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A Look At 10 Of The Best Places To Visit In India For Seniors
Have you been thinking of taking a holiday to India, but not quite sure if you should or where to go? ❓
My son and I had the pleasure of traveling throughout India a few seasons ago from 🍁Canada, and it was an amazing experience!
Below, together we my guest author, weve put together – 10 of the Best Holiday Destinations In India For Mature Adults.
If youre retired or perhaps one of the millions of baby boomers around the globe, then theres no better opportunity to take an unforgettable vacation to India.
Nows the time to live your dream; explore this fascinating 🌎 world and create unforgettable memories. One of the best ways to start is to explore 🐫 India.
A truly remarkable country that has the best of everything to offer. From mountains, oceans to deserts, you will be mesmerized by the stunning beauty of this varied land.
Here’s a list of – 10 incredible destinations to experience in India, that are perfect for more mature travelers.
The Holy City Of Varanasi
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Varanasi is also known as – Banaras or Kashi, and is nestled in the Indian state of Utter Pradesh.
This city is said to be the oldest in India and is known for its spiritual ambiance and historical magnificence.
The evenings are a sight to behold along the shores of the Ganga Ghats, where the – Ganga Aarti takes place.
Varanasi has about 100 Ghats, where priests perform the Ganga Aarti to pay respects to the river Ganga and the Indian gods and goddesses.
Varanasi also has ancient Indian Temples, that exert a feeling of devotion and spiritual love for the divine.
You can visit the; Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Kaal Bhairav Mandir, Maa Annapurna Mandir, Durga Kund Mandir, Nepali Hindu Temple, and many other beautiful temples here.
Varanasi is definitely one of the best destinations to experience in India for all visitors.
The best time to visit Varanasi is from – October to February. Varanasi has its own ✈ airport, so you can fly into this city from most any part of the country.
You can also take a 🚂 train to Varanasi if you have more time, and prefer this method of travel experience as well.
Be sure to check out my 📸 Photo Gallery of Varanasi here, from our personal experience visiting this very spiritual city.
Rishikesh and Haridwar
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Haridwar and Rishikesh are just 50 minutes away from each other.
Located in the north-eastern Indian state of Uttarakhand, Rishikesh and Haridwar are two excellent destinations to consider.
Both Haridwar and Rishikesh are known for their ancient temples. But the temples are not the only thing that these places are known for.
Rishikesh and Haridwar also lie between the Majestic 🏔 Himalayan Mountains.
It is the perfect place to connect with a more spiritual or religious side of oneself, as well as the opportunity to connect with Mother Nature herself.
With the auspicious Ganges flowing through silently and softly, the tranquil environment makes for a perfect place to relax and unwind.
The Laxman Jhula, the Ram Jhula and the Ganga aarti, are some of the things you do not want to miss here. There are amazing restaurants that serve delicious north Indian food and multiple cuisines all over Rishikesh.
Char Dham Yatra
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The Char Dham Yatra consists of the four supreme spiritual pilgrimages of India.
Thousands of people from all over India and across the globe come to visit these sacred places of devotion.
The Char Dham Yatra consists of four holy pilgrimage sites, namely Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath.
They are all located at a height of above 3000 meters.
These sacred pilgrimage sites are not only known for their religious and spiritual significance, but also for the diversity of nature one can witness here.
The journey begins at Yamunotri, goes to Gangotri and proceeds to Kedarnath. It ends at the sacred pilgrimage of Badrinath.
This is a must-do sacred trip to be experienced at least once in your lifetime!
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Kanyakumari is a city in the southernmost part of India. It is a Hindu religious pilgrimage site.
Kanyakumari has everything to offer visitors. From its temples, waterfalls, beautiful beaches and so much more.
In fact, Kanyakumari is the place where the three oceans meet.
The Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. It is truly a sight to behold where you can witness the meeting of three large oceanic bodies.
Some of the most beautiful 🌅 sunsets and sunrises can also be witnessed over the waters of – Kanyakumari.
You can visit the Tirparappu Waterfalls, Thanumalayan Temple, Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Tiruchendur Temple and so many more beautiful places in this part of the country.
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Approximately 7 hours away from Kanyakumari is the religious town of – Rameshwaram.
Rameshwaram is considered to be one of the most sacred pilgrimages of India, as it is said that; Lord Rams army of the 🐒 monkeys built the legendary bridge here.
The story of the bridge has been told as …
Lord Ram and his army needed to cross the ocean to rescue goddess Sita, who was Rams wife. A 🐒 monkey from the Lord Rams army wrote Rams name on a stone and threw it in the water.
The stone started to float and so they threw millions of stones in the water building this bridge to Sri Lanka. This is why it is considered one of the most sacred sites for the Indian.
In Rameshwaram, you can also visit the Ancient Ramanathaswamy Temple and visit the Agnitheertham.
Here, you can also spot 🦩 Flamingos and other migratory birds and for the more adventurous, learn how to kite-surf.
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Located in the Indian State of Andhra Pradesh, Tirupati is known for one of the most ancient and sacred temples of India, known as the Tirupati Balaji Temple.
The Tirupati Balaji Temple is also known as the Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vari Temple.
Apart from the Tirupati Balaji Temple, there are many other spiritual shrines that you can visit here.
For example; the Srikalahasti Temple, Sri Padmavati Devi Temple, Sri Kapileswara Temple, and so many more.
The best time to visit Tirupati is from – October to February.
The city has its own 🛫 airport and you can take a flight from any part of the country to Tirupati.
Of course, you can also take a 🚉 train if you prefer, as is the case for travel to most parts of the country.
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A vibrant historical city in the Indian State of Uttar Pradesh, Agra is known for its World Heritage City – The Taj Mahal.
Taj Mahal was declared as a – World Heritage Site by UNESCO, for being one of the most beautiful artistic 💎 Jewels of India.
Taj Mahal is a symbol of love, as Shah Jahan built this beautiful palace for his beloved wife; Mumtaz.
In Agra, there’s also the Historic Agra Fort, the Majestic Gardens and fabulous- Mughlai food.
Ive put together a post on 🛕 Taj Mahal Travel Tips.
Some pointers for first time visitors that we learned and discovered on our visit to this extremely popular and very busy attraction.
The Best time to visit Agra is from – October to March.
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Located in the mystical state of Himachal Pradesh, Manali is a beautiful city, surrounded by the majestic 🏔 Himalayan Mountains.
Visit various temples, take part in hikes, enjoy the waterfalls, hot water springs, luscious forests and so much more.
Manali is one of the top destinations for mature adults, who prefer to travel to India to experience the mountain region and take part in outdoor activities.
Visit the Hadimba Temple, the Solang Valley and travel to Hamta Valley, to enjoy short 🥾 treks in the regions beautiful 🌲 forests to experience nature and perhaps for some peaceful meditation.
The best time to visit Manali is from – March to June.
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Located in the eastern part of India in the state of Odisha, Puri is considered to be one of the most sacred religious sites of India.
It has a rich cultural heritage and has beautifully designed ancient temples.
In Puri, the Jagannath Temple is one of the 4 Hindu pilgrimages and one of the oldest Indian pilgrimages.
Here you can also visit the Gundicha Temples, Astachandi Temple, Panchatirtha Temple, Loknath Temple.
The Jagannath Temple holds the Rath Yatra and people from all over the world, come to attend this spiritual procession.
It is a religious belief that walking in procession, cleanses us of our karma and ends the cycle of birth and death.
The best time to visit Puri is from – October to February. The month of June is when the – Rath Yatra is held.
Gir Forest Wildlife Sanctuary
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The 🏞 Gir Forest or the Gir Wildlife Sanctuary, is a UNESCO recognized heritage site in India.
Located in the state of Gujrat, Gir is famous for its Gir National Park.
This place is ideal for nature lovers and animal lovers.
Here you can see;🦁 lions, cheetahs, peacocks, and so many other animals and birds, while you enjoy the serene beauty of the 🌲 forest.
The best time to visit Gir is from – December to March. The 🏞 Gir forest is closed from June to October.
Om Singh is a blogger at Retreat Kula. A community built around inspiring people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with themselves while meeting new, like-minded people.
He is always on the lookout for interesting places to visit. It took him 25 years of his life to realize where his true calling lies, but once that was done, theres been no looking back.
You can check out his latest post about Ayurvedic Resorts in India.
I am happy to present this collaborative post in the hopes of offering some helpful travel inspiration and information to you.
Safe and Healthy Travels!
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