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    Planning Your Retirement? 6 Places to Visit Before You Retire

    Last Updated On 16-07-2018

    After dedicating years at an organisation day in and out, a good retirement is a gift well deserved. To make sure you are living it up even after 60 and ticking off your bucket list, investing in a good retirement plan in your early years is ideal.  Look for investments that help you meet your life goals and requirements. A one-time premium pension plan is one such option that will make sure your requirements and holiday needs are taken care of.

    While a good pension plan takes care of your future goals, don’t wait until your retirement to have a memorable vacation. Instead, create memories for your retirement. Here are six places that you should visit before you retire. Why? Because these places will test your endurance and fitness before revealing their treasures.

    So, get ready to pack beautiful memories as you embark on an adventure to these gorgeous destinations:

    • Spiti Valley
      Sitting between India and Tibet, it aptly justifies its name which translates to “The Middle land”. Dotted with picture-perfect villages and framed by majestic snow-capped mountains, Spiti Valley is a treat for the senses. It refreshes your mind, body and soul. The ideal time to visit Spiti is between June and September, as the weather is pleasant. The temperatures range anywhere between 18-25-degree Celsius during these months.
    • Bhutan
      The happiest country in Asia boasts of a rich culture, unspoiled scenery and plenty of fresh mountain air. As an Indian citizen, you don’t need a visa to enter Bhutan. You can get a free entry permit upon showing your passport or even your voter ID card. Bhutan encourages ‘Green Tourism’, because of its means there’s lots of climbing and trekking to get around the country. But the rewards are worth the effort!
    • Cambodia
      There’s a charm to this country that will leave you spellbound at the end of your trip. Explore the ruins of the iconic Angkor Wat temple complex or stay at one of the hip backpacker party pads in Siem Reap. The best way to experience Cambodia is by backpacking your way across the country, as it gives you an unfiltered taste of the local culture and traditions. Cambodia will steal your heart and make you want to come back for more.
    • New Zealand
      New Zealand is perhaps best-known for its geographical beauty and diversity. You can go skiing and experience the thrill of water sports in the same trip! New Zealand also has some of the best hiking spots in the world. The hiking trails are dotted with campgrounds and huts where you can spend the nights. At the other end of the scale are the high-end lodges which pamper you with a slice of Kiwi luxury.
    • Prague
      Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. The city has centuries of history and is home to beautiful Gothic architecture which is best experienced on foot. Prague is expensive, but there are plenty of options available for the value-conscious traveller. There are backpacking hostels which can be rented reasonably. In fact, backpacking will allow you to take in the local culture and unique experiences which are not a part of the usual tourist beat.
    • Norway
      Norway is one big adventurous playground with breath-taking natural beauty all around. Even though it is far up north, it is not frozen around the year. Norway is home to several natural wonders that are best-explored on foot. And the best of all are the Northern Lights that you must see for yourself. It is perhaps the greatest light show in the world!

    The world is full of adventure and wonders that are waiting to be discovered. Don’t wait till your retirement to explore them or you may lose out on some amazing once-in-a-lifetime experiences!

    Doesn’t the thought of retirement sound blissful? No work, no deadlines, and all your hours spent doing the things you love, like travel, painting, and even napping in the afternoon! If you want your retirement to be what you have always dreamed of, start retirement planning now and save a considerable retirement corpus in time. The online Retirement Calculator can help you plan your future financial goals and ensure you achieve them within the stipulated time. 


    The aforesaid article presents the view or an independent writer who is an expert on financial and insurance matters. PNB MetLife India Insurance Co. Ltd. doesn’t influence or support views of the writer of the article in any way. The article is informative in nature and PNB MetLife and/ or the writer of the article shall not be responsible for any direct/ indirect loss or liability incurred by the reader for taking any decisions based on the contents and information given in article. Please consult your financial advisor/ insurance advisor/ before making any decision.

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