Pensioners head to India in search of Real Marigold Hotel experience


As the BBC’s The Real Marigold Hotel returns to TV screens for a second season, many elderly Britons are following in the footsteps of the programme’s stars and seeking adventure in Jaipur, northwest India. The three-part series was inspired by the film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – itself an adaptation of a Deborah Moggach novel – which follows a group of elderly Britons living out their retirement in Jaipur. Shown on BBC2 last January, the first series saw eight elderly celebrities, including TV presenter Jan Leeming and darts champion Bobby George, on a similar journey in northern India, allowing…

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