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Written by Swathi on September 9, 2020 Share on

Did you know that the Uttarakhand Government will pay for your vacation?

According to a recent development, the Uttarakhand government has decided to provide discount coupons for tourists visiting the state. It has been decided that a Tourist Incentive Coupon of INR 1000 will be provided to every traveller for their accommodation. The Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj has come up with this initiative to revive tourism which is a major revenue contributor to the state. If you have been planning to visit the scenic hill stations of Mussoorie or Dehradun, this is your best chance!

How does it work?

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The tourism minister in his recent address stated, “The tourists will be given the discount coupon while registering themselves on the government portal under tourist category. They will then be able to use the coupon during their stay in a hotel or homestay in the tourist spots of the state.” Simple enough right? The offer will be applicable for all upcoming tourists who book for a 3-day accommodation at any hotel or state homestay.


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This decision has come about after the Uttarakhand cabinet had a meeting about booking cancellations to the Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve. The National Park has been shut for a long time now due to the pandemic. Considering that this is one of the most important attractions in Uttarakhand, the government has come up with this initiative of discount coupons to stimulate the influx of tourists.

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The way forward

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Most of the states located around the Himalayan region depend majorly on tourism. A large part of the Indian economy has suffered because of the outbreak of the pandemic. With the unlock mode in place, a lot of people are preferring short getaways to other states. The various state governments are also coming up with different initiatives and schemes to ensure that the economy of their state is up and running.

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Apart from Uttrakhand, another noteworthy Indian state which has ramped up in the tourism front is Madhya Pradesh. The government had launched the ‘Intezaar Aapka’ initiative which literally means reaching out and awaiting tourists arrival to their state.

The travel and tourism industry has suffered a major setback due to the pandemic. But all is not lost, because travel can never stop. With appropriate safety measures like social distancing and personal hygiene, your travel plans can come back to life. If you are looking for a safe mode of travel, check out some of the staycation deals offered by Pickyourtrail. With world-class amenities in stunning resorts, take a break from lockdown blues and relive your wanderlust!

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