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Get out! It is raining long weekends in 2015
Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

For those always seeking to break away from the monotony of routine life, 2015 is bliss. Long weekends in 2015 are plentiful, and if you can manage your gamut of official leaves strategically, you can have nearly two months of vacation to lavish on your wanderlust.

Long Weekends 2015

May 1st, Labour Day

1st May, a Friday to kick back and let loose. A bonus public holiday which does not demand you to sit back and enjoy lunch with family or to buy presents for each other. A home stay at Sikkim or a tea tasting session at Darjeeling, we recommend you to prepare for the real summer heats by escaping to the Himalayan valleys.

Darjeeling Diaries

August 15th, Independence Day

Not exactly a long weekend, but as we mentioned right at the start if you could plan a few strategic casual leaves (even sick leaves will do!) you can enjoy an extended weekend right here. We suggest you take off on the 15th of August, Saturday, keep travelling on the 16 August, Sunday 17 August, Monday — Skip work; and there is 18 August, Tuesday — Parsi New Year.

We believe, there is no better way to enjoy the freedom than to have a taste of the Goan ‘sussegado’. And trust the traveller soul when we say, the beach beauty is only prettier under the monsoon showers.

Luxury villa at Goa
Goan Sussegado

August 28th, Onam:

If you haven’t been strategic enough to plan a quick retreat on the Independence day break means you haven’t taken off since May. So here is the Onam break on the 28 of August, Friday to your rescue. Lucky are the home-bounds who have been waiting long to enjoy the special meal with the near and near ones, for the rest we prescribe a house boat experience, Onam Sadya and beautiful backwaters.

Houseboat experience
Houseboat in Alleppey

September 17th, Ganesh Chathurthi:

17th of September, Thursday it’s that time of the year when the whole of Mumbai & Pune will go bonkers. They will paint the town with hues of happiness, they will shake a leg with the latest Bollywood numbers, they will gorge on those delectable cuisines and there will be an air of gaiety all around.

Mumbaikars, from all corners of the world cannot be anywhere but back home to be a part of this grand celebration. But if the explorer soul does not want to be a part of the crazy celebration instead would love a quiet retreat, we suggest you fall sick on 18th September, Friday and take off to the French colony of the East. Yes we are talking about Pondicherry here, a town that is French in its ambiance, French in its etiquette and French in every possible way.

French town of the East

September 24th, Bakri Id

24 September, Thursday – we can only suggest that Eid time is the best time to go to the old part of the capital city especially the Muslim areas. The narrow lanes of old Delhi really comes alive. To witness lakhs of devotees together offering their prayer to Allah at the historic Jama Masjid is indeed a unique and unforgettable experience. To add on to the lure factor there are the kormas, the kebabs, the biriyanis and the shahi tukdas.

Jama Masjid in Delhi
Eid Celebration in The Capital

October 2nd, Gandhi Jayanti

2 October, Friday – we bet the travel enthusiasts will plan for an extended vacation and will most likely be on the go since the week before. Why not complete the golden triangle trip here? From Delhi to the south towards the monument of love in Agra and thereafter westwards to the Pink City.

Beautiful Taj
Taj Instagrammed

October 23rd, Dussehra

The festive spirit is at the peak at this time of the year in most parts of the country.  There are no dearth of destinations to travel to, to be a part of the celebration. For holiday ideas refer here.

December 25th, Christmas

Christmas on a Friday, that doubles the celebration, right? And what could make you jump on your feet is the fact that you can also take off the day before on the occasion of Eid-e-Milad. Prepare well for Christmas, enjoy the Christmas supper with near and dear ones and take off for the weekend. Destination? Well we can help you plan the perfect holiday with the perfect itinerary, write to us at reservations@goseekandhide.com

Picture Courtesy: polkacafe, pondicherryinfo, demotix

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The wise man travels to discover himself - JR Lowell


My name is Sudha Mathew. I'm an ex-banker who quit the rat race after a decade to follow my passion for travel and to combine it with my experience in understanding client requirements and exceeding their expectations.


While our content is mostly about the holiday experience, the accommodation and services, there's so much more to a journey. I have discovered a whole new me through travel. So I've reserved this corner of the website to share the unexpected aspects of travel. This space is also to hear from you about your journeys and discoveries. Bon Voyage!

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