26/03/2016 10:48 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST

Here Are India's Best Cities To Grow Old In

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Auroville (City of Dawn) is an experimental township in Viluppuram district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India, near Puducherry in South India. The Matrimandir, a golden metallic sphere in the center of town.

The decision to choose a city to retire in India is overshadowed by many concerns -- standard of living, distance from one’s children, adequate healthcare facilities, crime rate and weather. The list is varied and idiosyncratic.

Happily, given the growth in retirement homes within the country, and easy accessibility by road, rail or even air, there are several cities competing for attention, along with the standard favourites (Chandigarh and Coimbatore, we mean you).

Here are 9 cities that might help your decision.

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