Victoria Terminus: Mumbai’s Grand Old Railway Station

Mumbai’s Victoria Terminus is one of Asia’s great railway stations. The 130-year-old building, now called the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, is a creation of British rule that has become a treasured symbol of modern-day Mumbai. It handles at least 3 million passengers a day, has featured in many Bollywood films and has even come under terrorist attack. It has a lot to offer any visitor interested in India’s colonial heritage.

7 Best Places to Visit in Nepal

Nepal is a country that has a lot to offer the senior traveller. From snow-capped mountains to subtropical lowlands, this landlocked Hindu and Buddhist nation is rich in culture and history. It provide many opportunities for both relaxation and adventures close to nature. This article recommends seven places to visit in Nepal to best take advantage of of those opportunities.

The Marilaque Highway: Best Scenic Drive Near Manila

One of the best scenic drives in the Philippines is only a short distance from Manila. It’s the Marilaque Highway from Marikina to Infanta which traverses the Sierra Madre mountains. It provides a enjoyable day trip for those who wish to get away from the city traffic and pollution to enjoy mountain views and nature.

Memories of the World Wars in Asia

Soldiers from Commonwealth countries who died in Asia during the two World Wars lie buried in impressive cemeteries across the continent. An inter-governmental organisation, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, maintains the cemeteries immaculately. They are sure to be of interest to many senior travellers, including those whose parents, grandparents or other close relatives served in the wars.

Exploring Rishikesh: The Birthplace of Yoga

Rishikesh, a laid-back sub-tropical town at the foothills of the Himalayas in India, is known as ‘The Yoga Capital of the World’. Baby boomers know it as the place where the Beatles held their 1968 meditation retreat. Today it attracts travellers from all over the world who want to learn about yoga, Ayurveda, naturopathy and meditation.

10 Tips for Senior Travellers in Asia

More senior travellers than ever are visiting Asia these days, and enjoying it to the full. The knowledge they have acquired over the years helps them appreciate new countries and cultures. They face challenges too, not least in staying healthy while on the road. Here are 10 tips on how older travellers can make the most of their Asian trip.

India Travel Guide

Senior travellers planning to visit India for the first time may feel overwhelmed by the sheer size of the place. It’s hard to decide which areas to visit and how much to try to see. It’s best not to try to cram too much in. Instead of rushing from here to there, day after day, a better approach is to choose one or two regions of interest, and spend most of the time there. This provides a chance to relax and savour the local atmosphere. This guide will help in making those choices.

Car Rentals in Southeast Asia: Where Is It Possible?

Thinking of renting a car in Southeast Asia? In some countries it’s possible but in others it’s not. And in those where self-drive rental cars are available, there are dangers to be aware of. In several countries driving yourself is not recommended unless you’ve had previous experience of driving in Asia. Check out our guide to the best countries in which to rent a car.

In the Hill Country: Walks near Nuwara Eliya

Sri Lanka’s Hill Country is ideal for walking, with its many hiking trails, cool weather and exceptional views. In the heart of the region is Nuwara Eliya, once a colonial hill station and now a busy city that has retained something of its English flavour. The surrounding tea plantations offer memorable hikes. It’s also perfectly situated for the walk to World’s End in Horton Plains National Park, one of the Hill Country’s most spectacular hiking destinations. 

Discovering Ipoh's Relaxed Charms

Once the centre of a decades-long tin mining boom, Malaysia’s third-largest city, Ipoh, has now come into its own as holiday destination. Its historic old town has seen a renaissance and is a popular shopping and dining district. The craggy limestone hills that surround the city contain many caves, some housing temples. It’s a city that will appeal to senior travellers in search of history, good food and a bit of easy adventure. 

Chengdu - More Than Just Pandas

The Chinese city of Chengdu has long been famous for its pandas. Its renowned panda breeding centre is one of the best places in the world to see these vulnerable, solitary animals. Chengdu’s other attractions – not least its spicy Sichuanese cuisine and its relaxed atmosphere – are helping turn it into an increasingly popular destination for foreign visitors.

Singapore: Home to Asia’s Best Orchid Gardens

The best orchid gardens in Asia are located in Singapore. They are arguably the best orchid gardens in the whole of the tropical world. Any visitor to Asia who appreciates the beauty of orchids should include these gardens on their travel itinerary. This short guide describes the three best places to see flowering orchids in Singapore.

Where to See Orangutans in Asia

The orangutan is among the most loved of Asia’s wild animals. But it is critically endangered and its numbers are continuing to decline as its natural habitat, the rainforest, is destroyed. Today orangutans can be found only in Borneo and Indonesia’s North Sumatra. But there are still relatively easy ways for travellers to see them in the wild or forest rehabilitation reserves.