The complete list of long weekends in 2021 | Condé Nast Traveller India

With 18 long weekends lined up for you in 2021, maybe this will be the year of travel you were hoping 2020 would be. Scroll down for the complete list and start planning that perfect mini-break.

Note: Please check COVID-19 advisories and regulations for each state and take them into account while planning your trip 

Here’s the list of long weekends in 2021

Long weekends in January 2021

Thursday, December 31  – Take the day off 

Friday, January 1 – New Year’s Day 

Saturday, January 2 

Sunday, January 3


Thursday, January 14 –  Makar Sankranti, Pongal 

Friday, January 15 –  Take the day off 

Saturday, January 16

Sunday, January 17


Saturday, January 23

Sunday, January 24

Monday, January 25 – Take the day off 

Tuesday, January 26 –  Republic Day 

Consider: The Rann of Kutch for the Rann Utsav; Ahmedabad for Uttarayan; Enjoy the snow-clad mountains in Sikkim; Coorg for the coffee plantations 

Long weekends in February 2021

Saturday, February 13

Sunday, February 14

Monday, February 15 – Take the day off 

Tuesday, February 16 – Vasant Panchami (restricted) 

Consider: Andamans for snorkelling; Gulmarg for snowboarding; The Great Himalayan National Park in Shamshi for spotting snow leopards; Goa for its carnival (13 – 16 February) 

Long weekends in March 2021

Thursday, March 11 –  Maha Shivratri 

Friday, March 12 –  Take the day off 

Saturday, March 13

Sunday, March 14


Friday, March 26 –  Take the day off 

Saturday, March 27 

Sunday, March 28 

Monday, March 29 – Holi 

Consider: Gir Wildlife Sanctuary in Gujarat for spotting lions; Vrindavan-Mathura for Holi; Manali for the last of cold weather; Shillong for the Bara Bazaar 

Long weekends in April 2021

Thursday, April 1 –  Take the day off 

Friday, April 2 – Good Friday 

Saturday, April 3

Sunday, April 4 – Easter Sunday


Saturday, April 10 

Sunday, April 11

Monday, April 12 –  Take the day off 

Tuesday, April 13 – Ugadi (restricted) 

Wednesday, April 14 – Dr Ambedkar Jayanti (restricted) 

Consider: Goa for its churches (1 – 4 April); Ranthambore to spot tigers, Maldives for scuba diving; Mussoorie for its waterfalls

Long weekends in May 2021

Thursday, May 13 –  Eid ul-Fitr 

Friday, May 14 –  Take the day off 

Saturday, May 15

Sunday, May 16 

Consider: Dalhousie for the cool weather; Darjeeling for its tea plantations; Kerala for its beaches; Ooty for the flower show 

Long weekends in July 2021

Saturday, July 10 

Sunday, July 11

Monday, July 12 – Rath Yatra (restricted)


Saturday, July 17

Sunday, July 18 

Monday, July 19 –  Take the day off 

Tuesday, July 20 –  Bakri Eid (restricted) 

Consider: Assam for spotting the one-horned rhino; Hampi for its ruins; Rishikesh for some yoga and detox; Puducherry for a seaside promenade 

Long weekends in August 2021

Friday, August 27 –  Take the day off 

Saturday, August 28 

Sunday, August 29 

Monday, August 30 – Janmashtami 

Consider: Mathura for Janmashtami; Bir-Billing for paragliding; Lahaul for a yak safari; Dalhousie for snow-clad mountains

Long weekends in September 2021

Friday, September 10 –  Ganesh Chaturthi 

Saturday, September 11

Sunday, September 12

Monday, September 13 – Take the day off 

Consider: Ganpatipule for Ganesh Chaturthi; Udaipur for its scenic beauty and palaces; Gokarna for its beaches; Jaisalmer for its forts and museums


Long weekends in October 2021

Friday, October 15 – Dussehra 

Saturday, October 16 

Sunday, October 17

Monday, October 18 –  Take the day off 

Tuesday, October 19 –  Eid e Milad 

Consider: Kolkata for Dussehra; Nainital for its lakes; Agra for Taj Mahal; Panna National Park in Madhya Pradesh for safaris


Long weekends in November 2021

Wednesday, November 3 – Dhanteras

Thursday, November 4 –  Diwali 

Friday, November 5 – Take the day off 

Saturday, November 6 

Sunday, November 7


Friday, November 19 – Guru Nanak Jayanti 

Saturday, November 20 

Sunday, November 21

Consider: Amritsar for Gurunanak Jayanti at the Golden Temple, Varanasi for Diwali; Dharamshala to enjoy the onset of winter; Sundarbans National Park in West Bengal to spot tigers


Long weekends in December 2021

Friday, December 24 – Take the day off 

Saturday, December 25 – Christmas 

Sunday, December 26


Friday, December 31 – Take the day off 

Saturday, January 1 – New Year’s 

Sunday, January 2 

Consider: Diu and Daman for Portuguese style Christmas festivities; Kerala for Christmas on a houseboat; Puducherry for a very French Christmas; Spiti to build festive snowmans 

Updated: November 20, 2020 — 11:07 am

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