So we thought of taking a break from that. We wondered whether your horoscope could possibly dictate where you should travel? Would a Pisces be compatible with a destination for a Leo? Would a Taurean befriend an Aquarius on a trip the same way he/she would a Sagittarius? Read more into one of the most intriguing Horoscopes of our times.
Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 18): You’re a curious and imaginative trait of people and like discovering the undiscovered. You love to do things that are more unique and uncommon than anything else—something that’s off the wall and unconventional. You’re not ones of those who would want to go by the mainstream tourist guidebooks.
You could visit places like Chanderi, an ideal destination for an explorer at heart. This city is surrounded by hills, lakes and forests and is known for the Chanderi silk. Maheshwar, a city located on the north bank of the Narmada in Madhya Pradesh has been attracting lots of filmmakers for its exquisite beauty. Mongar, the oldest educational hub of Bhutan, is one of the most beautiful places you would visit. Beyond t .); Nagarkot is a popular hiking route for hiking. This village, located at 38 km east of Kathmandu is known for the sunrise view of the Himalayas and the panoramic view of the Kathmandu valley; Mrauk U has only recently become a reachable destination with the tourism industry slowly growing there. Thus, a lot is yet to be discovered about this place among the ruins and temples.
Pisces (Feb 19-Mar 20): A lazy afternoon on a tranquil beach, secluded from rest of the world is something you would prefer. Some are more spiritual and romantic than others. An ideal destination is a place with zero network connectivity where you can relax and explore your romantic and mystical side.
You could visit places like Marari, that has been rated as one of the world’s best hammock beaches by National Geographic survey; Matara has located 160 km away from Colombo and is one of the cities gravely affected by the 2004 Tsunami. But the unspoilt and quiet Polhena beach here is a snorkelling destination; Pasikudah is known to have one of the longest stretches of shallow coastline in the world. You may walk kilometres into the sea because the water is only a few inches deep and the current is relatively weak compared to the rest of Sri Lanka’s coasts.
Aries (Mar 21-Apr 19): You have an urge to conquer fear and find courage. You’re in a constant lookout for adventure and thrill. While it may be skydiving for you, it might be surviving in a desert for another. You adrenaline junkies need an itinerary that would channel your energy to get the most out of the destination.
You could visit places like Bandhavgarh, the national park here has one of the highest density of tiger population in the country. The park is also a large breeding ground of leopards and various species of deers; Namdapha has the largest protected area in the Eastern Himalaya Biodiversity Hotspot. It is the home to a vast diversity of flora and fauna; Phobjikha Valley is the starting point of various treks. Be it the three days long Phubja trek or the Gangtey trek, all starts here.
Taurus (Apr 20-May 20): Known for your exquisite taste and self-indulgent tendencies, you like being pampered while on vacation. Lying in a hammock on the beach with a piña colada, in silence, stillness, and peace is your type of vacation. If anyone loves a day spa, it’s Taurus.
You could visit places like Goa, it’s the ideal place to relax on the beach, appreciate the beautiful architecture and enjoy thrill sports during the day and party all night; Bekal is a small town in Kerala. The golden expanse of a beautiful beach surrounding the Bekal fort, backwaters, hill destinations and the water sports facilities nearby make it a perfect destination for the Taurus.
Gemini (May 21-June 20): Your trait of people are inherently social and love crowded places. An urban destination with a happening nightlife you would like to head to. You have an urge to experience what you haven’t before and don’t like staying in one place for too long.
You could visit places like Mumbai, it’s a blend of festivals, food, music, and theatres. The city offers a cosmopolitan and diverse lifestyle with a variety of food, entertainment, and nightlife, available in a form and abundance comparable to that in other world capitals; Delhi is a city with a fast lifestyle. One would be amazed by the vast platter this city has to offer to the foodies. Mughlai cuisine, paratha, butter chicken, chole bature, jalebi-name it and you have it; Bangalore is sometimes called as the Pub Capital of India and the Rock/Metal Capital of India because of its underground music scene and it is one of the premier places to hold international rock concerts.
Cancer (June 21-July 22): Company of family and close friends while on vacation is something you can live with. A family vacation, at the same place, during the same time of the year is something you would love to do. Exploring is not something you’re very keen to do. Family time and relaxing in a tranquil and peaceful atmosphere is the main objective.
You could visit places like Udaipur which is known for its history, culture, scenic locations and the Rajput-era palaces. This place doesn’t get old no matter how many times you visit.
Leo (July 23-Aug 22): A lavish destination with a glamour quotient and luxurious lifestyle is probably already on your bucket list. Being a royal trait, you like your destinations to be royal and classy as well. But then don’t go overboard because Leos need to be careful with their finance.
You could visit places like Jodhpur, it’s a popular tourist destination, featuring many palaces, forts and temples, set in the stark landscape of the Thar Desert. The city is dotted with a number of forts and palaces like the Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada, Ghanta Ghar and Machiya Safari Park; Jaipur forms a part of the Golden Triangle tourist circuit along with Agra (240 km). The pink city is the home to a number of glamorous monuments like the Amer Fort, the City Palace, the Hawa Mahal and the Jantar Mantar.
Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22): Not taking things by its face value, you like analysing and examining things around you. You’re the perfectionist who doesn’t need a flashy destination but someplace where you can work on yourself. Probably a yoga vacation or a rural one where you would learn to carve a bowl would be your type of vacation.
You could visit places like Rishikesh, sometimes nicknamed the “Yoga Capital of the World”, has numerous yoga centres that attract tourists. It is believed that meditation in Rishikesh brings one closer to attainment of moksha, as does a dip in the holy river that flows through it; Nawalgarh boasts of several fine frescoed havelis, a colourful pedestrianised bazaar and some excellent accommodation options.
Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22): Always cool and composed, Librans are somewhat similar to Taurus. But unlike Taurus who are body-oriented, you are mind-oriented. You would love to have a wonderful time with your partner. A garden tour or a museum visit. A place to retreat to have solace while observing the chaos outside.
You could visit places like Cochin, popularly known as the “Queen of Arabian Sea” also boasts of the finest natural harbours of the world. Spending vacation at the backwaters of Cochin is one of the relaxing and surreal experience; Nuwara Eliya this place is popular among bird watchers. One of the distinctive features of Nuwara Eliya’s countryside is the widespread growing of vegetables, fruit and flowers usually associated with temperate Europe.
Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 21): Curious and restless, a Sagittarius is like a child on a sugar rush. They get bored very easily and want to make the most of the time they have. You’re up for the farthest-reaching adventure. If there were space tours, you would be the first to sign up! You love to use travel to bring a gift or a nugget of truth that’s useful to other people, too.
You could visit places like Ladakh is the highest plateau of state of Kashmir with much of it being over 3,000 m. This place is very much influenced by Tibetan culture. Be it the cuisine, architecture, music or dance. This is a good destination for skiing; Mon is the northernmost district of Nagaland. The Veda Peak which is the highest peak of the district offers a clear sight of both the rivers Brahmaputra and Chindwin on a clear day. Such a place will surely give you that sugar rush.
Capricorn (Dec 22-Jan 21): Good with executing plans, Capricorns are cautious travellers and avoid vulnerable situations. You like quiet, still time on your trips. Sit on a dock, look at the lake, and think about the work you have to do when they get back. You’re also an earth sign, so it’ll hugely benefit you going places where there is exposed rock.
You could visit places like Jawai, a town away from the more crowded – and touristy destinations of Rajasthan. The unique flavour of this land and its offerings, provide for an entirely different experience from the rest of Rajasthan, yet there are abundant legacies around. The area makes for comfortable access to the citadels of Kumbhalgarh Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the sculpted temples at Ranakpur, the forts of Jodhpur, and the lake city of Udaipur. While here you can interact with Rabari tribesmen, spot the big cat, cycle around the village or relax in the luxury tents. Nimaj, on the other hand, will take you to the charm of rustic villages.
Enjoy a day tour to Agra from Delhi / New Delhi / Airport ,in the early morning to arrive at the iconic Taj Mahal by sunrise. Departing Delhi in the ultra-early morning, you can simply sink back and your seat and snooze while your guide takes care of the driving so you can arrive at the Taj in time to see the sunrise.