In a recent big move, the state of Uttarakhand has lifted all travel restrictions with regard to special permits, COVID certificates, and e-permits for inter-state travelers. These new guidelines suggest that you do not need a COVID negative report to enter Uttarakhand or an e-permit. Since September 23rd, these restrictions have been lifted along with the 2-day booking restrictions for tourists. All that you need to do is to register yourself on the Dehradun Smart City Limited website before you commence travel.
Now this means that you can think about planning your vacation up in the hills without any stress! According to the latest reports, most of the hotels and homestays are open for business but only in areas where there are no containment zones. However, any traveler who is asymptomatic and is traveling for less than a week for educational, business, or simply personal reasons can continue their travels but they must monitor their health regularly and connect with the local authorities in case of any distress.
Uttarakhand is a pristine destination that has so much on offer for any new or seasoned tourist. The very fact that you get to visit the hills after being holed up for almost half a year, is liberating to the point of euphoria!
Often referred to as “Devbhoomi” (Land of the Gods), Uttarakhand is filled with gorgeous landscapes, jade forests, and beautiful rivers that will enchant you to the core! Whether you are an adventure junkie, looking for a spiritual awakening, or simply like to observe nature from afar, Uttarakhand has something to offer for everyone. Places like Nainital, Jim Corbett National Park, Rishikesh, and Mussoorie offer everything to an avid traveler in terms of comfort, nature, and wildlife.
So, if you are a working professional or simply someone pursuing online education and wish to get a change of “scenery”, now you can pack your stuff and visit the beautiful hills of Uttarakhand with all the safety measures at hand. Remember, travel is open now and thoroughly enjoyable, but only for those who are careful.
While reeling under the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone is homebound and following a slew of preventive measures to stay protected and safe. Now that travel is slowly opening up, each one of us needs to be responsible travellers and avoid it unless absolutely necessary.