Road trips aren’t measured by mile markers, but by moments.
Celebrated Astro-Strategist Hirav Shah says, to experience the magic of the Indian landscape, a road trip is the best way to do so.

Peaceful road trips are known to relax. Peaceful road trips are known to rejuvenate.
While 2020 has been a year of pandemonium as the Covid-19 pandemic mopped across the globe, upending both business and personal plans, this is the time to soak in the holiday spirit and love every minute of it all and then start 2021 with passion and hope and positivity.

Below, Hirav Shah picks the best ones for us.

1.Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra

Situated in the Sahyadri mountain range in Maharashtra’s Satara district, Mahabaleshwar has a lot to offer to travellers looking to explore this breathtakingly beautiful hill station.

Once the summer capital of Bombay during the British Raj, Mahabaleshwar is famous for its rivers, ancient temples, waterfalls, evergreen dense forests, stunning cascades, majestic peaks and valleys. The city is known for its winding roads, strawberry farms and pleasant weather conditions all year round.
It boasts of several vantage points from where you can witness breath-taking views of the hills, valleys and waterfalls. Popular among travellers, photographers and nature and adventure lovers, Mahabaleshwar is sure to give you memories that will last a lifetime
Almost all the parts of this hill station are accessible via car, so exploring this place will add charm to your travel. If you are in the mood, you can also enjoy a walk through the woods and take in the best of nature.

2.Mollem, Goa

Whenever Goa is considered for a trip, most of the travellers think of exploring the beaches, the party scene, and similar other things.
But there is a different side to Goa too. Exploring Mollem through road will certainly give you a “life-time experience”.
Mollem is a small village in Goa, South India on National Highway 4 near the border with Karnataka in the foothills of the Sahyadri Mountain range at the beginning of Anmod Ghat. It comes under the Sanguem block.It is the primary entry point for Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollem National Park. This place introduces you to the beautiful and breath-taking waterfalls and wild forests.
A road trip to Mollem, Goa will feel so uplifting that you will actually think that “driving is the new flying”.

3. Chilika, Odisha


A road trip from Puri to Chilika is one of the best road trips to explore in 2021 in January. From never ending hill ranges to serene rivers at both sides, the sightseeing while driving will feel full of peace and tranquillity. Meanwhile,
Chilka is one of the best places to see in Odisha. Apart from being the second largest lagoon in the world, Chilka also offers you the opportunity to indulge into various activities such as fishing, boating, bird watching, and spotting wildlife. Chilka is also the home of several aquatic creatures.

4.Coonoor, Tamil Nadu

Coonoor is the second largest hill station located in the Nilgiri hills. It is famous for its verdant environs and for a variety of wildflowers and birds. Coonoor provides a perfect setting for activities like trekking and hiking. It is also famous for its tea plantations and festivals.Coonoor still proudly retains its colonial tinge, with its club culture, sophisticated architecture and a particular distinct plantation lifestyle. People are drawn to this tea town to enjoy its relatively quieter environs and scenic landscape that can be rarely found anywhere. Surrounded by Nilgiri Hills, Coonoor is known for its mystical beauty and tea plantations. To enjoy this spot to its core, drive through the beautiful roads that hug the hills, offering you with mesmerizing views of tea plantations. You can head up to the hills and enjoy a toy train ride or drive to Kotagiri or Ooty to make your vacation memorable.

5.Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

A wonderful lake near Tisri udasi, Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
Dhirubhai12, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

This is a fast-growing tourist destination that lures tourists from across the globe. With alpine views and monasteries to boast of, Tawang is one place that one should visit once in lifetime. A road trip to this place can be done at a low cost, since it has managed to remain unaffected by commercialization. If you take a car from Delhi, it would cost very less and the scenic beauty through out the journey is breath-taking to say the least. Arunachal Pradesh also, undoubtedly has many hidden gems that can make for a perfect vacation in 2021.


In 2020, we’ve all become a bit restless at home with time to fantasize about our next adventure. 2021 is the year to bring it to life. Take the help of astro-strategic consultation, to plan your life in a much better manner. Check with a reliable bonafide Astro-Strategist as WITH ASTRO-STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, YOU CAN UNQUESTIONABLY AIM FOR THE MOON AND SHINE WITH THE STARS, Concludes Hirav Shah, Leading Business Strategist.