Have your parents dedicated their entire life for your betterment? Have they retired and you feel indebted towards their share of recreation that they gave up while bringing you up?
All you need to do is, book their tickets and send them for a vacation and give them the time of their life.
We suggest to you the best places to send your parents to for a vacation after retirement.
Located on the banks of the pious river Ganga, Rishikesh is one of the most famous pilgrimage centers in India. It lies on the foothills of the Himalayas in Garhwal region, and is simple a nature’s paradise. It is the gateway to the famous Char dham – Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri, which are in every old person’s bucket list to visit. The city is a hub of ashrams, temples, sadhus and saints and famous for its heart warming Ganga Aarti at Parmarth Niketan.
Due to its proximity to the famous Valley of Flowers, and the holy city Haridwar, it is an oft-visited place by retirees. Besides its religious character, the city is surrounded by beauty and serenity due to the presence of the river flowing through it. It is famous for the International Yoga Festival held in the first week of March, attracting thousands of tourists from across the globe. The place is very sacred and it is believed that the meditation performed here leads to Salvation.
Being a vegetarian city by law and also alcohol-free, it is a perfect place for oldies.
Tea gardens, rhododendrons, pines, orchids, cute toy train carving out its way through the mountains!
Darjeeling smells so fresh! So serene!
Darjeeling is one of the most visited places in West Bengal. Take a peaceful and relaxing stroll along The Happy valley tea garden at the Lebong Carter road. Join in for a fun train ride with your spouse in the famous “Toy train” which is also a UNESCO World heritage site. For a beautiful view of sunrise and sunset, go to the Tiger Hills which gives an amazing view of the Everest and Kanchenjunga. A visit to Dhirdham Temple, Mahakal temple at the Obsevatory hill and the Peace Pagoda built by Japanese Budhhists would leave you religiously satiated.
Owing to its scenic beauty and pleasant climate, the place welcomes old couples for a relaxing vacation.
Blessed with natural bounties, Shimla, the capital city of Himachal Pradesh, is also known as the Summer Refuge. Jakhoo hill gives a superb view of the town and its surroundings with an old Hanuman temple at the top.
Glen is a pretty picnic spot to go with your spouse and relax amidst the beauty and beside a flowing brook. For a romantic walk, because love never fades away, take a secluded walk in the shades of the Summer Hill and Prospect Hill. Chadwick falls, a 67 meters fall, is a spectacular sight in Shimla. Shimla State Museum is a major attraction holding collections of paintings, coins, photographs, sculptures etc. Tara Devi, Sankat Mochan and KaliBari temples should definitely be paid homage to.
The road trip to Shimla gives the best view of the Himalayan countryside soothing the sight of all and sundry.
Have a wonderful and relaxed vacation!
A third year student of Economics from Miranda House, University of Delhi, Anima wants to have a taste of everything in life. With her interests ranging from the love for singing to the passion for sports like basketball and volleyball, she wants to test her abilities in the maximum spheres of life.