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With 2015 taking over in a couple of days, most of us begin to plan our trips timing them with long weekends. Here is a list of standard holidays followed in India. This may wary between the South and North India and is marked by an asterix. So better start planning now if you want to get hold of good air fares and those popular resorts since they tend to sell out during long weekends.

2015 Holiday List
Sl No. Holidays Date Day
1 New Year’s Day 1st January, 2015 Thursday
2 Makara Sankranthi 14th January, 2015 Wednesday
3 Republic Day 26th January, 2015 Monday
4 Holi * 6th March, 2015 Friday
5 Good Friday * 3rd April, 2015 Friday
6 May Day 1st May, 2015 Friday
7 Ganesh Chaturthi 17th September, 2015 Wednesday
8 Bakrid 23 September, 2015 Wednesday
9 Gandhi Jayanti 2nd October, 2015 Friday
10 Ayudha Pooja* 21st October, 2015 Wednesday
11 Maha Navami 22nd October, 2015 Thursday
12 Diwali 10th – 11th November, 2015 Tuesday – Wednesday
13 Gurunanak Jayanthi* 25th November, 2015 Wednesday
14 Christmas 25th December, 2015 Friday

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Here are some pictures we took during a herpetology camp, deep inside the virgin, untamed forests of Agumbe. Interested in attending the camp, click here.

Agumbe is one of the most scenic places on the Western Ghats of the Southern  India. Situated 560 meters above sea level on the Sahyadri ranges (Western Ghats), a World bio-diversity hotspot is aptly called the Cherapunji of South India as it receives an average rainfall of 7000-8000mm annually.

Added to the lush green view all around, the attractions for the visitors is the spectacular sunset and vast opportunities it offers to the trekkers. However not many know that these pristine forests are home to the longest venomous snake of the world – The King Cobra. The renowned herpetologist, Romulus Whitaker called Agumbe the capital of King Cobra.

If you are looking for a peaceful break for a few days from the hectic city life, away from the crowded and commercialized attractions, then this is the place for you.

Ophiophagus Hannah - King Cobra

King Cobra

Dear readers, our next herpetology camp will be on 16-17 October & 30-31 October 2010.  Click here to get more information.

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