With seemingly endless destinations to travel around the world, finding a vacation spot for your next trip can be a daunting task. Most days an inspiring travel video or a great deal from an airline ends up making that decision for you. If you are however keen on trying something unconventional, try choosing your next dream destination based on your Zodiac sign.
Matching your astrological personality traits with the ideal destination can make or break the vacation for you. From the restless Gemini to the well organised Virgo, there is a destination that is perfectly aligned to your Zodiac Signs. Consider a challenging trek for the fiery Aries or a relaxing vacation for the dreamy Piscean. Every Sun Sign lends you a unique travel personality and somewhere across the globe, there is a place that supports you flawlessly with its similarity. While planning a trip as per your Zodiac seems a little over the top, here are a few domestic and international suggestions that might just end up inspiring you to book your next vacation.
Aries (March 21- April 19)
As a first sign of the Zodiac, you are spontaneous, motivated and a burst of sunshine. Living your life with zest and enthusiasm, your optimism is contagious. Always knowing how to get the party started, you are always looking for the next interesting activity that can turn heads.
International: Artsy and easily one of the most fun cities in the world, Melbourne Australia has everything that you would want. Filled with hidden restaurants, bars and museums there is a lot for you to explore.
India: Wander into the wilderness of Himachal Pradesh as you cover snow-covered hills and glaciers. Not for the faint-hearted, the daring and adventurous treks here are perfect for the fieriness in you.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Warm-hearted and compassionate, you know how to enjoy life’s finest pleasures. Easily seduced with sophisticated and beautiful surroundings, a rustic villa and a bottle of Chardonnay is what your heart seeks.
International: A trip to Tuscany, Italy will leave you content with its exquisite collection of wines, local galleries and gourmet food. Plan a trip through the local vineyards to soothe your mind and body.
India: Take pleasure in luxury and your love for exotic locations by taking a trip to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Deck up in a cosy villa and take in the perfect views to celebrate life.
Gemini (May 21- June 20)
Known for your multiple personalities, it is only because you love meeting new people and sharing ideas. It is important for you to visit a place which stimulates your ever-fluctuating mind and keeps you interested.
International: The country of Israel is perfect to suit your dual moods. Enjoy Tel Aviv’s bustling nightlife to fill your need for a fast-paced life and move over to Jerusalem for its culture and history to satiate your inquisitive mind.
India: Your eagerness to learn makes Meghalaya the perfect place for you. Exploring the lush greenery, waterfalls and navigating the mystery caves is perfect to tease your dual personality.
Cancer (June 21- July 22)
Deeply nurturing and emotional, you are extremely loyal and compassionate. You can, however, exhaust yourself by caring too much for those around you and hence a vacation with some much-deserved TLC is what you often crave for.
International: The relaxed energy of South France is perfect to revive you. Book a cosy apartment in Aix-en-Provence or stop for a glass of rosé to enjoy life’s comforts in an easy-going trip.
India: The colourful by-lanes of Pondicherry are perfect for refreshing your memories and enjoying leisure moments. Sip on some coffee in local cafes and let yourself be rejuvenated by the calmness around.
Leo (July 23- August 22)
You live life king-size. Often the life of a party, you pursue passion and admiration from others. While you love the spotlight, you also crave high energy, romance and adventure.
International: Filled with life and adventure, Reykjavik, Iceland is the destination to impress you. With a striking landscape of mountains, waterfalls and a known late-night scene, this vacation will be an unforgettable one for you.
India: For the strong-willed Leo, Hampi in Karnataka is the place to visit. With grand structures to keep you awe-struck and hippie cafes to visit at night, the city will leave you amazed.
Virgo (August 23- September 22)
You value organisation, clarity and well-being above anything else. Sometimes seen as being choosy, you are in fact a sign that knows perfection and are a natural-born helper.
International: The upscale restaurants, plush hotels and clean mountain air of Santa Fe, Mexico are sure to satiate your sensibilities. With neatly arranged Zen gardens and private pools, the plush resorts here are the ideal getaway for you.
India: Pushkar, Rajasthan is perfect for your love of attention to detail. Known as the “Rose Garden of Rajasthan”, you will appreciate the hundreds of beautifully-built temples with their rich history and design.
Libra (September 23- October 22)
Tranquil in nature, you enjoy balance in your life. With an affinity for the spiritual and charming, you seek a certain symmetry in your life.
International: In Istanbul, you won’t need to choose between Asia and Europe. Stay completely centred by taking a boat trip down the mighty Bosphorus which divides the beautiful city and the two continents.
India: A connoisseur of beauty and luxury, let God’s own country call you. The serene backwaters and lush greenery around are perfect to soothe your mind and get you the perfect balance you seek for.
Scorpio (October 23- November 21)
Brave, deep and enigmatic, you like to push your boundaries. Curious at heart, you appreciate people and places which like you have the power to survive and thrive through difficult times.
International: A city with a rich personality, Johannesburg’s turbulent history and its ability to hold itself up during tough times will make it seem extremely relatable to your courageous heart.
India: Passionate at heart, the scenic views of the forest and historic forts in Coorg, Karnataka are perfect to rekindle your love for nature. While you love a challenge, relaxing in the lush green forests and coffee plantations here is what’s most important for your solo journey.
Sagittarius (November 22- December 21)
With a hunger to explore, you have a strong desire for thrilling escapes that keep you mentally stimulated. Your biggest fear in life is boredom and you are prone to fly off when any mood at all strikes.
International: Bungee jump, kayak or hike your way through New Zealand where the options are seemingly endless. With action, adventure and beauty all rolled into one, it is one glorious destination.
India: The unexplored territories of Tawang are perfect for your hunt of something new. With plenty of passionate culture, a trip here is perfect to fuel up your fire-sign personality.
Capricorn (December 22- January 19)
Hard-working and ambitious, it can sometimes feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders. You desire to learn something new around the world constantly to keep you efficient and on top of your game. Hence, you deserve a holiday that lets you relax and have a good time.
International: Head to Greece for some much-needed relaxation. Take a stroll along the windmills, beautiful beaches and bays to gear up for your next challenge once back home.
India: Please your inner God by venturing on a spiritual quest to Varanasi. Spend some quiet time reflecting near the banks of the holy Ganges while you feel a sense of accomplishment.
Aquarius (January 20- February 18)
Fiercely independent, you live for adventure. You value freedom and have fun with people around you despite your sometimes-aloof demeanour.
International: Embrace the culture and traditions of Morocco in the bustling city of Marrakesh. Lose yourself in the crowded streets full of travellers and weave your way through the souks filled with eye-catching artisan goods.
India: The calm silence of the mountains at Gulmarg is perfect for the alone time you seek for introspecting on life. Fulfil your desire to travel in the snow-clad mountains and dense woods that surround you.
Pisces (February 19- March 20)
Dreamy at heart, you are the healer of the zodiac. An old soul at heart, you have a way of constantly giving back without expecting anything in return. Because of your empathetic nature, you often need your downtime to relax and let go.
International: Brimming with spirituality, Tibet is the way to your heart. Exceptionally beautiful and quiet, you can gaze at sacred lakes, go for a swim and go monastery hopping.
India: Far-away from the crowds that displease you so much, the Lakshadweep Islands with its quiet beaches and lakes will comfort you more than nightlife and parties. The calmness of the island complements your personality making it the ideal vacation spot for you.
‘Curated by Neha Bhise’