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Republic Day Long Weekend Trips 2024: Your Ideal Winter Getaways

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Written by Raima Raj

2024 brings with it positivity, hope and enough long weekends to make your year an awesome one! In fact, January itself is packed with 3 Long Weekends – New Year’s, Makar Sankranti and Republic Day Long Weekend 2024 giving the year a Bumper start! 

  • Friday, 26th January – Holiday 
  • Saturday, 27th January – Weekend
  • Sunday, 28th January – Weekend 
  • Monday, 29th January – Take Leave

And Voila! You have an easy 4 Days in hand. 

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On a snowy hike to Kedarkantha!

The average office goer patiently waits for long weekends to embark on small trips and to our luck, 2024 is packed with a plethora of opportunities that you can grab to make your travel dreams come true! Imagine not having to go through the hassle of applying for leaves, skipping your friend’s birthday party to save your holidays and at last, going through the disappointment of rejected leaves. This upcoming Republic Day Long Weekend presents itself as the ultimate opportunity to get the best of Winters by embarking on a short snowy escapade in the Himalayas, a tropical escape to Meghalaya or a weekend trip to Rajasthan! 

Here’s a list of all the Republic Day Long Weekend Trips you can do to give 2024 a Grand Welcome!

Best Weekend Getaways to do on Republic Day Long Weekend 

Kasol-Tosh-Grahan 

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Fresh snowfall over Tosh Village

The one place that stays at the top of every nomad traveler, a place where living the slow life is the norm and days start with good music, good food and good people, Kasol in Parvati Valley is awesome all throughout the year! If you are looking to spend a laid back weekend in the heart of the Himalayas and witness snowfall, worry not, Kasol is the place for you! 

What’s even more amazing is that Kasol being the base point of Parvati Valley offers you the perfect opportunity to explore the nearby villages that exude a different kind of charm of its own. The best places to visit near Kasol are Chalal Village, Tosh, Kalga, Kheerganga and Grahan. 

Each of these tiny hamlets are home to several hippie cafes, hostels, bakeries and you can also find live music festivals that have a whole vibe of their own. This and so much more that you will experience along the way makes Kasol one of the best Republic Day Long Weekend Trips you can embark on!

Manali-Solang-Sissu 

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People enjoying snow activities in Solang Valley

A classic always, a trip to Manali in January is like taking a trip to the Winter Wonderland of India! Snow covered streets, ivory dusted mountains and glimmering lakes, it’s like being trapped in a place that you never want to get out of. Whether you are a solo traveler, couple or traveling with your best buddies, Manali has something in store for everyone! 

Head to Solang Valley, the hub of all adventure activities near Manali and enjoy skiing, snowboarding, zorbing, paragliding and more. You can also take ATV’s and rev it up to the hill top and pay a visit to Anjani Mahadev Temple where you can witness a rare sight of a frozen waterfall and shivling. 

If you are someone who likes the idea of long drives, you can visit Sissu Valley via the Atal Tunnel and soak in the blissful winter landscapes of Lahaul. Sissu is in fact one of the most trending places as it not only boasts bewitching winter views but also Sissu Waterfall and Lake. Take some time to simply enjoy the snow, have snowball fights, make snow angels or just enjoy the view with pahadon waali chai and Maggi. Manali should definitely be at the top of your list when planning a Republic Day Long Weekend Getaway. 

Mcleodganj-Triund 

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Girl soaking in peace at Triund Top.

Another wholesome place for a very pleasant Republic Day Long Weekend Getaway would be McLeodganj and Triund in Himachal Pradesh. Nestled in the lap of Dhauladhar Ranges, McLeodganj is also known as ‘Little Lhasa’ for its Tibetan culture and traditions. It is also home to several named Monasteries including Namgyal Monastery, the home of the Dalai Lama. Being here, you can just feel the calm and peace that lingers in the air and to not forget, the sunsets from Naddi are just a sight to behold!

 If you are seeking a splash of adventure this Republic Day Long Weekend, we would surely suggest you to embark on a snowy hike to Triund Top.

Barely 5 Hours of walking and you reach the hilltop that offers the most gorgeous views of the Dhauladhar Range. You can easily set up a camp here and spend the night under the stars, relishing in beautiful views and company of travelers you can genuinely bond with. 

Know More : Top 10 Weekend Trips from Delhi NCR

Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

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Towards the sunset at Jaisalmer.

Not all getaways can be to the Mountains and that’s when Rajasthan comes into the picture. The best time to go on a trip to Rajasthan is from November to February because this is when the weather is just perfect allowing you to roam and explore freely on foot. Jaisalmer, the gateway to Rajasthan’s majestic Golden Sand Dunes is an ideal option for those who are looking to explore something beyond the ordinary. The best part about Jaisalmer are its jeep and camel safaris that are a unique and soulful experience. 

You can simply spend days enjoying the views of the Thar Desert, taking an evening stroll to catch the sunset,  and even indulging in delicious local cuisines like Dal Bati Churma and Laal Maas. You can also find luxury camps here called Glamps that have top-notch service that also includes Cultural Shows, Music and food extravaganza, all under the starry sky! 

Note : If you have a total of 5 Days in hand, you can also cover Udaipur and Jodhpur along with Jaisalmer and enjoy a full fledged Rajasthan Backpacking Trip!

Best Himalayan Treks to do on Republic Day Long Weekend 

Chopta-Chandrashila 

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View from Chandrashila top in January.

A destination that has emerged as one of the most popular one day treks in India, Tungnath-Chandrashila should be at the top of your bucket list when looking for easy treks to do on Republic Day Long Weekend. Be sure to find snow covered trails, ethereal views of the highest Himalayan Peaks glowing under the winter sun and an overall surreal snow experience.

You can also visit Deoriatal, a beautiful alpine lake just a few kilometers from Chopta and spend a night camping amidst its calming surroundings. 

Kedarkantha 

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Stunned by the views from Kedarkantha Peak.

Popularly known as theBest Winter Trek Of India, Kedarkantha in Uttarakhand is beautiful beyond words. This 4 Day Easy Trek promises adventure and peace in the heart of the Himalayas and offers you the chance to be mighty close to nature in unimaginable ways. What makes this trek one of the best, is the ease of terrains that makes it easily achievable even for beginner level trekkers.

The sunrise from Kedarkantha Peak on the summit day is something that makes a deep impact on your mind and soul and also not to forget, the unimaginable views of the night sky.

Another really amazing fact about this trek is that it has many clearings along the way that are just perfect to camp at and spot Himalayan Peaks like Swargarohini, Trishul, Bandarpoonch etc! 

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Nag Tibba and Parashar Lake

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Friends enjoying making a Snowman.

Both of these treks, Nag Tibba and Parashar Lake perched in Uttarakhand and Himachal are beginner friendly 2 Day treks that are ideal for those looking for a thrill-filled weekend. During January, be ready to find snow covered trails through dense forests leading up to the hill-top where you can spend a night or two camping in nature’s embrace. 

Trekking in itself can be a very therapeutic experience that helps you detach from the regular humdrums of life and allows you to refresh your senses as you traverse the trails hidden in nature. Enjoy the beginning of the year with a wholesome getaway with your friends and like minded travelers and make unforgettable memories on top of the world!

Read Now : Nag Tibba Trek Guide

Best International Trips to do on Republic Day Long Weekend 2024

What can be a better start to 2024 than finally ticking-off an International Trip off your list? Whether you are someone who is seeking a luxurious getaway or someone looking for a tropical beach getaway, we have a plethora of options to choose from!

The best part? The Itineraries have been crafted especially to make sure your trip is a flawless blend of peace filled days and days when you can feel the adrenaline pumping through your veins. But just in case you want more, we are all ready to customize these trips according to your choices and preferences. 

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The most majestic Sunset view in Bali

International Escapades in January : 

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Don’t wait till the next Winter Season to experience snow, gather that courage, pack your hoodies and just let the beauty of the journey fill you with tranquility. Let’s give 2024 the start it deserves on these unforgettable Republic Day Long Weekend Trips!

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