Tired of sticking to home? Have your summer vacation plans drowned into lockdown vows? Well, with the Coronavirus cases witnessing a steep fall, state governments have relaxed travel restrictions and are ready to once again welcome tourists from across India. There’s a catch, though! It’s for people who have taken both or at least one COVID vaccine. If you have taken the COVID jab and are excited to travel, here’s the list of places in India that you can explore:
Top attractions: Cable Car ride in Gangtok, Rumtek Monastery, Nathula Pass, Tsomgo Lake, Lachung, Pelling, Namchi, Do Drul Chorten, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology and Yumthang Valley
USP: Mt. Kangchenjunga
Top attractions: Tito’s Lane, Baga Beach, Calangute Beach, Anjuna Flea Market, Dudhsagar Waterfalls, Candolim Beach, Chapora Fort, Basilica of Bom Jesus and Ashvem Beach
USP: Beaches and nightclubs
Top attractions: Jaisalmer Fort, City Palace of Udaipur, Lake Pichola, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Amer Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Ranthambore National Park, Kumbhalgarh Fort, Mehrangarh Fort, Sam Sand Dunes, Kuldhara village, Pushkar Lake, Dilwara Jain temples and Chittorgarh Fort
USP: Royal culture, ethnic shopping, street food and architecture
Top attractions: Sukhna Lake, Rose Garden, Capitol Complex Tourist Centre, Open Hand Museum, Rock Garden and Elante Mall
USP: India’s most well-planned city with abundance of greenery
Top attractions: Golden Temple, Wagah Border, Jallianwala Bagh, Durgiana Temple, Anandpur Sahib, Bathinda Fort and Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum
USP: Home to the holy site of Sikhism
Top attractions: Cherrapunji, Elephant Falls, Mawlynnong Village, Mawsmai Cave, Dawki and Nohsngithiang Falls
USP: Living Root Bridge
Top attractions: Manali, Rohtang Pass, Shimla, Mcleodganj, Spiti Valley, Dalhousie, Bir Billing, Kufri, Dharamshala, Great Himalayan National Park, Chail, Tirthan Valley, Manikaran Sahib and Solan.
USP: Soaring mountains and adventure activities
USP: Hindu pilgrimage sites
9. Madhya Pradesh
Top attractions: Bandhavgarh National Park, Gwalior Fort, Panna National Park, Pachmarhi, Kanha National Park, Ujjain, Orchha Fort, Bhimbetka, Pench National Park, Omkareshwar, Udayagiri caves, Patalpani Waterfall and Choral Dam.
USP: Khajuraho and Sanchi Stupa
Top attractions: Lakshmi Vilas Palace, Gir National Park, Somnath Temple, Devbhoomi Dwarka, Diu, Bhuj, Patan, Dholavira, Pirotan Island, Dandi Beach, Hathni Waterfalls, Kabirvad, Zanzari Waterfalls, Statue of Unity and Sardar Sarovar Dam
USP: Sabarmati Ashram and Rann of Kutch
Here’s the list of places you can explore in India without having to bother about travel restrictions. All you need to carry is your COVID vaccination certificate and you are all set to enjoy your vacation.
P.S. Masks are still the norm, so don’t forget to wear one always.