Here comes the second long weekend of 2017! And you’re not too late in planning a getaway because we’ve got your covered. Make good use of the holiday on 24th in lieu of Maha Shivratri, and couple it up with the weekend ahead for a three-day long weekend! Here are the best picks for your February long weekend travel:
Bringing over 400 artisans together from different parts of the country, the Taj Mahotsav gives them a platform to showcase their work to a larger audience. A grand craft mela, Taj Mahotsav is a festival that takes place in Agra (where lies the majestic Taj Mahal) which puts up grand shows, cultural performances, stalls of handicrafts and carts of street fare! From vintage art pieces, antiques, wooden curios to handmade decorations, you’ll find it all here.
When: 18th to 27th February 2017
Where: Shilpgram in Agra (on the banks of River Yamuna, opposite the Taj Mahal)
Entry Fee: Rs. 50 per adult, Rs. 10 per child (5 to 12 years), complimentary for children below 5 years
A street fair, where colourful parades dot the lanes, music performances enthral the crowds and floats that represent the best of the beach state. Goa enlivens up even more than other months, during Goa Carnival, taking place from 25th to 28th Feb 2017. The major locations for this annual celebrations are Panjim, Mapusa, Margao and Vasco da Gama.
When: 25th to 28th February 2017
Where: Goa, India
Entry Fee: Free
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The Bison Resort, Kabini, Karnataka
If you’re craving for a quite getaway, far from the city snarls and daily routines, head to The Bison, Kabini. Perched at an enviable location, at the confluence of the Bandipur and Nagarhole National Park, on the shores of the Kabini River in Karnataka, The Bison is an idyllic retreat. Admire the sun setting over the lake, partake in group activities at the bonfire spot, dine under the blanket of stars or track wild creatures throughout the day at the safari—The Bison offers much more than what you’d expect.
Cost: Starting at approximately Rs. 6,500* per night
Location: Gundathur Village, Karapura - Kabini Road, Nisana Hobli, H.D. Kote, Karnataka 571114
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