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Your parents have spent all their lives doing things for you, keeping you happy and satisfied. Do you remember all those amazing vacations you had as a young kid? Well, it is time you gave back those experiences to your parents. Take a few days a year to plan holidays with them. There are so many great places to check out with them. Indian Railway covers nooks and corners of the entire country and this is the safest way for the elderly to travel. Below are perfect tourist destinations your parents will love.
If your parents are drawn to spirituality, there is no better place to take them to than Shirdi! This Maharashtrian town is filled with devotion, lovely people and a spiritual presence. The Sainagar Shirdi railway station is well connected by local and national train service. There are regular festivals and celebrations happening in this birth place of Sai Baba and your parents will definitely feel refreshed visiting the ashram and temples around.
Feeling a little extravagant? Give your parents the royal treatment in Jaipur. Depending on your budget, you can pick five-star hotels to decent home stays. Jaipur is filled with monuments, palaces and forts. If your parents love culture and history, this is a place they will definitely fall in love with. There is no dearth of temples and spiritual destinations here.
After years of working hard in office and at home, your parents need some time-off! What is greater than a hillside resort, cool breeze and complete sync with nature? Munnar is a quiet hill station in Kerala and is getting quite popular for its scenic spots these days. You can plan half a day of sightseeing and spend the remaining time inside the hotel/resort talking and bonding with your parents. You can reach Aluva or Eranakulam via train and take a cab from there to the hilltop.
No spiritual person’s life is complete without a visit to Haridwar. You will also have a lot of interesting experiences in the land of Kumbha Mela. With the amazing Ganges flowing around, this is considered one of the seven holiest places for people who follow Hinduism. You will be surrounded by temples, chanting, sadhus and a constant presence of unwavering devotion here.
Amritsar and its golden temple is a place every person should visit at least once in his/her lifetime. If your parents have not experienced this yet, then make a plan right away. The golden temple, the Wagah border and Jallianwallah Bagh are all famous destinations. Amritsar is well-connected via air, rail and road to all major parts of the country.
Situated at the southern tip of the country, Rameshwaram is the spiritual abode for most elders. Scriptures mention that the Shiva deity there was installed by Lord Rama himself. Popular beaches, the Pamban Bridge, Ramanathaswamy temple, Dhanushkoti etc. are spots your parents will enjoy. You can avoid festival seasons if you do not like crowds. There are a lot of good budget stay options in this area.
It does not take a lot to bring a smile in your parents’ faces. Go through the Indian railway schedules, make an itinerary that your parents will be comfortable with and go on unforgettable journeys with them! They deserve it!