The nation was faced with blocking and blocking rules from March 23 when our prime minister announced a nationwide block that would hamper the tourism, travel, and residency sectors. Now that Unlock 1.0 is over and Unlock 2.0 has started, India is gradually returning to its previous state and Darjeeling, one of the mountain stations in Northern India, has announced that it will be open to tourists from July 1st.
The Queen of Hill station at the foot of the Himalayas, Darjeeling, opens to visitors after an exhausting three-month closure. According to the latest reports, the Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA), the autonomous administrative authority for the Darjeeling hills, has recently formed a committee from various bodies, including political parties, hotel owners, the police and district administration. And after its last meeting, the committee decided to reopen hotels for tourist purposes to revive the economy.
However, the committee emphasized the operation of hotels according to standard hygiene and disinfection protocols, which would prove safe for visitors visiting this majestic place.
Darjeeling, famous for its tea plantations and popular for its weather and climate, suffered a massive loss due to the closure, causing many to go out of business. Now the GTA formed a committee in which they discussed how travel can be revived in this beautiful mountain station.
"We welcome the decision. Tourism is the backbone of the hills. We are all worried about the virus, but livelihoods must be saved too. The hotel owners have decided to open their doors again and people across the country are warmly welcomed. It's not a risk, but a prudent call we take. "Said Binay Tamag, who is the head of the Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA)
Tourists visiting Darjeeling should present a fitness certificate, take COVID-19 tests at the entry checkpoint and once at the hotels where they stay.
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