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2020 has been a heavy emotional year. We have to do whatever we can in 2021 to ensure we make it easier for ourselves while being as safe as possible due to Covid-19. Now let us be honest, the first thing we all do when a new calendar is released we check out the long weekends or public holidays that we can convert into nice vacations, long weekend getaways or staycations at Club Mahindra Resorts.

Well, this year is no different. It is essential to take a refreshing break! So, while we all hope that 2021 is more painless than 2020 and some normalcy returns, you can begin to plan a few days to yourself to travel around the country or even abroad. So, here is a list of holidays in 2021 that you can use to your advantage when planning a holiday.

List of Holidays for Long Weekend Getaways in 2021

So, like most out there, are you wondering where to go on these possible long weekend getaways? Well, there is no need to worry, we have gotten you covered. Scroll through this piece to know which weekends can be converted to long weekends and a few ideas of where you can visit!

  1. Long Weekends in January 2021

While there are loads of places that you can visit in India on your long weekend getaways, here are three times in the month that you can travel. You can enjoy a hot cup of tea/coffee/hot chocolate in the snowy regions in the north or become one with history, heritage and culture of the Pink City of Jaipur. Doesn’t it already sound exciting? Here is what you can do:

Take 4 days off

Thursday, December 31st, 2020 – Take the day off

Friday, January 1st, 2021 – New Year’s Day

Saturday, January 2nd, 2021

Sunday, January 3rd, 2021

Take 4 days off

Thursday, January 14th, 2021 – Makar Sankranti, Pongal

Friday, January 15th, 2021 – Take a day off

Saturday, January 16th, 2021

Sunday, January 17th, 2021

Take 4 days off

Saturday, January 23rd, 2021

Sunday, January 24th, 2021

Monday, January 25th, 2021 – Take a day off

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 – Republic Day

 

  1. Long Weekends in February 2021

February is the month of love, as it has one of the most memorable days to celebrate for all couples, Valentine’s day. This year, do something different, head out for a short trip and relive your fondest memories with your partner. If you are thinking of where you could go? Well, the first place that comes to mind is the Taj Mahal, if that happens to be too far, then you could head to some of the most glorious beaches in Kerala or Goa. Here is how you can make the most of Valentine’s weekend!

Take 4 days off

Saturday, February 13th, 2021

Sunday, February 14th, 2021

Monday, February 15th, 2021 – Take a day off

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021 – Vasant Panchami (restricted holiday)

 

  1. Long Weekends in March 2021

The weather is ever so slightly warm and you have the last few weeks to enjoy before the heat and humidity takes over. Take a trip to Amritsar to pay a visit to the Golden Temple or enjoy a serene Shikara ride in Kashmir. Long weekend getaways in India like this surely demands more of your attention and personal time.

Take 4 days off

Thursday, March 11th – Maha Shivratri

Friday, March 12th, 2021 - Take a day off

Saturday, March 13th, 2021

Sunday, March 14th, 2021

Take 4 days off

Friday, March 26th, 2021– Take a day off

Saturday, March 27th, 2021

Sunday, March 28th, 2021

Monday, March 29th, 2021 – Holi

 

  1. Long Weekends in April 2021

Missed out on taking one of those long weekend getaways in the first three months? April has even more holidays in store! Pack your bags and venture out to someplace cool situated at a higher altitude such as Dalhousie or Coorg. If you want to explore the road less travelled, Pachmarhi might be precisely what you need with a somewhat moderate climate.

Take 4 days off

Thursday, April 1st, 2021 – Take a day off

Friday, April 2nd, 2021 – Good Friday

Saturday, April 3rd, 2021

Sunday, April 4th, 2021 – Easter Sunday

Take 5 days off

Saturday, April 10th, 2021

Sunday, April 11th, 2021

Monday, April 12th, 2021 – Take a day off

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 – Ugadi (restricted holiday)

Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 – Dr Ambedkar Jayanti (restricted holiday)

 

  1. Long Weekends in May 2021

In May, you must beat the heat and make your escape to higher altitudes! A trip to Darjeeling, Sikkim or Kalimpong are some options you might want to consider for your long weekend getaway.

Take 4 days off

Thursday, May 13th, 2021 – Eid ul-Fitr

Friday, May 14th, 2021 – Take a day off

Saturday, May 15th, 2021

Sunday, May 16th, 2021

 

  1. Long Weekends in June 2021

While June may not have long weekends for you to look forward to, you can still take that long weekend getaway trip and enjoy the first rains of the year! You can bask in the sweet smell of tea while touring the tea plantations in Ooty or enjoy trekking in Kanha with the petrichor to keep you company all along.

 

  1. Long Weekends In July 2021

Monsoon season offers a different perspective to travelling and sightseeing in India. Places such as Coorg, Munnar, Spiti Valley, Jaipur, Jog Falls, Darjeeling and Pondicherry are some options you can consider. Flowers are blooming everywhere and adding a rainbow of colours against the lush greenery for the backdrop.

Take 3 days off

Saturday, July 10th, 2021

Sunday, July 11th, 2021

Monday, July 12th, 2021 – Rath Yatra (restricted holiday)

Take 4 days off

Saturday, July 17th, 2021

Sunday, July 18th, 2021

Monday, July 19th, 2021 – Take a day off

Tuesday, July 20th, 2021 – Bakrid (restricted holiday)

 

  1. Long Weekends In August 2021

August should be about relaxing on serene beaches or trekking along a trail that leads you to a stunning view to be enjoyed from the top. You can also try something completely new and embark on a solo adventure across South India.

Take 4 days off

Friday, August 27th, 2021 – Take a day off

Saturday, August 28th, 2021

Sunday, August 29th, 2021

Monday, August 30th, 2021 – Janmashtami

 

  1. Long Weekends in September 2021

Winter is coming and it’s time to bring out those warm and cosy clothes. Places like Srinagar or Ziro Valley would be ideal destinations for exploring and enjoying the cool weather before winter ultimately sets in and makes such areas inaccessible.

Take 4 days off

Friday, September 10th, 2021 – Ganesh Chaturthi

Saturday, September 11th, 2021

Sunday, September 12th, 2021

Monday, September 13th, 2021 – Take a day off

 

  1. Long Weekends in October 2021

While Rajasthan may not be an ideal choice during the summer, it is during the winter! Whether it is Udaipur, Jaisalmer or Jaipur, you can go sightseeing and explore in these historic cities without having to worry much about the heat posing as a problem for you. Visit places in Northeast India and experience their unique and fascinating culture, festivals, traditions and food.

Take 5 days off

Friday, October 15th, 2021 – Dussehra

Saturday, October 16th, 2021

Sunday, October 17th, 2021

Monday, October 18th, 2021 – Take a day off

Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 – Eid e Milad

 

  1. Long Weekends in November 2021

November brings with it the snowy long weekend getaways. Be it Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh or Sikkim, time to jump in that pile of snow! Follow it up with a toasty warm cup of hot chocolate that you can enjoy sipping on while dressed up in your cosiest clothes.

Take 5 days off

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021 – Dhanteras

Thursday, November 4th, 2021 – Diwali

Friday, November 5th, 2021 – Take a day off

Saturday, November 6th, 2021

Sunday, November 7th, 2021

Take 3 days off

Friday, November 19th, 2021 – Guru Nanak Jayanti

Saturday, November 20th, 2021

Sunday, November 21st, 2021

 

  1. Long Weekends in December 2021

Bring the year to an end with a bang and go for that one last long weekend getaway. The weather is cool and pleasant everywhere in India and this is what you will consider as peak tourism season. Places such as Goa, Mumbai, Delhi, Lucknow, Amritsar, Kochi and more are popular destinations where you can witness and enjoy Christmas and New Year celebrations.

Take 3 days off

Friday, December 24th, 2021 – Take a day off

Saturday, December 25th, 2021 – Christmas

Sunday, December 26th, 2021

Take 3 days off

Friday, December 31st, 2021 – Take the day off

Saturday, January 1st, 2022 – New Year’s

Sunday, January 2nd, 2022

 

What are you waiting for? Get ready to make the best of this year with your loved ones or plan a solo trip for some relaxing quiet time alone. Travelling to these places and staying at any of the Club Mahindra resorts might be precisely the thing you need is 2021! So go on those long weekend getaways. Safe travel and happy journey!

About Mahindra Holidays

Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Limited (MHRIL), India’s leading player in the leisure hospitality industry, offers quality family holidays as also stated by Club Mahindra Resort Reviews, primarily through vacation ownership memberships. While Club Mahindra Membership Fees gives you an opportunity to explore your holidays across the world, the other brands offered by the company are – Club Mahindra Resorts Fundays and Svaastha Spa. As on Mar 31, 2019, MHRIL has 100+ resorts across India and abroad and its subsidiary, Holiday Club Resorts Oy, Finland, a leading vacation ownership company in Europe has 33 resorts across Finland, Sweden and Spain. Visit us at www.clubmahindra.com

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