Your Holiday Plan for 2020 with several extended weekends

Posted on October 24, 2019 by

Are you one of those who love to plan your holidays in advance? If your answer is yes, we have a holiday plan for you which offers you the chance to have 12 big getaways within 2020 by making use of some big weekends covering it all – mountains, beaches, adventures, festivals, etc.

If you are one of those people who love to plan their holidays and apply for leaves much before everyone else in the office – though we have tried our best to ensure you won’t need a leave-in most cases, the list of long weekends in 2020 will come in handy for you. Modify this plan to make one of your own and you can apply leaves in advance.

January 11 to 13

Lohri a popular holiday falls on January 13 every year which in 2020 happens to be Monday. Along with the previous two days, it gives you enough time for the perfect weekend.

Suggested places to visit:

Although you can go anywhere, there is no place better than Punjab to be around Lohri. We recommend making Amritsar as your destination. Visit Lohri Mela there; the prestigious golden Temple, the most important religious spot for Sikhism, and Jallianwala bagh which still has the aura of terror created by the 1919 massacre there.

February 21 to 23

Mahashivratri falls on February 21 in 2020 which is a Friday and thus adds an extra day to your weekend.

Suggested place to visit:

Ujjain is one of the best places to celebrate it. Mahakaleshwar Temple is one of the 12 jyotirlingas. The festival is celebrated on the banks of the local river Kripa. According to the local legend, Lord Shiva took residence here on request of citizens of Avanti (the ancient city later renamed as Ujjain). The request was made after Shiva vanquished Dushana, a demon who tortured the people of Avanti. Kal Bhairva Temple, Ram Mandir Ghat, Bharatihari Cave are some of the other spots you can visit.

March 7 to 10

The colorful festival of Holi falls on a Tuesday in 2020. Thus you might have to take a leave on Monday, March 9, but it shall leave at your disposal a 4 day weekend from March 7 (Saturday) to March 10 (Tuesday).

Suggested Place to visit

Where better to go to celebrate Holi if you can go to Mathura and/or Vrindavan. The two towns of spiritual importance being connected to the life of Lord Krishna have many amazing temples to offer. And Holi is a popular festival here being a festival being much loved by Lord Krishna himself.

April 2 to 6

A gazetted holiday Ram Navami falls on April 2 (Thursdays) and another Mahavir Jayanti falls on April 6 (Monday). Weekend falls on April 4 and 5. if you can take a leave on April 3 (Friday). Even if you do not get the leave you still have a 3 day weekend (April 4 to 6).

Suggested places to visit

The longest weekend of the year is best celebrated by going to Karbatsk. You will find with us a five-day itinerary that will help you get the best of Odisha – including it’s a holy triangle of Bhuvneshwar, Konark Sun Temple, Puri, Chilka Lake and many other amazing spots with evenings on sea beaches also included.

April 10 to 12

Good Friday is always on Friday and a gazetted holiday always adds to your weekend. Just 3 days since you came back it is time already to go backpacking again.

Suggested places to go

The twin towns of Mussorie very deservedly called the ‘Queen of Hills’ is the perfect place to go to. If you are still tired from your last weekend travels, the holiday will be very laid-back lazying in the cradle of Himalayas. If fancy has you to see places; there are several to be found here – Kempty falls, mall road, Sir George Everest House, Sister’s Bazaar, Char Dukan, etc.

May 23-25

With the gazetted holiday of the festival of Id-ul-Fitr falling on May 25, Monday; we have another 3-day long weekend.

Suggested places to go

Darjeeling is our suggestion for this weekend. A chance to ride toy trains (especially through Batasia Loop) and Ropeways; river rafting, as well visiting Tiger Hills, Nightingale Park, Singhalia National Park, Rock Garden, the Peace Pagoda, Sandkhaphu, etc and of course the world-famous tea plantations are some of many attractions that this hill town has to offer.

October 2 to 4

October 2 is the National holiday being Gandhi Jayanti as always. In 2020 it falls on Friday giving you a three-day long weekend.

Suggested places to visit

Indore, aptly dubbed as the food capital of India, and now the cleanest city of the country is the place to be for the first half of this weekend – visit Rajwada Temple, Lal Bagh Temple, Indore Museum, etc are some of the places to visit in Indore. For the second half of the holiday make a trip to the holy island of Omkareshwar and holy town of Maheshwar.

October 24 -26

Dushera falls on October 26 which is Monday. You this have a three long weekend

Suggested places to go:

With relatively cool temperatures; it is a good time to visit the pink city of Jaipur. Amber city light and sound show, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal, etc are some of the city’s countless attractions.

October 30 to November 1

The third long weekend in the blessed month of October is occasioned by Id-e-Milad which falls on October 30, a Friday in 2020 and thus… You guessed it, a three-day long weekend.

Suggested places to visit

Delhi shall be the destination we suggest for this 3 day weekend. The capital city has a rich history and is thus full of a number of attractive places to see like India Gate, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Chandani Chawnk, Lotus Temple, Humayun Tomb, Rashtrapati Bhavan to name a few.

November 13 to 15

Diwali, unfortunately, falls on November 14 a Saturday in 2020 but Chhoti Diwali which falls on a day before (November 13, Friday) will still increase your weekend to 3 days.

Suggested places to go

It is cliche to reserve Goa for Christmas or new year’s Eve and we have something special to suggest for Christmas. The occasion of Diwali is the occasion for Narak Chaturdashi which unusually celebrates the victory of a demon named Naraksur. The festival is marked by grand possessions throughout the state. And of course, there are beaches, wine, natural beauty, etc.


November 28 to 30

Guru Banal Jayanti falls on November 30, a Monday in 2020. This makes for another 3 day weekend.

Suggested places to go

If you haven’t already seen the Taj Mahal, let this be your occasion to make a trip to Agra. Jama Masjid, Fatehpur Sikri, Akbar’s tomb are some of the other places to see in Agra.

December 25 to 27

The Christmas day falls on a Friday bringing in another 3 day weekend with Saturday and Sunday that follows on December 26 and 27.

Suggested Places to go:

An Andaman island named Swaraj Island is our suggestion for this holiday – a perfect place to enjoy the incredible beauty of the Arabian sea.

This is all from us today. You can use our plan as a draft to plan your own holiday. Feel free to make adjustments and changes according to your tastes and needs. 🙂

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