We’re set to enter the Year of the Rabbit on January 22, 2023. The year is going to bring hope and positivity and travel is known to help people look at life with a positive perspective. Sounds like a win-win situation. And, if you are someone who loves to travel alone, this one is for you, as today we are sharing solo trip destinations for women based on the Chinese zodiac.
Reading and learning about zodiacs is an interesting way to take a look at life. Whether it be astrology based on your stars, the more popular zodiac signs or the Chinese zodiac, each offers a new, unique perspective. One that is quite intriguing is the Chinese zodiac, based on animals and elements. According to the same, 2023 is the year of the Water Rabbit, and will bring in hope. The year will begin on January 22, 2023, and end on February 9, 2024.
The zodiac also is a fun way to also understand your personality better – why you’re introverted, why certain things attract you more, and so on. A lot of people also believe that once they trace their personality traits to their zodiac signs, they tend to understand themselves better. However, by no means do we say that you should blindly follow these stories and articles on zodiacs – use your best judgement, and maybe imbibe those things which help you improve as a person. We believe that travel is another element one can look into when reading up on zodiacs – purely for the fun of it.
The zodiac can also be a fun way to predict your travel itinerary for the year, especially if you’re looking for solo trips for women.
So, if you’re planning your trips for 2023 already, take a look at these solo trips for women that you can take in India in 2023, based on your Chinese zodiac. Do note that the list is definitely not 100 per cent accurate, but will still give you some perspective before you plan your travels.
Solo trips for women to take in 2023 in India based on the Chinese zodiac
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Those born in the year of the rat (1948, 1960, 1972, 1984,1996, 2008, 2020), are said to be quite quick-witted, charming, and smart. Your persuasive personality helps you get your way most of the time, because you know how to smartly tackle situations in your favour.
When it comes to 2023, this year is one that requires hard work and determination for you. And of course, hard-workers deserve a break! So, a great place for you to visit this year will be Jodhpur and Jaisalmer. The destinations, often covered together, will not only relax you, but draw you in with their charm. Book luxe hotels or hostels, indulge in delectable Rajasthani meals and explore the many forts here – Mehrangarh in Jodhpur and Sonar Killa in Jaisalmer, among others. Bring out your quick-wittedness as you bargain your way at the markets and bring home some charming local wares such as dupattas, sarees, pagdis and a lot more.
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Those who were born in the year of the ox (1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021) are said to be quite patient and kind. This is probably what makes you good listeners. However, you are also somewhat stubborn and conservative, which could lead to disagreements and debates between you and others. 2023 is expected to be a great year for you – especially in love.
When it comes to travel, places that are a mixture of peace, adventure and spirituality are those that will attract you the most. Which is why we recommend Rishikesh. The hill station, located in Uttarakhand, is complete with adventure activities such as treks and white water rafting, and it also has immense peace and calm thanks to its location in the hills. The yoga capital of the world, Rishikesh is also great if you want to connect with yourself spiritually, and will appease to all ox women.
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Those born in the year of the tiger (1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022), like its royal symbol, are courageous and authoritative. Tigers are also passionate and emotional, which makes them intense romantics as well as ambitious leaders.
If you’re a tiger woman looking to go on a solo trip in India in 2023, we’ll suggest Udaipur. The city has a rich, royal history, filled with wars and blood. The city also has a rich heritage and culture, embodied in sites such as City Palace, Bagore Ki Haveli, and its many lakes and ghats. Explore the city as a solo woman, soak in its culturally rich vibe and vibrant markets. Traditional cuisine such as laal maans and dal baati choorma will also tingle your tastebuds!
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This is your year, which means it’ll be filled with challenges and rewards. By nature, those born in the year of the rabbit (1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023) are compassionate, sincere beings. These traits also make rabbits quite popular among their peers. 2023 is the year of hope and new beginnings for you.
If you’re looking to travel solo, we suggest heading to Udupi, Karnataka. The district is filled with stunning beaches and lush forests which will relax your overthinking brain. Spend time at its beaches, smell freshly brewed coffee as you begin your day and spend evenings exploring the lush forests here.
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Dragons are probably among the most popular or the most revered signs of the Chinese zodiac. Those born as dragons (1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012) are quite energetic and fearless. Dragons also have warm hearts and are charismatic beings, which makes them loved and respected.
To appease your adventurous side, we suggest that you head for your solo trip to Sikkim. The Northeastern state is complete with stunning lakes, valleys and mountains to bring you peace and warmth. The state is also filled with adventures such as mountain treks and nature-based activities, which will be the perfect way for you to spend your vacation days.
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If you’re born in the year of the snake (1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013), you’re probably a charming, wise personality. No wonder you attract those who want to learn from you. You’re generous but also introverted, which is why conversation does not come too easily to you.
For those in this sign who want to travel this year, we suggest going on a soul-searching trip to Munnar. The southern hill station is filled with nature-based activities such as visiting the elephant point and various tea and coffee plantations. Settle down with a good book, soak in the sweet-smelling air and feel nature’s calming aura around you.
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Those born in the year of the horse (1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014) are travellers by nature. No wonder then that your independent, energetic personality takes you places – not just for leisure but for work, too.
One destination you should head to in 2023 is Spiti Valley. The journey, undertaken on road, is filled with changing landscapes, high passes and lush greenery – until you reach the higher points. Visit the many monasteries there, head to Chandrataal and Nako Lakes, and enjoy local Pahadi cuisine to make the most of your trip here.
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People who are born in the year of the sheep (1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015) are known for their mild manners and shy, peace-loving nature. Compassionate and kind, these individuals love some calm in their life and are constantly working towards the same.
So, if you want to travel in 2023, we suggest that you head to Pondicherry (Puducherry). The town is surrounded by beaches and palm trees, which oozes the tropical vibe. Quaint cafes will help you unwind, and places such as Auroville will help you form a deeper spiritual connection with yourself.
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Like their zodiac animal, those born in the year of the monkey (1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016) are energetic and lively by nature. Your fun, active personality is what brings the house down, and entertains not only you but those around as well.
It’s only befitting that you choose the beachy state of Goa for a vacation. A safe place for solo travellers, Goa is complete with beaches, forests, waterfalls and clubs. You’ll be able to hop from one place to the other or stay put at one and soak in the warm tropical sun. And the beach shacks here are amazing if you want to grab a drink or two and meet new people!
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Roosters (1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017) have a practical, independent and hardworking personality. Your observant nature allows you to think first and speak later, often making the points you put across seem valid and well-thought.
For travel, you’ll prefer destinations that are easy enough to reach but yet a bit far from the city. We suggest Bhimtal, which is about eight hours from Delhi via road. The destination is a calming, serene place with comfortable stays and ample activities. Opt for sound healing, indulge in farm-fresh food or simply go on a nature walk or hike – the opportunities are endless!
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If you’re born in the year of the Dog (1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018), you’re someone who is dependable, patient, kind, and faithful – the qualities that make you extremely likeable and trustworthy. You’re also diligent, which makes you a great working professional.
Bring in this year with a trip to Coorg. The destination has everything that makes for a comfortable vacation – greenery, clean air, comfortable resorts and lots of places to witness. Visit coffee plantations, head to the waterfalls or relax with a book. Go on nature trails and make the most of your visit.
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If you’re born in the last year of the Chinese zodiac (1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019), your sign is the Pig. This means that you are honest, loving and polite. You also love luxuries, which makes you want to work harder towards achieving your goals.
If you’re looking to travel, we’ll recommend Kochi. The stunning south-eastern city is filled with bountiful nature. A relaxed, laidback lifestyle makes it great for those seeking some calm, while the plethora of forests, coffee and spice plantations and other such destinations make it a sensory experience for you to visit.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Answer: Make sure that your budget is fixed and all your bookings are made in advance. See the reviews of the destinations you're visiting and places you're staying at beforehand to make it a comfortable experience for yourself.
Answer: Money, pepper spray, some snacks, water and anything else you might need.
Answer: Some of the safest destinations in India for women to travel to are Udaipur, Rishikesh, Bhimtal, Jodhpur and Goa.