Don’t know where to go on a holiday? Let your zodiac sign decide.
Aries (20th March – 20th April)
Atali Ganga in Rishikesh is a great option for Aries who is a fearless adventurer constantly craving movement. The array of interesting outdoor activities here range from rafting, wall climbing, mountain biking, hiking, astronomy, yoga, kayaking, world-class high-ropes course or even camping out for a night within the property. There is a chic charm to the rugged ambience here and we highly recommend it to all the Aries’ out there. This hideaway offers 22 private, comfortable and independent cottages overlooking the River Ganges – a great way to some quality time away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Taurus (21st April – 20th May)
Hamira in Kapurthala is the ideal getaway for Taurus, who has a taste for the finer things in life – nothing defines luxury better than the home of Punjabi Royalty, right? Hamira was built in the 1950s as a home for the niece of the King of Kapurthala. The suites open up to expansive greens of the Mughal Gardens, fountains and the swimming pool. Meals here are a spectacular experience – from the first nosh where you’re served five skinned almonds along with breakfast to dinner where you feast on royal spreads – Taurus is sure to be swept off their feet.
Gemini (21st May- 20th June)
A social sign that craves an engaging, versatile vacation— Gemini craves vacays that gives the best of all worlds. So we’d recommend this safari lodge in the foothills of the Himalayas that guarantees scenic views and heavenly smells. Paatlidun is frequently visited by wild boars who like to dig up the grounds and the expert naturalists there are happy to help you engage with the wildlife. Soak in the metallic standalone tub, listening to the soothing jungle calls outside while you’re engrossed in a great read and if you’re lucky, a peacock might treat you to a dance as you enjoy breakfast at the restaurant.
Cancer (21st June – 22nd July)
Homebodies at heart, Cancers feel most at ease in a comfortable, familiar environment with their family and closest friends – a getaway to this homestay seems like the perfect home-away-from-home for them. In the heart of the Old Quarter of Pondicherry, this retreat is not too close yet not too far away from the main attractions and crowds. Deeply inspired by its heritage, ancient materials and techniques like centuries-year-old bricks, lime plaster, colour cement flooring, and hand made tiles from the villages of Tamil Nadu as well as local granite have been used in the construction of this hideaway.
Leo (23rd July – 22nd August)
Big personalities like the Leo sign gravitate towards luxury and the limelight. Somewhere like a glamorous villa in Goa will give them what their heart desires. The blended architecture and design deliver a breathtaking experience, as the villas show you the pleasures of living in the paradise of the tropics. Relax and unwind as you leave the stresses of modern life behind, we’re sure it will be incredibly difficult for Leo to bid adieu to this slice of heaven.
Virgo (23rd August – 22nd September)
This colonial tea planter’s estate has classic Virgo written all over it – emotional and intellectual enrichment. Located on the banks of the Brahmaputra River, this 22-acre retreat is close to the Kazringa National Park – where you can witness the one-horned rhino and many other wild animals in all their glory. Spending evenings here sipping authentic Assamese tea, gazing at the beautiful Himalayas in the distance from the old world bungalow is another experience that Virgos can look forward to.
Libra (23rd September – 22nd October)
Neeralaya is perfect for the Libra who is all about beauty and romance coupled with a want to feel connection with those around them. Set by the River Beas, this mountain retreat is a conduit to a deeper understanding of a harmonious relationship with nature. It was built using recycled timber, stone and slate and meals are made with the freshest organic ingredients. Days spent here feel like right out of a fairytale – indulging in picnics and catching up on some light reading as the day passes you by.
Scorpio (23rd October – 21st November)
Transformation has to be in the cards for Scorpio, who loves getting off-grid and diving into experiences both exciting and life-changing. We can’t think of something other than Destiny which is a completely self-sufficient farm that employs state-of-the-art, eco-friendly methods of cultivation. The huge stretch of fertile land produces a variety of herbs, fruits, vegetables and spices. There is a stable full of horses, a dairy full of cows and many other farm animals to interact with and you can even try your hand at farming.
Sagittarius (22nd November – 21st December)
For Sagittarius, cookie-cutter experiences just won’t do – a traveller at heart, they crave the most unique experiences that travel can provide. For them , we recommend The Cocoon in Pangot – a relatively unexplored place in a heavily tourist destination. The Cocoon is India’s first cocoon tree hanging retreat constructed using sustainable and eco-friendly materials. Set at a height of 6300 feet above sea level this retreat offers adventure activities like trekking, mountain biking and exploring the surrounding forests.
Capricorn (22nd December – 19th January)
Capricorns love challenging experiences that provide a sense of accomplishment, even on vacation – a retreat by the Ganges Valley which can offer challenges and incredible experiences. After a range of adventurous activities like white-water rafting, rappelling, trekking and canoeing after which can you reward yourself at the spa with wellness and rejuvenation treatments inspired by the Ganges, saunas, Jacuzzis and steam baths
Aquarius (20th January – 19th February)
Those born under the Aquarius sign are free thinkers with a penchant for the unconventional. When given a choice they will choose the road less travelled. This is what makes this environment-friendly lodge a great travel destination for Aquarius. Located in the hamlet of Kanha, this lodge has won many awards, both in and outside India for their high environmental standards. The bungalows have been inspired by Gond tribal architecture and offer environmentally sensitive, low-impact accommodation through their design and use of local stone and waste wood, while the absence of neighbouring lodges or highways creates an ideal setting for nature walks, birding and cycling trips through the surrounding forest.
Pisces (20th February – 19th March)
This colonial bungalow has its own distinctive charm that never seems to fade and is sure to be appreciated by Pisces who has a very wistful side to them. Set amidst serene Deodar and Cypress trees, the bungalow appears to have come straight out of a storybook. It overlooks the Bhimtal valley and the mountain slopes – making it a curious Pisces’ refuge.