The best part about the holiday calendar each year is marking out the long weekends and planning where to go every month. We’ve made the process easy for you, with a list of expert travel options—beaches, wildlife sanctuaries, and heritage getaways, among other things. So here’s the 2018 calendar. Bookmark the list, or download the print-friendly version here.
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Skiing, sledging, ice-skating—here’s how you can plot your snowy escapades.
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Enjoy the slight nip in the air, and choose from our guide of 16 getaways in Rajasthan.
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Holi celebrations are at their traditional finest in Mathura and Vrindavan. This is also a good time to go diving in the warm waters of the Andaman and Nicobar islands.
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Jungle reserves like Bandhavgarh, Sariska and Ranthambore offer the thrill of spotting a wild cat along with comfortable (if not plush) accommodation options.
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Ride the waves in the coastal towns of Varkala and Kovalam.
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Lucknow and Hyderabad should feature on any foodie’s itinerary. Or take a cue from Chef Ranveer Brar on how to eat your way through Ramadan.
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The Western Ghats overflow with lush greenery and waterfalls in July. There may not be a long weekend, but don’t let that stop you from following this guide of DIY hikes.
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Combine all the holidays for a road trip to Ladakh. Choose from our recommendations for places to stay in Leh and Ladakh.
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In the Nilgiris, hill slopes are carpeted with plantations. Take the scenic route in Ooty and Coonoor, or go hiking in Avalanchi.
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Whether it is Bharat Milap in Varanasi or celebration of the goddess Kali in Tamil Nadu, Dussehra celebrations cover a wide spectrum in India.
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Buddhist stupas in Sanchi, ancient temples in Khajuraho and Orchha, riverside ghats in Ujjain and Jabalpur—Madhya Pradesh is perfect for history buffs.
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From houseboats floating leisurely in backwaters to tea and spice plantations, Kerala never disappoints.
Devang H Makwana
is Art Director at National Geographic Traveller India. He believes that Jammu and Kashmir is paradise on earth, and that everyone should visit it at least once in their lifetime. He is a big movie buff, and spends most of his weekends in movie theatres.
is Jr. Assistant Editor at National Geographic Traveller India. She travels in the search for happy places (which invariably involve a beach) and good food. When she’s not planning her next escape, you can find her curled up with a book or researching recipes.
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