14 best Vacation spots for elderly citizens in India

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Age is just a number. It should not be one of the reasons that a person should stop living and venturing out in the unknown. Being young at heart is important. If you are a senior citizen and you feel that your time to travel has ended, then you are absolutely wrong.

Traveling should not stop just because you have hit 60. It is actually one of the great times to travel as you are free of work and other responsibilities. It is the time you can create memories with your grandchildren. Being a senior citizen also gives you a lot of perks and discounts if you are traveling.

Why not avail them? There are places in India which any senior citizen can visit without physical exhaustion. Let us a look at having a look at the most beautiful in India for Vacation spots for elderly citizens:

Best Vacation spots for elderly citizens

1. Varanasi

One of the holiest places in India. If you are a senior citizen who still has not visited Varanasi, then it is the best time to head to the city at the Ganges. Varanasi has spiritual charm in the air. Just walk at the ghats during the morning and take a boat ride across the Ganges. The beauty of Varanasi is in the evening aarti done at the Ghats and offering prayers at the Kashi Vishwanath Temple.

How to reach
Varanasi is easily accessible from Delhi via trains and roadways. The state government buses are also available from other cities in Uttar Pradesh.

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Best Time to Visit
The months of November to March is the best time to visit Varanasi.

2. Haridwar And Rishikesh

haridwar

Haridwar and Rishikesh are one of the best locations to visit if your parents want to go on a spiritual visit. Haridwar is known as the holiest city of India and bathes in the Ganges is known to wash your sins away. Mansa Devi temple and Laxman Jhula are the main tourist attraction for visitors. There are many meditation and Yoga ashram if you want to feel a different journey. Har-ki-Pauri Ghat for the evening Maha Aarti is a must visit a location in Haridwar.

How to reach: Haridwar is very well connected with all nearby cities along with the capital. There is good rail connectivity to Haridwar and Rishikesh with Delhi and other nearby cities.

3. Kerala

Kerala

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Kerala, the land of coconut trees and backwaters is called God’s own country. It is one of the best places to visit with your parents. This narrow strip of serine land along the Arabian sea boasts of its natural vegetation, beaches, rich flora and fauna, and backwaters. Visiting Kerala would prove to be completely relaxing and rejuvenating trip for your parents for sure. Munnar, Backwaters of Alleppey, Kovalam Beaches, Thekkady and Wayanad are the must-visit destinations in Kerala for natural experiences.

How to reach: Most of the trains from nearby cities goes up to Ernakulam Town Station and Ernakulam Junction Station. From these railheads, one can take a bus, a taxi or a cab to reach the required destination.

4. Rajasthan

rajasthan

Rajasthan is one of the best places to visit with parents. Rajasthan is known for its royal culture. Royal Rajasthan on Wheels offers a chance to explore the vast deserts, majestic palaces, glimpses into the wildlife and the beautiful havelis of Jodhpur, Chittorgarh, Ranthambore, Udaipur & Jaipur.
You must visit Udaipur for its royalty, Jodhpur for Mehrangarh Fort, Chittorgarh for the treasure trove of Rajputana history and Jaipur for exquisite handicrafts.

Best time to visit: October – March
How to reach: All cities in Rajasthan are very well connected with rail and road with the cities of near states.

5. Agra

Tajmahal

Tajmahal, a symbol of love situated in Agra that is why Agra is known as the city of love. The city is located at the bank of river Yamuna and much suitable to visit for elderly people.

Best time to visit: People visit Agra whole year from all over the world.
How to reach: Agra is very well connected with Delhi and other cities with rail and road.

6. Gir Forest

Gir Forest

The Gir National Park is one of the UNESCO heritage sites in India. Being a senior citizen, this place is ideal if you are a lover of nature. Taking a jeep safari ride through the forest is the best way to spot the rare species of Asiatic lions in India. If you are visiting Gir, then take a heritage site seeing at Junagadh with its forts and havelis.

How to reach
The best way to reach Gir forest is taking a train to Rajkot and then a bus to Sasangir.

Best Time to Visit
The forest is closed from June to October. The best time to visit is during the months of December to March.

7. Rann of Kutch

A trip to the Rann of Kutch is great for a vacation spot for senior citizens. It does not need much physical exhaustion. The white desert is beautiful in winter, especially during the full moon. One can camp there or a take camel ride to the see the entire desert. Include Bhuj on this trip. There you can visit the Prag Mahal or Aina Mahal, and even buy exclusive handicrafts from Rabadi village in Bhujodi or head to the serene beaches at Mandvi.

How to reach
The Rann of Kutch is 1.5 hours away from the city of Bhuj which is easily accessible from other cities of Gujarat by the state-run buses or railways.

Best Time to Visit
The Rann Utsav is from November to February which is the ideal time to visit.

8. Pondicherry

pondicherry

If you are a senior citizen who is still young at heart, then take and all your retirement buddies to a trip to Pondicherry. This small town in south India will surely remind you of a stroll in the southern French towns of Corsica. Enjoy some beautiful French onion soup in White town and take a rickshaw ride in the French colony. A walk in Rock Beach is another beautiful attraction in the city. And, a visit to the Aurobindo Ashram is the best way to find some zen and peace even in the old age with your retirement buddies.

How to reach
Pondicherry is 3 hours away from Chennai and is easily accessible by bus and rail.

Best Time to Visit
The winter months of December to March is the ideal time to visit Pondicherry.

9. Darjeeling

darjeeling

Darjeeling is a beautiful hill station to visit in the summer months. The spot is preferred by a most senior citizen of Kolkata to visit with their grandchildren during their summer breaks. It is beautiful to a take jeep ride to Tiger Hill and sees the beautiful sunrise amidst the Kanchenjunga mountains. The tea estates are the next stop on the way and a toy train ride with your grandchildren is definitely worth the trip.

How to reach
Darjeeling is easily accessible from Kolkata by trains till New Jalpaiguri and from there a bus ride or cab ride to Darjeeling.

Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Darjeeling is during the months of April and May.

10. Coonoor

coonoor

Coonoor is one of the beautiful hill stations to visit in Tamil Nadu. If you are a senior citizen who wants some quaint and quality time, then Coonoor is the place. Stay in beautiful cottages in the tea estates or take a stroll in the beautiful Sim’s Park or visit the Droog Fort. Coonoor is quaint and away from touristy ghettos and noise.

How to reach
Coonoor is accessible from Bangalore and Ooty via trains or roads. The toy train ride from Ooty to Coonoor is really worth it.

Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Darjeeling is during the months of April and May.

11. Puri

If you are a senior citizen from Kolkata, Puri the holy destination that should feature in your vacation spots. The Jagannath Temple is the place to visit to offer some worship. Stay at Iskcon temples and find spirituality. If you are a lover of nature, then the Chilka Lake is a beautiful spot to see the turtles.

How to reach
Puri is 12 hours from Kolkata and is accessible by train or road

Best Time to Visit
The winter months of December to March are the best time to visit Puri.

12.  Kashmir

Kashmir

The paradise on Earth is an ideal vacation spot for senior citizens in India. The beautiful apple orchards at Gulmarg and the shikhara ride at the Dal Lake is a feast to the eyes. At this age being embedded in nature’s beauty is important. Kashmir looks beautiful during autumn with its red leaves fallen.

How to reach
The best way to reach Srinagar is via air. Flights are frequent from the rest of the cities in India.

Best Time to Visit
March to October is the best time to visit Kashmir.

13. Coorg

Coorg

The Scotland of India with its beautiful coffee and tea estates is a beautiful vacation spot for senior citizens. From Coorg, a visit to the Tibetan village of Bylakupe is a must to have a wonderful cultural experience.

How to reach
Coorg is three hours away from Bangalore and a bus ride is the best way to reach.

Best Time to Visit
The summer months of April and May are the best time to visit

14. Hampi

Hampi

Another UNESCO heritage site in Karnataka. This houses the ruins of the beautiful kingdom of Vijayanagar situated at the banks of Tungabhadra river. The temples of Hampi still is a marvelous site of architectural wonders. The Virupaksha Temple and Hemkunta Hill Monuments are beautiful sites to visit in Hampi.

How to reach
A bus ride from Bangalore is the best way to reach Hampi.

Best Time to Visit
Other than the summer months of April and May, Hampi is favorable for a visit throughout the year.

Everybody’s life is so busy but with the age, you will get the time from your busy schedule to visit few memorable destinations, it would be a memorable moment when you are going to visit some serine places. If you are planning to visit a wonderful location, this curated list will be helpful for sure.

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