There is an old saying that Life Begins at 50 and people believe in it. The strong will and determination of never giving upkeep them going. Usually, people retire at the age of 60 and then start doing pilgrimage tours. But have you ever dreamt of visiting places and added them to your bucket list but never opened that list yet? Why cannot old people visit the places they want? Of course, they can with all the precautions and care is taken. It is never late to fulfill your dreams and many people live their lives to the fullest. This is the time when you can make the most of your time with your children or grandchildren. There are a lot of perks and discounts when you become a senior citizen. Why not avail it? There are many places in India where senior citizens can visit without any physical exhaustion. Let us have a look at some amazing places.
Char Dham Yatra:
After crossing a certain age and settling their kids, old people wish to visit sacred places often. Char Dham yatra is very famous for that. There is no compulsion that only elderly people can visit. But since it takes a lot of days and proper devotion people usually visit their retirements. Char Dham Yatra is known as one of the most sacred pilgrimages in India. It consists of four holy places which are Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath; and each one is located at a height of more than 3000 meters. The scenic beauty and nature are widely visible during the entire journey of all these places. The best time to visit char Dham is usually from April to November when one can witness the best things around. Roadways and airways are available to reach there and there is always a chopper service available for senior citizens. Difficult treks can be avoided by using that service by the elderly who cannot walk much nor have health issues.
Hampi is one of the most beautiful hidden treasures in Karnataka. It is a tourist attraction but only a few of them know about it. Hampi is blessed with the architecture of the Vijayanagar empire since it was used to be the center of their rule. It is a very peaceful place yet a very monumental beauty to admire. Virupaksha temple, Krishna Temple, Hemakuta Hill, Hazara Rama temple are few of the attractions to visit when one is in Hampi. It is known as the UNESCO World Heritage site since it projects the riches, grandeur and fabulous wealth which the empire boasted of.
Rajasthan as a state has a lot of tour friendly places and sites to visit. Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Pushkar, Jaisalmer are few of the most famous places where you can take two weeks of vacation. All these places have a different aura and a different vibe altogether. Each city has something very unique for instance, Udaipur has a lot of palaces while Pushkar is famous for its Mela(fair) and Holi festival in specific. Chittorgarh is a place of rich past and royal heritage. You cannot be bored all day and night while you are there. There is so much to explore. Senior citizens can make the most of their time here and enjoy the visit in each way be it the palace of any late-night show at a desert. The traditional roots have still stick to all these places which usually attracts old age. The natural dunes at Jaisalmer are a visual treat to the eyes. People who are fit and enthusiastic can also take a chance for camel safari. The pink city of Jaipur has the most common attractions as Hawa Mahal and Jaipur city palace. Rajasthan is also one of the most traditional and cultural states counted in India with all the regional values still being practiced.
Varanasi is known as the oldest city in the world. Millions of people visit there daily and is a historic charm of India. People know it by many names such as Banaras and Kashi which are also sacred places. There are nearly or more than 100 ghats where the pundits perform the Ganga aarti to appease Lord Shiva, Goddess Ganga and fire and sun gods. The very famous Ganga river is based there and is known as the holy pilgrimage of India. Wherein you get a chance to wash off all the sins and be pure as before. The faith and prayers of people keep them going. While you are at an age where you need peace in your life and spend some quality time why not visit this beautiful place?
Kerala, as we all know, is named as Gods own country. This city of South India is so beautiful and owns such real scenic beauties around. There are a lot of Botanical gardens present in Kerala. One can easily spend their day knowing about all the beautiful fruits and vegetables and other things grown over there. Also, it is said that your retirement plan should be in Kerala because everything out there is so natural and lovely. This narrow strip of serine land along with the Arabian sea boats of its natural vegetation, beaches, and backwaters. While the visit, Munnar is also one of the relaxing and rejuvenating places to witness. Backwaters of Allepey, Kovalam beaches, Thekkady and Wayanad are few of the must-visit attractions when you visit Kerala to witness the natural beauty.
Life is so busy even when you cross a certain age. Especially the life in Mumbai is so fast and each and everyone in the family has to earn until a long period. But taking a break and giving yourself some time by witnessing these beautiful places is always worth it. Life is all about finding happiness in little things and India is one country where you can see so many cultures and traditions but cannot live each one of it. Hence, visiting one place at a time and living the culture and meeting new people no matter what age you are is always a lifelong experience.