List Of 10 Destinations In India That Are Perfect To Settle Down At Post Retirement

by Sanjana Shenoy
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Retirement is a beautiful time of your life. It’s that time when you’re finally in the mindset to take a break and step away from that fast-paced life, which your body and health were once accustomed to. After years of rat race, commitments towards yourself, your job and your family, you’d finally be ready to hang your socks and smell the roses. To help you explore a lovely new way of life which might be a tad bit slow-paced, nevertheless enriching, we have here a list of some of the best places in India for retirement. So have a look at these and maybe you can consider settling here in of these charming cities after your retirement.

1. Chandigarh, Punjab And Haryana

Popularly known as a senior citizen’s haven, Chandigarh is nestled between Mohali and Panchkula. This beautifully planned city is well connected by road and rail to all the major highways in the country. It’s also located in close proximity to New Delhi. Chandigarh, the capital of the northwestern states of Punjab and Haryana, is known for its favourable climate, reasonably pollution-free environment, low crime rate and availability of brilliant medical institutions. And this is the reason this lovely city is a favourable place for retirees and senior citizens. And if you’re planning to visit Chandigarh to find out if this is a great city to settle down, then check out the 56 types of buttery kulchas you can get here.

2. Pune In Maharashtra

The broad clear roads, lush greenery, cool climate, old-world charm makes Pune one of the best places in India for retirement. This city in Maharashtra has also been ranked a the most livable city in India in the ‘Ease of Living Index’ in 2018. The smatter of charming old cafes, lovely gardens and a variety of homely food draws people here from various walks of life. Pune enjoys a lower cost of living and is less crowded compared to Mumbai. It’s known for its world-class medical facilities, rich art and culture, elite institutions and iconic tourist and religious destinations. It’s a great city to make the most of your retirement and spend quality time with your loved ones.

3. Coimbatore In Tamil Nadu

Popularly known as the ‘Textile Capital of the South’, Coimbatore is the second-largest city in Tamil Nadu. It’s connected by rail and three national highways and it also has an international airport. Coimbatore has a bustling cosmopolitan culture, low pollution and enjoys a uniform climate throughout the year. The rapid infrastructure growth and great connectivity are also other reasons why Coimbatore is one of the best places in India for retirement. The incidence of violent crimes like abduction and rape in Coimbatore is lower than the national average. The cost of living is low and healthcare is exemplary here.

4. Mysore In Karnataka

Mysore is one of the most beautiful cities of Karnataka. The city has a royal grandeur, majestic palaces, blooming gardens, gorgeous landscapes, bustling markets and a quiet calm vibe to it. The Urban Development ministry ranked it to be the cleanest city in India for the second consecutive year, and its the perfect place to unwind and explore the joys of retirement. Mysore is a destination for solace and it a well-planned city, which also has a reasonable cost of living, unlike Bangalore. If you’re keen to retire in Karnataka, then Mysore is definitely your abode.

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5. Rishikesh In Uttarakhand

If you’re a spiritually inclined person, then what better place to retire than in Rishikesh? This gorgeous Himalayan hamlet is nestled on the foothills of Garhwal Himalayas, by the banks of the holy river Ganga. The city has a smatter of temples, ashrams, saints, sadhus perched against the backdrop of the picturesque Himalayas and emerald Ganga. Uttarakhand’s Rishikesh has a plethora of alternative medicine and healing centres, which retirees will definitely find to be useful.

6. Jaipur In Rajasthan

One of the best places in India for retirement, Jaipur often lands in the bucket list of retirees and tourists. The Pink City is well connected by road, rail and air and has great medical facilities and picturesque travel destinations. The reasonable standard of living, delicious food, friendly locals and gorgeous views definitely attracts people from across the country. The weather can be a bit on the warmer side, but nevertheless the peaceful environment here makes it a perfect place for retirees. Did you know Rajasthan Makes No-Bag-Day On Saturdays For Government Schools?

7.  Bhubaneswar In Odisha

The capital of Odisha, Bhubaneswar is interestingly known for providing the lowest electricity prices in India. It’s also a World Bank Model City thanks to its power distribution reforms in India. And if that’s not enough to convince you to reside here then the variety of multi-speciality and super-speciality hospitals will definitely do the trick. Bhubaneshwar is well connected by air and rail to most parts of India, making it easily accessible. This ancient city is known for its marvellous temples, rich fabric, delicious seafood and peaceful secluded beaches.

8. Kasauli In Himachal Pradesh

Most retirees would vote to retire in a charming little hill station, enjoying the view of majestic mountains from their windows every morning while cosying up under the blanket with a warm cup of tea with their loved ones by their side. As wonderful as that sounds if you’re nodding your head wondering that this would be the perfect retirement, then Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh is just the place for you. This was initially established as a British colonial hill station, but now it just lands up on everyone’s travel list. Perched at a height of 1,800m, it lies 65 km away from Chandigarh. With cold winters, pleasant summers, cosy cafes and pristine nature, Kasauli is one of the best places in India for retirement.  When you’re here visit This Charming Village In Himachal Pradesh Is A Love Aaj Kal Discovery

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8. Pondicherry

The French colonial settlement, Pondicherry is a Union Territory located near Tamil Nadu. Its known for its crystal clear beaches, French cafes, French-styled architecture and its laid back lifestyle. Pondicherry has been recently established many retirement homes around the city like Aishwaryam, Covai and Serene Pelican. These retirement homes offer a healthy and active lifestyle for many senior citizens. It has good infrastructure, impressive healthcare and serene spiritual connect. Did you know Kerala Has India’s Tallest Shiva Linga That Is 111.2 Ft High?

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9. Dehradun In Uttarakhand

You might know Dehradun to be a popular hill station in India, but did you know its also a popular retirement destination for Indians? This hill station in Uttarakhand recently developed a luxurious retirement home called Antara by the Max Group. Apart from having stellar medical facilities, Dehradun also has a plethora of retirement homes. The city is well connected by air and rail, has excellent weather, low crime rate and a high per capita income. It’s an easy-breezy city you’d like to spend the rest of your life in.  Here are 6 Reasons You Need To Visit Dehradun At Least Once

10. Port Blair In Andaman & Nicobar Islands

If you love spending time by yourself, away from the rest of the world, cultivating new hobbies and living each day to the fullest then welcome to Port Blair! Located in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Port Blair enjoys efficient connectivity to cities like Chennai, Kolkata and Vishakapatnam to name a few. Flights might be expensive but nevertheless commute within this destination is a piece of cake. It’s like living in mini Goa enjoying tall coconut trees, cosy homes but without the late night clubs. Port Blair has also been selected as one of the 100 cities to be developed into a smart city by the Modi government. Here Are India’s Best Destinations For Every Month Of The Year!

Well, we have given you our list of the best places in India for retirement. So it’s your turn now to do your research and plan your retirement in advance so you can explore and enjoy these cities to its best.

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