Remember our recent blog on the long weekends in 2019 and where you can plan a trip to during those? Well, this is another one in that series. If you didn’t go anywhere this New Year, then we want you to during the long weekends in January 2019 for a memorable start to the year. Unfortunately, there is only one long weekend this month, thanks to Makar Sankranti being a Monday, but that shouldn’t dishearten you. There are loads of destinations that are best visited in the first month of the year. So, read on for the January 2019 long weekend dates and places to visit from all major cities:

Long Weekend in January 2019

Here is a list of all the amazing weekend getaways in January 2019

January 2019 Long Weekend Getaways from Delhi

 A Tiger in Jim Corbett National Park

A Tiger in Jim Corbett National Park

1. Jim Corbett National Park

  • Distance: 256 km
  • Best for: Wildlife enthusiasts
  • What not to miss: Morning elephant safari, camping

2. Mandawa

  • Distance: 258 km
  • Best for: History lovers
  • What not to miss: Tour of Mandawa Fort and havelis

3. Rishikesh

  • Distance: 263 km
  • Best for: Nature lovers, peace seekers
  • What not to miss: Riverside camping, yoga, visit to ashrams

4. Jaipur

  • Distance: 273 km
  • Best for: History lovers, culture enthusiasts
  • What not to miss: Jaipur International Kite Festival, hot air ballooning

5. Lansdowne

  • Distance: 283 km
  • Best for: Nature lovers, soul searchers
  • What not to miss: Boating on Bhulla Tal, visit to Tarkeshwar Mahadev Mandir

January 2019 Long Weekend Getaways from Mumbai

The Grassy Hills of Matheran

The Grassy Hills of Matheran

1. Matheran

  • Distance: 42.5 km
  • Best for: Nature lovers, soul searchers
  • What not to miss: Toy train ride, vantage points

2. Alibaug

  • Distance: 92 km
  • Best for: Escapists, adventure seekers
  • What not to miss: Watersports, beach hopping, seafood

3. Kamshet

  • Distance: 102 km
  • Best for: Adventure seekers
  • What not to miss: Paragliding

4. Igatpuri

  • Distance: 121 km
  • Best for: Nature lovers
  • What not to miss: Visit to Camel Valley and Bhatsa Valley

5. Jawhar

  • Distance: 134 km
  • Best for: History lovers, culture enthusiasts
  • What not to miss: Buying Warli paintings, exploring Jai Vilas Palace

January 2019 Long Weekend Getaways from Bangalore

The Opulent Halls of Mysore Palace

The Opulent Halls of Mysore Palace

1. Mysore

  • Distance: 144 km
  • Best for: History lovers, culture enthusiasts
  • What not to miss: Tour of Mysore Palace

2. Coorg

  • Distance: 265 km
  • Best for: Nature lovers, couples
  • What not to miss: Walks through coffee plantations

3. Ooty

  • Distance: 275 km
  • Best for: Nature lovers, couples, families
  • What not to miss: Ride on Nilgiri Mountain Railway, visit to pine forest

4. Brahmagiri

  • Distance: 253 km
  • Best for: Nature lovers, trekkers
  • What not to miss: Photographing the scenic vistas

5. Hampi

  • Distance: 346 km
  • Best for: Culture enthusiasts
  • What not to miss: Visit to intricately carved temples

January 2019 Long Weekend Getaways from Chennai

The Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram

The Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram

1. Mahabalipuram

  • Distance: 55.8 km
  • Best for: Culture enthusiasts, history lovers
  • What not to miss: Tour of UNESCO-listed group of monuments

2. Pulicat

  • Distance: 56.7 km
  • Best for: Peace seekers, wildlife enthusiasts
  • What not to miss: Birdwatching tour

3. Pondicherry

  • Distance: 151 km
  • Best for: Soul searchers, culture enthusiast, couples
  • What not to miss: visit to Auroville, meal at French-style cafes,

4. Yelagiri

  • Distance: 228 km
  • Best for: Nature lovers, adventure seekers, soul searchers
  • What not to miss: Paragliding, visit to Jalagamparai Waterfalls

5. Yercaud

  • Distance: 345 km
  • Best for: Nature lovers, families
  • What not to miss: Boating on Yercaud Lake

January 2019 Long Weekend Getaways from Kolkata

Tajpur Beach in Digha

Tajpur Beach in Digha

1. Bakkhali

  • Distance: 131 km
  • Best for: Nature loves, soul searches, couples
  • What not to miss: Visit to crocodile farm, walk on the beach

2. Bishnupur

  • Distance: 139 km
  • Best for: Culture enthusiasts, history lovers
  • What not to miss: Visit to terracotta temples, shopping for local crafts

3. Shantiniketan

  • Distance: 161 km
  • Best for: Culture enthusiasts, history lovers
  • What not to miss: Visit to Rabindranath Tagore’s house and ashram

4. Digha

  • Distance: 164 km
  • Best for: Nature lovers, soul searchers, adrenaline junkies
  • What not to miss: Paragliding, beach hopping watersports

5. Sunderbans

  • Distance: 190 km
  • Best for: Nature lovers, wildlife enthusiasts
  • What not to miss: Boat ride on the estuaries

January 2019 Long Weekend Getaways from Pune

Camping at Pawna Lake

Camping at Pawna Lake

1. Pawna Lake

  • Distance: 54.4 km
  • Best for: Nature lovers, soul searchers, couples
  • What not to miss: Lakeside camping

2. Lonavala and Khandala

  • Distance: 65.2 km
  • Best for: Nature lovers, history lovers, families, couples
  • What not to miss: Visit to Bhaja, Bedse and Karla Caves, and viewpoints

3. Karjat

  • Distance: 107 km
  • Best for: Nature lovers, soul searchers, couples
  • What not to miss: Hiking, visit to Bhivpuri Falls

4. Mahabaleshwar

  • Distance: 118 km
  • Best for: Nature lovers, families
  • What not to miss: Visit to Panchganga Temple, Lingmala Waterfalls and viewpoints

5. Sandhan Valley

  • Distance: 194 km
  • Best for: Nature lovers, soul searchers, adventure lovers
  • What not to miss: Canyoning

January 2019 Long Weekend Getaways from Hyderabad

The Grand Bidar Fort

The Grand Bidar Fort

1. Mahabubnagar

  • Distance: 102 km
  • Best for: Nature lovers, soul searchers
  • What not to miss: Tour of Nallamala Forest, visit to Mallela Theertham Waterfalls

2. Bidar

  • Distance: 152 km
  • Best for: History lovers
  • What not to miss: Tour of Bidar Fort and Bahmani tombs

3. Srisailam

  • Distance: 213 km
  • Best for: Nature lovers, wildlife enthusiasts
  • What not to miss: Jeep safari in Srisailam-Nagarjuna Sagar Tiger Reserve

4. Gulbarga

  •  Distance: 230 km
  • Best for: History lovers
  • What not to miss: Visit to Gulbarga Fort

5. Machilipatnam

  • Distance: 339 km
  • Best for: Nature lovers, soul searchers, couples
  • What not to miss: Walk on the beach, buying local handicrafts, seafood

You now have the best holiday ideas for January 2019 that will come in handy during the Makar Sankranti long weekend. So, what are you waiting for? Plan your trip already as Makar Sankranti is not far!