Summer Getaways That Are Perfect For Senior Citizens!
You are never too old to travel and explore the world. After spending their entire life working hard and saving money, senior citizens look for various ways to make their dreams of travelling the world come true. With India’s rich cultural heritage teemed with spiritual destinations and the warmth of its people, it makes for the perfect country for Summer vacations. And Enable Travel’s extensive range of specially designed senior citizen tours, one can never run out of choice for summer getaways.
Although retirees have the luxury of more freedom and time, some of them may have physical limitations, which can hamper their holiday plans. However, with great infrastructure and several conveniences, medical facilities and assistance, senior citizen tours are much safer and more comfortable than before.
Reasons Why Summer Vacations For Seniors Are Essential:
To Break The Humdrum Of Daily Life
Whether it’s a trip with grandchildren during their summer vacations or going on summer getaways with friends or relatives, the novelty of summer holidays for senior citizens provides a respite from a usual mundane routine.
To Keep Learning New Things
Summer vacations rejuvenate us and taking annual summer holidays affirms good health and happiness. Plan summer holidays to make the most of the peak tourism season by discovering new things, learning new customs, trying new foods and making new acquaintances. Holidays for senior citizens are a perfect time for reflection. Summer vacations can introduce you to new avenues and hobbies such as photography and writing that might have been deeply buried in the bustles of a hectic life. Not to forget, the process of planning for summer getaways could seem to be an exciting affair for some to look forward to.
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To Visit Dream Destinations
Everyone desires to travel the world and we must explore as much of it as we can, and as for senior citizens, they have truly earned their time to travel. So, if you no longer have to apply leaves for vacations, now is the time to explore your dream destinations.
To Break Away From Isolation
With retirement comes a slight hint of isolation, especially for people living alone and far away from families or whose children have moved out to a different city or country. This lingering loneliness could be heart-breaking. For empty nesters, the transition from a busy working day to missing all the action is emotional and challenging to cope with, and this is where summer vacations help to brighten up things.
Regardless of whether you are looking for family-friendly summer vacations or exclusive senior citizens tours, the following are some great destinations for holidays for senior citizens:
Known for its reverberating humility and nature’s bounty, this laidback yet beautiful hill station of Himachal Pradesh is an ideal destination for summer vacations. Gift yourself a relaxing trip to the land of His Holiness The Dalai Lama. Dotted with several temples and monasteries and enveloped by hills and flowery meadows, you will fall in love with the vibes of the city.
Make the most of the summer getaways by visiting the verdant slopes of Kangra Valley and the spectacular Dhauladhar ranges. You can spend a couple of hours soaking in the beautiful environment in the tea gardens. Don’t forget to pick up some fresh tea on your way back. The cascading Bhagsunag Falls and the famous Bhagsunath temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, the renowned Jwalamukhi Devi temple, the peaceful Tsuglagkhang complex, Gyuto and Namgyal monastery and the neo-gothic St. John in the Wilderness Church are some of the must-visit places. Savour the delectable momos while sightseeing in one of the best tourist spots in India.
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Munnar is one of the best destinations for summer vacations. Make your golden years more memorable by planning an ideal holiday escape to the jade green rolling hills and the gorgeous landscape of Munnar. Visit the pristine Atukkad Falls and indulge in the soul-soothing nature walk to Echo Point. Spend some magical moments on a light and easy trek to Pothamedu view point and Photo Point on the way to Madupetty Dam that offers panoramic views of stretching hills of tea and cardamom plantations. Do not miss out on capturing the sceneries in beautiful photographs when you are driving around the tea plantations in jeeps and learning more from the local tea pickers as you bring back home interesting stories. Culminate this trip by pampering yourself in one of the finest ayurvedic treatments and spa massages here.
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The summer capital of Kashmir and the ‘Switzerland of India’, Srinagar is the paradise that no one can resist. If Kashmir has always been on top of your dream destinations to visit during summer vacations, and for some reasons, you never could make that trip, now is the time for some adventures. Famous for the well-manicured Mughal Gardens, make sure you take enough pictures with the beautiful rows of Chinar trees. Spend some time introspecting in the stillness of Dal and Nigeen Lakes. Remember the scenes from the evergreen movie ‘Kashmir Ki Kali’? A city with bustling pilgrims and spiritual ambience, seek blessings of Lord Shiva at the Shankaracharya Temple on top of the hill that also offers marvellous views of Srinagar and Dal Lake.
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Port Blair, the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, is a tourist hotspot for summer getaways with a perfect amalgamation of history, tribal culture and amusements. Put on your sun hat and take a guided tour around the historic cellular jail or Kala Pani and the light and sound show of the overwhelming narrations of this jail where Indian freedom fighters were once imprisoned. Indulge in museum tours by learning more about the island artefacts at Samudrika Marine Museum and the exotic marine life at the Fisheries Museum. Go birdwatching at Chidiya Tapu and enjoy the sun and the ocean at the Gandhi Park. Do remember to stop by Aberdeen Bazaar to shop for souvenirs for your family and friends back home.
One of the most visited destinations for summer getaways, taking a catamaran from Port Blair to Havelock Island is a leisurely and comfortable experience. From gazing at the majestic ocean to discovering the untouched shorelines and surreal islands, there are a plethora of things that you will enjoy doing in Havelock Island. For an incredible harmony of the mind and soul, spare some time in the sublimity of Radhanagar Beach, the captivating Elephant Beach and the Vijayanagar Beach that is famous for boating. For those adventurous at heart, scuba diving or sea walking under professional guidance is a must-try for that ‘once in a lifetime experience’.
Enable Travel takes great pleasure in planning comfortable senior citizens tours right from choosing resorts to easy transfers to meal preferences. These safe, unhurried and leisurely-paced tours have trained tour guides to take special care of your needs. Enable Travel offers fantastic senior citizen tours even for seniors with limited mobility, who are wheelchair users and provide unparalleled assistance to them during their trip. Senior citizens tour packages from Enable Travel are great value for money and hassle-free way to travel and explore new places.
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