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Pilgrimage sites in Uttarakhand are now open for tourists

The 'Char Dham' pilgrimage has also started in Uttarakhand.

The state government of Uttarakhand has announced that the Sikh Temple of Hemkund Sahib will be open for tourists starting 18th September. Hemkund Sahib is only accessible to travel during September and October. The state government has decided that tourists will be allowed for this pilgrimage. This decision is aimed towards reviving the tourism activities in Uttarakhand.

The total number of tourists traveling to Hemkund Sahib will be limited to 1000 per day. This measure is taken to make sure the social distancing is maintained among the devotees. Also, all tourists will have to get an RT-PCR test done at least 72 hours before traveling.

On the other hand, another pilgrimage called ‘Char Dham Yatra’ is open for tourists. This pilgrimage takes the devotees through the trails of all the important Hindu temples. These temples are Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath.

The following news report from ‘India.com’ talks about the opening of the Hemkund Sahib Temple in Uttarakhand.

https://www.india.com/travel/articles/uttarakhand-char-dham-yatra-gurudwara-shri-hemkund-sahib-yatra-open-for-tourists-covid-travel-news-4969167/

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