 June (4 Days)
Tuesday, 23 June 2020 is the day of Rath Yatra and is a holiday in a few parts of India. A one day leave on Monday, 22 June 2020 gives you a 4 days long weekend to plan for your trips. So make full use of this long weekend in 2020.
Where To Go: Munnar, Odisha, Sikkim
1 August to 3 August (3 Days)
Raksha Bandhan falls on Monday, 3 August 2020, which is a holiday in many parts of India. Adding that to the previous weekend, you get a 3 days long weekend.
Where To Go: Kerala, Alleppey
29 August to 31 August (3 Days)
Onam is a popular festival in South India and falls on Monday, 31 August 2020. Onam is a holiday in many parts that means you can use it with the previous weekend and get a 3 days long weekend for a short trip.
Where To Go: Ladakh, Alleppey
2 October to 4 October (3 Days)
Friday, 2 October 2020 is Gandhi Jayanti which is a national holiday in India. You get a 3 days long weekend using it with the following weekend of 3 & 4 October.
Where To Go: Coorg - The Scotland Of India, Pondicherry
29 October to 1 November (4 Days)
Id-e-Milad is a holiday in most parts of India and falls on Thursday, 29 November 2020. Take a one day leave on Friday, November 2020 and you get a 4 days long weekend. Use this break wisely and start planning now.
Where To Go: Aurangabad (Ajanta & Ellora Caves, Lonar Crater)
28 November to 30 November (3 Days)
Monday, 30 November 2020 is Guru Nanak Jayanti which is a holiday in many parts of India. It’s a 3 days long weekend along with the weekend of 28 & 29 November.
Where To Go: Pushkar Festival, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Gir - Gujarat
25 December to 27 December (3 Days)
Friday, 25 December 2020 is Christmas which is a holiday in India. Along with the weekend of 26 & 27 December, you get a 3 days long weekend in 2020. So plan for that winter trip you have been waiting for.
Where To Go: Rann Of Kutch Festival, Vengurla Beach Trek
So, this was the list of long weekends in 2020. Although many holidays are falling on weekends in 2020 still we have quite a few long weekends for those short escape trips we all crave for. So start planning from now and tick off those long-pending destinations from your bucket list.