The best place to live is definitely your home town/village. You or your family might had the deep roots with your village environment. Definitely nothing can match to the warmness of one’s native place.

Check points for after retirement place.

  1. Cost of living is less
  2. Very pleasant climate
  3. Friendly people with nice behavior
  4. Healthcare facilities
  5. Crime rate
  6. Access to public transport

1. Chandigarh

Chandigarh is one of the best places for the retirees to settle in. It is commonly known as pensioner’s paradise as most of the population is employed by either of the three governments. It is the first ever planned city, which holds the reputation.

Chandigarh is the capital of Punjab and Haryana (the two big northern states) and is close to Himachal Pradesh (A state of beautiful hill stations having the best climate conditions). It has everything from finely designed pedestrian plazas, roads, and streets to great sources of diversion. The local people living there are more than exuberant; who are very humble and polite. The energetic Punjabi people group and their ever predominant neighborliness have no match in the world.

Chandigarh is the first planned city in India and the master plan was designed by Swiss-French Architect Le Corbusier. From that point, 3 heads of Chandigarh Capital Project Team took it to a next level and transformed the map into reality. It is planned in a manner that local people will know what sector falls next, adjoining and opposite to which sector. The direction- finding is very easy to follow.

  1. Clean and Wide Roads
  2. Best Medical Facilities
  3. Gateway To The Hills
  4. Parks and Gardens
  5. A Well Planned City

2. Coimbatore

Coimbatore is located in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Also known as Kovai, Coimbatore is the second largest city in the state. It is a major commercial hub and is popularly called the “Manchester of South India”.

Best places in Coimbatore:

  1. Anjeneyar Kovil
  2. Athar Jamad Masjid
  3. Marudhamalai Hill Temple
  4. Thiruppathi
  5. Velliengiri Hills

3. Mysore

This is one of the best places to live in. People are friendly. The weather is brilliant. You have so many awesome places to hang out. There’s chamundi hills where you can go and love the serenity and the peacefulness watching the city lights and get a sense of revelation. There are malls, food corners, probably everything you need for an awesome life. The education is brilliant too. You’ll love this place, probably never wanting to go anywhere else.

Cost of Living – Comparatively cheaper (be it rent , groceries , Education , etc)

Transport – Wide roads , Planned  city , extensive Bus facility and most important fact “NO TRAFFIC”.

4. Goa

Most retirees prefer settling  in Goa, a tourist destination in and of itself that also has a dominant Indo-Western culture.

Some reasons why Goa might be a good fit for you.


Health care is cheap in comparison to what many foreigners are used to. There are many elderly care services and home nurse agencies that can specially cater to the needs of retirees.

Cost of living

Siridao near Bambolim and Nachinola near Mapusa are retirement colonies that up-and-coming for senior citizens and foreign retirees. Siridao and Nachinola are quite away from the busy noisy tourist areas.

Beautiful places

South Goa is more serene and romantic, making it a prime honeymoon destination in India. Foreign retirees tend to spend much of their time in Old Goa and Vasco De Gama. Old Goa has many Portuguese churches


5. Dehradun

Dehradun is the capital of the Indian state of Uttarakhand, near the Himalayan foothills. At its core is the 6-sided Ghanta Ghar clock tower.

Dehradun, due to its climate and upcoming premium projects for senior citizens, is becoming popular. Affordable property prices is another reason.


Rajpur Road, Race Course, Chakrata Road and Indira Nagar

6. Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam is a port city and industrial center in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, on the Bay of Bengal. It’s known for its many beaches, including Ramakrishna Beach.

Health care and infrastructure is among the best in the country. Major health care providers include KG Hospital and Kovai Medical Centre.

7. Kochi, Kerala

Kochi (also known as Cochin) is a city in southwest India’s coastal Kerala state. It has been a port since 1341, when a flood carved out its harbor and opened it to Arab.

Prominent sectors are tourism, petrochemical refining, industries allied to rubber, seafood export and agricultural products such as spices, bananas and coconuts. Owning to its high literacy rate, Kochi is also an emerging destination for the IT industry.

The number of violent crimes such as rape, kidnapping and abduction rates is much lower than in other cities in the country.

The gateway to Kerala tourism industry, Kochi enjoys excellent connectivity via two railway stations and an international airport.

8. Manipal

Manipal is a locality of Udupi city, located 8 kilometres from centre of City in India and is administered by the Udupi City Municipality. It is located in the part of Coastal Karnataka, 62.8 km north of Mangalore and 8 km east of the Arabian Sea.

Low cost of living, less pollution, make Manipal an ideal destination for retirees.

9. Vadodara

Vadodara is the third-largest city in the Indian state of Gujarat, after Ahmedabad and Surat. It is the administrative headquarters of Vadodara District and is located on the banks of the Vishwamitri river.

Vadodara is one of the most cosmopolitan cities of India, because of it being a Sanskari Nagari(Cosmopolitan city) The city has rich cultural traditions.

10. Pondicherry

Pondicherry (or Puducherry), a French colonial settlement in India until 1954, is now a Union Territory town bounded by the southeastern Tamil Nadu state.

Another popular beach destination- Pondicherry. Apart from beaches, the city is also known for the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville, which draws large numbers of visitors every year.

Retirement communities:

Villefranche, Aishwaryam, Covai


Categories: Retirement Top 10

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *