Safe tourist destinations for elders

In today's times, traveling has become a fashion. People go on vacations with their outfits and pictures planned to be captured and posted with #wanderlust. This means that unlike older times, people today are actually prioritizing their desire to explore the world and are managing their life around the same. Growing up we always heard, “if a child has stagnated or slow intellectual growth, take them somewhere far away for a few days, they’ll return altered.” Traveling helps the mind gather spiritual peace, makes the body gravitate towards health, and revitalizes the sense and purpose of existence.

How can traveling benefit the elderly?

A happy mind

Old age blues can take a toll on the mental wellbeing of our elders. In this wake, it is indispensable for them to have a re-established purpose in life. Traveling can be a source of happiness and engagement for our elders in their retirement.

A fit body

Traveling can secure a level of exercise (mainly walking) for the elders which can be difficult to maintain in every-day life. This ensures a level of fitness that helps keep the body independent and moving.

Rediscover the world

Revisiting old places and discovering new ones can help one view the world with a completely new perspective. Reminiscing old times and marveling at new developments is the perfect way of accepting new times while never forgetting the old times.

Here’s a few places that are best suited travel destinations for elders in India

Corbett National Park

Many senior citizens tend to find themselves most at peace with nature. What would be a better plan than a wildlife safari in Corbett National Park? A closer look at the wild cats, exotic birds and more go by with their lives in their natural habitat can rejuvenate anyone! Further, the comfortable resorts and villas are the perfect addition to make this the best travel destination. 


If not the wilderness, there is always the desert to explore! Jaisalmer has to be one of the best senior citizen holiday destinations to visit in 2021. Such is Jaisalmer’s allure that there is something for every age group and every type of traveler to enjoy.  


Here, peace and tranquility come to life. The hill station is one of the best places to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul with the winding quaint lanes to exotic lush tea gardens to cascading waterfalls to enthralling wildlife.


For senior citizens who love diving deep into the history of a place, Agra is one of the best travel destinations. Apart from the Taj Mahal, there are other attractions such as Mehtab Bagh, Akbar Fort and Tomb of Itimad-Ud-Daulah. Agra will always be one of the timeless senior citizen holiday destinations in India.


Along with being a nature lover's haven, Ooty houses heritage buildings and bungalows that reflect the rich colonial past of the hill town that once served as the ‘Summer Retreat’ for the British. The peaceful days and nights are perfect for a relaxing trip.


Goa happens to fall in the category of the must-visit places in India for its natural beauty, rich culture, and warm people. Goa has various hotels and wellness centers that cater to senior citizens. Traveling around the state is an easy task because there are hundreds of transportation companies providing private taxis, cars, scooters, and even jeeps!


Darjeeling is one of the best vacation places in India. Nestled in West Bengal, it is the hub for senior citizens during the summer months as it provides them respite from scorching heat. The train ride from Kolkata to Darjeeling is an experience that will make you nostalgic about the good old days.

We’ve given you some elderly-friendly travel destinations. We hope you have a safe trip, whenever you travel with your parents the next time!

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