Where is the Best Retirement Place in India?

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#1 Jul 21st, 2008, 20:06
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I am (again) "day-dreaming" .... this time about the Best Place (city, town, village) in India to spend a retired life in?

I am looking for a place that has Maxm Temp of around 25*C and Minm of around 15*C, Throughout the Year (with 95% confidence limits). Is there a place in India that meets these temp-range criteria? (There may be a few other criteria like amt of rain, nearness to mountains, broad-band, etc. but those can be added subsequently, if the shortlist turns out to be too long )

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@Bluechip Sir ,

You are the best knowledgable person after your fantastic all india trip But just thought of teling what I know , Mysore is called literally as "Pensioner's paradise" After Bangalore got transformed into a busy City since past 10 years or so !

And a recent discussion on Mysore for your reference!

http://www.indiamike.com/india/off-t...e-down-t58649/

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Originally Posted by pmvelu View Post @Bluechip Sir ,

You are the best knowledgable person after your fantastic all india trip But just thought of teling what I know , Mysore is called literally as "Pensioner's paradise" After Bangalore got transformed into a busy City since past 10 years or so !

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Velu: True, I have seen many places, but not yet found a place in 25-15*C range ... not even sure if there exists such a place in India?

Mysore is a nice place (worth considering for retirement) but is that in the temp range? Upper limit 25*C is quite important; I can relax lower limit to say even 10*C
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<Cross-posted before your additional note . Please ignore this post >

I could tell in my living experience, [esp. Accuweather site is good at it. "Curent Temperature" & "Real Feel" ]. "Real Feel" temperature Factor is really good in mysore !

In Mysore, this year, even though the temperature went upto 35 Degrees in the month of April / May, Still Evenings are cool ,Nights are pleasantly cooler and mornings until 11 am , for sure it was Pleasant ! [ In Short , even in the peakest summer , we will feel the heat between around 1 pm to 4 pm ].

If we consider all through the year, In short, Rarely it sweats & A/C is considered to be a luxury / Unwanted thing in Mysore still for the Local population !!

And Temperature wise, Ooty / Coorg might suit you BUT without the City Life !!

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Might not Ooty get a little too cold?

KS_B is already looking for somewhere cooler than I can live, so I'll refrain from further comment on Ooty. However, adjusting altitude should produce the right temperature formula: Coonor, in the Nilgiris, or similar?
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Originally Posted by pmvelu View Post <Cross-posted before your additional note . Please ignore this post >

I could tell in my living experience, [esp. Accuweather site is good at it. "Curent Temperature" & "Real Feel" ]. "Real Feel" temperature Factor is really good in mysore !

In Mysore, this year, even though the temperature went upto 35 Degrees in the month of April / May, Still Evenings are cool ,Nights are pleasantly cooler and mornings until 11 am , for sure it was Pleasant ! [ In Short , even in the peakest summer , we will feel the heat between around 1 pm to 4 pm ].

If we consider all through the year, In short, Rarely it sweats & A/C is considered to be a luxury / Unwanted thing in Mysore still for the Local population !!

And Temperature wise, Ooty / Coorg might suit you BUT without the City Life !!

Cheers
Velu

Velu: thanks! will keep Mysore for 2nd list .. and add Coorg & Ooty to first list after checking their temp ranges.

Any Techies: Is there any weather/temperature public databases that one can access and query/download places that meet the temp-range criteria? (or is that too much to expect?)
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All the Very best in your search Bluechip!!

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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post Might not Ooty get a little too cold?

KS_B is already looking for somewhere cooler than I can live, so I'll refrain from further comment on Ooty. However, adjusting altitude should produce the right temperature formula: Coonor, in the Nilgiris, or similar?
Nick: Yes, you have something there ... I need to check out temps of places like Coonoor, Wellington etc. and similar altitude places in Uttarakhand, Himachal etc. Maybe with 10-25 range, a number of places might qualify?
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This January the temperature was below 0 C in Ooty for a few days. Unusual, but 5 happens more often.

If you can afford, maybe spend the summer and the winter in two different places?
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Thanks, Velu ... do remember, this is only a Day-Dream!
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Originally Posted by federica View Post This January the temperature was below 0 C in Ooty for a few days. Unusual, but 5 happens more often.

If you can afford, maybe spend the summer and the winter in two different places?
Sure that is an option (to stay in two places) ... but for now just looking for a "moderate" and "day-dreaming" place like that.

Actually (to further clarify) there are two people involved here (Me & my wife) Upper Temp limit (25) is for me and lower temp limit (15) is for my wife!
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here is a climate map:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:I...ure_map_en.svg

and here a temperature chart for Indian cities:
http://www.india-tourism.net/weather.htm
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The Day Dream continues...

Wellington and Coonoor and Kotagiri in the Nilgiris...
Madikeri in Coorg...

If you are fine with even lower temperatures in the winters, then :
Lansdowne and Chamba in Garhwal among many other places...
Jeolikot and Sitlakhet in Kumaon... Maybe even someplace ahead of Ramnagar...
Solan, Sirmaur, parts of Kangra Valley and the lower Kullu Valley in Himachal...

Maybe even Arakku Valley near Vizag in Andhra...

The common thread among all these places is that they are easily accessible to the metros closeby, and yet are in the lower hills at various places all over India...

And don't just go by the temperatures...

Cheers...!
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ksb -

What about the medical facilities? Aren't they a part of your search for the retirement places?

When we pondered the question a while back (and have subsequently shelved it) - the conundrum we ran into was the places that we liked based upon our criteria did not have good access to high-quality health care nearby. And, to overlook that factor did not seem sensible...
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Originally Posted by solo_trekker View Post The Day Dream continues...

Wellington and Coonoor and Kotagiri in the Nilgiris...
Madikeri in Coorg...

If you are fine with even lower temperatures in the winters, then :
Lansdowne and Chamba in Garhwal among many other places...
Jeolikot and Sitlakhet in Kumaon... Maybe even someplace ahead of Ramnagar...
Solan, Sirmaur, parts of Kangra Valley and the lower Kullu Valley in Himachal...

Maybe even Arakku Valley near Vizag in Andhra...

The common thread among all these places is that they are easily accessible to the metros closeby, and yet are in the lower hills at various places all over India...

And don't just go by the temperatures...

Cheers...!

Hi Solo-Trekker: You have given me earful of places, to checkout. Thanks. Temp was just a broad initial criteria to get a shortlist going (though I was thinking there is no place fitting exactly in that slot of 15-25*C).

Maybe, I should (now) consider re-naming myself as Day-Dreamer, and drop the complicated-to-explain KSB.

Note to Mods: Can I change my IM-name? If I remember correctly, there is somewhere an option to do that??
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