In an effort to bring the latest travel and tourism information to you, here are our top 5 picks from October edition one of travel news that you should be aware of. From Uttarakhand to down south and from Rajasthan to Bhubaneswar, more and more states are ready to welcome tourists again. With the festive season just around the corner, states are hopeful for a revival and are reviewing every detail to make tourism safe again in India.
1. Weekend Rush in Mussoorie
An extended weekend during Gandhi Jayanti saw an amazing revival of tourism at Mussoorie. Worst affected in the last 6 months, a rush of tourists was a change much-awaited. The extended weekend brought a rare cheer to the tourist industry of the hill town that is adhering strictly to the Covid-19 precautions. Hotels are getting bookings and queries from the tourists which is a good sign with the festival season only a couple of weeks away. So if you are a resident of Delhi, Haryana, or Punjab; here’s your chance to take a quick short break without risking your health. Read the full story here.
2. Witness 3 ancient temples in this gorgeous 1.6 km cable car when in Jammu
When convenience is given the top-most priority, it inevitably leads to an enhanced tourism experience. The cable car project starting October 3 would provide people a high-quality tourism experience with transportation facilities, sightseeing, and entertainment. The project will link three ancient temples — Bawe Wali Mata, Mahamaya, and Peer kho — and is expected to give a boost to religious tourism as the three places are very famous among the devotees particularly those visiting Jammu. Know more.
3. Craving an island holiday? Andamans got your back!
With the Andaman and Nicobar Islands’ administration opening up some parts of the archipelago for tourism after a gap of six months, stakeholders in the industry are looking forward to Durga Puja. The five-day Durga Puja festivities are scheduled to begin on October 22 this year. The Union Territory has been reporting fewer Covid-19 cases of late. It has registered 3,868 infections so far, of which 173 are active cases. What has been permitted to reopen as of now are the beaches, museums, and light and sound show at the Cellular Jail, besides permitting water sports, boat rides, and snorkeling. Read the full story here.
4. Eco-tourism? Yes, please! Soon Drang in Mandi will be able to offer eco-tourism
Forest Minister Rakesh Pathania said Rs 9 crore would be spent on developing eco-tourism in Drang assembly segment of Mandi district. Darang is blessed with bountiful nature and the eco-tourism project will bring in more employment opportunities for the local youth. Soon you will be heading to the untouched Darang for an eco-friendly holiday. Know more.
5. Tourism E-Conclave themed “Indian Tourism – Road to Recovery ‘Refocus, Reboot, Revive’” held to showcase the country’s efforts in reviving the travel sector
Hindustan Times Tourism E-Conclave provided a special virtual platform to showcase the country’s leading efforts in reviving its beloved sector in the post-pandemic world. The unanimous outcome of these initiatives was to gain the trust of travelers by ensuring safety protocols. Read about the different initiatives here.
We hope these snippets of travel news help you take an informed decision. While the world is preparing to live this deadly virus, it is essential that we follow every precautionary procedure to keep ourselves safe. No place is safe if you do not take responsibility for yourself and your loved ones.
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