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The much-awaited long weekend is nearing and if you still haven’t made plans you better hurry before everything gets booked. Holi that falls on March 24 is a Thursday while March 25 is Good Friday. If you have Saturday off, you get four straight holidays in a row. Take a day or two before and after the long weekend and you have the perfect holiday without losing too many of your leaves. Either way four days are also good enough to take a break to unwind. If you haven’t figured out what to do yet, worry not, here’s help. Also Read - Kejriwal Warns of Action Against Private Hospitals Denying COVID-19 Treatment, Urges Asymptomatic People to Not Test

1. Witness a unique Holi celebration

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Holi, the festival of colors is fun-filled and often played in different ways throughout India. While applying gulal and throwing water balloons at each other is the popular way of celebrating Holi, some regions celebrate it in a very unique way. From Dhulandi in Mathura to Lathmar in Barsana, you have to witness the different types of Holi India is home to. Here are 7 most unique places to celebrate Holi in India.  Also Read - BJP Leader Kapil Mishra Grabs Negative Limelight For India as Mark Zuckerberg Criticises His Delhi Riots Threat in Facebook’s Hate Speech Policy

2. Get out of town!


Four days are enough to see a place in India if you hop on a flight. There are several options in India that have a pleasant climate this time of the year that are perfect for a summer vacation. From Kasol to Sikkim, you have many destinations to explore in the country itself. Here are 8 great options for the Holi long weekend. 

3. Go for a trip overseas


Want to go away from all the Holi madness in the country? Why not pack your bags and head to foreign shores? Booking so last minute can help you get good deals on hotel stays and tickets. Some options to explore are Thailand, Dubai, Sri Lanka and Bhutan that are not too far off and won’t burn a hole in your pocket. They also do not have much visa hassles.

4. Take a road trip

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Gather your buddies, hop into a car, put on some music and go for an epic road trip. India has several scenic routes that are perfect for such impromptu plans. And most major cities offer weekend getaways that are meant for such short breaks. Here are 6 road trips you can choose from.  

5. Relax in a luxury hotel

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Getting pampered silly is one of the ways to have a good time over this long weekend. Simply book your stay at a boutique hotel and enjoy its facilities to the fullest. From getting a spa treatment to lazying around in the pool or sipping a cocktail, there are plenty of things you can do. Many hotels are offering Holi packages with great discounts so make complete use of these offers and have an indulgent long weekend. ALSO READ  10 magnificent heritage hotels in India that are truly luxurious. 

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