Over Sixty in age and traveling to India

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So how many of us are sixty or over and still thinking of or are travelling about India?

Any particular concerns for the over sixty crowd when travelling in India?
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Originally Posted by Drews60 View Post So how many of us are sixty or over and still thinking of or are travelling about India?

Any particular concerns for the over sixty crowd when travelling in India?
None, Just do it. And, bring some money with you!
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No concerns what so ever ,as long as i have wheels on the bottom of my bag and a gold card
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Yup, me too!
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Don't forget your Geritol!
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Arrive in India as healthy, rested and fit as you can, and do not cram in too much. Leave space in the schedule for some "down time". Cutting back on the destinations is cutting back on the arrivals and departures, and all the time and energy that they require. Have a great trip.
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There's plenty of people ten years older than me who are also ten times fitter!

It's a number: really doesn't mean much at all.

Hmmm... is it old enough to get Senior Citizen's discount on the trains? That means something!
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I'll be doing India all my life. Age is just in the mind when it comes to a passion.
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Originally Posted by Drews60 View Post So how many of us are sixty or over and still thinking of or are travelling about India?
Me, for one! And I'm applying for a 10-year visa!

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Any particular concerns for the over sixty crowd when travelling in India?
Well, I wouldn't want to lose my medication!

Seriously, I am a lot more careful about food, water, and travelling companions than I was when I first visited India in the early 70s.

And yes, there's that Senior Discount on the trains... what a wonderful thing!
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Senior discount? Cool, you guys just saved me 2346 rupees! You don't have to be an India citizen for the discount?
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Be sure to check the age limit, as I believe it is different for men and women -- or it was in 2003, on my last visit.

And yes, if you qualify, it's available to foreign tourists.
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Years ago, I thought that when I hit 40 I wouldn't care to travel to 2nd and 3rd World countries, so I'd better hit 'em all ASAP. While I'm not quite 60, I still prefer to visit places like India, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Nepal (just to name a few places I've traveled in the past few years) rather than the homogenized regions like N America or W Europe which both seem to receive the bulk of world travel (nothing against those places, btw). I think it really is just a state of mind thing and age is irrelevant. I really should try to see more of my own country, but Mammalapuram just seems so much more interesting than Des Moines.
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Originally Posted by bruce3404 View Post Years ago, I thought that when I hit 40 I wouldn't care to travel to 2nd and 3rd World countries, so I'd better hit 'em all ASAP. While I'm not quite 60, I still prefer to visit places like India, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Nepal (just to name a few places I've traveled in the past few years) rather than the homogenized regions like N America or W Europe which both seem to receive the bulk of world travel (nothing against those places, btw). I think it really is just a state of mind thing and age is irrelevant. I really should try to see more of my own country, but Mammalapuram just seems so much more interesting than Des Moines.

I couldn't agree more. I could take a nice vanilla vacation but India beckons, as does Vietnam and China. I'll leave Hawaii and Jamaica for my old age.
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Re Seniors Concession on trains - it is a discount for both men and women over 60 - however women are now getting an additional discount (this started on 1st April) They get 50% and men get something like 30%.
I agree with Freenote's first post here! Although all is manageable without that gold card - the train discount enables 1st Class travel at reasonable price, this is great.
Staying comfortable, for me, requires air conditioning in extreme heat. And I do most of my own food - I avoid oily and highly spiced like the plague.
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