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Big News: Spiti Valley reopens for tourism
By: Faraz,
09 February 2021

The Spiti valley finally opens its doors to tourists on February 17 for the first time since it was shut in the wake of the lockdown imposed to keep the coronavirus at bay in March-end last year. As the local administration lures tourists with a two-month snow festival, it is the responsibility of the vacationers to ensure that they are armed with a Covid-negative test report from an authorized hospital or lab 72 to 96 hours before arrival. Few restrictions are also applied:
  • Tourist will not be permitted to enter Khibber village and Khibber wildlife habitat.
  • If someone misses the COVID -ve report he/she has to report to the local hospital for rapid test.
  • Social distancing must be maintained and individuals must wear masks outside of their rented accommodation.
  • It’s official: Mount Everest just got a little bit higher!
    By: Faraz,
    08 December 2020

    A survey conducted recently has revised the official height of the world's highest peak, Mount Everest. Its new altitude is 8,848.86 meters or 29,032 feet, making Everest 30 feet taller than it used to be. That’s about three feet higher than the most commonly used measure of Everest’s height dating back to a survey conducted by India in the early 1950s.

    On Tuesday, Nepal and China hailed the announcement of Everest’s height as proof of the strength of their relationship.

    Sikkim open its door for domestic tourists post lock-down
    By: Salman,
    12 October 2020

    The state government of Sikkim decided to reopen its tourism sector from October 10th 2020. In order to ensure that tourists remain safe, the government has issued detailed guidelines. Tourism in the state will open in phased manner. The state has appointed a state-level tourism task force to supervise the reopening of tourism sector and the implementation of guidelines. Tourists have been advised to carry COVID-negative test certificate. The test should either be RT-PCR or Truenat test. The certificate must be obtained within 72 hours prior to the arrival in the state.

    Himachal Pradesh Unlock 4.0
    By: Faraz Ali Khan,
    28 September 2020

    The Himachal Pradesh state government has issued certain guidelines for travelers in line with the government's recent Unlock 4.0 order. While inter-state buses will continue to remain suspended until further orders, those entering the state will no longer required to undergo institutional or home quarantine. Those who are willing to go to Himachal Pradesh do not need e-pass or COVID report.