Where to travel in India, according to your zodiac sign
Where are the stars leading you?
Wondering where to travel in India? From Himalaya’s towering peaks to Kerala’s soothing backwaters, there’s a lot India’s diverse terrains have to offer. Whether you’re looking for a rigorous trek to challenge yourself with (we’re looking at you, Aries) or a relaxing vacation to de-stress your mind (Pisces, we feel you), this list of the 12 best travel is divided according to your zodiac sign to ensure that your vacation spot is an exact match of your personality.
Travel solo (ideal for independent Aquarius) or take your partner with you for a romantic get-away (Scorpio, we’ve found a place that will make all your dreams come true) as you explore the flora and fauna of these untouched spots. Follow the stars as they lead you to your ideal vacation spot…
Where to travel in India, according to your zodiac sign:
For the passionate, confident and strong-willed Leo, Udaipur is the place to visit. The city of lakes will leave you awe-struck with its majestic beauty, and considering that you love the finer things in life, Udaipur will feel like home. Visit the numerous heritage sites like the Udaipur City Palace, Kumbhalgarh Fort, Lake Pichola and the Aravalli Hill Range for some of the best sights of the city.
Pisceans, we know you'd rather spend your life close to a water body, which is why we want you to explore the unexplored Chorla Ghat located in the Goa-Karnataka-Maharashtra boundary. This yet-to-be discovered nature destination is not commercialised, which means you have a quiet place that's away from the maddening crowd of the main city (just what you're craving, we know). The place is famous for its innumerable waterfalls — the major one being Vazira Shakira Fall. Enjoy your weekend trekking, bird watching and detoxifying your mind and body from the stress of city life.
North Bay Island near Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar is the perfect destination for Cancerians, since you love being in water. Given its rich coral reef and life under sea, this island is one of India's best locations for deep sea diving. Take your pick from the island's best attractions — scuba diving, sea walking and snorkelling among other fun water sports. Port Blair's scenic views and adventure sports are sure to soothe your frayed nerves, Cancerians, and will let you be in your element.
Looking for a challenge, Taurus? Re-define the ultimate road trip on a motor bike as you ride through gruelling roads in testing weather, all the way from Himachal to Leh, Ladakh. Your stubbornness to finish the journey will work in your favour as you start with an early morning drive from Delhi to Shimla. Ensure you get regular intervals of rest in camps and motels as you stop through the villages of Kinnaur districts, Spiti Valley, Sangla, Tabo, Losar and Sarchu before you finally reach Leh. This adventure is truly one-of-a-kind, and given that you're one to appreciate beauty, the breathtaking views of the mountains will leave you mesmerised.
Gemini, your eagerness to learn and explore new avenues makes Meghalaya just the place for you. Known as the “land of caves”, prepare to be amazed as you explore some different caves (there are more than 1,200) in the Shnong Rim area that are nestled among lush green forests and waterfalls. The option to walk through waist-deep water or even swim to navigate the caves will tease your dual personality. And guess what — caving is actually a sport. How's that as your new hobby?
Libra, we know you're a connoisseur of beauty and you love luxury. Which is why, God's own country is calling out to you. Serene backwaters and verdant greenery will soothe your mind and its indecision; culinary experiences in floating restaurants will provide a sense of calm; as will attractions like the Neelakurinji bloom in Munnar, the Veli Lake and the Kumbalangi Integrated Tourism Village.
Sagittarius, we know you're perpetually sick with wanderlust. Which is why, we're calling out Gulmarg as your go-to place that'll surely satiate your desire to travel. The hill station is a popular skiing destination in Jammu and Kashmir, and given its proximity to the Pir Panjal Range in the western Himalayas, you can expect snow-capped mountains and dense woods as your daily view to wake up to. The eerie silence of the mountains after sunset will provide the perfect time for you to introspect on life, and since you're the philosopher among all the sun signs, we're sure you'll love that. Looking for a luxurious getaway? The Khyber Himalayan Resort and Spa in Gulmarg is the one you're looking for.
For the smart and sophisticated Virgo, we recommend Pushkar for an ultimate Rajasthani experience. Known as the 'rose garden of Rajasthan', the city borders the Great Indian Desert and is set on a sacred Hindu site. Since you love attention to detail, you will appreciate the hundreds of beautifully-built temples, rich with history and design. If you're feeling adventurous, opt for the luxurious Royal Desert camp that offers tents with every facility fit for royalty.
Capricorn, bring out your determination and take off on an unforgettable journey to the picturesque hill station, Lonavala. Located in the misty Western Ghats at a close distance from both Mumbai and Pune, Lonavala's vast horizon of greenery, stunning valleys, gigantic hillocks and serene lakes are truly captivating. Your love for adventure calls for a hot air balloon ride — explore the hill station from 1,200 feet above ground as you take in the stunning views.
Meander into the generous wilderness of nature through opaque forests, snow-covered hills and rare sights of skeletons; this trip is not for the faint-hearted. The Roopkund trek in Uttarakhand is among the most adventurous treks in India, making it perfect for the feisty, daring and optimistic Aries. Keep your camera ready for the Nanda Ghunti peaks, the Roopkund glacier, the enchanted Trishul Peak and the Mystery Lake that you will cross in your journey.
Kaas Plateau, an isolated valley of flowers located in the Satara district of Maharastra, makes a perfect hiding spot for the independent and always original Aquarian. Narrow mountain roads that lead to valleys will leave you feeling like you're on a set of a romantic Bollywood movie. Enjoy your solitude as you think through your progressive ideas at the Natural World Heritage biodiversity hotspot that's home to the rarest of flowers. Fun fact: 70% of the flowers in Maharastra are found here.
Passionate and sensual Scorpion, picturesque Coorg is the ideal romantic getaway you've been searching for. Think: lazy breakfasts by flowing waterfalls; living in beautiful wooden cottages nuzzled in the lush green forests of the Western Ghats; scenic views of the forests and the valley; coffee plantations and historic forts. Your to-do list is incomplete without a visit to the Nagarhole National Park, Iruppu Falls, Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary and the Madikeri Fort, which will rekindle your love for nature.