Beat the Heat: The Best Summer Travel Destinations For Seniors in India

India is a well known country across the world for its exotic tourist destinations for senior citizens. With a remarkable improvement in the infrastructure and facilities there has been a boom in the tourism industry for seniors.

Take a break from the hot weather by escaping to some of the most wonderful and characteristic getaways of India. As a senior citizen you will find a wide array of holiday destinations offering the best of adventure, spiritual escape, body relaxation and rejuvenation.

Depending upon your suitability as to the factors like budget, climatic conditions, transportation methods and local food you can have your pick of the following superb summer travel destinations.


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Splendid Holidays in Himachal

Himachal Pradesh boasts of some of the most notable hill stations of the country. This statement is reinforced by the fact that more than 15 million tourists visited the state in the year 2011 alone. The government has been undertaking some constructive initiatives towards promotion of Himachal Tourism.

More and more offers and amenities have been lined up to allure the senior citizens so that they can also cherish the peerless beauty and adventures of the state. Some of the most prominent tourist spots of the state are:


This charming state capital is most sought after for its scenic beauty along with myriad tourist sites and activities. Shimla colonial style buildings and historical railway station are quite famous.


Located in the Kullu Valley, this magical place offers a unique fusion of peace, tranquillity and adventure.


Manali Kullu Valley
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Dalhousie and Chamba Valley

Must visit places for their picturesque mountainous landscape and unspoiled views.

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Dharamsala and Macleod Ganj

They offer marvellous sightseeing along with the chance of coming up and close with the Tibetan culture.


Mesmerizing beauty of North-East India

The North-Eastern part of India is often referred to as a hidden treasure of the country. It is an ideal region to experience eco tourism. With beautiful valleys and dense forests, the region abounds in stunning natural beauty. Immerse yourself in the exciting activities like jungle exploration, nature walk, paragliding, water rafting and many more.


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Have a look at some of the most popular towns of the region.


This is an astounding hill town most admired for its amazing natural beauty and tea gardens. Darjeeling tourism is growing leaps and bounds and several new tourist spots are being developed in the state.


Sikkim boasts of numerous exquisite tourist attractions. Grab this opportunity to enjoy a delightfully peaceful environment along with experiencing its rich culture and heritage.


This is a renowned town for its exceptionally colourful flora and fauna, vibrant fairs and festivals and rich culture which altogether make it an exciting tourist destination.


Beach destinations of India

Give a distinctive touch to your summer vacations by visiting some of the most exotic beach destinations of the country.


You will find some clean and less crowded beaches here to have a great time by taking a swim in the shallow waters and relaxing on the sand amidst beautiful scenic views.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands


Andaman & Nicobar Island
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Andaman and Nicobar Islands offer a lifetime holiday experience with their intriguing wildlife and vast stretches of pristine beaches.

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It is often addressed as a paradise for tourists. There is atypical love and romance in the overall ambience of the town with its clear waters and remarkable beauty and culture.

These are only some of the best travel destinations in India. Do not forget to avail of the various rejuvenating and refreshing spas and alternate therapies at these places for a heavenly relaxing time on your vacations.