The Great Himalayan Recovery
Outlook Traveller|October 2020
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The Great Himalayan Recovery
Nestled comfortably in the lap of the Himalayas, Uttarakhand is where myth and history walk hand in hand. With rivers, ravines, and natural ecosystems, it ranks high on the mountainscapes list. Equal parts adventure and divinity, the state, less than two decades old, is heavily dependent on tourism, thanks to the favorable climate that it offers throughout the year.

The new protocols permit travellers to travel without a negative COVID-19 test to Uttarakhand, and the minimum two-day stay requirement in a hotel or homestay has also been removed. However, a mandatory transport registration is required on the state's Smart City web portal at

“It is our collective efforts at Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board (UTDB) to constantly be in touch with all the stakeholders and to thoughtfully and mutually come up with apt guidelines, in order to support the industries at every step during these difficult times,” said Dilip Jawalkar, Tourism Secretary & CEO, UTDB.


Nature is always at play in Uttarakhand. Its dramatic terrain and topography seem to be tailor-made for adventure activities. Here are some adventure activities that you can engage in while in the state:


Home to a number of rivers, Uttarakhand boasts of some of the best river rapids. Either a half-day trip or a longer one, each brush with the rapids is equally fulfilling.



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October 2020