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You’ve worked all your life! Now it’s time to chill and put all that hard work to good use! Here are 5 cities in India that are perfect for retirement.
The first-planned city of India after independence, Chandigarh offers all the comforts one seeks after retirement. Well-designed roads, numerous gardens and parks, clean air and excellent health-care facilities. The peace and quiet along with the pleasant climate are what attracts retirees to relax after all the hustling. The blooming gardens during spring and the beauty of the Sukhna Lake are bonuses to this City of Beautiful.
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India’s version of Malta is none other than Goa. Sandy beaches, blue waters, hammocks and shacks. Apart from the hip clubs popular among youngsters, it’s safe to say that Goa also offers the best of peace. Living the susegad life in small Portuguese colonies, enjoying the fresh seafood and sipping on a chilled beer, Goa’s demand as a retirement destination is growing. Nacinhola and Siridao are quiet, pollution-free places gaining popularity among retirees. Goa’s infrastructure and good healthcare facilities add to the advantages.
3. Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
When one talks about southern India, Ooty and Kerala are often first to pop up. They are beautiful destinations in their own right, but Coimbatore is where you can find home. The second largest city in Tamil Nadu is becoming more and more popular among retirees due to its excellent healthcare facilities and pleasant climate. The low-cost of living and real estate are other factors that attract people to spend their retirement days in this city. The spectacular mountain ranges, the waterfalls and the temples are things you can enjoy in your leisure time.
India’s very own French colony Pondicherry is where new meets old. You can find hints of the French era in the mustard coloured colonial houses, the tree-lined streets and in its cafes. The city has recently gained popularity among foreigners as a spiritual hub. The Sri Aurobindo Ashram attracts visitors who would live in the tranquillity supporting environmental sustainability while practising yoga. What better place than this to enjoy retirement? The spiritual connections with a beautiful environment are ideal for retirement and hence the city has now opened its doors to retirement houses like Aishwaryam and Covai.
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5. Dehradun, Uttarakhand
If mountains are your calling, the Himalaya foothills are a perfect retirement destination. The crowning Himalayan mountains, scenic views, Buddhist temples and the best street-food, Dehradun is a heaven for those who want to spend their post-work days amongst nature and tranquility. The city’s proximity to holy towns like Haridwar and Rishikesh make it popular among the older generation. The weather is pleasant through out the year and its well-connected roads and rails also add to its list of pros. The recent development of a luxury retirement home is already attracting retirees!