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Fabulously 50: 5 Places to Unwind

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If you are wondering that you are too old to travel, think again. The '50s is when you are quite past your mightier responsibilities and now is the time you pamper yourself. Let your worries be and choose to just sit back and relax in these 5 places. We promise you won't regret it. 

1. Kashmir: Heavenly Dal Lake and gardens out of the movies

Kashmir: Heavenly Dal Lake and gardens out of the movies
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HolidayIQ reviewer Rahul Bhatnagar says, "I visited Kashmir with my aged parents and wife. The place is a heaven in itself. We have vowed to come back to Kashmir again in the winter to cherish the white beauty of these places since we have now seen the rich and beautiful green Kashmir."

HolidayIQ reviewer Vijay Verma shares, "Landing in the valley of gardens, of lakes, of fir trees and world-famous spots developed by Mughals and visited by millions of people, was a proud moment for me as the long-awaited dream was getting realised. I could hardly wait to reach the floating houseboats on Dal Lake and enjoy the furs of Persian carpets under my feet."

2. Andaman and Nicobar: Just for food, sun and beaches

Andaman and Nicobar: Just for food, sun and beaches
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HolidayIQ reviewer Tanmoy Mukherjee shares, "The view from the sky before you land itself is breathtaking. Andaman islands look like a diamond surrounded by the blue sea covered by fluffy white clouds. Just imagine sitting outside your rooms with your loved ones, listening to a gentle breeze, looking into the sunset and cool breeze ruffling your hair. This is how life should be, I thought." He further adds about Ross island, "It's a 20-minute ride by ferry and is a beautiful island with deer, peacocks and ducks walking around you."

HolidayIQ reviewer Alok Panda talks about the Cellular jail, "A good light and sound show in the evening, at the Cellular jail. It took about an hour, but we didn't feel bored. Rather, it aroused our patriot feelings. The guards take proper care of elderly people, a good, safe place for children too."

3. Mussoorie: Hypnotic valley with numerous waterfalls

Mussoorie: Hypnotic valley with numerous waterfalls
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HolidayIQ reviewer Sarvjeet Makkar shares, "Mussoorie itself is a very beautiful hill station. Every thing necessary for tourism is available, such as comfortable, luxury and affordable hotels. Very good transport facilities for tourists. Very hypnotic valleys, beautiful garden, lake, gun hill, ropeway, Kempty waterfall, Santura Mata temple, Mall road, fountain and fish aquarium, all are amazing and unforgettable."

HolidayIQ reviewer Suman Chatterjee shares, "The Kempty waterfall is amazing to see. It's got a very different view. I also enjoyed the misty Eco Park which is filled with trees, what I liked most is that when we look above we can see light streaming in, between the trees."

4. Khandala: Of green hills and beautiful lakes!

Khandala: Of green hills and beautiful lakes!
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HolidayIQ reviewer Pratima Bhatt shares, "Lot of greenery, amazing roads(rare in India), a beautiful local lake, a lot of valleys and hills and hummocks surrounding the town sum up Khandala. Simply put, it's wonderful for a long, relaxing weekend with the family or friends or even just for an adventurous trip to soothe your nerves! I visited during monsoon and it looked like heaven! Accommodation facilities are plenty and people are generally nice thanks to its tourism status. It's famous for chikkis. If food is not a deal breaker for you, then definitely visit Khandala - it's small, serene, clean and beautiful! This was my first visit to Khandala and I cannot wait to visit it again and again!"

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5. Manali: Of short, scenic treks and shopping

Manali: Of short, scenic treks and shopping
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Share source: HolidayIQ reviewer Sujit Chakravarty shot this in Manali

HolidayIQ reviewer Sampada Sawant shares, "Manali is a great destination as it's dry, green and blossomed all the time. Easy access to nearby famous hill stations. It can be a great vacation to remember cause it promotes adventure sports, local food to dwell on as well as shopping at Tibetan Markets. Some sport can be performed by even middle aged family members."

"Whether you come with family or friends, I am sure you will love the nature's beauty. You can visit Rohtang pass, have food in Marhi, sports and fun in Solang Nala, visit Vasisth Kund, HadimbaMataa temple. You can ride yak there at the top, near the temple," shares HolidayIQ reviewer Ni Khil Sh Arma.

The views above are collated from opinions expressed by travellers on www.holidayiq.com

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