Best places to visit after retirement in India

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.

1. RISHIKESH

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.

Ganga arti at Parmarth Niketan. Source: prateekrungta.com
Ganga arti at Parmarth Niketan. Source: prateekrungta.com
Lakshmanjhula bridge at Rishikesh.
Lakshmanjhula bridge at Rishikesh.

2. DARJEELING

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.

Beautiful sunrise at the Kanchenjunga.
Beautiful sunrise at the Kanchenjunga. Photograph by Laura Dunn-Mark
The beautiful Happy valley tea estate. Photograph by Vikram Singh
The beautiful Happy valley tea estate. Photograph by Vikram Singh

3. SHIMLA

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.

Christ Church Photograph by Urmimala Singh
Christ Church | Photograph by Urmimala Singh
Evening view of Shimla. Photograph by Jitendra singh
Evening view of Shimla. | Photograph by Jitendra singh

Have a wonderful and relaxed vacation! 

One thought on “Best places to visit after retirement in India

  • August 29, 2017 at 12:31 pm
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    Last Friday I have going Shimla to celebrate my friend birthday such a its beautiful place. It is full of incredible places, it is mentioned most famous places in India .You infrom very deeply about shimla every places.

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