From nature lovers to water sport enthusiasts, Booking.com recommends domestic destinations for different types of siblings


Raksha Bandhan commemorates the unique connection that is shared between siblings. The significance of the festival has evolved through time where today Raksha Bandhan is not limited to tying a rakhi, but pampering one another as well. Sibling relationships are among the strongest in life since they grow up together and share countless memories. From fighting over the last piece of pizza to weeping on each other's shoulders, the love and support siblings share with one another is indescribable. And as this year's festival takes place during a month that is full of holidays, it's a good idea to gift your sibling a vacation to one of these beautiful places in India.

As an ode to Raksha Bandhan, Booking.com, the leading travel brand has curated a list of destinations perfect to visit with your partner in crime. No matter what you're passionate about, there is a destination perfect for every kind of sibling. From the historical places of Mysore to nature's paradise of Munnar, here are some destinations you can travel to strengthen your bond with your sibling.

1. Munnar for siblings who love exploring nature

Munnar is a natural paradise on earth and is endorsed by Booking.com travellers for nature aficionados. The place will not disappoint and will bring you up close to its unique flora and fauna. Munnar's ethereal valley gives beautiful views of pristine valleys and zigzag mountain ranges. The Swiss of South India is a haven of calm and tranquility, as well as home to some of the world's greatest tea estates. Munnar, which translates as "Three Rivers," is famous for its Neelakurinji flowers, which bloom only once every 12 years. Located at an altitude of 6000 feet in the Idukki district, the place is ideal for your sibling if they are a fan of nature. The destination has many tourist attractions to visit, including the Attukal, Cheeyappara, Valara Waterfalls, Echo Point, Photo Point, Pothamedu Viewpoint, Rose Garden, and Blossom Park.

2. Malvan for siblings are water sports enthusiasts

This Rakshabandhan, dive into the myriad of water sports and experience the world underneath at the laidback and beautiful beach of Malvan. The destination has been endorsed by travellers on Booking.com for water sports. With a magnificent coastline of shimmering white beaches, Malvan, a picturesque coastal town in Maharashtra's Sindhudurg district, is the ideal place to fall in love with the sea. The secluded and pristine beaches of Malvan have glistening shores and the visibility in the water is the best in the entire country for sports like snorkeling, scuba diving, banana boat rides, parasailing and many more. Tourist attractions like Tarkarli Beach, Sindhudurg Fort, Tsunami Island, PadmaGad, Rajkot, Sarjekot, Rock Garden, Moryacha Dhonda, and Jai Ganesh Mandir, and several other sightseeing places depict Malvan’s magnificence and charm. 

3. Mysore for siblings who are fascinated by history

Because of ancient landmarks, the past is preserved for future generations. So, if your sibling is a history buff and wants to go back in time to discover a centuries-old legacy, take a trip to Mysore - the City of Palaces. Travellers on Booking.com have endorsed this destination for history buffs. Situated at the foothills of the lofty Chamundi Hills, the place allures tourists with its grand palaces, majestic temples, and landscaped gardens. Allow the presence of these historical landmarks and museums to take you on a stroll through Mysore's rich history, as it is ideal for travel and sightseeing.

4. Masinagudi for siblings who enjoy watching wildlife

If you appreciate the roar of exotic wildlife and would want to wake up to the chirping of various birds, then head to Masinagudi with your sibling. Masinagudi is yet another gorgeous destination with a breathtaking view that includes verdant woods, cascading waterfalls, glistening rivulets, and unique wonders of nature that are worth witnessing. Home to some of the rare and endangered wildlife species, you can spot Bengal tigers, Indian leopards, and Indian elephants here. The place is at its best from October to May, making it the best time to unwind in the lap of nature.

5. Auroville for siblings who love cycling

Remember when you were younger and your sibling taught you how to ride a bicycle? Well, this Rakshabandhan, it’s time to relive those days! The City of Dawn, Auroville is endorsed by travellers on Booking.com who love cycling. Cycling on the winding roads across town is one of the best things to do in Auroville, as it aspires towards a safe and pollution-free transport system. Regarded as one of the most exotic places to visit in Tamil Nadu, the beauty of Auroville resides in the simplicity of the people of Auroville, who you and your sibling can meet as you take cycling breaks. The peaceful atmosphere adds to the charismatic cycling experience at the destination.