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Pooja Patel

Ever since unlock 1.0 has been initiated, one by one, several states have thrown open their doors for domestic tourists. So if you are looking to get away from the city this week to relax, here are your best options.
Delhi
The Delhi government has now opened a few of the most popular tourist places in the Capital, with safety measures in place. Historical sites like Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, Safdarjung Tomb, Hauz Khas complex and Old Fort are now open for tourists from today (July 6). These landmark places can be visited between 7 am till sunset and safety protocols will have to be followed.
The authority has marked social distancing circles, which the visitors need to keep in mind, foot-operated sanitizer dispensers are installed at the entry gates and the security staff will be wearing masks and face shields. The visitors will be thermally scanned and wearing a mask is mandatory.
Qutub Minar. Courtesy: Rishabh Pandoh/Unsplash
Qutub Minar. Courtesy: Rishabh Pandoh/Unsplash
Uttarakhand
If you have missed the mountains, then there’s good news for you. The Uttarakhand state government has lifted all travel restrictions. Tourists can now travel at an inter-district as well as at an inter-state level as well as any restrictions for international travellers.
Hotels and homestays outside the state’s containment zones are open for business as per the guidelines issued on July 2. If you are going to Uttarakhand, then you will have to upload your COVID-19 test report on the state’s web portal. The hotels too will have to ensure that the visitors undergo RT-PCR tests from ICMR-authorised labs not earlier than 72 hours from the time of arrival.
Uttarakhand. Courtesy: Vivek Sharma/Unsplash
Uttarakhand. Courtesy: Vivek Sharma/Unsplash
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Rajasthan
The culturally rich and colourful state of Rajasthan has some exciting news. The heritage property Narendra Bhawan Bikaner, has launched a ‘We pay, you stay’ offer, where a guest can book the Residence Room for only ₹3,500, which is valid till August 31, 2020. It includes breakfast, lunch, High-Chai and unlimited IMFL between 8 pm to 10 pm!

 

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Himachal Pradesh
The dreamy hill stations of this state are now open for travellers from outside Himachal Pradesh (HP). The HP state government announced last week that tourists can enter the state by registering themselves on the e-CoVID portal 48 hours before entering HP. Visitors from the Haryana and Punjab, over the weekend, made a beeline at Parwanoo, the gateway to the hilly state. Submitting details like Aadhar card number and type of vehicle is mandatory.
Himachal Pradesh Courtesy: Harigovind Kaninghat/Unsplash
Himachal Pradesh. Courtesy: Harigovind Kaninghat/Unsplash
Goa
One of the least affected states in India, Goa has thrown open the state for tourists. 250 hotels have been granted the permission by the Goan CM Pramod Sawant to resume operations, which were shut since March. The state that’s popular for its beaches and Portuguese monuments has made it mandatory for travellers from outside the state to carry certificates attesting to their COVID-19 negative status. Tourists can also opt to get tested at the state border and stay quarantined until their results come out.
Goa. Courtesy: Alexey Turenkov/Unsplash
Goa. Courtesy: Alexey Turenkov/Unsplash
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