Embrace the long weekends of 2024: a guide to holidaying at Katie’s Abode, Hartola

Long weekends of 2024 to visit Katie's Abode, Hartola homestay

As the dawn of the new year unfolds, it brings with it the promise of long weekends, offering the perfect opportunity to escape the routine and explore the diverse landscapes and cultures that Hartola in general and Katie’s Abode specially has to offer. In 2024, these extended breaks provide an ideal chance to immerse oneself in the tranquil beauty and serene ambiance of our homestay in Hartola. Here’s a guide to the long weekends in 2024 and the enchanting experiences awaiting at at our home.

Republic Day Weekend (January 26th – 28th, 2024):
Begin the year with a sense of patriotism and exploration. Celebrate Republic Day on January 26th by venturing to this homestay near Mukteshwar, nestled amidst the lush greenery of the Himalayas. Enjoy the scenic beauty of this quaint village retreat, offering a peaceful escape from the bustling city life. Take leisurely walks through the pine forests, indulge in birdwatching, or simply unwind amidst nature’s serenity.

Holi Weekend (March 21st – 24th, 2024):
Dive into the vibrant colors and festive spirit of Holi at Katie’s Abode, Hartola. Extend your weekend getaway to experience the traditional Holi celebrations in the village, where locals come together to dance, sing, and smear each other with bright hues. Immerse yourself in the joyous atmosphere and cultural richness of this colorful festival amidst the tranquil surroundings of the Himalayas.

Good Friday Weekend (April 19th – 21st, 2024):
Embrace the spirit of reflection and rejuvenation during the Good Friday weekend at our homestay in Nainital district. Retreat to this idyllic haven, where you can indulge in yoga and meditation sessions amidst the pristine surroundings. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the mountains, rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul, and emerge refreshed and revitalized.

Independence Day Weekend (August 15th – 18th, 2024):
Commemorate India’s independence by embarking on a journey of exploration and discovery and engage in cultural exchange with the local community, participate in traditional folk performances, and savor authentic Himalayan cuisine. Explore the nearby attractions, including the ancient temples, cascading waterfalls, and panoramic viewpoints, to experience the essence of freedom and diversity.

Gandhi Jayanti Weekend (October 2nd – 4th, 2024):
Pay homage to the principles of peace and simplicity espoused by Mahatma Gandhi during the Gandhi Jayanti weekend at our pet-friendly homestay in Uttarakhand. Reflect on Gandhi’s teachings amidst the tranquil surroundings of the Himalayas, and participate in community service activities to honor his legacy. Engage in eco-friendly practices and sustainable living initiatives to contribute to the preservation of the environment.

Diwali Weekend (October 25th – 27th, 2024):
Illuminate your Diwali celebrations with the warmth and hospitality of our home. Experience the festive charm of Diwali amidst the Himalayan foothills, adorned with traditional decorations and flickering diyas. Indulge in delicious festive feasts prepared by our experienced caretaker, Mr. Joshi, participate in cultural performances, and witness the mesmerizing fireworks lighting up the night sky. Immerse yourself in the joyous spirit of Diwali in this serene mountain retreat.

Christmas Weekend (December 25th – 28th, 2024):
Conclude the year with a magical Christmas getaway at Katie’s Abode, Hartola. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and embrace the peaceful ambiance of the Himalayas. Enjoy cozy evenings by the fireplace, take leisurely strolls amidst the snow-capped mountains, and savor the festive delights prepared with love and care. Experience the true essence of Christmas amidst the enchanting beauty of this quaint hamlet.

So make Year 2024 a year of a transformative journey of exploration and rejuvenation. And whether you seek solace in nature, cultural immersion, or simply a peaceful retreat, our charming 5BHK Himalayan abode offers the perfect sanctuary to nourish your mind, body, and soul. Plan your visit, pack your bags, and prepare for an unforgettable experience amidst the serene beauty of Katie’s Abode Hartola.

Leaving you with the long weekends of 2024 for you to mark your calendars:

Long Weekend In January 2024

1) Saturday, December 30
Sunday, December 31

Monday, January 1: New Year’s Day

Optional — Tuesday, January 2 (Take the day off)

2) Saturday, January 13: Lohri

Sunday, January 14

Monday, January 15: Makar Sankranti, Pongal

Optional — Tuesday, January 16 (Take the day off)

3) Friday, January 26: Republic Day

Saturday, January 27

Sunday, January 28

Long Weekend In March 2024

1) Friday, March 8: Maha Shivratri

Saturday, March 9: Gudi Padwa

Sunday, March 10

2) Saturday, March 23

Sunday, March 24

Monday, March 25: Holi

Optional — Tuesday, March 26 (Take the day off)

3) Friday, March 29: Good Friday

Saturday, March 30

Sunday, March 31: Easter

Long Weekend In May 2024

1) Thursday, May 23: Buddha Purnima

Friday, May 24 (Take the day off)

Saturday, May 25
Sunday, May 26

Long Weekend In June 2024

1) Saturday, June 15

Sunday, June 16

Monday, June 17: Bakri Eid

Tuesday, June 18 (Take the day off)

Long Weekend In August 2024

1) Thursday, August 15: Independence Day and Parsi New Year

Friday, August 16 (Take the day off)

Saturday, August 17

Sunday, August 18

Monday, August 19: Raksha Bandhan (Restricted)

2) Saturday, August 24

Sunday, August 25

Monday, August 26: Janmashthami

Optional — Tuesday, August 27 (Take the day off)

Long Weekend In September 2024

1) Thursday, September 5: Onam (Restricted)

Friday, September 6 (Take the day off)

Saturday, September 7: Ganesh Chaturthi

Sunday, September 8

2) Saturday, September 14

Sunday, September 15

Monday, September 16: Eid Milad Un Nabi (Restricted)

Long Weekend In October 2024

1) Friday, October 11: Maha Navmi (Restricted)

Saturday, October 12: Dussehra

Sunday, October 13

Long Weekend In November 2024

1) Friday, November 1: Diwali

Saturday, November 2

Sunday, November 3: Bhai Dooj

Optional — November 4 (Take the day off)

2) Friday, November 15: Guru Nanak Jayanti (Restricted)

Saturday, November 16

Sunday, November 17x

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