Mid-October till the year-end, we have the holiday season coming up. It’s Dusshera, Diwali and Christmas holidays leading to the New Year. It’s best to travel during this time for more reasons than one. Start planning your trip now to avoid the last-minute rush and ensure a carefully curated senior-friendly vacation. Planning and leaving the city well in time will also ensure that you wouldn’t come in contact with smog this winter. In India, pollution levels during winter rise due to various factors, as we have seen in the last few years. This aspect is worrying, especially in the NCR region, and with Diwali, there is the chance of crackers adding to the smoke.
The increased pollution levels affect people’s health, sometimes even requiring medical assistance. Some issues are such that they can cause long-term impacts. Other than respiratory issues such as asthma, COPD and bronchitis, cardiac and neurological issues too can occur. The elderly are at more risk of aggravated asthma conditions, burning sensation in their eyes, or skin issues.
There is no better way to breathe freely than to travel to the mountains! The other alternative is to stay indoors with an air filter. In the North, places like Srinagar, Leh, Ladakh etc., are options, while in the South, there are places like Thiruvananthapuram, Coonoor, Munnar, Kerela etc.
So, have you started planning your trip with us yet? Samarth has a few suggestions, make your bookings early to ensure you can escape the smog.
Kashmir has everything to offer to its visitors. Snow-clad mountains, breathtaking valleys, beautiful lakes and gardens, shikhara (boathouse) stays, great weather and snow sports in winter, apple orchards, saffron fields, and much more. From the Tulip Gardens to olden temples and mosques, Kashmir has it all. Of course, Kashmir also has a mix of cultures that you will find in its cuisine and handicrafts. Take a break this time around to experience Kashmiriyat and click to learn more!
How about a trip to the Dev Bhoomi? Himachal Pradesh has many places that capture your heart with their beauty, tranquility and hospitality. But Dharamshala has always been special. Rich in its Tibetan culture mixed with Indian, this place beckons you with its peace and spirituality. You could stay at tea estates, go for long walks, or explore art galleries. Of course, the highlight of this trip would be the Buddhist monasteries that transcend you to another world with their chanting and prayers. Click here to know more about things to do in Dharamshala.
A hill town tucked away in the mighty Himalayan ranges, Nainital has much to offer those who seek peace from the crowded, polluted cities. Some unique activities you could indulge in Nainital are bird watching, star gazing, etc. Nainital is also called the City of Lakes, and you could go boating. It is picturesque because seven hills (Sapta Shring) surround it, and you can also see many colonial relics. Legend says Goddess Sati’s eye fell here when Lord Shiva carried her after death, creating the Naini Lake. A little dash of history- Jim Corbett was born here, and so was Anoop Jalota.
What with all the busy urban life and the need to get away from pollution, have you been thinking of a rejuvenation possibility? Well, you can do that too, and where better than God’s own country? Indeed, Kerala is also scenic with coastal beaches, tea and rubber estates, hill stations, backwaters and many history lessons! You could stay at an Ayurvedic wellness retreat to completely relax and be at one with nature, click here to know more. Get some massages, indulge in saunas and spas, and put a spring in your step, even as your body starts glowing from all the attention and healthy food. Of course, you can partake in traditional Kerala cuisine and even visit any historical places nearby.
Along with that Kerela has a lot more to offer. Coonoor is the place where folklore and fragrant tea combine with colonial homes and a gracious lifestyle to give you a taste of the Nilgiris. Samarth’s recommendation is to go tea tasting along with visiting the spice plantations.
It seems travel has a lot to offer, and when you take time out during the peak winter, you escape the risk of falling sick or developing long-term health issues. Plan your senior-friendly tour with Samarth Tours today to ensure that your journey is according to your pace and special requirements. Click here to learn more and Samarth seniors, by all means, find your getaways!