Sinchita Mitra

Age is just a number and a social construct. In today’s time, 60 is the new 30, and that is exactly how it should be. It is never too late to just pack up your bags and head on to the destinationyou always wanted to visit but couldn’t because of time or other constraints. On the contrary, retirement is the best time to head out and tick off the names off your bucket list, or maybe make a new one.

India is one of the greatest places to relive your time and visit the best travel destinations in your 60s. Some of these destinations are also very women friendly and are looking forward to welcoming more and more senior citizens who are women.

We curated a list of few destinations which will become a one in a lifetime experience for all the senior citizens out there. These destinations should be in your bucket list if they aren’t already.

Gulmarg and Srinagar, Kashmir

Dal Lake | source: Khoobsurati Hindi

This is a great place to visit after 60, owing mainly to the intense natural beauty that has made Kashmir it’s home. The landscapes are too die for, and senior citizens would especially enjoy those ideal hours of staring into the horizon, as the birds chirp their way forward. These places will also excite the senior crowd since during their time a lot of Bollywood films were shot here. The young at hearts can sail across the Dal Lake as they relive those movies which they saw when they were little kids. This is truly a magical experience.

The best time to visit Gulmarg and Srinagar is from March to October. The cities are covered with meadows and meadows of colourful flowers, and it actually feels like heaven has descended upon Kashmir.

Munnar and Alleppey, Kerala

source: Ayurveda Reisen

The best way to pass time during your 60s is to just relax and sail across on a beautiful lake surrounded by green trees. Munnar is a lovely place to just sit back and relax and admire nature. It has some amazing tea plantations and the hills are to die for. The air itself rejuvenates the lungs and fills it with more life. Another wonderful experience here is to ride the houseboat in Alleppey across the tranquil black waters. Kerala is also extremely safe for women.

Udaipur and Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Jodhpur | source: TPG

What better way to celebrate your 60s, than in the city of lakes- Udaipur. Filled with majestic palaces and equal grand lakes, this place transports one back into the era of the Rajputs.

In Jaisalmer, you can enjoy camel rides, and stare into the magnetic sand dunes as you watch the sunset in the horizon.

The locals in Rajasthan are also extremely friendly and are always ready to help. Visiting this place in your 60s will make you more understanding about the rich history and culture of this place. You will actually enjoy the stories of the Kings and queens.

There are also many temples in Udaipur that the senior citizens can visit.

Madurai/Kanyakumari/Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu

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There is nothing more poignant in India than religion. In your 60s one can understand that feeling and devotion towards God even better. To completely understand the history of Hinduism, Tamil Nadi is a great place to visit.

Madurai is the perfect place to visit to understand the reach of Hinduism. It is a city filled with colourful temples and is a popular pilgrimage spot. It is also frequented by several senior citizens who at this stage of their life want to be closer to God.

Kanyakumari and Rameswaram are also must visit places since they show how beautiful the country really is. The scenic beauty is marvellous and the ancient temples complete these two cities.

Rishikesh and Haridwar, Uttarakhand

source: IIT Roorkee

The Himalayas have a lot of pilgrimage spots located at higher altitudes. These places though popular might become difficult for people above 60. But, both Rishikesh and Haridwar are located at much lower altitudes making it accessible to the senior citizens. Rishikesh is the perfect merger of scenic beauty and divinity. It seems that the divinity and the spiritual presence has made Rishikesh so beautiful. There are many renowned ashrams, where you can seek a peace of mind, and many pilgrimage spots make up Rishikesh. It is also the Yoga Capital of India. It is difficult to forget the feeling of standing at the shores of the mighty river Ganga in Rishikesh.

Haridwar is one of the most popular pilgrimage spots for Hindus. Its name literally translates to “ The Gateway To God”, and undoubtedly, Haridwar lives up to its name. It is situated at the banks of the river Ganga and is filled with mystical and divine energy. Senior citizens will especially enjoy this feeling and will definitely want to keep coming back.

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