5 Places In Rajasthan That Are Seeing A Surge In Tourist Footfalls Due To Lockdown Relaxation

by Suchismita Pal
5 Places In Rajasthan That Are Seeing A Surge In Tourist Footfalls Due To Lockdown Relaxation

Travel bans are gradually getting lifted in India and states like Kerala, Goa and Rajasthan are opening up for tourists in a phased manner. Rajasthan had resumed tourism about a couple of months ago, on June 2, 2020. Right after reopening, it had received about 1400 tourists in the first two days. The state has a total of 342 protected monuments, which includes 18 museums. 32 out of them need tickets. However, the state government had waived off the entry charges of these museums for the first 15 days after reopening. Now, various cities and tourist destinations in the state are seeing a steady rise in the number of sightseers. Here are five such places:

1. Udaipur

The ‘City of Lakes’ in Rajasthan, is famous among tourists, thanks to its magnificent lakes, royal palaces, lush green landscapes and striking Aravalli hills. The only observatory in India on an island, Lake Fateh Sagar’s solar observatory is also in this city. The place was founded by Maharana Udai Singh in 1553 as the capital of Mewar Kingdom. As per reports, tourists are now embarking on short vacations to Udaipur while adhering to the safety guidelines. Also, Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur is a villa in the middle of a lake.

2. Mount Abu

The picturesque hill station in Rajasthan’s Sirohi district, Mount Abu, receives a large number of tourists during the summer months. This year, due to the lockdown, the scenario was different. But after the reopening of borders, it is witnessing a rapid surge in the number of incoming tourists. As per reports, an official from the Rajasthan tourism department has confirmed that the hill station has already received more than 10,000 tourists after travel resumption.

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3. Jaipur

The Pink City, Jaipur is home to a large number of marvellous forts, gorgeous palaces and magnificent temples. These historic architectures, along with the vibrant culture of Jaipur, attract tourists from all over the world. Be it the 300-year-old Hawa Mahal, the grandiose Amer Fort, the City Palace or the Nahargarh Fort, each and every place can inspire awe. No wonder, Jaipur is listed among world’s 50 most beautiful cities by FlightNetwork, a Canadian travel website.

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4. Ajmer

Ajmer is another popular tourist destination in Rajasthan, that is getting a good number of visitors now. The city is known for architectures like Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra Mosque (that is believed to have been built in two and a half days) and Ajmer Government Museum and also the nearby city Pushkar, that houses the world’s only Brahma temple.

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5. Bikaner

The sand dunes, the camels, the ancient forts made of red sandstone- all these make Rajasthan’s Bikaner a profoundly captivating destination. The city also has a temple, the Karni Mata Mandir, where rats are considered auspicious. The best part about Bikaner is the Junagarh Fort.

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According to The Indian Express, the Principal Secretary of the Rajasthan tourism department has said that the safety of tourists and the locals are of the utmost importance and the monuments, resorts, etc. are strictly following the social distancing protocols. Another HT report stated that other places in the state like Alwar, Chittorgarh, Kota, Pali, Bundi and Jhalawar have also seen an increase in the number of visitors. On that note, did you know about the gorgeous sandcastle resort of Mihir Garh in Rajasthan?