January offers two long weekends for travel enthusiasts. The first spans from January 13th to 15th, aligning with the festivities of Makar Sankranti, Lohri, and Pongal. The second long weekend falls around Republic Day on January 26th, which is a Thursday, followed by Friday and Saturday, providing a three-day break. Here are some destinations you can consider visiting during these long weekends from Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Kolkata.
Kalsi: Located between Chakrata and Dehradun near Dakpatthar in Uttarakhand. It is a heritage town having Ashoka rock edicts.
Viratnagar: Previously known as Bairat or Bairath, this place is an archaeological site located in the northern part of Rajasthan, India.
Kasauli: This cantonment town is a six-hour drive from Delhi and about an hour and a half from Chandigarh, making it the perfect weekend destination.
Vengurla: Situated almost 500 km from Mumbai, on the Konkan coast, this place is renowned for its beautiful beaches, lush greenery, and historical sites.
Dahanu: Located around 134 km from Mumbai, this place is famous for its chikoo orchards and is a major producer of this fruit.
Amboli: Nestled at an altitude of 2,000 feet in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra, Amboli is a hill station that offers a perfect retreat for nature lovers and trekkers.
Skandagiri Hills: Also known as Kalavara Durga, is a mountain fortress located near the town of Chikballapur in Karnataka. The Skandagiri trek is one of the most popular in the state.
Chikmagalur: Chikmagalur is known for its natural beauty and coffee plantations. It is approximately 240 kilometres (149 miles) by road from Bengaluru.
Kalaburagi: This town in north Karnataka is famous for its interesting sites, such as forts, temples and mosques.
Narajole: Situated in the Paschim Medinipur district of West Bengal, Narajole is known for its rural setting and agricultural activities.
Mandarmani: Located approximately four hours from Kolkata, Mandarmani is one of the most popular beach destinations for the residents of West Bengal.
Serampore: This riverside town is situated approximately 30 km from Kolkata and is a historic town located in the Hooghly district of West Bengal, India.