Long Weekends in 2020 and Where you Should Go

Just a handful of days left till we bid adieu to 2019. At this time, travellers at heart must be wondering about the long weekends and travel opportunities that 2020 has in store for us. Well, if you are one too, then you must be delighted to learn that there are about 17 long weekends in the upcoming year for you to satiate your wanderlust. Without wasting any more time, let us get to the list of long weekends in 2020.

Long weekends in January 2020

Khajuraho, India

2nd January 2020 – Thursday (Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti – Restricted Holiday)

3rd January 2020 – Friday (Take Leave)

4th January 2020 – Saturday

5th January 2020 – Sunday

Where to go: Goa is a great place to visit during January, with all the parties and celebrations happening in the coastal state. You could also plan a trip to the Great Rann of Kutch to witness the vivid cultural hues of Rann Utsav. Other great places to visit in January are Jaipur, Auli, Khajuraho and Kalimpong.

Long weekends in February 2020

21st February 2020 – Friday (Maha Shivratri)

22nd February 2020 – Saturday

23rd February 2020 – Sunday

Where to go: Before the scorching summers arrive, you can make your way to Udaipur. The City of Lakes or the Venice of the East draws holidaymakers with its magnificent monuments and heart-warming hospitality. In case you wish to enjoy the bounties of nature, then Andaman can be a great choice. The beauty of its sun-kissed beaches and sparkling waters will sweep you off your feet.

Long weekends in March 2020


7th March 2020 – Saturday

8th March 2020 – Sunday

9th March 2020 – Monday (Take Leave)

10th March 2020 – Tuesday (Holi)

Where to go: Think of a trip during Holi and the first name that comes to mind is Vrindavan. People from all over the world flock to this holy place every year during the festival of Holi to experience the cultural festivities. Munnar, Tawang and Ooty are other great destinations to visit during March.

Long weekends in April 2020


2nd April 2020 – Thursday (Rama Navami)

3rd April 2020 – Friday (Take Leave)

4th April 2020 – Saturday

5th April 2020 – Sunday

6th April 2020 – Monday (Mahavir Jayanti)

Where to go: This long weekend in 2020 is the best time to book cheap international flight tickets and fly off for a vacation of your life. You can plan a trip to Dubai as it will also not dig a hole in your pocket. Thailand can also be visited during this time. And, if you are seeking an Indian destination to explore during this time, then Dalhousie, Dharamshala and Cherrapunjee are marvellous choices.

10th April 2020 – Friday (Good Friday)

11th April 2020 – Saturday

12th April 2020 – Sunday

13th April 2020 – Monday (Take Leave)

14th April 2020 – Tuesday (Baba Saheb Ambedkar Jayanti)

Where to go: As you can see, April is giving you immense chances to satiate your wanderlust. If you fail to plan a trip for the first long weekend in April 2020, then you can in the second 5-day long weekend. Some destinations you can explore during the weekend are Kanyakumari and Mahabaleshwar.

Long weekends in May 2020


7th May 2020 – Thursday (Buddha Purnima)

8th May 2020 – Friday (Take Leave)

9th May 2020 – Saturday

10th May 2020 – Sunday

Where to go: Gangtok, Almora and Gulmarg are some destinations that will serve you well. You can plan your May trip to any of these destinations.

Long weekends in July and August 2020


30th/31st July 2020 – Thursday/Friday (Eid al Adha)

31st July 2020 – Friday (Take Leave)

1st August 2020 – Saturday

2nd August 2020 – Sunday

3rd August 2020 – Monday (Rakshabandhan)

Where to go: July is when the monsoon season kicks in. During this time, you can plan a trip to Lonavala, a popular getaway near Mumbai and Pune. The Spiti Valley is another good choice for a July vacation. Udaipur and Leh-Ladakh are also good picks. Since this is a four to five-day vacation, you can also plan an international trip during this time.

8th August 2020 – Saturday

9th August 2020 – Sunday

10th August 2020 – Monday (Take Leave)

11 August 2020 – Tuesday (Janamashtami)

Where to go: August is back again with another chance for you to go on a trip and make merry. If an international trip is not on the cards, Pahalgam, Alibaug, Diu, Kumarakom, Agumbe and Bundi are some great places to visit in August.

Long weekends in October 2020


2nd October 2020 – Friday (Gandhi Jayanti)

3rd October 2020 – Saturday

4th October 2020 – Sunday

Where to go: Jaisalmer, Agra, Munnar, Wayanad, Jodhpur, Hampi and Rishikesh are some good places to explore during the long weekend in October 2020.

Long weekends in November 2020


28th November 2020 – Saturday

29th November 2020 – Sunday

30th November 2020 – Monday (Guru Nanak Jayanti)

Where to go: During the end of November, you can plan a trip to Bodh Gaya in Bihar. If you have adventure on your mind, then a trip to the Sunderbans will give you a chance to come across fascinating wildlife. You can also plan a trip to Kutch to enjoy the famous Rann Utsav.

Long weekends in December 2020

25th December 2020 – Friday (Christmas)

26th December 2020 – Saturday

27th December 2020 – Sunday

Where to go: If 2020 does not prove to be as adventure-filled and fun as you are hoping it to be, then the last week of December is giving you a final chance to end it with some gusto. Goa, with its effervescent nightlife and energetic parties, is a great December destination. Some other destinations are Ranthambore National Park, Konark, Rann of Kutch, Tawang and Dawki.

For your convenience, here we also have for you a list of public holiday in India in 2020. Have a look:

Date Day  Name Type
1-Jan Wednesday New Year’s Day Restricted Holiday
2-Jan Thursday Guru Govind Singh Jayanti Restricted Holiday
14-Jan Tuesday Lohri Restricted Holiday
15-Jan Wednesday Pongal Restricted Holiday
15-Jan Wednesday Makar Sankranti Restricted Holiday
26-Jan Sunday Republic Day Gazetted Holiday
29-Jan Wednesday Vasant Panchami Restricted Holiday
9-Feb Sunday Guru Ravidas Jayanti Restricted Holiday
18-Feb Tuesday Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti Restricted Holiday
19-Feb Wednesday Shivaji Jayanti Restricted Holiday
21-Feb Friday Maha Shivaratri/Shivaratri Gazetted Holiday
9-Mar Monday Holika Dahana Restricted Holiday
9-Mar Monday Hazarat Ali’s Birthday Restricted Holiday
10-Mar Tuesday Holi Gazetted Holiday
25-Mar Wednesday Chaitra Sukhladi Restricted Holiday
2-Apr Thursday Rama Navami Gazetted Holiday
6-Apr Monday Mahavir Jayanti Gazetted Holiday
10-Apr Friday Good Friday Gazetted Holiday
12-Apr Sunday Easter Day Restricted Holiday
13-Apr Monday Vaisakhi Restricted Holiday
14-Apr Tuesday Mesadi/Vaisakhadi Restricted Holiday
7-May Thursday Buddha Purnima/Vesak Gazetted Holiday
7-May Thursday Birthday of Ravindranath Restricted Holiday
25-May Monday Ramzan Id/Eid-ul-Fitar Gazetted Holiday
23-Jun Tuesday Rath Yatra Restricted Holiday
31-Jul Friday Bakr Id/Eid ul-Adha Gazetted Holiday
3-Aug Monday Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi) Restricted Holiday
11-Aug Tuesday Janmashtami (Smarta) Restricted Holiday
16-Aug Sunday Parsi New Year Restricted Holiday
22-Aug Saturday Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka Chaturthi Restricted Holiday
29-Aug Saturday Muharram/Ashura Gazetted Holiday
31-Aug Monday Onam Restricted Holiday
2-Oct Friday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti Gazetted Holiday
22-Oct Thursday Maha Saptami Restricted Holiday
23-Oct Friday Maha Ashtami Restricted Holiday
24-Oct Saturday Maha Navami Restricted Holiday
25-Oct Sunday Dussehra Gazetted Holiday
29-Oct Thursday Milad un-Nabi/Id-e-Milad Gazetted Holiday
31-Oct Saturday Halloween Observance
31-Oct Saturday Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti Restricted Holiday
4-Nov Wednesday Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth) Restricted Holiday
14-Nov Saturday Naraka Chaturdasi Restricted Holiday
14-Nov Saturday Diwali/Deepavali Gazetted Holiday
15-Nov Sunday Govardhan Puja Restricted Holiday
16-Nov Monday Bhai Duj Restricted Holiday
20-Nov Friday Chhat Puja (Pratihar Sashthi/Surya Sashthi) Restricted Holiday
24-Nov Tuesday Guru Tegh Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day Restricted Holiday
30-Nov Monday Guru Nanak Jayanti Gazetted Holiday
24-Dec Thursday Christmas Eve Restricted Holiday
25-Dec Friday Christmas Gazetted Holiday
31-Dec Thursday New Year’s Eve Observance