The year is almost over, so if you are done with reviewing with your achievements and failures in 2014, it is time to look forward to the NEW YEAR! Mark the long weekends on the calendar, pull out the guidebooks, get excited and make your travel plans for 2015. If you are a travel enthusiast and love to go out on excursions and explore new places, the New Year promises you a lot of long weekends and plenty of cheer!
2015, just like its predecessor, is packed with many 3 and 4 days weekend holidays. Holidays like Republic Day, Good Friday, Holi, Id-ul-Zuha, Buddha Purnima, Id-ul-Zuha, Gandhi Jayanti and Christmas fall either on Monday or Friday; there are seven three day weekends for sure. You can take a couple of days additional off and enjoy a really long weekend. Don’t miss this chance (you may not get it again), plan your holidays in advance and enjoy visiting places that you have been waiting to go for a long time. If you are unsure, where to go, here we help you make your choice by listing some of the best destinations you can visit on your long weekends in 2015
Take a refreshing breath away from your daily schedule working at IT parks and the traffic snarls in Bangalore City and make your way to the pristine beaches of Gokarna for a relaxing and rejuvenating weekend. The 8 hour drive from the Bengaluru City can be a bit exhausting but the tranquility of the town, the humble outlook of the people and the white sandy beach will more than make up for the long drive. While you are at the beach, you can go for a swim in the gushing waves of the Arabian Sea or just lean back on the sand and get a sunbath while enjoying the beautiful view of the sea. If you are done relaxing and looking for a bit of adventure, you can head to Netrani Islands, which is just about 4 kms from the beach. This place is one of the best destinations in India for sea-diving and to explore the bio-diverse marine life. Do a bit of research on the whale migration period and if you are lucky, you may spot the humpbacks and the rare whale sharks during your dive.
Nestled in the laps of the mighty Himalayas, this picturesque hill station in Himachal Pradesh is a wonderful destination to get an eyeful of the snow-clad mountains and chill your feet on your long weekend. The place is also famous for its adventurous sporting activities including hiking and river-rafting. No matter if you are going with your family or your colleagues and friends, there are plenty of things to do that would keep you in high spirits and in joyous mood throughout the time you spend there.
Sikkim may not be well known for its tourism but (trust me, when I say this), you would surely be left in awe with the natural beauty of the region. Snow-clad mountains, remote forests, monasteries, flora and fauna are aplenty here. Even a long weekend may not suffice to get enough of this place, but in 2015, you can reserve a certain long weekend to explore the region and revel in its beauty.
If you want to explore the international shores, 2015 presents a perfect opportunity to spend your weekend in a foreign country. Bali is a popular tourist destination and rightly so because it is not just any other place, it is an aspiration, it is a mood and pure bliss. Bali has everything you can ask for, sandy beaches, resorts, temple sanctuary, volcanoes, water sports, and delicious delicacies and above the genuinely warm and hospitable nature of the locals. Some of the best places to visit in Bali are Pura Kehen, Gunung Batur, Batubulan, Gianyar, Kuta, Tanah Lot, Ubud, Nusa Dua and many more. You may not be able to visit all the places in a single trip, but make sure you plan you travel well and visit as many places as you can and take back amazing memories that you can relish for a long time.
Unparalleled luxury, stunning beaches, mesmerizing underwater world makes Maldives one of the must visit places in everybody’s travel wish list. The place is a perfect romantic gateway destination, where you can spend a quiet and cozy moments with your loved on the numerous private beach resorts found everywhere across the country. Maldives is home to some of the most amazing beaches in the world; some beaches may have softer granules than the other but the basic fact is they all have luminous blue water and pristine white sand.