|It is common practice in India for the elderly to go on a pilgrimage, or
visit their children who live far away. This is a nice way to spend one's time, the elders
not only get spiritual satisfaction but also a lot of happiness when they are able to bond
with their grandchildren. Here are some tips to help you with your travel plans to make
your holiday memorable.
- Indian Railways offer a good discount on tickets for Senior Citizens
- Indian Airlines and some private airlines
offer a discount on their tickets for senior citizens. You may be required to have an
identity card. Contact the airlines office to know about the documentation (proof of age)
they may require.
- If you are employed, check with your employer if there are any holiday and travel
allowances that you can avail.
- Unless you are an adventure lover, try to visit places where you have family or friends
who can help you.
- Your daily routine may be put out of gear so remember to take plenty of rest instead of
a long and hectic schedule.
- Remember to take suitable clothing as required.
- Remember to take enought medicines as drugs with the same trade name may not be
available in some towns and cities.
- Remember to write down the dosages and schedule of the medicines.
- Always remember to carry your visiting card and the name, address and phone nos. of your
doctor, where he / she can be readily approached.
- Go easy on your diet, avoiding foods with too much oil and spice.
- If you are not visiting your family, try to include a friend. Both will benefit
from each other's companionship.
- Remember to call back regularly and inform those at home of your whereabouts.
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|A Cross Cultural Senior Citizens Travel Program