Those of you who are yearning for a break, make your long weekend trips a reality this year. Employ these long weekends to travel, unwind and rejuvenate your soul and take delight in the jamboree.
Here are a few places that you can fly to and make your long weekend totally worth it.
Vivacious and vibrant, Kolkata encompasses a zest to mollycoddle in each and every festivity. Be it Durga Puja or Id-ul-Fitr, the city is lit with gusto and one can witness major enthusiasm in people’s faces. A perfect destination for a fun-filled sojourn, Kolkata is a paradise for you if you have a sweet tooth and wish to splurge on delectable cuisine.
Huge football grounds and tall, erected buildings in the backdrop resembles New York’s Central Park, Victoria memorial and the adjoint area splits the image of colonial India; trams, splendid ghats, rich heritage, art and culture and most importantly the mind-boggling literature makes Kolkata a protean stop for long weekend trips.
Sand dunes disseminated as far as the eyes can see, oasis raising lush green vegetation, camel rides, abundant history and sculptures invigorate the place. An air of mystery and magic encircles Egypt. Admire the spectacular Pyramids of Giza; gaze at the astonishing chiseled and carved Sphinx; appetizing Egyptian cuisine encompassing lamb kebab, baba ghannouj, kofta, dolma, shawarma, and mahshi hamam; splurge at Khan al-Khalili market; rejuvenate and gratify your adrenaline rush with some amazing water sports at the Red Sea; cruise the Nile River or just witness the setting sun leaving behind the orange tinge.
Flamboyance blended with astonishing heritage and history, London encircles a great social and erudite holiday. Home to the fictional Sherlock Holmes, the city also indulges enthusiastically in Indian celebrations. Plan a trip to London as you get the Ganesh Chaturthi’s long weekend and see the population immersed in reddish hues and the warmth displayed by the locals. Hounslow Ganesh Mandal commemorates the same by worshipping an eco- friendly idol for a period of two days.
Poojas are performed during the day and the nights are reserved for the DJ. Thousands of people gather to witness the idols getting immersed in river Thames. Behold this sight of London, otherwise famous for its hustle-bustle and sophistication. A splendid nightlife to witness, the infamous Big Ben, the Tower of London, brimful with royalty- Buckingham Palace, the London Eye overlooking the city, world-famous Madame Tussauds and the culinary delights marks some of the infinite reasons to visit this beautiful city nestled in history and present.
A ray to surreal hopes as well as a mirror of harsh realities, home to millionaires as well a roof over a pauper, Mumbai describes paradox at its best. With Juhu beach marking the periphery on one side, the city is profuse with radiant young energy and hustle-bustle. Nestling Bollywood Industry in its lap, Mumbai’s celebrations are similar to a movie.
The land celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi with impeccable gusto. Huge and vibrant idols of Ganesh being carried on trucks followed by devotees dancing and crooning on the roads of Mumbai is a common scenario. Gateway of India, Hanging Gardens, UNESCO World Heritage site Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Bandra Worli Sea Link, Marine Drive, bustling nightlife and a plethora of beaches adds further charm to the city and always adds to the top of the list of long weekend trips.
Commemorating the Independence Day on the same as ours, 15th of August marks for a great opportunity to witness the Independence Day of another country as well as celebrating your own. Gaining Independence an year after India, it’s the most important day in South Korea.
The buildings submerged in the country’s flags, Parades are held, National flags are hoisted remembering the unsung heroes and performances takes place. High in fashion, buzzing streets, astounding sky bars to behold the sight of glittering city, plethora of temples and strolling in the grand palaces will get you busy in the country.
Now, plan a holiday in advance for the upcoming long weekends and live the plans that you have been procrastinating all this while.