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Long Weekends and Public Holidays of 2022: Explore India with Vista

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    Regret not planning your vacations well in 2021? Well, don’t you worry as here is a list of all the long weekends there are in 2022 so you can make sure to plan this year right, along with a list of serene destinations perfect for a long weekend getaway! It is no secret that due to the expansive and diverse terrain of our country, every month of the year has its own unique charm. Here’s to making the most of this new year, with Vista Rooms!

January

14th January to 16th January- Pongal/Makar Sankranti Weekend

This period is the perfect time for a weekend getaway! The new year rush has settled and tourist attractions will be relatively less crowded. Moreover, the weather in almost all places is most pleasant, this time of the year. So, if you’re looking for a peaceful weekend away from the hustle and bustle of the city, you should totally take advantage of this long weekend!

Best Place to Visit: Rajasthan

January is the best time to visit Rajasthan as the climate is most pleasant during this month, than any other. What’s better than being able to experience the royalty of Rajasthan without the scorching heat waves, right! If you love shopping, Jaipur is the place for you! With countless markets for clothes, jewelry, decor and everything you can dream of, Jaipur is paradise for every shopping freak!

Looking for an eclectic, Rajasthani homestay to relax at? Girisadan Farmstay is the perfect place. This palace style hotel screams royalty and luxury. We love Girisadan Farmstay because of its –

– Eco-friendly architecture

– Magnificent hill views

– Serene indoor pool

– Exciting curated experiences

February

26th February to 1st March- Mahashivratri Weekend

   Who doesn’t love a little holiday before the summer comes into action? With 26th and 27th being a Saturday and Sunday, and 1st March being an off day, take a little leave on Monday to start March with a refreshed, relaxed mind!

Best Place to Visit: Kasauli, Himachal-Pradesh

Kasauli being one of the most popular hill stations of Himachal Pradesh, is often described as a hiker’s paradise. It is surrounded by lush greenery and majestic mountains and around this time of the year, Kasauli is the epitome of beauty. Enjoy a peaceful stay along with some  activities to make your stay even more memorable. Take a tour to Kasauli Brewery where you can explore the process of Whiskey production and taste a sample of distilled whiskey.

Looking for a fairytale-like homestay to relax in while you’re here? Paris Villa is just perfect. We love Paris Villa because of its –

– Convenient location 

– Located amidst lush greenery 

– Vintage french interiors with ample space 

– Luscious lawns overlooking a breathtaking views 

– An experienced In-house chef

March

18th March to 20th March- Holi Weekend

Want to spend your Holi with family the peaceful way, away from the hustle and bustle of your city or town. Well then what are you waiting for? Holi in 2022, is on a friday which is all the more reason to make the most of this time!

Best Place to Visit: Gangtok

Gangtok in March is breathtaking. This part of the country experiences spring during this time of the year, which makes the climate amazingly pleasant and ideal for sightseeing. Blessed with multi-hued skies and miraculously winding hill roads, Gangtok is a dream destination for mountain lovers. With the perfect blend of urbanization and cultural authenticity, Gangtok makes it one of the most beautiful hill stations with an abundance of natural beauty surrounding it. 

Looking for a warm and cozy mountain cabin to stay in when in Gangtok? We love The Orchid Glade, Gangtok because of its –

– Convenient location easily accessible from the city

– Contemporary decor in the wooden house

– Located in the vicinity of nature

– Beautiful view of the valley

April

14th April to 17th April- Mahavir Jayanti + Good Friday Weekend

Love vacations but hate crowds? Then this is the perfect little window for you to take a vacation before the travel season officially hits. Make the most of these 4 days by planning a long weekend getaway with Vista Rooms!

Best Place to Visit: Goa

Popularly known for its vibrant landscape and enthralling nightlife, Goa is a melting pot of cultures, food and people. Its bustling energy, monumental heritage, festivities and beach and shack lifestyle makes it a city like no other. Goa boasts of a relaxed way of life and its old-world charm makes it one of the most popular tourist hubs of the country. This time of the year you can enjoy all of this, without waiting in queues or pushing through crowds!

Looking for beautiful & spacious villas to stay in when in Goa? Click here to view a whole list of Villas in Goa by Vista Rooms!

May

30th April to 3rd May – Eid Weekend

  With 30th April and 1st May being a Saturday-Sunday, and 3rd May being a holiday for Eid, take a little leave on Monday, go on a long weekend getaway to start May with a refreshed, relaxed mind!

Best Place to Visit: Manali

 What is a better place to visit in the summer, than Manali. Find yourself surrounded by a lush green cover of deodar and pine trees, as you open your eyes to panoramic views of the magnificent hills of Manali. This place is every nature lover’s paradise. Indulge in River Rafting, experience the thrill of Paragliding, immerse yourself in the beauty of nature by cycling in Kullu, or take a dip into Manikaran Hot Spring! Manali has something for everyone.

Looking for a warm and cozy mountain cabin to stay in when in Manali? The quaint Alpine Cottage @ Chalet Windflower is something straight out of a story book! We love Alpine Cottage @ Chalet Windflower because of its –

– Panoramic views of snowy peaks 

– Spa and Sauna 

– Steam, Jacuzzi 

– Wooden interiors

July

1st July to 3rd July – Rath Yatra Weekend

  With the monsoons coming in, you might want to head to a beautiful hill-station with a lush green cover of forest and breathtaking valley views! Make the most of this long weekend getaway with Vista Rooms!

Best Place to Visit: Ooty

Also known as the ‘Queen of hill stations’ and rightly so, Ooty is a complete package of lush green plantations, vast meadows, giant mountains and beautiful waterfalls. To make your stay even more memorable, you can enjoy the enticing beauty of Botanical gardens, spend some tranquil time near Pykara Waterfalls which is a delight in this season, explore the Tea Museum and Wax World Museum or visit the serene Emerald Lake.

Looking for a cozy hilltop retreat in Ooty? We love The Berg, Ooty because of its –

– Convenient location with a beautiful glass facade

– Unending expanses of picture-perfect landscapes 

– Juxtaposed with luxe furnishings in a subtle palette

– Manicured lawns adorned with a variety of flora

August

13th August to 21st August – Weekend + Independence Day + Parsi New Year + Janmashtami

  This week of August 2022 is purely blessed! With so many holidays in a single go, it would just be a bummer to not go on a super long relaxing holiday during this time of the year. All you would have to do is take 2 sandwich leaves and you will be enjoying an 8 day long vacation!

Best Place to Visit: Dubai

Dubai, the land of dates and dunes is a contrasting landscape of soaring skyscrapers and sweeping deserts. Over the years, it has proven to be a quintessential holiday escape for families, couples and groups alike. It offers a stirring alchemy of glamour, culture and futuristic thinking, best known as the luxury launchpad of the Middle East. With a shape-shifting spectrum, Dubai makes for the perfect getaway to enjoy the diversity of culinary excellence, local souks, desert safaris, and a skyline so indescribable, you have to visit it to witness it.

Looking for a luxurious stay retreat in Dubai at an affordable price? We love Casa Jumeirah, Dubai because of its –

– Unique location, close to Marina Beach

– Glamorous interiors with modern comforts

– Private, furnished balcony offering the best view from JBR

– Private direct beach access

– Shared, infinity pool and gym facilities

October

1st October to 5th October – Weekend + Dussehra

  Want to spend your Dussehra with family the peaceful way, away from the hustle and bustle of your city or town. Well then what are you waiting for? Dussehra in 2022, is on a Tuesday and with just one little Monday leave, you can get that relaxing vacation before Diwali!

Best Place to Visit: Alleppey, Kerala

  Alleppey, Venice of the East, as rightly described by Lord Curzon is famous for its boat races, backwater holidays, beaches and coir industry. While you’re enjoying your luxurious long weekend getaway in God’s own country, to make your stay even more memorable you can explore some of the heavenly activities like kayaking, cycling, cruising, fishing and boating or enjoy local mouthwatering delicacies at Hotel Revati and few other local joints nearby.

Looking for a peaceful, heritage retreat in Alleppey? We love La Riva Heritage Villa, Alleppey because of its –

– Peaceful location along with a riverside dining area

– Century-old vintage decor

– Aesthetic architecture

– A lush garden view along with pretty orchards

November

5th November to 8th November – Weekend + Guru Nanak Jayanthi

  Need a post Diwali getaway? This weekend is your chance! With Guru Nanak Jayanthi being on a Tuesday, with just one little Monday leave, you can get that relaxing long weekend getaway you need.

Best Place to Visit: Dalhousie, Himachal-Pradesh

When a place is nicknamed Switzerland of India, it needs no further introduction. Located in the district of Chamba at an altitude of around 2000 meters, Dalhousie is home to historic authenticity, Victorian-style mansions, British architecture, wildlife reserve, magnificent views and a pollution-free life. Surrounded by snow-capped mountain tops and thick forest cover, this famous hill station will surely make you it’s own in no time.

Looking for a British-Country style homestay in Dalhousie? We love Shvetanjali, Dalhousie because of its –

– Peaceful location overlooking picturesque views of Dalhousie

– Furnishings that include Kashmiri carpets, books and antique furniture.

– Golden views of the sun rising behind the Himalayas

– Lush garden with outdoor seating areas

December

  In 2022, December 31st & 1st January is a Weekend! What’s better than ending the year with a vacation to a beautiful destination. But wait, we aren’t supposed to be deciding where you should be heading to start your new year! So, head to our homepage to explore through a whole selection of the most beautiful Homestays & Villas, Vista Rooms has to offer! Click here for a true Happy New Year!

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