Weekend Travel Trends by Cox and Kings

Holi, the festival of colours, which is an intrinsic part of India’s vibrant culture has started fascinating the world like never before. The vivacious festival is celebrated in many cities across the world by not only by the NRIs residing there, but also by many foreigners. This year, northern emirate cities like Ras-al-Khaimah have also joined the bandwagon. These are mostly the tourist destinations which are also using this opportunity to woo tourists, especially from India during Holi for Weekend Travel.

Indonesia - Weekend Travel - Cox and KingsIndian tourists too have responded equally well to these initiatives. On upcoming Holi weekend, many of them are set to cross the boundaries and leave all the cultural barriers behind to celebrate the festival in another countries like Mauritius, Maldives, Thailand, Nepal, Bhutan, and UAE among others.

In domestic destinations, Nainital-Masoori-Corbett, Shimla-Manali, North East destinations such as Gangtok-Pelling-Darjeeling and Kashmir are the bestsellers. Ladakh and Andaman are also popular.

Many senior citizens are opting for pilgrimages like Kailash Mansarovar and Char Dham Yatra on the auspicious occasion of Holi.

Hongkong - Weekend Travel - Cox and KingsThe month of March provides you a great opportunity for cost saving. It’s a period just before the peak travel season starts (April-May). Airfares and hotel rates are quite cheaper in this month as compared to April-May.  As a result, many family travellers are preponing their summer holiday plan in March immediately after the school exams are over. Some of them are taking additional 3-4 days off after the Holi weekend to make it 6-7 days full-fledged summer holiday. 

Cox & Kings has introduced an amazing offer aimed at weekend wanderers. Here, travellers can firm up their travel plans for any five of weekends and get the 6thholiday absolutely free. The travellers can choose from any of the following extended weekends-


Possible travel dates

Number of days


11 – 13 Mar 2017

3 days

Gudi Padwa

25 – 28 Mar 2017

4 days

Ram Navami

1– 4  Apr 2017

4 days


13 – 16 April 2017

4 days

Labour Day

29 Apr – 1 May 2017

3 days

Ramzan Eid

24 – 26 June 2017

3 days

Independence Day

12 – 20 Aug 2017

9 days

Ganesh Chaturthi

25 – 27 Aug 2017

3 days

Gandhi Jayanti

30 Sep- 2 Oct 2017

3 days


14 – 22 Oct 2017

9 days


1 – 3 Dec 2017

3 days


23 – 25 Dec 2017

3 days

Weekend travel has laid roots in Indian travel market so well that more and more people like to indulge in multiple short breaks throughout the year. This helps them to break monotony of their routine and makes them feel rejuvenated.

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